98RS HB689


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HB 689/CI (BR 2050) - J. Lovell, C. Geveden

     AN ACT relating to juvenile justice and declaring an emergency.
     Amend KRS 158.135 to change the definition of "state agency children"; amend KRS 199.011 to redefine "child-caring facility" and "group home"; amend KRS 199.645 to prevent the Cabinet for Human Resources from promulgating certain regulations under KRS Chapter 635; amend KRS 15A.065 to limit the responsibilities of the Department of Juvenile Justice; amend KRS 605.110 to set the cost of medical care provided to a child committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice at a cost not to exceed the Medicaid reimbursement rate; require the Kentucky Educational Collaborative for State Agency Children to provide services to children in detention facilities; amend KRS 610.050 to require a court to give temporary custody of a child to a suitable custodian consenting to temporary custody; amend KRS 610.080 to prevent a child from waiving the right to two distinct juvenile hearings held on two days; amend KRS 610.120 to limit court orders pertaining to certain children; amend KRS 630.010 to prevent the conversion of status offenders into public offenders by virtue of status conduct; amend KRS 635.055 to prohibit a child found in contempt of court from being committed as a public offender; amend KRS 635.100 to provide for the capturing of a youth who escapes from a treatment facility or program; amend KRS 13B.020 to exempt certain administrative hearings from the provisions of KRS Chapter 13B; amend KRS 600.020 to redefine "certified juvenile holding facility," "child-caring facility," "commitment," "detain," "juvenile holding facility;" "public offense action," and "youth alternative center"; amend KRS 635.505 to define "juvenile sexual offender"; amend KRS 635.510 to provide standards for a court to follow in declaring a youth a "juvenile sexual offender"; amend KRS 635.515 with a technical amendment; amend KRS 635.020 with a technical amendment; create a new section of KRS Chapter 635 to establish standards for a sentencing Circuit Court to transfer a youth to an adult facility operated by the Department of Corrections; amend KRS 640.070 to allow a sentencing Circuit Court ten days in which to hold a hearing to determine that a youthful offender should be committed to an adult facility; require that a youth placed in an adult facility shall not later be transferred to a juvenile facility; amend KRS 640.080 to require a youthful offender parole violator to be placed in a secure juvenile detention facility until the age of 18, unless the youth is released prior to age 18; require the youth to be transferred to the Department of Corrections once the youth reaches age 18; repeal KRS 635.540.


     SCA (1, E. Scorsone) - Declare an emergency.
     SCA (2/Title, E. Scorsone) - Make title amendment and declare an emergency.

     Feb 23-introduced in House
     Feb 24-to Judiciary (H); posted in committee
     Mar 5-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 6-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 9-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for March 10, 1998
     Mar 10-3rd reading, passed 87-0
     Mar 11-received in Senate
     Mar 12-to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 23-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with committee amendments (1) and (2-title)
     Mar 24-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 25-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for March 26, 1998
     Mar 26-3rd reading, passed 36-0 with committee amendment (1) and (2-title); received in House; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate amendments
     Mar 31-House concurred in Senate committee amendments (1) and (2-title); passed 94-0
     Apr 1-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
     Apr 13-signed by Governor

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