House Bill 497

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 04/05/21: signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 182)
Title AN ACT relating to persons convicted of crimes.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statements Corrections Impact
Local Mandate
Additional Fiscal Impact Statements Exist
Bill Request Number 63
Sponsors K. Moser, J. Nemes, K. Banta, J. Calloway, C. Massey, R. Palumbo, M. Prunty, P. Stevenson
Summary of Original Version Create new sections of KRS Chapter 196 to require the Department of Corrections (DOC) to issue to released prisoners documentation of their criminal history, institutional history, other relevent information, and a certificate of employability; to require DOC to assist prisoners with writing resumes;createa Class B misdemeanor for a person who falsely claims to have a certificate of employability; create a new section of KRS Chapter 205 to require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to prioritize provision of Medicaid benefits to prisoners 30 days prior to release upon receipt of a Medicaid Section 1115 waiver; amend KRS 205.2005 to exempt all individuals residing in Kentucky from the application of 21 USC sec. 862a(a).
Index Headings of Original Version Crimes and Punishments - Certificate of employability false representation, Class B misdemeanor
Criminal Procedure - Certificate of employability false representation, Class B misdemeanor
Federal Laws and Regulations - State opt-out, 21 USC sec. 862a
Medicaid - Section 1115 waiver, CHFS prioritization of benefits to prisoners
Corrections and Correctional Facilities, State - Prisoner job training and release requirements, Department of Corrections
Corrections Impact - Prisoner release requirements, Department of Corrections
Corrections Impact - Certificate of employability false representation, Class B misdemeanor
Local Mandate - Certificate of employability false representation, Class B misdemeanor
Jump to Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1 with Fiscal Impact Statements
House Floor Amendment 1
Senate Committee Substitute 1 with Fiscal Impact Statements
Senate Floor Amendment 1
Senate Floor Amendment 2
Votes Vote History

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02/10/21
  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
03/01/21
  • to Judiciary (H)
  • posted in committee
03/03/21
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
  • floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
03/04/21
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 5, 2021
03/05/21
  • 3rd reading, passed 95-0 with Committee Substitute and floor amendment (1)
  • received in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
03/11/21
  • to Judiciary (S)
03/12/21
  • taken from Judiciary (S)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Judiciary (S)
03/15/21
  • reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with Committee Substitute (1)
  • floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute , floor amendment (2-title) filed to bill
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 16, 2021
03/16/21
  • 3rd reading
  • floor amendments (1) and (2-title) withdrawn
  • passed 35-0 with Committee Substitute (1)
  • received in House
  • to Rules (H)
  • taken from Rules
  • posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute (1)
03/29/21
  • House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute (1)
  • Bill passed 91-0
03/30/21
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • delivered to Governor
04/05/21
  • signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 182)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Fiscal Impact Statements Corrections Impact to House Committee Substitute 1
Local Mandate to House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Create new sections of KRS Chapter 196 to require the Department of Corrections (DOC) to issue to released prisoners documentation of their criminal history, institutional history, other relevent information, and a certificate of employability; to require DOC to assist prisoners with writing resumes; create a Class B misdemeanor for a person who falsely claims to have a certificate of employability; create a new section of KRS Chapter 205 to require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to prioritize provision of Medicaid benefits to prisoners 30 days prior to release upon receipt of a Medicaid Section 1115 waiver; amend KRS 205.2005 to exempt all individuals residing in Kentucky from the application of 21 USC sec. 862a(a).
Index Headings Crimes and Punishments - Certificate of employability false representation, Class B misdemeanor
Criminal Procedure - Certificate of employability false representation, Class B misdemeanor
Federal Laws and Regulations - State opt-out, 21 USC sec. 862a
Local Mandate - Certificate of employability false representation, Class B misdemeanor
Medicaid - Section 1115 waiver, CHFS prioritization of benefits to prisoners
Corrections and Correctional Facilities, State - Prisoner job training and release requirements, Department of Corrections
Corrections Impact - Certificate of employability false representation, Class B misdemeanor
Corrections Impact - Prisoner release requirements, Department of Corrections

Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor K. Moser
Summary Retain original provisions and in Section 1, add requirement of prisoner's consent before release of information; add that criminal histories will be provided by the Administrative Office of the Courts at no cost to DOC; revise Section 1(1)(b)(2) to include all programming approved by the department regardless of the provider; revise Section 1(1)(b)(3) and (5) to limit the information DOC must provide to that information which it knows or can verify and to the extent its technology allows; in Section 1(5)(a), remove requirement that certificate revocation occurs upon placement under the jurisidction of the department; in Section 1(11), add rate of recidivism to reporting requirement; in Section 2, specify the resume training shall be provided as part of a life skills program.
Index Headings Corrections and Correctional Facilities, State - Prisoner job training and release requirements, Department of Corrections
Corrections Impact - Prisoner release requirements, Department of Corrections

Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Fiscal Impact Statements Corrections Impact to Senate Committee Substitute 1
Local Mandate to Senate Committee Substitute 1
Summary Create new sections of KRS Chapter 196 to require the Department of Corrections (DOC) to issue to released prisoners documentation of their criminal history, institutional history, other relevent information, and a certificate of employability; require DOC to assist prisoners with writing resumes; create a Class B misdemeanor for a person who falsely claims to have a certificate of employability; create a new section of KRS Chapter 205 to require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to prioritize provision of Medicaid benefits to prisoners 30 days prior to release upon receipt of a Medicaid Section 1115 waiver; and amend KRS 205.2005 to exempt all individuals residing in Kentucky from the application of 21 USC sec. 862a(a).
Index Headings Crimes and Punishments - Certificate of employability false representation, Class B misdemeanor
Criminal Procedure - Certificate of employability false representation, Class B misdemeanor
Federal Laws and Regulations - State opt-out, 21 USC sec. 862a
Local Mandate - Prisoner job training and release requirements, Department of Corrections
Public Records and Reports - Annual report, Certificates of Employability
Medicaid - Section 1115 waiver, CHFS prioritization of benefits to prisoners
Corrections and Correctional Facilities, State - Prisoner job training and release requirements, Department of Corrections
Corrections Impact - Prisoner job training and release requirements, Department of Corrections

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor J. Adams
Summary Retain original provisions; create a new section of KRS Chapter 196 to require the Department of Corrections, when contracting with private, not for profit organizations, to provide beds for reentry services, to contract for a minimum number of beds per month and to pay for 65% of the cost of the minimum number of beds when utilization is less than 65% in a month.
Index Headings Corrections and Correctional Facilities, State - Reentry services, minimum payments under contracts

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor J. Adams
Summary Make title amendment.
Index Headings Title Amendments - HB 497/GA

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