HB 269 (BR 962) - R. Rand, R. Adkins, L. Clark, R. Damron, G. Stumbo, T. Thompson
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 $415,365,100 in fiscal year 2012-2013 and $406,909,100 in fiscal year 2013-2014 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; provide that funds in the Court Operations and Administration appropriation unit carry forward; provide funds for debt service; provide funds for 25 pretrial officers and four Family Court judgeships; provide funds for salary adjustment for pay parity; 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 funds for furniture and equipment for authorized projects; 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 docket management capital project; detail deferred funding; authorize leases; 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; provide the Director of the Administrative Office of the Courts with expenditure authority; provide for severability of budget provisions and priority of individual appropriations; declare that statute controls duplicate 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 269 - 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; require the Administrative Office of the Courts to continue the operations and current schedule of night court in Okolona and Middletown in Jefferson County; decrease the General Fund appropriation for the Judicial Retirement System; suspend annual increases in retirement benefits for recipients of Judicial Retirement System pensions; require that capital projects be authorized by the General Assembly; require that capital projects not listed in the budget be submitted to the Capital Projects and Bond Oversight Committee; authorize additional capital projects; require project development boards planning court facilities to study the feasibility of structural additions and renovations; allow the transfer of funds among appropriation units and to capital items authorized by the General Assembly; require purchases of prison-made products; provide that the payroll payable on June 30 be paid on July 1 for each year of the biennium; provide for transfer of payroll funds to the General Fund Surplus Account.
SCS - Retain original provisions with the following exceptions: delete language requiring the continuation of night court in Okolona and Middletown in Jefferson County; remove the docket management system capital project and associated debt service language; remove local facilities projects and associated deferred funding language; remove language stating that expenses for court facilities use allowance are necessary government expenses and authorize needed funds to be transferred from other Judicial Branch accounts; remove provision requiring purchase of prison-made products; amend Budget Reduction and Surplus Expenditure Plan language to make the Judicial Branch's participation permissive rather than mandatory.
CCR - Adopt the provisions of HB 269/SCS with the following exceptions: add provision requiring the continuation of night court in Okolona and Middletown in Jefferson County; add provision requiring purchase of prison-made products.
Jan 17-introduced in House
Jan 18-to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
Feb 24-posted in committee
Feb 27-taken from Appropriations & Revenue (H); 1st reading; returned to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
Feb 28-taken from Appropriations & Revenue (H); 2nd reading; returned to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
Mar 6-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute ; taken from Rules; placed in the Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Mar 7-3rd reading, passed 90-3 with Committee Substitute
Mar 8-received in Senate
Mar 13-to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
Mar 19-taken from Appropriations & Revenue (S); 1st reading; returned to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
Mar 20-taken from Appropriations & Revenue (S); 2nd reading; returned to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
Mar 22-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute ; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 22, 2012; 3rd reading, passed 36-0 with Committee Substitute
Mar 23-received in House; to Rules (H); Conference Committee appointed in Senate; Free Conference Committee appointed in Senate
Mar 26-posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute ; 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
Mar 27-Conference Committee appointed in House
Mar 30-Conference Committee report filed in House and Senate; Conference Committee report adopted in Senate; Bill passed 37-0; received in House; Conference Committee report adopted in House; Bill passed 86-3; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
Apr 11-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 68)