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21-6704. Availability of reports to counsel; exception. (a) (1) The judge shall make available to the attorney for the state or counsel for the defendant the presentence report, any report that may be received from the Topeka correctional facility or the state security hospital and other diagnostic reports and shall allow the attorney or counsel a reasonable time to review the report before sentencing the defendant.

(2) The court shall permit the attorney for the state or the counsel for the defendant to copy and retain any of the reports under subsection (a)(1). Any reports copied and retained shall be kept in the records of the attorney for the state or the counsel for the defendant. All costs of copying such reports shall be paid by the office of the attorney for the state or the counsel for the defendant making the request.

(b) The presentence report shall become part of the court record and shall be accessible to the public, except that the official version, the defendant's version, the victim's statement, any psychological reports and any drug and alcohol reports shall be accessible only to the attorney for the state and the counsel for the defendant, the sentencing judge, the department of corrections and if requested, the Kansas sentencing commission. If the offender is committed to the custody of the secretary of corrections, the report shall be sent to the secretary and, in accordance with K.S.A. 75-5220, and amendments thereto, to the warden of the state correctional institution to which the defendant is conveyed.

(c) For felony crimes committed on or after July 1, 1993, the provisions of this section are not applicable to the presentence investigation report.

History: L. 2010, ch. 136, ยง 273; July 1, 2011.

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