SB 30/LM (BR 183) - J. Schickel, D. Seum, D. Kelly, A. Kerr, J. Westwood
AN ACT relating to public records.
Create a new section of KRS 65.750 to 65.760 to specify that tapes of communications with a 911 center or emergency dispatch center are not public records; provide for court-ordered release of transcript of conversation; provide for release copies of the actual tapes with permission from persons making the call and persons referenced in the call.
SB 30 - AMENDMENTS
SCS/LM - Delete reference to any agency other than a 911 communications center; add provision allowing release of tapes without court order to law enforcement agencies and prosecutors; remove provisions requiring court order for release of transcript of information from a tape, redacting personal and other information, and limits on fees for making copy of transcript; permit any person to listen to tape at 911 facility and to make written or other notes or full transcript of tape but not record the tape; require rather than permit court to release copies of tapes for court proceedings; create a Class A misdemeanor for unlawfully recording or broadcasting a tape recording of a 911 communication.
SFA (1, R. Jones II) - Amend bill to delete requirement that attorneys in civil and criminal actions must obtain a court order to obtain a copy of a 911 communication and provide instead that copy may be obtained by subpoena duces tecum.
SFA (2, J. Schickel) - Retain original provisions; include other forms of communication retention than tapes; provide that the transcript only of a 911 comunication can be released pursuant to a request under KRS 61.872 and delete reference to KRS 61.378.
Jan 7-introduced in Senate
Jan 8-to Judiciary (S)
Feb 5-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute ; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
Feb 6-2nd reading, to Rules
Feb 10-floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute
Feb 11-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 12, 2009
Feb 12-3rd reading, passed 27-9 with Committee Substitute, floor amendments (1) and (2)
Feb 13-received in House
Feb 23-to Judiciary (H)