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HB112/CI/LM (BR301) - M. Denham

     AN ACT relating to controlled substances and creating an emergency.
     Amend KRS 72.026 to increase the scope of mandatory coroner reporting in deaths involving Schedule I controlled substances; amend KRS 189A.010 to create drugged driving defense provision; create a new section of KRS Chapter 205 to specify the controlled substance treatment services to be offered by the Department for Medicaid Services; amend KRS 217.186 to increase the availability of opiod-overdose drug Naloxone; create a new section of KRS Chapter 218A to provide a "good samaritan" defense to those seeking emergency help in drug overdose situations; create a new section of KRS Chapter 218A to provide safe harbor provisions for drug-addicted pregnant women who are in treatment; amend KRS 218A.1412 to establish a 50% minimum time service requirement for higher-level traffickers in heroin or methamphetamine, with the ability to deviate from that requirement in cases where the defendant provides assistance to the prosecution; amend KRS 218A.1413 to clarify persistent felony offender applicability in trafficking offenses; amend KRS 218A.1414 to increase penalty for first offense of trafficking in the third degree if involving 120 or more dosage units and clarify persistent felony offender status; amend KRS 218A.500 to exempt suspects who warn officers of sharp objects from some charges; amend KRS 625.050 to prohibit petitions to terminate the parental rights of pregnant women in treatment; amend various sections of Chapter 222 regarding involuntary treatment for alcohol and drug abuse; encourage the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to study community response to opioid addiction and to make any recommendation for legislation relating to substance abuse to the Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare by November 30, 2015; encourage the Department of Criminal Justice Training to offer voluntary regionalized in-service training on the topic of heroin; EMERGENCY.



     Jan 06, 2015 - introduced in House
     Jan 08, 2015 - to Judiciary (H)