04RS SB261


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SB 261/LM/CI (BR 2206) - R. Stivers

     AN ACT relating to the Department of Corrections.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 197 to require that, in a civil action, the party requesting the presence of a prisoner from a jail or prison to testify in court shall pay the costs of guards, transpiration, food, and other costs; provide for videoconferencing testimony; create a new section of KRS Chapter 197 to permit the Department of Corrections to drug test all employees in hazardous duty positions.


     SFA (1, W. Blevins) - Retain original provisions of bill and amend KRS 197.505, relating to privatization of prisons, to prohibit the state from entering into new contracts with private providers to establish new prisons or operate or manage other existing prisons; allow the state to renew contracts with private providers, but prohibit extending such contracts to establish new prisons or to operate or manage prisons not originally contracted for; provide that the Act applies retroactively to contracts entered into on or after January 1, 2004; EMERGENCY.

     SFA (2/Title, W. Blevins) - Make title amendment.

     SFA (3, J. Denton) - Amend to include amendment to KRS 439.315 to raise the minimum monthly fee for persons on probation, parole, or other form of release subject from $10 to $25.

     Mar 2-introduced in Senate
     Mar 5-to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 11-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 12-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 15-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 16, 2004; floor amendments (1) and (2-title) filed
     Mar 16-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day; floor amendment (3) filed
     Mar 17-taken from the Regular Orders of the Day; recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (S)

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