House Bill 253

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 03/02/20: to Transportation (S)
Title AN ACT relating to the investigation of traffic accidents.
Bill Documents Current
Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statements Local Mandate
Additional Fiscal Impact Statements Exist
Bill Request Number 186
Sponsor D. Elliott
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS Chapter 189 to require local law enforcement agencies having jurisdiction to investigate all traffic accidents involving a fatality that occur on state-maintained highways; specify that if a local law enforcement agency does not have an accident reconstruction unit or similar expertise, the Kentucky State Police shall perform the investigation; amend KRS 16.065 to conform; cite as the John Carter Knight Act of 2020.
Index Headings of Original Version Local Mandate - Fatal traffic accidents, mandatory investigation of
Highways, Streets, and Bridges - State-maintained, fatal accidents on, investigation
Motor Vehicles - Accidents involving fatality, investigation
Peace Officers and Law Enforcement - Fatal traffic accidents, mandatory investigation of
Police, State - Fatal traffic accidents, mandatory investigation of
Traffic Safety - Fatal traffic accidents, mandatory investigation of
Transportation - Fatal traffic accidents, mandatory investigation of
Short Titles and Popular Names - John Carter Knight Act of 2020
Jump to Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1 with Fiscal Impact Statements
House Floor Amendment 1
House Floor Amendment 2
Votes Vote History

Actions

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01/14/20
  • introduced in House
01/16/20
  • to Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection (H)
01/27/20
  • posted in committee
02/19/20
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
02/20/20
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 21, 2020
02/21/20
  • floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
02/24/20
  • floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute
02/27/20
  • 3rd reading
  • floor amendment (1) withdrawn
  • passed 91-0 with Committee Substitute (1) and floor amendment (2)
02/28/20
  • received in Senate
03/02/20
  • to Transportation (S)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Fiscal Impact Statement Local Mandate to House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions, except clarify to allow for law enforcement agencies that contract or have agreements with other law enforcement agencies to provide accident investigation services.
Index Headings Motor Vehicles - Accidents involving fatality, investigation
Peace Officers and Law Enforcement - Fatal traffic accidents, mandatory investigation of
Police, State - Fatal traffic accidents, mandatory investigation of
Traffic Safety - Fatal traffic accidents, mandatory investigation of
Transportation - Fatal traffic accidents, mandatory investigation of
Short Titles and Popular Names - John Carter Knight Act of 2020
Highways, Streets, and Bridges - State-maintained, fatal accidents, investigation of

Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor J. Blanton
Summary Amend HB 253/HCS1 to include officers trained in accident investigations
Index Headings Highways, Streets, and Bridges - State-maintained, fatal accidents, investigation of
Motor Vehicles - Accidents involving fatality, investigation
Peace Officers and Law Enforcement - Fatal traffic accidents, mandatory investigation of
Police, State - Fatal traffic accidents, mandatory investigation of
Traffic Safety - Fatal traffic accidents, mandatory investigation of
Transportation - Fatal traffic accidents, mandatory investigation of

Amendment House Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor J. Blanton
Summary Amend to allow for officers trained in accident investigations and law enforcement agencies properly trained to investigate traffic accidents to provide accident investigation services in addition to KSP or an accident reconstruction unit; require investigations of traffic accidents to occur while the initial responder is on the scene and to preserve the accident scene until the investigator arrives or otherwise directs.
Index Headings Highways, Streets, and Bridges - State-maintained, fatal accidents, investigation of
Motor Vehicles - Accidents involving fatality, investigation
Peace Officers and Law Enforcement - Fatal traffic accidents, mandatory investigation of
Police, State - Fatal traffic accidents, mandatory investigation of
Traffic Safety - Fatal traffic accidents, mandatory investigation of
Transportation - Fatal traffic accidents, mandatory investigation of

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