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SB 201/CI (BR 1682) - D. Seum

     AN ACT relating to inmates.
     Amend KRS 197.055 to require that the Department of Corrections administer an HIV/AIDS test to all penitentiary inmates no less than 30 days prior to release; require that a copy of the results be sent to the inmate, the warden of the penitentiary, the secretary of the cabinet, and the legal spouse of the inmate by registered mail within five days of the department receiving the results; require that the results not be public record but be a part of the inmate's medical file.


     SFA (1, D. Seum) - Retain original provisions clarifying that Department of Corrections inmates in county jails are also subject to testing and reporting.

     SFA (2, D. Mongiardo) - Retain original provisions; insert provision requiring all penitentiary inmates to be tested for HIV/AIDS no more than 30 days after incarceration; insert provision requiring penitentiary inmates to be tested for HIV/AIDS no less than 30 days prior to release provided that the inmate did not test positive for HIV/AIDS during the test administered by the department upon incarceration; insert provision requiring the department to provide for adequate medical treatment for inmates who test positive for HIV/AIDS.

     Feb 15-introduced in Senate
     Feb 20-to Judiciary (S)
     Feb 22-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar; floor amendment (1) filed
     Feb 23-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 26-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 27, 2007
     Feb 27-3rd reading; floor amendment (1) adopted ; recommitted to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 7-floor amendment (2) filed

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