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74-7338. Victim of crime; public comment sessions; notice. (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of K.S.A. 74-7335 and amendments thereto, in the case of any inmate convicted of an off-grid felony or a class A felony, the secretary of corrections shall give written notice of the time and place of the public comment session pursuant to K.S.A. 22-3717 and amendments thereto for such inmate, at least one month preceding the public comment session, to any victim or the victim's family pursuant to subsection (b).

(b) Any victim, or a member of the victim's family of a crime, if such victim requests notice of the public comment session, shall give the secretary of corrections such victim's name and current address or the name and current address of the victim's family. It shall be the duty of the victim or the victim's family to provide the secretary with any change in name or address or change in the person to be notified pursuant to this section.

(c) The secretary of corrections shall keep a record of all victims and their current addresses or such victims' family and their current addresses, who give the secretary such victim or victims' family name pursuant to subsection (b), and shall update such record as notified by the victims or the victims' family. Such record shall be kept confidential and separate from all other records and shall not be available to the inmate or any other party other than the victim or the victim's family.

History: L. 1991, ch. 94, § 2; L. 2002, ch. 163, § 7; July 1.

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