02RS HB4


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HB 4/FN/LM/CI (BR 442) - B. Yonts, B. Buckingham, S. Riggs, T. Riner

     AN ACT relating to a criminal DNA database.
     Amend KRS 17.170 and 17.175 to include all felons within the state's criminal DNA database system, with an allowance for prioritized implementation as funding becomes available.


     HCS/FN/LM/CI - Revise process for permitting inmate on death row to access DNA testing; insert new section relating to court-ordered testing procedures and payment for procedures; recognize that DNA evidence may be destroyed by testing process and provide procedure for situation where entire DNA sample may be destroyed by a single test; permit agencies holding DNA evidence to decide how it is to be stored.

     HFA (1/Title, G. Lindsay) - Change title to "AN ACT relating to deoxyribonucleic acid evidence in criminal cases."

     HFA (2, G. Lindsay) - Retain original provisions except in section 1 relating to DNA evidence in death penalty appeals delete requirement that evidence be "appropriate" and insert that the evidence be of "probative value".

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s))

     Jan 8-introduced in House; to Judiciary (H)
     Jan 9-posted in committee
     Jan 31-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 1-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (1-title) filed
     Feb 5-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 6, 2002; floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 7-3rd reading, passed 99-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendments (1-title) and (2)
     Feb 8-received in Senate
     Feb 11-to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 13-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 14-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 20-recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (S)
     Mar 21-taken from committee; to Rules (S)
     Mar 27-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 27, 2002; 3rd reading, passed 38-0
     Mar 28-received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 2-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 154)

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