HB13-1097

HB13-1097 - Duties Of Coroners

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning The Duties Of Coroners.

In 2011, the general assembly enacted a law that requires coroners to perform a forensic autopsy or have a forensic autopsy performed under certain circumstances. As a result of that change, this bill repeals a provision that allows a coroner to ask a physician to make a scientific examination of the body of the deceased.

Current law allows a physician who is conducting a postmortem examination to remove the pituitary gland from the body of the deceased for medical research. The bill repeals this provision.

A coroner has additional legal duties when a person dies under certain circumstances that may require an investigation. The bill adds several additional duties and responsibilities for coroners when a person dies under those circumstances.

House Committees

Senate Committees

Latest update: April 4, 2013
04/04/2013 Governor Action - Signed
03/26/2013 Signed by the President of the Senate
03/26/2013 Sent to the Governor
03/25/2013 Signed by the Speaker of the House
03/21/2013 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
03/20/2013 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
03/18/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
03/15/2013 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily
03/14/2013 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily
03/13/2013 Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily
03/12/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
03/11/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
03/08/2013 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
03/05/2013 Senate Committee on Local Government Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/22/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Local Government
02/20/2013 House Third Reading Passed
02/19/2013 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
02/15/2013 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
02/13/2013 House Committee on Local Government Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
01/17/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Local Government