HB 436/LM (BR 1472) - R. Damron, S. Lee, K. Bratcher, S. Brinkman, J. Comer Jr, T. Couch, R. Crimm, J. DeCesare, W. Dedman Jr, J. Draud, J. Fischer, M. Harmon, B. Montell, D. Osborne, T. Pullin, S. Rudy, T. Turner
AN ACT relating to the Kentucky Unified Juvenile Code.
Amend KRS 610.015, relating to juvenile proceedings, to remove a provision regarding confidentiality of juvenile records for a juvenile tried as an adult; amend KRS 610.070, relating to juvenile hearings, to permit the public to view hearings for a juvenile tried as an adult for a sex crime, felony involving force or threat of force, burglary in the first or second degree, or a any offense involving a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument; provide for closing proceedings to protect child witnesses or child victims; amend KRS 610.120, relating to commitment orders and child placement, to provide for 10 working days notice to the Department of Juvenile Justice in the event of motions involving the case; amend KRS 610.320 to separate the ordinary juvenile docket records from juvenile felony records for children over the age of 12; permit law enforcement records regarding a child under 18 to be open if the charges are on the juvenile felony docket; state that other juvenile records are to be closed; amend KRS 610.340, relating to sharing juvenile records with agencies, to provide that records on the juvenile felony docket are open records unless ordered closed by the court for good cause; amend KRS 610.345, relating to sharing of juvenile records with schools, to require sharing of juvenile felony docket records with schools, immediately after petition if filed; permit the court to direct the prosecutor to share additional information with the schools; delete most restrictions on schools keeping juvenile felony records confidential.
Jan 23-introduced in House
Jan 24-to Judiciary (H)