HB 226 (BR 276) - R. Wilkey, J. Hoover, L. Belcher, J. Crenshaw, T. Edmonds, M. Marzian, R. Meeks, T. Riner, A. Simpson, B. Yonts
AN ACT relating to the Public Service Student Law School Loan Assistance Program and making an appropriation therefor.
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 164A to create the Public Service Student Law School Loan Assistance Program to defray indebtedness incurred for law school for eligible attorneys working in the Office of the Attorney General, the unified prosecutorial system, the Department of Public Advocacy, or nonprofit legal services organizations designated as eligible; require the program to be administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority which shall promulgate administrative regulations; create the Public Service Student Law School Loan Assistance Program trust fund in the State Treasury where interest and funds shall not lapse but be carried forward for the purposes of the program; amend KRS 42.320, the court cost distribution fund, to direct that 2% of each court cost, up to $1,200,000, deposited in the fund be paid to the Public Service Student Law School Loan Assistance Program; amend KRS 164A.337 to conform; appropriate up to $1,200,000 for loan program reimbursements and expenses.
Feb 6-introduced in House; to Judiciary (H); posting waived
Feb 7-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
Feb 8-2nd reading, to Rules; recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (H)