HB 77/LM (BR 975) - B. Yonts
AN ACT relating to autopsy reports, photographs, and associated records.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 72 to limit distribution of autopsy reports to specified persons and agencies; amend KRS 72.992 to provide penalty.
HB 77 - AMENDMENTS
HCS/LM - Create a new section of KRS Chapter 72 prohibiting public access to autopsy photographs and video recordings, providing exemptions therefor, and providing procedure to petition the court for access thereto; amend KRS 72.992 to provide civil penalties for violation; and express that the Act is not meant to alter any existing law with respect to availability of autopsy records not otherwise provided for.
HFA (1, B. Yonts) - Conform internal references and clarify a change in HCS.
HFA (2/Title, B. Yonts) - Amend title to read "AN ACT relating to autopsy photographs, audio recordings, and video recordings."
HFA (3, G. Stumbo) - Prohibit the release of an autopsy photo, other visual image in whatever form, video recording, or audio recording under most circumstances; permit limited release for a limited purpose; establish penalties for improper release of an autopsy photo, other visual image in whatever form, video recording, or audio recording; establish penalties for an individual who receives such materials for a limited purpose and then uses the materials for some other purpose.
HFA (4/Title, G. Stumbo) - Make title amendment.
(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
Feb 8-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendment (2-title) filed to bill
Feb 13-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 14, 2002
Feb 14-floor amendment (3) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendment (4-title) filed to bill
Feb 22-3rd reading, passed 89-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendments (1) (3) and (4-title)
Feb 25-received in Senate
Feb 27-to Judiciary (S)