06RS HB276


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HB 276/FN (BR 1294) - G. Lindsay, J. Vincent, R. Wilkey

     AN ACT relating to the Court of Justice.
     Amend KRS 26A.030, relating to judicial successors, to remove gender-specific language.


     HCS (1/FN) - Delete original provisions of bill; insert provisions creating new circuit judgeships in the 4th, 9th, 14th, 39th, 49th, 54th, and 57th judicial circuits; create a new district judgeship in the 25th judicial district; create a new section of KRS Chapter 23A to specify the salary for a judge who has previously retired from any Commonwealth of Kentucky-operated retirement system; make judgeships created by the bill effective January 1, 2007, with elections for the offices being placed on the November 2006 ballot.

     HCS (2/FN) - Retain original provisions; delete new circuit judge for Woodford County; add a new district court judge for Warren County; provide that retired judges who return to judicial service shall be compensated in an amount, including retirement benefits, not to exceed the salary fixed for the judicial office held; provide that the Chief Justice may assign a family court or senior status judge to hear family court cases in a different circuit.

     HFA (1, J. Fischer) - Amend to exempt retired judges who are retired for 48 consecutive months or more from the requirement that retired judges who return to judicial service be compensated in an amount not to exceed the salary fixed for the judicial office held.

     Jan 10-introduced in House
     Jan 11-to Judiciary (H)
     Jan 12-posted in committee
     Feb 1-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 2-2nd reading, to Rules; recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (H)
     Mar 1-posted in committee
     Mar 7-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute (2)
     Mar 8-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 9, 2006
     Mar 9-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute (2) ; 3rd reading, passed 89-2 with Committee Substitute (2)
     Mar 10-received in Senate
     Mar 14-to Judiciary (S)

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