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2007 Senate Bill 88: Tighten rules against drug fraud
  1. Introduced by Sen. Robert Stivers (R) on February 6, 2007, to change rules regarding prescription drugs and other controlled substances. The bill would create the crime of criminal falsification of a medical record as a Class D felony for the first offense and a Class C felony for each subsequent offense.
    • Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on February 7, 2007.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on February 8, 2007, to clarify that the penalty for conspiracy to commit a controlled substances offense is the same as that for the underlying offense. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 8, 2007.
  2. Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on February 8, 2007, to change rules regarding prescription drugs and other controlled substances. The bill would create the crime of criminal falsification of a medical record as a Class D felony for the first offense and a Class C felony for each subsequent offense. The bill would make the penalty for conspiracy to commit a controlled substances offense is the same as that for the underlying offense.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on February 9, 2007.
    • Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on February 14, 2007.
    • Substitute offered in the House on March 7, 2007, to prohibit disclosure of information pursuant to discovery requests or as evidence in civil action unless otherwise authorized.
    • The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 12, 2007.
    • Reported in the House on March 7, 2007, favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Robin L. Webb (D) on March 8, 2007, delete amendment of KRS 218A.1404 that would have increased penalties for drug offenses that have no other penalty.
    • The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 12, 2007.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Kathy W. Stein (D) on March 9, 2007, to provide exemption for hospice providers.
    • The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 12, 2007.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. John Vincent (R) on March 9, 2007, to delete definitions of "good faith prior examination," "medical history," "medical record," and "practitioner-patient relationship" and make technical amendments.
    • The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 12, 2007.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. John Vincent (R) on March 9, 2007, to delete definitions of "good faith prior examination," "medical history," "medical record," and "practitioner-patient relationship" and make technical amendments.
  4. Passed 99 to 0 in the House on March 12, 2007, to change rules regarding prescription drugs and other controlled substances. The bill would create the crime of criminal falsification of a medical record as a Class D felony for the first offense and a Class C felony for each subsequent offense. The bill would make the penalty for conspiracy to commit a controlled substances offense is the same as that for the underlying offense.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on March 12, 2007.
  6. Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on March 26, 2007, to change rules regarding prescription drugs and other controlled substances. The bill would create the crime of criminal falsification of a medical record as a Class D felony for the first offense and a Class C felony for each subsequent offense. The bill would make the penalty for conspiracy to commit a controlled substances offense is the same as that for the underlying offense.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Ernie Fletcher on April 5, 2007.

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