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HB 453/FN (BR 510) - M. Hart

     AN ACT relating to the Kentucky Claims Commission.
    Establish KRS Chapter 49 for the creation of the Kentucky Claims Commission; reassign all duties and responsibilities of the Board of Claims, Kentucky Board of Tax Appeals, and Crime Victims Compensation Board to the Kentucky Claims Commission by amending various statutes; raise the cap for negligence claims against the Commonwealth for a single claim from $200,000 to $250,000 and for multiple claims from $350,000 to $400,000; raise the threshold from $1,000 to $2,500 for negligence claims that may be investigated by the commission; raise the threshold from $1,000 to $2,500 for contested negligence claims that shall receive a hearing; raise the threshold for appeals of the commission's awards for negligence from $1,000 to $2,500; provide that negligence claims less than $250 may not be brought before the commission; shorten the time a crime victim may file a claim from 5 years to 2 years; repeal KRS 44.075, 44.080, 131.310, 131.315, 131.320, 131.330, and 346.030; confirm Executive Order 2016-576.


AMENDMENTS

     HCS1 - Restore the time a crime victim may file a claim from 2 to 5 years.

     Feb 16, 2017 - introduced in House
     Feb 21, 2017 - to State Government (H); posted in committee
     Feb 23, 2017 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 24, 2017 - 2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, February 27, 2017
     Feb 27, 2017 - 3rd reading, passed 69-17 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 28, 2017 - received in Senate; to State & Local Government (S)
     Mar 06, 2017 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 07, 2017 - 2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 08, 2017 - posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 8, 2017; 3rd reading, passed 37-0
     Mar 14, 2017 - received in House; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House; enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor
     Mar 21, 2017 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 74)