Senate Bill 80

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Last Action 03/29/22: floor amendment (2) filed
Title AN ACT relating to genetic testing in death investigations.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statement Fiscal Note
Bill Request Number 453
Sponsor P. Wheeler
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 72.405 to define "genetic tests" and expand the definition of "post-mortem examination"; create a new section of KRS Chapter 72 to require genetic tests be performed when a postmortem examination of a deceased person is required; prohibit disclosure of information or genetic test results without written consent of deceased's spouse, next of kin, or authorized person.
Index Headings of Original Version Fiscal Note - Genetic tests requirements, post-mortem examinations
Deaths - Genetic tests requirements, post-mortem examinations
Health and Medical Services - Genetic tests requirements, post-mortem examinations
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Justice and Public Safety Cabinet; genetic tests requirements, post-mortem examinations
Coroners - Genetic tests requirements, post-mortem examinations
Jump to Proposed Amendments Senate Committee Substitute 1
Senate Committee Amendment 1
House Floor Amendment 1
House Floor Amendment 2
Votes Vote History

Actions

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01/11/22
  • introduced in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
01/13/22
  • to Judiciary (S)
02/10/22
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1) and Committee Amendment (1-title)
02/11/22
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
02/14/22
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 15, 2022
02/15/22
  • passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
02/16/22
  • passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
02/17/22
  • passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
02/18/22
  • passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
02/22/22
  • passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
02/23/22
  • 3rd reading, passed 35-0 with Committee Substitute (1) and Committee Amendment (1-title)
  • received in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
03/23/22
  • taken from Committee on Committees (H)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Committee on Committees (H)
  • to Judiciary (H)
03/25/22
  • reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 29, 2022
  • floor amendment (1) filed
03/29/22
  • floor amendment (2) filed

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions; create new definition of "genetic tests"; specify which cases will require the Office of the Kentucky State Medical Examiner to perform and report the results of genetic testing on a deceased person; provide that the Act may be cited as the Micah Shantell Fletcher Law.
Index Headings Deaths - Genetic tests requirements, post-mortem examinations
Health and Medical Services - Genetic tests requirements, post-mortem examinations
State Agencies - State medical examiner, genetic testing
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, genetic tests requirements, post-mortem examinations
Coroners - Genetic tests requirements, post-mortem examinations
Short Titles and Popular Names - Micah Shantell Fletcher Law

Amendment Senate Committee Amendment 1
Summary Make title amendment.
Index Headings Title Amendments - SB 80

Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor S. Heavrin
Summary Create new definition of "genetic tests".
Index Headings Deaths - Genetic tests requirements, post-mortem examinations
Health and Medical Services - Genetic tests requirements, post-mortem examinations
State Agencies - State medical examiner, genetic testing
Coroners - Genetic tests requirements, post-mortem examinations

Amendment House Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor S. Heavrin
Summary Create new definition of "genetic tests"; establish that the Office of the Kentucky State Medical Examiner may and not shall conduct genetic tests on the deceased person.
Index Headings Deaths - Genetic tests requirements, post-mortem examinations
Health and Medical Services - Genetic tests requirements, post-mortem examinations
State Agencies - State medical examiner, genetic testing
Coroners - Genetic tests requirements, post-mortem examinations

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