House Bill 264

Actions | Amendments
Last Action signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 87)
Title AN ACT relating to public advocacy.
Bill Documents Bill
Bill Request Number 960
Sponsor B. Yonts
Summary of Original Version 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.
Index Headings of Original Version Courts - Records of minors, release to public defender without formal court order
Financial Responsibility - Indigent defendants expenses, local governmental entity, charge to
Guardians - Court records, released without formal court order of, with signature of
Local Government - Indigent defendants, responsibility for expenses
Attorneys - Court record of minors, released to public defender without formal court order
Children and Minors - Court record of minors, released to public defender without formal court order
Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1
House Floor Amendment 1
Senate Floor Amendment 1
Senate Floor Amendment 2
Votes Vote History

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01/27/14
  • introduced in House
01/28/14
  • to Judiciary (H)
01/30/14
  • reassigned to State Government (H)
02/04/14
  • posted in committee
02/13/14
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
02/14/14
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
02/21/14
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, February 24, 2014
02/25/14
  • floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
02/26/14
  • 3rd reading, passed 98-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
02/27/14
  • received in Senate
03/05/14
  • to Judiciary (S)
03/20/14
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
  • floor amendment (1) filed
03/21/14
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
03/24/14
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 25, 2014
03/25/14
  • passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
03/26/14
  • floor amendment (2) filed
  • 3rd reading, passed 37-0 with floor amendment (1)
03/27/14
  • received in House
  • to Rules (H)
03/28/14
  • taken from Rules
  • posted for passage for concurrence in Senate floor amendment (1)
03/31/14
  • House concurred in Senate floor amendment (1)
  • passed 93-0
  • enrolled, signed by each presiding officer
  • delivered to Governor
04/10/14
  • signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 87)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions, except amend to narrow the definition of "non-lawyer assistants".
Index Headings Courts - Records of minors, release to public defender without formal court order
Financial Responsibility - Indigent defendants expenses, local governmental entity, charge to
Guardians - Court records, released without formal court order of, with signature of
Local Government - Indigent defendants, responsibility for expenses
Attorneys - Court record of minors, released to public defender without formal court order
Children and Minors - Court record of minors, released to public defender without formal court order

Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor R. Adkins
Summary 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.
Index Headings Courts - Records of minors, release to public defender without formal court order
Financial Responsibility - Indigent defendants expenses, local governmental entity, charge to
Guardians - Court records, released without formal court order of, with signature of
Local Government - Indigent defendants, responsibility for expenses
Attorneys - Court record of minors, released to public defender without formal court order
Children and Minors - Court record of minors, released to public defender without formal court order

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor R. Webb
Summary Clarify that DPA access to juvenile court files is only permissible for attorneys.
Index Headings Courts - Records of minors, release to public defender without formal court order
Financial Responsibility - Indigent defendants expenses, local governmental entity, charge to
Guardians - Court records, released without formal court order of, with signature of
Local Government - Indigent defendants, responsibility for expenses
Attorneys - Court record of minors, released to public defender without formal court order
Children and Minors - Court record of minors, released to public defender without formal court order

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor R. Webb
Summary 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.
Index Headings Courts - Records of minors, release to public defender without formal court order
Financial Responsibility - Indigent defendants expenses, local governmental entity, charge to
Guardians - Court records, released without formal court order of, with signature of
Local Government - Indigent defendants, responsibility for expenses
Attorneys - Court record of minors, released to public defender without formal court order
Children and Minors - Court record of minors, released to public defender without formal court order

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