HB 544/FN (BR 1969) - M. Bowling, J. Barrows, J. Coleman, H. Deskins Jr, D. Ford, C. Geveden, G. Graham, J. Gray, K. Hogancamp, J. Hoover, P. Mason, S. Nunn, F. Rasche, J. Reinhardt, W. Scott, R. Thomas, C. Walton
AN ACT relating to the judicial branch.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 23A to create family courts and increase the number of Circuit Courts and District Courts; create a new section of KRS Chapter 23A to require that any Family Court established in Boone and Gallatin Counties shall consist of 1 Circuit Court Judge; create a new section of KRS Chapter 23A to govern the conduct of Family Courts; amend KRS 23A.040 to remove the Eighth Judicial Circuit, Twenty-eighth Judicial Circuit, and Forty-eighth Judicial Circuit from the list of judicial circuits with 2 judges and 2 numbered divisions and add the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, and Fifty-fourth Judicial Circuit; create a new section of KRS Chapter 23A to permit the Eighth, Twenty-eighth, and Forty-eighth Judicial Circuits to have 3 Circuit Judges and 3 numbered divisions; create a new section of KRS Chapter 24A to require any Family Court established in Floyd County to consist of 1 District Court Judge; amend KRS 24A.010 and 24A.120 to permit District Courts to exercise concurrent or exclusive jurisdiction over Family Courts; amend KRS 24A.050 to remove the Second and Thirty-fifth Judicial Districts from the list of judicial districts with 2 District Judges and 2 numbered divisions and add the Thirty-first Judicial District and Forty-third Judicial District;
amend KRS 24A.060 to add the Second Judicial District and the Thirty-fifth Judicial District to the list of judicial districts with 3 District Judges and 3 numbered divisions; amend KRS 389A.010, 391.035, and 395.617 to conform; appropriate $1,504,100.00 in fiscal year 1998-1999 and $2,756,100.00 in fiscal year 1999-2000 to fund Family Courts; create special effective dates.
HB 544 - AMENDMENTS
HCS (1/FN) - Amend the provision adding a district judge to the 35th Judicial District in Pike County to delete the judgeship, and amend the provision relating to additional circuit judges to add an additional circuit judge in the 35th Judicial Circuit in Pike County.
HCS (2/FN) - Retain provisions of original substitute but add additional family court judge in Madison and Floyd Counties.
HFA (1, B. Heleringer) - Increase by one the number of Circuit Court judges in the Forty-sixth Judicial Circuit.
SCS/FN - Amend to conform with the Judicial Branch Budget.
SCA (1, B. Bailey) - Make title amendment.
Feb 9-introduced in House
Feb 10-to Judiciary (H)
Feb 17-posted in committee; posting waived
Feb 18-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Feb 19-2nd reading, to Rules; recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (H)
Mar 2-posted in committee
Mar 6-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute (2); posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for March 9, 1998
Mar 9-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute (2)
Mar 10-3rd reading, passed 90-0 with Committee Substitute (2) and floor amendment (1)
Mar 11-received in Senate
Mar 12-to Judiciary (S)
Mar 20-reassigned to Appropriations and Revenue (S)
Mar 24-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute and committee amendment (1)
Mar 25-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for March 26, 1998
Mar 26-3rd reading, passed 36-0 with Committee Substitute and committee amendment (1-title); received in House; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate amendments
Mar 31-House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute and Senate committee amendment (1-title); passed 95-0
Apr 1-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
Apr 13-signed by Governor