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SB40/LM (BR338) - J. Adams, C. Embry Jr., M. McGarvey, J. Schickel, M. Wise

     AN ACT relating to open juvenile proceedings.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 21A to request that the Supreme Court establish a pilot project to permit participating courts to make specified juvenile proceedings presumptively open to the public; establish guidelines; provide a mechanism for a participating court to close a specific hearing upon a finding of cause; create a new section of KRS Chapter 610 to conform.


     SCS1/LM - Delete references to proceedings under KRS Chapter 635; clarify that best interest of the child is given priority in decision to close a hearing.
     HFA1( J. Bell ) - Clarify that the General Assembly requests the Supreme Court not to institute the pilot project in any fiscal year that the judicial branch experiences employee layoffs, furloughs, or staffing reductions.

     Jan 06, 2016 - introduced in Senate
     Jan 07, 2016 - to Judiciary (S)
     Feb 11, 2016 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
     Feb 12, 2016 - 2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 18, 2016 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 19, 2016
     Feb 19, 2016 - 3rd reading, passed 29-6 with Committee Substitute (1); received in House
     Feb 22, 2016 - to Judiciary (H)
     Mar 14, 2016 - posted in committee
     Mar 23, 2016 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 24, 2016 - 2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, March 25, 2016
     Mar 25, 2016 - floor amendment (1) filed; taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day
     Mar 29, 2016 - 3rd reading, passed 94-0; received in Senate; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 09, 2016 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 76)