House Bill 356

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 04/16/20: delivered to Secretary of State (Acts Ch. 96)
Title 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.
Bill Documents Current
Introduced
Bill Request Number 1069
Sponsors S. Rudy, J. Nemes, B. Reed
Summary of Original Version The Judicial Branch Budget: appropriate $476,780,400 in fiscal year 2020-2021 and $490,618,400 in fiscal year 2021-2022 from the General Fund, Restricted Funds, and Federal Funds; provide funds for defined calculations; provide funds for current position levels; provide funds for a 2.5% increase in each year of the biennium for all non-elected and elected personnel; provide that funds in the Court Operations and Administration appropriation unit carry forward; provide that if the Supreme Court retains the 2008 and 2018 increases in civil filing fees, the additional income, not to exceed $15,468,100 in each fiscal year, shall be deposited in a trust and agency account for court operations; provide funds to support use allowance, operating, and non-recurring furniture and equipment costs for two judicial center projects; provide funds to create a maintenance pool for planned and unanticipated non-capital projects for local courthouses and judicial centers; 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; provide for administrative expenses; 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 Butler, Crittenden, Jessamine, Clinton, and Owsley Counties to the 2022-2024 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; 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; provide that issuance of paychecks scheduled for June 30, 2020, June 30, 2021, and June 30, 2022, shall not be issued prior to July 1, 2020, July 1, 2021, and July 1, 2022; provide for participation in any Budget Reduction Plan or Surplus Expenditure Plan.
Index Headings of Original Version Court, Supreme - Judicial Branch Budget
Courts - Judicial Branch Budget
Courts, Circuit - Judicial Branch Budget
Courts, District - Judicial Branch Budget
Judges and Court Commissioners - Judicial Branch Budget
Judicial Circuits - Judicial Branch Budget
Judicial Districts - Judicial Branch Budget
State Agencies - Judicial Branch Budget
State Employees - Judicial Branch Budget
Courts, Family - Judicial Branch Budget
Appropriations - Judicial Branch Budget
Budget and Financial Administration - Judicial Branch Budget
Jump to Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1
House Floor Amendment 1
House Floor Amendment 2
Senate Committee Substitute 1
Votes Vote History
Governor's Veto Message Veto

