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HB 125/LM (BR 300) - B. Montell, J. Greer, L. Belcher, M. King, T. Mills, R. Smart, A. Webb-Edgington, S. Westrom

     AN ACT relating to missing persons.
     Amend KRS 39F.010 relating to rescue squads to define "developmental disability" and "impaired person"; amend KRS 39F.020 relating to rescue squad searches for lost persons to include all impaired persons, not only adults, and provide for media notification about the lost person; amend KRS 39F.180 relating to reporting of lost or missing persons to the Division of Emergency Management to require a search for a missing person who is known or reported to have a developmental disability to be reported to the Division of Emergency Management and the Department of Kentucky State Police immediately, term the search a "Chase Alert," provide that the local emergency management director or other persons conducting the search report relevant information to the local news media, and permit all searches for lost persons with developmental disabilities to be reported to the news media; create a new section of KRS Chapter 39F to require that the Division of Emergency Management provide not less than 30 minutes of instruction in each basic search and rescue course relating to searching for persons with developmental disabilities; require each search management course to include not less than 60 minutes of instruction relating to searching for persons with developmental disabilities; provide for consultation with named organizations in the development of course curricula on this subject; provide for promulgation of administrative regulations relating to course content and duration.


     HCS/LM - Retain original provisions, except define "traumatic brain injury"; rename alert to "Guardian Alert" and make it applicable to those with developmental disabilities or traumatic brain injuries; include training on searching for those with traumatic brain injuries; provide that organizations familiar with traumatic brain injuries and developmental disabilities be consulted regarding curricula from training.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 3-introduced in House; to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Safety (H)
     Feb 8-posted in committee
     Mar 8-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 9-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 15-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 16, 2012
     Mar 23-taken from the Regular Orders of the Day; recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

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