COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY LEGISLATIVE RESEARCH COMMISSION
GENERAL ASSEMBLY LOCAL MANDATE FISCAL IMPACT ESTIMATE
2006 REGULAR SESSION 2005 INTERIM
2006 RS BR 822 Amendment: Committee Floor
Bill #: HB 371 Amendment #
SUBJECT/TITLE An Act relating to long-term care facility inspections
SPONSOR Rep. Kathy Stein
Unit of Government: X City; X County; X Urban-County
X County X Local
Office(s) Impacted: local law enforcement, local jails
Requirement: X Mandatory Optional
Powers & Duties X Modifies Existing Adds New Eliminates Existing
HB 371 amends KRS 216.530 to prohibit any person having knowledge of or conducting an
inspection of a long-term care facility from notifying the owner, operator, licensee, or
representative of a licensee of any scheduled or contemplated inspection.
FISCAL EXPLANATION/BILL PROVISIONS ESTIMATED COST
The fiscal impact of HB 371 on local governments is expected to be minimal. Any person found
in violation of the measure will be guilty of a Class D felony.
Local governments are responsible for the cost of incarcerating individuals who are charged with a
Class D felony until the time of conviction and final sentencing. The average length of stay prior to
a conviction and final sentencing is 8.7 months. Class D felons meeting the Kentucky Department of
Corrections' requirements for Level I custody are housed at one of 71 local jails for the duration of
their sentence. The state, however, reimburses the local jail for a portion of the incarceration costs.
The current rate of reimbursement is $30.51 per day.
The number of cases constituting a crime under HB 371 is expected to be small, therefore, the costs
borne by local governments would be minimal.
DATA SOURCE(S) Kentucky Department of Corrections; Kentucky Jailers Association;
Administrative Office of the Courts
PREPARER Lynn Aubrey REVIEW DATE