House Bill 348

Actions | Amendments
Last Action signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 57)
Title AN ACT relating to judicial districts and circuits.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Introduced
Bill Request Number 1390
Sponsors J. Hoover, J. Nemes, J. Fischer, DJ Johnson, A. Koenig, T. Turner
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS Chapter 21A to authorize the Supreme Court to require the Administrative Office of the Courts to perform an analysis to determine the need to rearrange the judicial circuits and districts or reallocate the number of judges relative to population or caseload; amend KRS 23A.040 to reallocate judicial circuits entitled to two judges and two divisions of the Circuit Court; amend KRS 23A.045 to reallocate judicial circuits entitled to three judges and three divisions of the Circuit Court; amend KRS 23A.050 to reallocate judicial circuits entitled to four judges and four divisions of the Circuit Court; amend KRS 23A.055 to increase circuit judges in the Sixteenth Circuit; amend KRS 24A.030 to realign the boundaries of the judicial districts; amend KRS 24A.050 to reallocate judicial districts entitled to two District Judges and two numbered divisions of District Court; amend KRS 24A.060 to reallocate judicial districts entitled to three District Judges and three numbered divisions of District Court; EFFECTIVE January 1, 2019.
Index Headings of Original Version Courts - Redistricting, boundary realignment and reallocation of resources
Courts, Circuit - Reallocation of resources
Courts, District - Redistricting, boundary realignment and reallocation of resources
Courts, Family - Reallocation of resources
Effective Dates, Delayed - Judicial circuits and districts, judgships, boundaries, January 1, 2019
Judicial Circuits - Redistricting, boundary realignment and reallocation of resources
Judicial Districts - Redistricting, boundary realignment and reallocation of resources
Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1
Senate Committee Amendment 1
Votes Vote History

Actions

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02/09/18
  • introduced in House
02/13/18
  • to Judiciary (H)
02/20/18
  • posted in committee
03/05/18
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
03/06/18
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
03/07/18
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 8, 2018
03/12/18
  • 3rd reading, passed 69-17 with Committee Substitute
03/13/18
  • received in Senate
03/14/18
  • to Judiciary (S)
03/15/18
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with committee amendment (1)
03/16/18
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
03/20/18
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 21, 2018
03/21/18
  • 3rd reading, passed 32-5 with committee amendment (1)
03/22/18
  • received in House
  • to Rules (H)
  • taken from Rules (H)
  • posted for passage for concurrence in Senate committee amendment (1)
  • House concurred in Senate committee amendment (1)
  • passed 63-31
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
03/27/18
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • delivered to Governor
04/02/18
  • signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 57)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Create a new section of KRS Chapter 21A to authorize the Supreme Court to require the Administrative Office of the Courts to perform an analysis to determine the need to rearrange the judicial circuits and districts or reallocate the number of judges relative to population or caseload every eight years; amend KRS 23A.040 and 23A.045 to add a circuit court judge to the Fifty-fifth Circuit; amend KRS 23A.045 and 23A.050 to add a circuit judge to the Twenty-eighth Circuit and the Fifty-fourth Circuit; amend KRS 24A.050 to reduce the number of district judges in the Fifty-fifth District; amend KRS 23A.040 and 23A.045 to remove a circuit judge from the Thirty-first Circuit; amend KRS 24A.030 to combine the Fifty-ninth district into the the First District; specify election schedule for new judgeships; request that the additional circuit court judgeships be designated as family court judgeships and establish election dates; request that the division removed from the Fifty-fifth District should be Division One; Sections 6 to 8 EFFECTIVE January 2, 2023.
Index Headings Courts - Redistricting, boundary realignment and reallocation of resources
Courts, Circuit - Reallocation of resources
Courts, District - Redistricting, boundary realignment and reallocation of resources
Courts, Family - Reallocation of resources
Effective Dates, Delayed - Judicial circuits and districts, judgships, boundaries, January 1, 2019
Judicial Circuits - Redistricting, boundary realignment and reallocation of resources
Judicial Districts - Redistricting, boundary realignment and reallocation of resources

Amendment Senate Committee Amendment 1
Sponsor W. Westerfield
Summary Amend to require the Supreme Court to certify necessity if a weighted caseload analysis indicates a need to make any changes.
Index Headings Courts - Redistricting, boundary realignment and reallocation of resources
Courts, Circuit - Reallocation of resources
Courts, District - Redistricting, boundary realignment and reallocation of resources
Courts, Family - Reallocation of resources
Effective Dates, Delayed - Judicial circuits and districts, judgships, boundaries, January 1, 2019
Judicial Circuits - Redistricting, boundary realignment and reallocation of resources
Judicial Districts - Redistricting, boundary realignment and reallocation of resources

Last updated: 1/16/2019 3:00 PM (EST)