Actions

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01/28/20
  • introduced in House
01/29/20
  • to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
02/05/20
  • posted in committee
03/12/20
  • taken from Appropriations & Revenue (H)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
03/17/20
  • reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with Committee Substitute (1)
  • taken from Rules
  • placed in the Orders of the Day
03/18/20
  • floor amendments (1) and (2) filed to Committee Substitute
  • 3rd reading, passed 74-9 with Committee Substitute (1), floor amendments (1) and (2)
03/19/20
  • received in Senate
  • taken from Committee on Committees (S)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Committee on Committees (S)
  • to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
03/26/20
  • taken from Appropriations & Revenue (S)
  • 2nd reading
  • returned to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
04/01/20
  • reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute (1)
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, April 1, 2020
  • 3rd reading, passed 33-0 with Committee Substitute (1)
  • received in House
  • to Rules (H)
  • taken from Rules
  • placed in the Orders of the Day for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute (1)
  • House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute (1)
  • passed 88-2
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • delivered to Governor
04/13/20
  • line items vetoed
04/14/20
  • veto message received in House
  • to Rules (H)
04/15/20
  • taken from Rules
  • posted for consideration of Governor's veto
  • line vetoes not acted upon
04/16/20
  • delivered to Secretary of State (Acts Ch. 96)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Court Operations and Administration: remove language and $11.5 million in FY 21 and $11.7 million in FY 22 for 158 full-time and 31 part-time vacant positions; remove language and $8 million in FY 21 and $16.1 million in FY 22 to implement a new compensation plan for elected and non-elected personnel; remove all General Fund support for any increased retirement costs associated with the KERS nonhazardous duty retirement plan and reduce baseline costs by $13.5 million in FY 21 and $14.7 million in FY 22 pursuant to HB 171 provisions; amend defined calculations language to conform; provide General Fund support of nearly $1.8 million in FY 22 above the Chief Justice's requested funding to cover annual increases in the CERS nonhazardous duty retirement plan's contribution rates; provide Restricted Funds support of $1,500 in FY 21 and $2,300 in FY 22 for KCNA assessments; remove funds carryforward provisions; stipulate that the use of civil filing fee revenues is limited to salaries for non-elected personnel and operating costs; restore language requiring night court in Jefferson County; restore language reducing Circuit Clerk expense allowances to $2,400 annually; provide a General Fund replacement of nearly $2.4 million in FY 21 and $3.1 million in FY 22 using Restricted Funds; reduce General Fund support of $3 million in each fiscal year to establish a maintenance pool under the Local Facilities Fund appropriation unit; reduce Restricted Funds support of $2.4 million in FY 21 and $4.8 million in FY 22 for the Transportation Cabinet’s assumption of licensing responsibilities; Local Facilities Fund: conform maintenance pool language to be consistent in identifying appropriations in each fiscal year; remove funds carryforward provisions; provide language identifying the statutory non-payment of certain use allowance to counties for construction projects authorized by the General Assembly prior to the 2000 Regular Session; provide language requiring that the Administrative Office of the Courts and certain counties split court facility maintenance costs using current funding streams; Judicial Retirement System: remove General Fund support of $408,000 in FY 21 and $842,000 in FY 22 for overfunding of the Judicial Retirement Plan; restore language prohibiting any cost of living adjustments for retirees of the Judicial Retirement Plan; Part II, Capital Projects Budget: restore language to provide that the General Assembly shall approve any capital projects prior to any financing or construction; restore language identifying that construction projects not identified in the Judicial Branch Budget may be authorized after submitting the project to the Capital Projects and Bond Oversight Committee; restore language stipulating how use allowance payments are to be made if funding is insufficient; restore language requiring a feasibility study be conducted to determine court facility project scopes; remove Jessamine, Clinton, and Owsley county court facility projects and amend deferred funding language to conform; remove language that exempts court facility projects from a reduction in funding; provide funding and language identifying $71,000 in General Fund support in FY 21 to match Edmonson County's $20,000 for additional parking space and stipulate that the funding shall lapse if unexpended; Part III, General Provisions: provide language permitting funds to carry forward from one fiscal year to the next; provide language to preclude the Judicial Branch from making Restricted Funds interim appropriations adjustments; conform final budget document language to be consistent with standard reporting language; modify appropriations revision language to only allow for Federal Funds appropriation revisions; restore language disallowing modifications of use allowance payments due to debt restructuring during the 2020-2022 fiscal biennium; restore language limiting the maximum salary of trial commissioners pursuant to statute; restore language requiring the Judicial Branch to establish a personnel complement and report any changes to the Interim Joint Committee on Appropriations and Revenue; restore language directing unexpended use allowance payments be deposited into the Budget Reserve Trust Fund; provide language requiring the Director of the Administrative Office of the Courts to prepare a court facility maintenance report; provide language requiring the Judicial Branch to obtain annual audits and stipulate that they be provided to the Interim Joint Committee on Appropriations and Revenue and the Auditor of Public Accounts; provide language expressing the intent of the General Assembly for the Court of Justice to prepare to budget according to new appropriation units in the 2022-2024 biennium; provide language establishing a process for employee layoffs and furloughs; restore language requiring unexpended use allowance to lapse to the Budget Reserve Trust Fund; provide language establishing a Judicial Redistricting Working Group; provide language directing the Judicial Branch to make employer contributions to the KERS nonhazardous plan in 12 equal installments and otherwise conform to HB 171 provisions.
Index Headings Court, Supreme - Judicial Branch Budget
Courts - Judicial Branch Budget
Courts, Circuit - Judicial Branch Budget
Courts, District - Judicial Branch Budget
Judges and Court Commissioners - Judicial Branch Budget
Judicial Circuits - Judicial Branch Budget
Judicial Districts - Judicial Branch Budget
State Agencies - Judicial Branch Budget
State Employees - Judicial Branch Budget
Courts, Family - Judicial Branch Budget
Appropriations - Judicial Branch Budget
Budget and Financial Administration - Judicial Branch Budget

Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor J. Nemes
Summary Insert additional projects and project scopes under the Local Facilities Fund for Barren and Scott Counties and provide for deferred funding of those projects; APPROPRIATION.
Index Headings Courts - Judicial Branch Budget, court facilities projects
Appropriations - Judicial Branch Budget, court facilities projects
Budget and Financial Administration - Judicial Branch Budget, court facilities projects

Amendment House Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor J. Nemes
Summary Insert public health emergency provision; APPROPRIATION.
Index Headings Appropriations - Judicial Branch Budget, public health emergency
Budget and Financial Administration - Judicial Branch Budget, public health emergency
Courts - Judicial Branch Budget, public health emergency

Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions of introduced version with the following exceptions: Court Operations and Administration: reduce General Fund appropriation by $8.1 million in FY 21 pursuant to SB 249 provisions; modify language to remove one percent increment and conform to SB 249; remove language and $11.5 million in FY 21 for 158 full-time and 31 part-time vacant positions; remove language and $8 million in FY 21 to implement a new compensation plan for elected and non-elected personnel; provide Restricted Funds support of $1,500 in FY 21 for KCNA assessments; remove funds carry forward provisions; amend language stipulating the use of civil filing fee revenues is limited to salaries for non-elected personnel and operating costs in FY 21; restore language requiring night court in Jefferson County in FY 21 and amend it to apply only if the Court of Justice does not incur any costs; restore language reducing Circuit Clerk expense allowances to $2,400 annually in FY 21; suspend statute to disallow the Clerk of the Supreme Court to receive consumer price index-adjusted salary increases; provide a General Fund replacement of nearly $2.4 million in FY 21 using Restricted Funds; reduce Restricted Funds support of $2.4 million in FY 21 for the Transportation Cabinet’s assumption of licensing responsibilities; Local Facilities Fund: remove funds carry forward provisions; provide language identifying the statutory non-payment of certain use allowance to counties for construction projects authorized by the General Assembly prior to the 2000 Regular Session; include language requiring that the Administrative Office of the Courts and certain counties split court facility maintenance costs using current funding streams; Judicial Retirement System: remove General Fund support of $408,000 in FY 21 for overfunding of the Judicial Retirement Plan; restore language prohibiting any cost of living adjustments for retirees of the Judicial Retirement Plan; Capital Projects Budget: restore language to provide that the General Assembly shall approve any capital projects prior to any financing or construction; restore language identifying that construction projects that are not identified in the Judicial Branch Budget may be authorized after submitting the project to the Capital Projects and Bond Oversight Committee; restore language requiring a feasibility study be conducted to determine court facility project scopes; remove Owsley County’s project; add Barren and Scott Counties’ projects; amend deferred funding language to stipulate that it is the intent of the General Assembly that all projects be funded using resources previously appropriated for projects that no longer require use allowance debt payments in the 2022-2024 fiscal biennium; remove language that exempts court facility projects from a reduction in funding; restore language stipulating how use allowance payments are to be made if funding is insufficient; provide funding and language identifying $70,800 in General Fund support in FY 21 to match Edmonson County's $20,000 for additional parking space; General Provisions: include language permitting funds to carry forward from one fiscal year to the next; conform final budget document language to be consistent with standard reporting language; restore language removing necessary government expense language but instead allow the Chief Justice to transfer funds between budget units within the Judicial Branch; provide language to preclude the Judicial Branch from making Restricted Funds interim appropriations adjustments; amend appropriations revision language to only allow for Federal Funds appropriation revisions; restore language limiting the maximum salary of Trial Commissioners pursuant to statute; restore language requiring the Judicial Branch to establish a personnel complement and report any changes to the Interim Joint Committee on Appropriations and Revenue; restore language disallowing modifications of use allowance payments due to debt restructuring during the 2020-2022 fiscal biennium; provide language requiring the Director ofthe Administrative Office of the Courts to prepare a court facility maintenance report; provide language requiring the Judicial Branch to obtain biennial audits, to be made available to the Interim Joint Committee on Appropriations and Revenue and the Auditor of Public Accounts, and stipulate that the Auditor of Public Accounts shall have the right to review the accountant’s work papers used to make the report; provide language expressing the intent of the General Assembly for the Court of Justice to prepare to budget according to new appropriation units in the 2022-2024 biennium; provide language establishing a process for employee layoffs and furloughs for FY 21; restore language requiring unexpended project-related expenses and use allowance payments to lapse to the Budget Reserve Trust Fund; provide language that authorizes the Chief Justice to declare a Judicial Emergency to extend statutory timelines and statutes of limitations for court proceedings, upon the Governor’s declaration of a public health emergency, in relation to COVID-19; APPROPRIATION.
Index Headings Court, Supreme - Judicial Branch Budget
Courts - Judicial Branch Budget
Courts, Circuit - Judicial Branch Budget
Courts, District - Judicial Branch Budget
Judges and Court Commissioners - Judicial Branch Budget
Judicial Circuits - Judicial Branch Budget
Judicial Districts - Judicial Branch Budget
State Agencies - Judicial Branch Budget
State Employees - Judicial Branch Budget
Courts, Family - Judicial Branch Budget
Appropriations - Judicial Branch Budget
Budget and Financial Administration - Judicial Branch Budget

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