HB 366/FN (BR 1428) - R. Palumbo, T. Riner
AN ACT relating to crime victims.
Amend KRS 346.020, regarding definitions for the compensation of crime victims, to include a member of the victim's family in the definition of "claimant"; amend KRS 346.050, relating to eligibility for benefits, to include a member of the victim's family and a person legally responsible for eligible expenses of a victim; amend KRS 346.100 to make discretionary, rather than mandatory, the board's decision to deny claims to victims who fail to take timely steps in perfecting their claims; amend KRS 346.130 to include payment of mental health counseling for two cumulative years and replacement of eyeglasses if they were stolen or destroyed; provide that awards shall be equal to net earnings; amend KRS 346.140, relating to the receipt of funds from other sources and the reduction of awards, to include contributions or monetary gifts made to or on behalf of the victim for expenses and bill adjustments made by a service provider or vendor.
Feb 3-introduced in House
Feb 8-to Judiciary (H)
Feb 22-posted in committee
Feb 24-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
Feb 25-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Mar 3-3rd reading, passed 99-0
Mar 4-received in Senate
Mar 8-to Judiciary (S)