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HB 239/LM (BR 483) - S. Westrom, J. Tilley, L. Belcher, T. Burch, L. Clark, R. Damron, J. Glenn, D. Graham, J. Jenkins, M. Marzian, S. Overly, D. Owens, R. Palumbo, S. Riggs, T. Riner, R. Smart, J. Stacy, F. Steele, T. Thompson, B. Waide, J. Wayne

     AN ACT relating to the Court of Justice.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 21A, relating to the Supreme Court, to request that the Supreme Court institute at least one pilot project in each Supreme Court District to provide for opening or limited opening of cases in Family Court, Circuit Court, or District Court relating to abuse, neglect and dependency proceedings, and termination of parental rights proceedings, exclusive of sexual abuse proceedings; permit the court to set requirements for attendance and prohibit release of names or other identifying information relating to parties or witnesses; provide that the project is to be for four years, with annual reports to the Supreme Court, the Legislative Research Commission, and the Interim Joint Committees on Health and Welfare and Judiciary with results of the project and recommendations relating thereto; create a new section of KRS Chapter 610, relating to juvenile procedure, to permit pilot project courts to open proceedings which otherwise would be closed.


     HCS/LM - Retain original open courts project provisions; delete provision relating to the number of open court projects.

     Jan 11-introduced in House
     Jan 12-to Judiciary (H)
     Jan 30-posted in committee
     Feb 22-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 23-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, February 24, 2012
     Feb 24-3rd reading, passed 94-0 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 27-received in Senate
     Feb 29-to Judiciary (S)

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