House Bill 472

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 03/23/21: signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 89)
Title AN ACT relating to child abuse and declaring an emergency.
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Fiscal Impact Statements Corrections Impact
Local Mandate
Additional Fiscal Impact Statements Exist
Bill Request Number 1476
Sponsors L. Bechler, M. Hart, C. Massey, R. Palumbo
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 500.050 to extend the criminal statute of limitations for misdemeanor sex offenses against minors from 5 to 10 years; amend KRS 413.249, relating to civil actions arising from childhood sexual assault or abuse, to apply to direct perpetrators as well as third-party individuals or corporate entities who may be criminally liable for the criminal act of those perpetrators; specify that the amendments enacted in 2017 Ky. Acts ch. 114, sec. 2 shall be applied retroactively to actions accruing before that Act's effective date of June 29, 2017; create a new section of KRS Chapter 413 to state legislative findings and declarations; provide for severability; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings of Original Version Crime Victims - Statute of limitations, childhood sexual abuse, criminal and civil actions
Crimes and Punishments - Statute of limitations, childhood sexual abuse, criminal and civil actions
Effective Dates, Emergency - Statute of limitations, childhood sexual abuse, criminal and civil actions
Local Mandate - Statute of limitations, childhood sexual abuse
Children and Minors - Statute of limitations, childhood sexual abuse, criminal and civil actions
Civil Actions - Statute of limitations, childhood sexual abuse
Corrections Impact - Statute of limitations, childhood sexual abuse
Jump to Proposed Amendments House Floor Amendment 1
Senate Committee Substitute 1 with Fiscal Impact Statements
Votes Vote History

Actions

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02/10/21
  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
02/23/21
  • to Judiciary (H)
03/01/21
  • posted in committee
03/03/21
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
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
  • floor amendment (1) filed
  • 3rd reading, passed 93-0 with 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)
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 16, 2021
03/16/21
  • 3rd reading, passed 34-0 with Committee Substitute (1)
  • received in House
  • to Rules (H)
  • taken from Rules
  • posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute (1)
  • House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute (1)
  • passed 81-12
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • delivered to Governor
03/23/21
  • signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 89)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor L. Bechler
Summary Delete provisions of Section 2 and replace with language making it unlawful for an individual or entity to knowingly or negligently allow another individual to commit childhood sexual assault or abuse; amend Section 2 to clarify that a privilege shall be a ground for excluding evidence when an exception to the Kentucky Rules of Evidence is met; delete Section 3 and replace with language allowing insurance carriers to include an exemption in coverage for intentional conduct of a perpetrator of childhood sexual assault or abuse.
Index Headings Crime Victims - Criminal and civil actions, childhood sexual abuse, privileges
Insurance - Intentional conduct, childhood sexual assault, exemption
Children and Minors - Criminal and civil actions, childhood sexual abuse, privileges

Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Fiscal Impact Statements Corrections Impact to Senate Committee Substitute 1
Local Mandate to Senate Committee Substitute 1
Summary Amend KRS 500.050 to extend the criminal statute of limitations for misdemeanor sex offenses against minors from five to 10 years; amend KRS 413.249, relating to civil actions arising from childhood sexual assault or abuse, to apply to direct perpetrators as well as entities who may be criminally liable for the criminal act of those perpetrators; specify the use of evidentiary privileges; limit the use of the clergy-penitent privilege; specify that the amendments enacted in 2017 Ky. Acts ch. 114, sec. 2 shall be applied retroactively to actions accruing before that Act's effective date of June 29, 2017; and provide for severability; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings Children and Minors - Statute of limitations, childhood sexual abuse, criminal and civil actions
Civil Actions - Statute of limitations, childhood sexual abuse
Corrections Impact - Statute of limitations, childhood sexual abuse, criminal and civil actions
Crime Victims - Statute of limitations, childhood sexual abuse, criminal and civil actions
Crimes and Punishments - Statute of limitations, childhood sexual abuse, criminal and civil actions
Effective Dates, Emergency - Statute of limitations, childhood sexual abuse, criminal and civil actions
Local Mandate - Statute of limitations, childhood sexual abuse, criminal and civil actions

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