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HB 52/FN (BR 202) - J. Jenkins, T. Riner, D. Graham, D. Horlander, M. Marzian, R. Meeks, T. Moore, D. Owens, R. Palumbo, J. Richards, R. Smart, T. Thompson, J. Wayne, A. Webb-Edgington, S. Westrom, B. Yonts

     AN ACT relating to elder and vulnerable adult abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation and making an appropriation therefor.
     Amend KRS 209.990 to provide a civil remedy with treble damages for use against persons who are convicted of exploitation of an adult and fail to return the victim's property within 30 days of an order by the sentencing court to do so; amend KRS 381.280 to include the commission of a felony under KRS Chapter 209 among the offenses that trigger an offender's forfeiture of the right to inherit property from the victim of the offense; direct that any escheated property be directed to the elder and vulnerable victims trust fund; create a new section of KRS Chapter 41 to establish the elder and vulnerable victims trust fund to provide funding for programs combating elder and vulnerable adult abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation.


     SCS/FN - Insert provisions allowing a forfeiture to be avoided in certain circumstances, requiring a judge to inform a criminal defendant coming under the coverage of the bill of its provisions; prohibit persons convicted of a felony under chapter 209 from serving in any capacity that has authority over the victim of the offense or the victim's estate.
     SFA (1, D. Harper Angel) - Amend KRS 216.710 to add a Class A misdemeanor offense to the definition of crime; add the nurse aide abuse registry to the definitions; amend KRS 216.712 to require a check of the nurse aide abuse registry; prohibit employment of persons listed on the nurse aide abuse registry; require annual criminal background checks and nurse aide abuse registry checks.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 4-introduced in House; to Health & Welfare (H)
     Feb 1-posted in committee
     Feb 3-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Feb 4-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 7-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 9, 2011
     Feb 9-3rd reading, passed 99-0
     Feb 10-received in Senate
     Feb 14-to Judiciary (S)
     Feb 24-floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 1-taken from Judiciary (S); 1st reading; returned to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 2-taken from Judiciary (S); 2nd reading; returned to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 3-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute as a Consent Bill; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, March 4, 2011
     Mar 4-3rd reading; floor amendment (1) withdrawn ; passed 37-0 with Committee Substitute ; received in House; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute ; House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute ; passed 95-0; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 16-signed by Governor

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