06RS HB67


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HB 67/LM (BR 137) - B. Yonts, C. Embry Jr, M. Weaver

     AN ACT relating to substances in the body.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 72 to require coroners to report deaths that result from the presence of drugs or poisons in the body to the Vital Statistics Branch; create a new section of KRS Chapter 189A to require peace officers to cause the testing of blood, breath, or urine, or a combination thereof, of a person believed to be operating a motor vehicle when the vehicle is involved in an accident that results in death or serious physical injury to determine the presence and concentration of alcohol or any substance that may impair driving; impose penalty for refusal of testing.


     HCS/LM/CI - Establish a new section of KRS Chapter 72 to require the State Medical Examiner's Office to report the total number of deaths with the presence of any illegal drug in the body, the total number of deaths caused by illegal drugs, and when indicated by history or autopsy or both, the total number of deaths caused by inappropriate use of prescription drugs; require the report to identify the type of illegal drugs, and require report to be available on a monthly basis and include the county of residence of each decedent and no additional identifying information; amend KRS 189A.105 to specify that when a person is charged with violation of KRS 189A.010 and a fatal accident is involved, law enforcement is required to seek a search warrant for blood, breath, or urine testing if consent is not given; specify that if testing pursuant to warrant reveals the presence of alcohol or other impairing substances in the defendant, the defendant is required to make restitution to the state for the cost of testing.

     HFA (1, B. Yonts) - Require the Division of Kentucky State Medical Examiners Office to submit an annual report to the secretary of the Justice Cabinet regarding the number of deaths in each county and the major categories or generic names of the drugs involved instead of requiring a monthly report of the number of deaths in each county related to illegal drugs or by overuse or inappropriate use of a legally prescribed drug.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Dec 7-To: Interim Joint Committee on Judiciary
     Jan 3-introduced in House; to Health and Welfare (H)
     Jan 20-posted in committee
     Jan 26-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Jan 27-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 2-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 3, 2006
     Feb 8-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 21-3rd reading, passed 99-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
     Feb 22-received in Senate
     Feb 24-to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 16-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 17-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 21-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 22, 2006
     Mar 22-3rd reading, passed 38-0
     Mar 23-received in House; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
     Mar 24-enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor
     Apr 4-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 116)

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