04RS HB611


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HB 611/LM (BR 1953) - C. Geveden

     AN ACT relating to county clerks and making an appropriation therefor.
     Amend KRS 64.012 to increase selected fees for county clerks and to provide for copying expenses; specify when clerk may charge duplication fees; amend KRS 382.110 to specify that changes to records shall be recorded on the record itself and all records shall be lodged within 24 hours of delivery to the clerk; create a new section of KRS Chapter 65 to create an advisory committee, to assist the Department for Local Government in establishing and implementing a standardized indexing system to be used for clerks; set out duties and membership; provide that the recommendations be set within 6 months after effective date of Act; provide that the committee must also set out standards for the dissemination of funds to the county clerks technology fund for equipment, software, and training, and provide reporting dates; allow the committee to adjust standards; create a new section of KRS Chapter 65 to set out the record standards that must be a part of the uniform records management process set out by the committee; create a new section of KRS Chapter 65 to create and administer the county clerks technology fund that will allow county clerks to apply for grants for record management equipment, software and training; set out county clerks' obligations for accepting money and set out Department for Local Government reporting requirements; create a new section of KRS Chapter 65 to require that $2 be sent by the county clerks for each deed of trust or assignment and for each mortgage recorded to be sent into the county clerks technology fund; EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2004.


     HCS/LM - Retain the original provisions except reduce the fee for recording a deed of trust or assignment for the benefit of creditors from $14.00 to $10.00 and reduce the fee for recording a mortgage of real estate, certificates, and all associated services from $14.00 to $10.00.

     HFA (1, B. Crall) - Delete fee for electricity used in copying records.

     Feb 26-introduced in House
     Mar 1-to State Government (H)
     Mar 4-posted in committee
     Mar 9-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 10-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 11-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 12, 2004
     Mar 15-3rd reading, passed 51-32 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
     Mar 16-received in Senate
     Mar 19-to State and Local Government (S)

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