04RS HB189


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HB 189 (BR 895) - M. Denham, R. Webb

     AN ACT relating to court-appointed special advocate programs.
     Amend KRS 620.500 to create additional definitions relating to the court appointed special advocate (CASA) program used in dependency, neglect, and abuse cases; amend KRS 620.505 to allow for administration of CASA program in circuits having family courts, to provide for required accounting for funds received and expended; require adherence to state CASA standards in addition to national CASA standards and reduce the maximum caseload for a CASA worker from 50 children to 30 children; amend KRS 620.510 to raise the minimum age of a CASA volunteer from 18 to 21 and raise the minimum training for a CASA volunteer from 15 hours to 30 hours; amend KRS 620.520, 620.537, and 620.540 to conform.

     Jan 6-introduced in House
     Jan 7-to Judiciary (H)
     Jan 14-posted in committee
     Jan 28-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Jan 29-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, January 30, 2004
     Jan 30-3rd reading, passed 89-0
     Feb 2-received in Senate
     Feb 5-to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 23-taken from committee; 1st reading; returned to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 24-Reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules Judiciary (S)
     Mar 25-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, March 26, 2004
     Mar 26-passed over and retained in the Consent Orders of the Day
     Mar 29-passed over and retained in the Consent Orders of the Day
     Apr 12-3rd reading, passed 38-0
     Apr 13-received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 22-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 138)

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