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HB 387/LM (BR 1267) - J. Bell

     AN ACT relating to eyewitness identification.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 421 to provide uniform procedures relating to witness identification; regulate the conduct of lineups by law enforcement agencies; require law enforcement agencies to provide instructions relating to the identification process to witnesses; allow for the suppression of evidence in criminal actions where witness identification provisions and guidelines have been violated; enumerate that subject to the exceptions provided in KRS 61.870 to 61.884 law enforcement policies and procedures related to eyewitness identification procedures are subject to public disclosure; provide that this Act be cited as the Eyewitness Identification Reform Act; EFFECTIVE July 1, 2017.


     HFA1/LM( J. Bell ) - Delete sections 1 through 3, amend to include a new section of KRS Chapter 65, provide that a local law enforcement model policy committee comprised of the Department of Criminal Justice Training and specific enumerated organizations develop eyewitness identification policies and procedures; provide that committee members make the policies and procedures available to local law enforcement agencies, urge local law enforcement agencies to adopt eyewitness identification policies and procedures by December 31, 2016; require that a local law enforcement agency that adopts eyewitness identification policies and procedures pursuant to this section file a copy with the Department of Local Government, require that subsequent revisions to eyewitness identification policy or procedures be filed with the department within ninety days of adoption; provide that eyewitness identification policies and procedures adopted under this section are subject to disclosure under KRS 61.870 to 61.884.

     Feb 10, 2016 - introduced in House
     Feb 11, 2016 - to Judiciary (H)
     Feb 29, 2016 - posted in committee
     Mar 18, 2016 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar; floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 21, 2016 - 2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 22, 2016