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HB 575/CI/LM (BR 1527) - K. Sinnette

     AN ACT relating to crimes and punishments and making an appropriation therefor.
     Create a new sections of KRS 17.500 to 17.580 to require sex offender registrants to pay an annual $75 registration fee; require the Department of Kentucky State Police to waive the fee if the registrant is found to be indigent; provide that failure to pay the fee does not prevent the registrant from registering and updating their registry information; make any registrant whose fee was not waived and who knowingly fails to pay the fee guilty of a violation with a fine up to $250 for the first offense and a Class B misdemeanor for each subsequent offense; provide that the fee requirement is no retroactive and shall only apply to a registrant that committed a registerable offense after January 1, 2017; create the sex offender registry fund as a restricted fund to consist of money received from the sex offender registration fee; require that money in the fund be used to maintain the sex offender registry; amend KRS 17.500 to revise the definition of "criminal offense against a victim who is a minor" and "registrant information"; amend KRS 17.510 to require registrants to provide palm prints; require persons convicted or required to register in other jurisdictions to register within three working days of relocation; require registrants to inform the appropriate local probation and parole office of travel outside the country; require registrants who move to a new county to register with the appropriate local probation and parole office within three working days; require any changes to a registrant's electronic mail address or any other Internet communication name identity to register the change or new identity within three working days; amend 17.520 to make a technical correction; amend KRS 17.545 to prohibit a sex offender registrant that is 18 years of age or older from having the same residence as a minor; provide an exception if the registrant is the spouse, parent, grandparent, stepparent, sibling, stepsibling, or guardian unless the child, grandchild, stepchild, siblings, step siblings, or ward was a victim of the registrant; provide that the prohibition is not retroactive and shall only apply to a registrant that committed a registerable offense after the effective date of this Act; make any registrant who violates the prohibition of living with a minor guilty of a Class A misdemeanor for the first offense and a Class D felony for the second and each subsequent offense; allow a registrant living with a prohibited minor 90 days from the effective date of this Act to move; amend KRS 17.546 to revise the definition of "social networking Web site"; amend KRS 17.580 to require the Department of Kentucky State Police to display a registrant's palm prints on their Web site; Sections 1 and 2 EFFECTIVE January 1, 2017.


HB 575 - AMENDMENTS

     HCS1/CI/LM - Make technical correction.

     Mar 01, 2016 - introduced in House
     Mar 02, 2016 - to Judiciary (H)
     Mar 14, 2016 - posted in committee
     Mar 16, 2016 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
     Mar 17, 2016 - 2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, March 18, 2016
     Mar 18, 2016 - taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day
     Mar 22, 2016 - 3rd reading, passed 96-0 with Committee Substitute (1)
     Mar 23, 2016 - received in Senate
     Mar 24, 2016 - to Judiciary (S)