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HB412/CI/LM (BR479) - B. Yonts, T. Riner, M. King, J. Miller, J. Taylor

     AN ACT relating to crimes and punishments.
     Amend KRS 532.090 to establish gross misdemeanors as a new category of misdemeanor offense and set penalty range; amend various sections of KRS Chapters 500, 530, 532, and 533 to conform; amend KRS 441.127 to require local jailers to grant limited service credits against an inmate's sentence for good behavior and educational achievement; amend KRS 532.110, relating to multiple sentences, to prohibit the aggregate of consecutive definite terms from exceeding the longest term authorized for the highest class of crime for which any of the sentences is imposed; amend KRS 439.340 to make parole mandatory for Class D offenders who are not violent offenders or sexual offenders and have not committed any violent acts while incarcerated; amend KRS 218A.135 to require that certain findings utilized in pretrial release decisions be made by clear and convincing evidence; amend KRS 532.080 to make persistent felony offender sentencing discretionary; amend KRS 534.070 to increase jail credit for fines; amend various KRS sections to conform.


     HCS1/CI/LM - Create three-tiered offense of non-support; clarify changes to KRS 532.100 to ensure that custody of gross misdemeanants parallels that of Class D felons; remove clear and convincing evidence standard on decisions relating to bond and pretrial relase; amend KRS 24A.110 to ensure that jurisdiction over gross misdemeanor cases is in the Circuit Court; repeal KRS 431.060; amend various sections to conform.
     HFA1( S. Riggs ) - Change name of category of offenses from "grosse misdemeanor" to "acute misdemeanor."

     Feb 16, 2016 - introduced in House
     Feb 17, 2016 - to Judiciary (H)
     Feb 29, 2016 - posted in committee
     Mar 09, 2016 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
     Mar 10, 2016 - 2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 11, 2016 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 14, 2016
     Mar 17, 2016 - floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 18, 2016 - 3rd reading, passed 65-30 with Committee Substitute (1)
     Mar 21, 2016 - received in Senate
     Mar 24, 2016 - to Judiciary (S)