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HB 264 (BR 960) - B. Yonts

     AN ACT relating to public advocacy.
     Amend KRS 31.100 to define "defending attorney," "non-lawyer assistants" and "plan"; amend KRS 31.030 to require the department to file annual reports with the Legislative Research Commission; amend KRS 31.110 to establish that, in the case of a minor in specific instances, the department may have access to the court file without a formal court order using a release signed by the minor or his or her guardian; amend 31.120 to require that, at the time of sentencing, the court enter an Order In Forma Pauperis for purposes of appeal without having to show further proof of continued indigency; amend KRS 31.185 to include certain expenses incurred as charges against the local governmental entity; amend KRS 31.219 to clarify when the attorney's duty to file a notice of appeal arises; amend KRS 31.220 to set forth when KRS Chapter 31 applies to United States Courts; amend KRS 31.211 to conform.


     HCS - Retain original provisions, except amend to narrow the definition of "non-lawyer assistants".
     HFA (1, R. Adkins) - Amend KRS 31.185 to eliminate a local government from the responsibility of payment for certain expenses incurred including out-of-court interpretation services, expert services, mitigation specialist services, and investigative services.
     SFA (1, R. Webb) - Clarify that DPA access to juvenile court files is only permissible for attorneys.
     SFA (2, R. Webb) - Retain original provisions and amend to prohibit records from being released if it would violate The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 or any other applicable federal law.

     Jan 27-introduced in House
     Jan 28-to Judiciary (H)
     Jan 30-reassigned to State Government (H)
     Feb 4-posted in committee
     Feb 13-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 14-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 21-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, February 24, 2014
     Feb 25-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 26-3rd reading, passed 98-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
     Feb 27-received in Senate
     Mar 5-to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 20-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar; floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 21-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 24-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 25, 2014
     Mar 25-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
     Mar 26-floor amendment (2) filed ; 3rd reading, passed 37-0 with floor amendment (1)
     Mar 27-received in House; to Rules (H)
     Mar 28-taken from Rules; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate floor amendment (1)
     Mar 31-House concurred in Senate floor amendment (1) ; passed 93-0; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 10-signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 87)

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