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Minutes for HB2049 - Committee on Judiciary

Short Title

Increasing criminal penalties for crimes committed against a law enforcement officer; the law enforcement protection act.

Minutes Content for Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Senator Lynn moved to add the contents of HB 2093 to HB 2049. Senator Pettey seconded, motion carried.

Jason Thompson distributed and explained an amendment proposed by the Sentencing Commission to HB2093 (Attachment 5).

The Committee discussed the amendment, including what was technical and what was the substantive part of the amendment.

Senator Lynn moved to adopt the amendment, Senator Petty seconded, and the motion carried.

Jason Thompson distributed and explained an amendment to HB2093 proposed by the Kansas County and District Attorney's Association. (Attachment 6) The Committee discussed the amendment and the bed assessment.

Senator Pilcher-Cook moved to adopt the amendment, Senator Lynn seconded.

After further discussion, Senator Pettey and Senator Haley expressed that they do not support the amendment. Senator Haley explained that he thought the current decay period of 5 years is sufficient, however, he would support the downgrade of the penalty proposed by amendment.

The Chairman called for a vote on the amendment, and found the amendment was adopted. A request for a division vote was made, and the votes were recorded as 6 ayes and 3 nays.

Motion carried.

Senator Pilcher-Cook moved to strike the contents of HB 2093, and seeing no one to second, the motion failed.

Senator Fitzgerald motioned to have HB 2049 tabled, Senator Lynn seconded, and the motion to table passed.