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HB293

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HB 293/Analysis (BR 993) - R. Rand

     AN ACT making appropriations for the operations, maintenance, support, and functioning of the Judicial Branch of the government of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and its various officers, boards, commissions, subdivisions, and other state-supported activities.
     The Judicial Branch Budget: appropriate $346,004,900 in fiscal year 2010-2011 and $374,010,600 in fiscal year 2011-2012 from the General Fund, Restricted Funds, and Federal Funds; declare that defined calculations, including annual salary increments, are not included in this Act; provide General Fund moneys to restore funding in each fiscal year to the Court Operations and Administration appropriation unit and to replace Restricted Funds; provide that funds in the Court Operations and Administration appropriation unit carry forward; provide that if the Supreme Court retains the 2008 increase in civil filing fees, the additional income, not to exceed $5,000,000 in each fiscal year, shall be deposited in a trust and agency account for court operations; provide funds to compensate local units of government for providing court space and for costs incurred in the development of local court facilities; provide that funds in the Local Facilities Fund carry forward; provide that the use allowance for the Fayette County Courthouse is contingent upon Short Street in Lexington remaining open to traffic; provide that funds in the Local Facilities Use Allowance Contingency Fund carry forward; provide funds for actuarial assessed judicial retirement benefits; authorize a telecommunication equipment capital project; clarify that nothing in this Act shall reduce funding of court facility projects authorized by the General Assembly; provide that if a court facility project is occupied and use allowance funding is insufficient that use allowance payments must be approved from the Local Facilities Use Allowance Contingency Fund; provide that if funding is not available in the Local Facilities Use Allowance Contingency Fund then the use allowance payments are deemed a necessary government expense; authorize leases; provide the Director of the Administrative Office of the Courts with expenditure authority; provide for severability of budget provisions, duplicate appropriations, and priority of individual appropriations; provide that any unexpended balance remaining in the Court's Restricted Funds or Federal Funds accounts carry forward; provide for the final budget document; provide for transferability of funds; provide for appropriations revisions; include funds for trial commissioner salaries as provided for in the Judicial Branch Budget Recommendation; provide for participation in any Budget Reduction Plan or Surplus Expenditure Plan.

HB 293 - AMENDMENTS


     HCS - Retain original provisions with the following exceptions: decrease the General Fund appropriation and increase the Restricted Funds appropriation for the Court of Justice's Court Operations and Administration; provide that no funds are appropriated for salary adjustments for nonelected court personnel, Justices, and Judges; appropriate funds for Circuit Court Clerk's salaries and training stipends; require the Administrative Office of the Courts to continue the operations and current schedule of night court in Okolona and Middletown in Jefferson County; provide funds for drug testing kits for the Twentieth Judicial District; decrease the General Fund appropriation for the Court of Justice's Local Facilities Fund; provide funds at 44 percent in fiscal year 2010-2011 and 48 percent in fiscal year 2011-2012 of the actuarial assessed judicial retirement benefits; delete the Telecommunication Equipment capital project.

     SCS/Analysis - Retain original provisions with the following exceptions: decrease the general fund appropriation for the Court of Justice's Court Operations and Administration; delete funds for Circuit Court clerks' salaries and training stipends; provide that the state payroll normally paid on June 30, 2012, not be issued prior to July 1, 2012, and allow the Chief Justice to transfer any restricted funds that become excess as the result of this action; delete the requirement that the Administrative Office of the Courts continue the operations and current schedule of night court in Okolona and Middletown in Jefferson County; delete funds for drug testing kits for the Twentieth Judicial District; and delete the Fayette County courthouse use allowance language.

     CCR/Analysis - Cannot agree.

     FCCR/Analysis - Adopt the provisions of HB 293/SCS with the following changes: decrease the General Fund appropriation for Court Operations and Administration by one and one-half percent in fiscal year 2010-2011 and by one percent in fiscal year 2011-2012; adopt Part I, 1., a. (3) and Part I, 1., b. (3) of the GA version of HB 293.

     Jan 20-introduced in House
     Jan 21-to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
     Feb 26-posted in committee
     Mar 1-taken from committee; 1st reading; returned to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
     Mar 2-taken from committee; 2nd reading; returned to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
     Mar 9-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute ; taken from Rules Committee, placed in the Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 10, 2010
     Mar 10-3rd reading, passed 97-0 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 11-received in Senate; taken from committee; 1st reading; returned to Committee on Committees (S); to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
     Mar 12-taken from committee; returned to Appropriations & Revenue (S); 2nd reading
     Mar 22-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute ; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 22, 2010; 3rd reading, passed 36-1 with Committee Substitute ; received in House; to Rules (H)
     Mar 23-posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute for Tuesday, March 23, 2010; House refused to concur in Senate Committee Substitute ; received in Senate; posted for passage for receding from Senate Committee Substitute ; Senate refused to recede from Committee Substitute ; Conference Committee appointed in Senate
     Mar 24-Conference Committee appointed in House
     Apr 1-Conference Committee report filed in House; Conference Committee report adopted in House; Free Conference Committee appointed in House and Senate; Free Conference Committee report filed in House and Senate; Free Conference Committee report adopted in Senate; Bill passed 36-0; received in House; Free Conference Committee report adopted in House; Bill passed 99-0; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 13-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 154)

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