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HB306 (BR995) - 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 $413,994,500 in fiscal year 2016-2017 and $417,955,700 in fiscal year 2017-2018 from the General Fund, Restricted Funds, and Federal Funds; provide General Fund moneys for a market adjustment to judicial salaries; provide General Fund moneys for the increase in employer cost of health and life insurance, and one percent annual increments in each fiscal year for personnel; provide General Fund moneys to fund current position levels in the Court Operations and Administration appropriation unit; provide General Fund moneys to fully fund the cost of issuing drivers licenses; provide General Fund moneys for additional Family and Juvenile Services staff positions; provide General Fund moneys to replace Restricted Funds; provide General Fund moneys for a family court judgeship in the Sixth Circuit; provide General Fund moneys to replace Federal 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 for the use allowance, operating, and non-recurring furniture and equipment costs for two judicial center projects authorized by the 2014 General Assembly; 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 funds in the Local Facilities Use Allowance Contingency Fund carry forward; provide funds for actuarial-assessed judicial retirement benefits; provide General Fund moneys to support the Judicial Branch's portion of the KHRIS debt service payment; detail project scope and use allowance payments for Simpson County and Mason County court houses; authorize leases; clarify that nothing in this bill 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, or if funds are not available in the Local Facilities use Allowance Contingency Fund, the use allowance payments shall be 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 KRS 48.312 controls duplicate appropriations; clarify that KRS 48.313 controls when a total or subtotal of the bill conflicts with a sum of the appropriations of which it consists; 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 the transferability of funds; provide for appropriations revisions; include funds for trial commissioner salaries as provided for in the Judicial Branch Budget Recommendation; provide that issuance of paychecks scheduled for June 30, 2016, and June 30, 2017, shall not be issued prior to July 1, 2016, and July 1, 2017; and provide for participation in any Budget Reduction Plan or Surplus Expenditure Plan.


HB306 - AMENDMENTS

     HCS1 - Retain original provisions except; reduce General Fund appropriations in each fiscal year; increase Restricted Funds appropriations in each fiscal year; remove judicial salary market adjustment, define calculations, full funding, driver's license, family and juvenile services - additional positions, and replacement of Restricted Funds language provisions within the Court Operations and Administration budget unit; insert salary structure, night court in Jefferson County, use of settlement proceeds, and defined calculations language within the Court Operations and Administration budget unit; delete local facility project provision and add Fayette County Courthouse use allowance provision within the Local Facilities Fund budget unit; insert pension benefit increase language provision within the Judicial Retirement System budget unit; amend capital projects language provisions; insert language relating to court facility planning process; and insert funds transfer in each fiscal year.
     HFA1( J. Hoover ) - Remove language regarding salaries and wages for judges.

     Jan 27, 2016 - introduced in House
     Jan 28, 2016 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
     Feb 26, 2016 - posted in committee
     Mar 08, 2016 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 09, 2016 - 2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 10, 2016 - recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
     Mar 15, 2016 - reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute (1); taken from Rules; placed in the Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 16, 2016
     Mar 16, 2016 - floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute; 3rd reading, passed 51-48 with Committee Substitute (1)
     Mar 17, 2016 - received in Senate; taken from Committee on Committees (S); 1st reading; returned to Committee on Committees (S)
     Mar 18, 2016 - taken from Committee on Committees (S); 2nd reading; returned to Committee on Committees (S)
     Mar 21, 2016 - to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
     Mar 25, 2016 - reported favorably, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 25, 2015; 3rd reading, passed 27-9
     Mar 28, 2016 - received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 08, 2016 - line items vetoed