02RS HB119


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HB 119/CI (BR 1142) - K. Hall

     AN ACT relating to eavesdropping and related offenses.
     Amend KRS 526.010 to define "eavesdrop" for the purpose of establishing the crimes of eavesdropping and related offenses.


     HCS/LM/CI - Delete the provisions of the bill; criminalize monitoring a private conversation as a violation; create exemptions to the crime; include in the crime of divulging illegally obtained information the divulging of information obtained through monitoring a private communication.

     HFA (1, K. Hall) - Exempt a journalist engaged in a news gathering activity from being prosecuted for monitoring a private conversation to which the journalist is a party.

     HFA (2/Title, K. Hall) - Make title amendment.

     HFA (3, M. Weaver) - Create an exception to provisions prohibiting monitoring a private conversation for businesses who monitor conversations as a tool for debt collection.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s))

     Jan 8-introduced in House; to Judiciary (H)
     Jan 9-posted in committee
     Feb 6-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 7-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendment (2-title) filed to bill
     Feb 8-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, February 11, 2002
     Feb 19-floor amendment (3) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 22-recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (H)

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