KY HB50 | 2015 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 5-0)
Status: Introduced on January 6 2015 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2015-01-06 - to Judiciary (H)
Pending: House Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #4) [MS Word]


Amend KRS 15.334 to require that the Department of Criminal Justice Training provide basic and mandatory regionalized in-service training on the topic of heroin; amend KRS 72.026 to increase the scope of mandatory reporting of deaths involving Schedule I controlled substances; amend KRS 196.288 to increase the scope of the required cost-savings calculations; direct that a portion of recaptured savings from criminal justice reforms be directed to the Department of Corrections to provide funding for the purchase and administration of naltrexone for extended-release injectable suspension, as a component of substance abuse treatment programs operated or approved by the Department of Corrections or supervised by the Division of Probation and Parole; create a new section of KRS Chapter 205 to enumerate the controlled substance treatment services to be offered by the Department for Medicaid Services; amend KRS 217.186 to provide that peace officers, firefighters, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, and school employees authorized under KRS 156.502 to administer medication may receive, possess, and administer naloxone to a person suffering from an apparent opiate-related overdose; establish requirements relating to the use of naloxone on school premises; create a new section of KRS Chapter 218A to require that all substance abuse treatment or recovery providers that receive state funding give pregnant women priority in accessing services; amend KRS 218A.500 to enumerate that if certain conditions are met, a person who informs a peace officer, prior to a search, of the presence of a hypodermic needle or other sharp object, he or she will not charged with or prosecuted for possession of drug paraphernalia for the needle or sharp object or for possession of a controlled substance for residual or trace drug amounts present on the needle or sharp object; create a new section of KRS Chapter 218A to provide that a person has a defense for possession of a controlled substance if the person in good faith seeks medical assistance and meets certain additional criteria; amend KRS 218A.1412 to provide minimum service time requirements for persons convicted of trafficking of heroin in the first degree; provide that if a defendant commits the criminal act of trafficking of heroin in the first degree and a person dies as a result of the heroin trafficked by the defendant, this is considered a Class A felony; establish various service fees for persons convicted of trafficking 2 grams or more of heroin and above; provide that any service fees collected pursuant to this section be remitted to KY-ASAP to be used as supplemental funding for substance abuse treatment programs operating in county jails that are located within the region in which the offense was committed; allow, upon a motion by the Commonwealth, that a court may consider lowering the minimum service time requirement for a person who is convicted of trafficking in the first degree who provides substantial assistance to the Commonwealth for the prosecution of another; amend KRS 439.340 to require substance abuse treatment or education courses as a condition of release for persons convicted under KRS Chapter 218A; amend KRS 625.050 to enumerate that if certain conditions are met, a woman

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AN ACT relating to controlled substances and declaring an emergency.



2015-01-06Houseto Judiciary (H)
2015-01-06Houseintroduced in House

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