H.B. No. 0042

Coroner record confidentiality.

 

Sponsored By: Representative(s) Gingery and Senator(s) Case

 

AN ACT relating to coroners; providing confidentiality for toxicology reports, photographs, video recordings or audio recordings of the scene of the death or made in the course of a postmortem examination or autopsy by a coroner; providing exceptions; providing penalties; and providing for an effective date.

 

12/22/2010 Bill Number Assigned

1/11/2011 H Received for Introduction

1/12/2011 H Introduced and Referred to H01

1/19/2011 H01 Recommended Amend and Do Pass

 

ROLL CALL

Ayes: Representative(s) Barbuto, Brechtel, Brown, Cannady, Greene, Krone, Nicholas, B. and Peasley

Nays: Representative(s) Throne

Ayes 8 Nays 1 Excused 0 Absent 0 Conflicts 0

 

1/19/2011 H Placed on General File

 

HB0042HS001/ADOPTED

Page 1僕ine 15 After "body" insert "and completing his investigation".

Page 2僕ine 3 Delete "amount" insert "description".

Page 2僕ine 15 After "spouse," delete balance of line.

Page 2僕ine 16 Delete "spouse, the"; after "surviving" delete balance of line and insert "parent".

Page 2僕ine 17 Delete "spouse or parent,"; after "child" insert "or a legal guardian".

Page 3僕ine 10 After "agency," insert "a board licensing health care professionals under title 33 of the Wyoming statutes, the division responsible for administering the Wyoming Workers' Compensation Act, the division responsible for administering the Wyoming Occupational Health and Safety Act,".

Page 3僕ine 11 After "proceedings" insert "with legitimate interest in the death".

Page 4僕ine 6 After "proceeding" insert ", or proceeding before a state of Wyoming board issuing health care professional licenses under title 33 of the Wyoming statutes,".

Page 4僕ine 17 After "organizations" insert "or for training purposes".

Page 5僕ine 18 Delete "right to".

Page 6僕ine 13 After "deceased" insert "or legal guardian of the children of the deceased".

Page 7僕ine 24 After "verdicts" insert "and written dockets". BROWN, CHAIRMAN

 

1/20/2011 H Passed CoW

1/21/2011 H Passed 2nd Reading

HB0042H3001/ADODPTED

Page 4-line 12 Delete "a pathologist or forensic".

Page 4-line 13 Delete "scientist" insert "an appropriate expert". STUBSON

 

HB0042H3002/ADOPTED

Page 2-line 9 Delete "and" insert ","; after "(g)" insert "and (o)".

Page 7-after line 11 Insert:

"(o)  In the event that the coroner, or the coroner's designee, determines that a person's death was caused by an infectious disease, biological toxin or any other cause which may constitute a public health emergency as defined in W.S. 35‑4‑115(a)(i), the coroner shall release to the state health officer or his designee all information and records required under W.S. 35‑4‑107. If the state health official or his designee determines upon an examination of the results of the autopsy and the toxicology report that a public health emergency may in fact exist, he shall release the appropriate information to the general public as provided by department of health rules and regulations.". SEMLEK, BONNER

 

1/24/2011 H Passed 3rd Reading

 

ROLL CALL

Ayes: Representative(s) Barbuto, Berger, Blake, Blikre, Bonner, Botten, Brechtel, Brown, Buchanan, Burkhart, Byrd, Campbell, Cannady, Childers, Connolly, Craft, Davison, Eklund, Esquibel, K., Freeman, Gay, Gingery, Greear, Greene, Harshman, Harvey, Hunt, Illoway, Jaggi, Kasperik, Kroeker, Krone, Lockhart, Loucks, Lubnau, Madden, McKim, McOmie, Miller, Moniz, Nicholas, B., Patton, Peasley, Pederson, Petersen, Petroff, Quarberg, Roscoe, Semlek, Shepperson, Steward, Stubson, Teeters, Throne, Vranish, Wallis, Zwonitzer, Dn. and Zwonitzer, Dv.

Nays: Representative(s) Edmonds

Excused: Representative(s) Goggles

Ayes 58 Nays 1 Excused 1 Absent 0 Conflicts 0

 

1/26/2011 S Received for Introduction

1/27/2011 S Introduced and Referred to S07

2/15/2011 S07 Recommended Amend and Do Pass

 

ROLL CALL

Ayes: Senator(s) Case, Hines, Johnson, Martin and Scott

Ayes 5 Nays 0 Excused 0 Absent 0 Conflicts 0

 

2/15/2011 S Placed on General File

 

HB0042SS001/ADOPTED (TO ENGROSSED COPY)

Page 2僕ine 4 After "death," insert "including relevant toxicological factors,".

Page 2-line 19 After "child" insert ", personal representative, legal representative,".

Page 3-line 14 After "Act," insert "the state occupational epidemiologist, the department and".

Page 3-line 16 After "Act," insert "the office of the inspector of mines,".

Page 4僕ine 10 After "section." delete balance of the line.

Page 4-lines 11 through 15 Delete.

Page 6-line 20 After "guardian" insert ", personal representative or legal representative". CASE, CHAIRMAN

 

2/24/2011 S Passed CoW

2/25/2011 S Passed 2nd Reading

2/28/2011 S Passed 3rd Reading

 

ROLL CALL

Ayes: Senator(s) Anderson, Barnard, Bebout, Burns, Case, Christensen, Coe, Cooper, Driskill, Emerich, Esquibel, F., Geis, Hastert, Hicks, Hines, Jennings, Johnson, Landen, Martin, Meier, Nicholas, P., Nutting, Perkins, Peterson, Ross, Rothfuss, Schiffer, Scott and Von Flatern

Nays: Senator(s) Dockstader

Ayes 29 Nays 1 Excused 0 Absent 0 Conflicts 0

 

2/28/2011 H Received for Concurrence

3/1/2011 H Did Concur

 

ROLL CALL

Ayes: Representative(s) Barbuto, Berger, Blake, Blikre, Bonner, Botten, Brown, Buchanan, Burkhart, Byrd, Campbell, Cannady, Childers, Connolly, Craft, Davison, Edmonds, Eklund, Esquibel, K., Freeman, Gingery, Goggles, Greear, Greene, Harshman, Harvey, Hunt, Illoway, Jaggi, Kasperik, Kroeker, Krone, Lockhart, Loucks, Lubnau, Madden, McOmie, Miller, Moniz, Nicholas, B., Patton, Peasley, Petersen, Petroff, Quarberg, Roscoe, Semlek, Shepperson, Steward, Stubson, Teeters, Throne, Vranish, Wallis, Zwonitzer, Dn. and Zwonitzer, Dv.

Nays: Representative(s) Brechtel, Gay and McKim

Excused: Representative(s) Pederson

Ayes 56 Nays 3 Excused 1 Absent 0 Conflicts 0

 

3/1/2011 Assigned Number HEA No. 0087

3/1/2011 H Speaker Signed HEA No. 0087

3/2/2011 S President Signed HEA No. 0087

3/3/2011 Governor Signed HEA No. 0087

3/3/2011 Assigned Chapter Number

 

Chapter No. 0144 Session Laws of Wyoming 2011