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HB 203 (BR 828) - S. Rudy, J. Nemes

     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 $440,265,200 in fiscal year 2018-2019 and $445,291,600 in fiscal year 2019-2020 from the General Fund, Restricted Funds, and Federal Funds; provide General Fund moneys for pay equity initiative; provide General Fund moneys for defined calculations; 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 General Fund moneys for local facility assessments; provide General Fund moneys for increased CERS rates on janitorial and maintenance staff in judicial centers and courthouses; 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; detail project scope and use allowance payments for Bath, Butler, Crittenden, Jessamine, and Jefferson County court houses; authorize lease purchase of a Court of Appeals office building in Franklin County; provide General Fund support for use allowance payments for Jefferson County; defer General Fund support for operating costs, annualized use allowance payments, and nonrecurring furniture and equipment costs for Bath, Butler, Crittenden, and Jessamine Counties to the 2020-2022 fiscal biennium; 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, 2018, June 30, 2019, and June 30, 2020, shall not be issued prior to July 1, 2018, July 1, 2019, and July 1, 2020; provide for participation in any Budget Reduction Plan or Surplus Expenditure Plan.


AMENDMENTS

     HCS1 - Retain original provisions with the following exceptions: amend appropriations as follows: appropriate $421,952,400 in fiscal year 2018-2019 and $424,880,600 in fiscal year 2019-2020 from the General Fund, Restricted Funds, and Federal Funds; remove pay equity initiative provision; remove replacement of Federal Funds provision; insert civil filing fees - non-elected personnel provision; insert night court in Jefferson County provision; provide Restricted Funds for Supreme Court renovations; remove local facility assessments provision; remove increased CERS rates on janitorial and maintenance staff in judicial centers and courthouses provision; provide General Fund moneys for lease in Madison County; stipulate that no pension benefit increase is granted to recipients of a retirement allowance under KRS 21.345 to 21.580 on July 1, 2018, or July 1, 2019; insert administrative expenses provision; provide for authorization of capital projects; insert Capital Projects and Bond Oversight Committee provision; amend Local Facilities Use Allowance Contingency Fund provision; defer General Fund support for operating costs, annualized use allowance payments, and nonrecurring furniture and equipment costs for Oldham County to the 2020-2022 fiscal biennium; remove carry forward of Restricted and Federal Funds provision; amend maximum salary of Trial Commissioners provision; insert authorized personnel complement provision; insert unexpended use allowance provision; insert debt restructuring provision; insert funds transfer.
     SCS1 - Retain original provisions with the following exceptions: amend appropriations as follows: appropriate $413,220,100 in fiscal year 2018-2019 and $416,148,300 in fiscal year 2019-2020 from the General Fund, Restricted Funds, and Federal Funds; remove Supreme Court Renovations provision; insert County Employees Retirement System Excess Savings provision; remove Judicial Retirement Benefits provision and provide no funding for the actuarially required contributions to the Judicial Retirement Plan; remove Deferred Funding provision; remove capital projects except leases; remove Unexpended Use Allowance provision.
     CCR1 - Do not agree.
     FCCR1 - Retain provisions with the following exceptions: amend appropriations as follows: appropriate $422,023,400 in fiscal year 2018-2019 and $424,951,600 in fiscal year 2019-2020 from the General Fund, Restricted Funds, and Federal Funds; amend County Employees Retirement System excess savings provision to include non-elected personnel; insert Circuit Clerk expense allowance provision; provide actuarial-assessed judicial retirement benefits; insert deferred funding provision; insert capital projects for Bath, Oldham, and Jefferson Counties; direct unexpended use allowance moneys to the Budget Reserve Trust Fund; reduce funds transfers; exempt constitutional duties, bond payments, and use allowance from the Budget Reduction Expenditure Plan.

     Jan 16, 2018 - introduced in House
     Jan 18, 2018 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
     Feb 16, 2018 - taken from Appropriations & Revenue (H); 1st reading; returned to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
     Feb 22, 2018 - posted in committee
     Feb 28, 2018 - reported favorably with Committee Substitute; 2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 01, 2018 - taken from Rules (H); posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 1, 2018; 3rd reading, passed 84-8 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 02, 2018 - received in Senate
     Mar 06, 2018 - to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
     Mar 15, 2018 - taken from Appropriations & Revenue (S); 1st reading; returned to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
     Mar 16, 2018 - taken from Appropriations & Revenue (S); 2nd reading; returned to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
     Mar 20, 2018 - reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 20, 2018; 3rd reading, passed 26-12 with Committee Substitute (1)
     Mar 21, 2018 - received in House; to Rules (H); taken from Rules; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute (1); House refused to concur in Senate Committee Substitute; received in Senate
     Mar 22, 2018 - posted for passage for receding from Senate for Thursday, March 22, 2018; Senate refused to recede from Committee Substitute (1); Conference Committee appointed in House and Senate; Conference Committee report filed in House and Senate; Conference Committee report adopted in Senate; Conference Committee report adopted in House; Free Conference Committee appointed in House and Senate
     Apr 02, 2018 - Free Conference Committee report filed in Senate; Free Conference Committee report adopted in Senate; Bill passed 35-3; received in House; Free Conference Committee report filed in House; to Rules (H); Free Conference Committee report adopted in House; taken from Rules; posted for passage for concurrence in House Committee Substitute (1); Bill passed 81-9; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House; enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor
     Apr 13, 2018 - line items vetoed; received in House
     Apr 14, 2018 - to Rules (H); taken from Rules (H); placed in the Orders of the Day for Friday, April 14, 2018; returned to Rules