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HB 165 (BR 6) - J. Jenkins, J. Crenshaw, D. Horlander, S. Riggs, B. Yonts

     AN ACT relating to the use of juries in competency hearings conducted in guardianship proceedings.
     Amend KRS 387.570 and 387.580 to allow a bench trial when the parties agree, there is no objection from interested parties, and the judge finds no cause to require a jury trial.


     HCA (1, J. Tilley) - Amend to modify the respondent's responsibilities in appearing at trial; modify who may request a bench trial; require that all persons preparing the interdisciplinary report agree that the person is disabled before a bench trial may occur.

     Jan 8-introduced in House
     Jan 9-to Judiciary (H)
     Jan 13-posted in committee
     Jan 29-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with committee amendment (1)
     Jan 30-2nd reading, to Rules; taken from Rules; placed in the Orders of the Day for Friday, January 31, 2014
     Feb 3-3rd reading, passed 77-12 with committee amendment (1)
     Feb 4-received in Senate
     Feb 6-to Judiciary (S)

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