00RS HB439


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HB 439/AA (BR 1541) - G. Stumbo, A. Arnold, C. Belcher, L. Belcher, I. Branham, J. Bruce, S. Cave, M. Cherry, L. Clark, J. Coleman, B. Colter, J. Crenshaw, R. Crimm, T. Feeley, D. Ford, G. Graham, J. Haydon, J. Lee, G. Lindsay, P. Marcotte, S. Nunn, R. Palmer, C. Ratliff, K. Stein, R. Webb, R. Wilkey

     AN ACT relating to retirement.
     Amend KRS 21.400 to allow a judge to retire as a "Senior Status Special Judge" if his or her combined total years of service credit and age equal 75; require an election to be made within 30 days of retirement, calculate retirement based on 5% of final compensation based on the number of years of judicial service and 2.75% of final compensation based on number of years of non-judicial service; require a "Senior Status Special Judge" to serve as a special judge when appointed by the Chief Justice for a maximum of 90 days a year for a 5 year period without additional compensation; give the Chief Justice discretion to appoint a "Senior Status Special Judge" for more than 90 days in a given year, and then credit the time served in a subsequent year.


     HCS/AA - Make the creation of Senior Status Special Judges a pilot program which sunsets July 1, 2007.
     HFA (1, B. Heleringer) - Retain original provisions of the committee substitute and clarify that a judge who is defeated for reelection cannot serve as a Senior Status Special Judge in the jurisdiction where the judge was defeated.
     HFA (2, J. Barrows) - Provide that any judge who was in office on January 1, 1998, shall be eligible for Senior Judge status.

     Jan 21-introduced in House
     Jan 24-to Judiciary (H)
     Feb 16-posted in committee
     Feb 24-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 25-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 28-recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (H); floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 8-floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 10-reported favorably, to Rules with the original Committee Substitute ; posting waived
     Mar 13-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 14, 2000
     Mar 14-3rd reading, passed 97-0 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 15-received in Senate
     Mar 17-to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 21-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 22-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 24-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Monday, March 27, 2000
     Mar 27-3rd reading, passed 38-0
     Mar 28-received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
     Apr 4-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 305)

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