House Bill 214

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 04/08/22: signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 129)
Title AN ACT relating to judicial districts and circuits and declaring an emergency.
Bill Documents Acts Chapter 129
Current/Final
Introduced
Bill Request Number 4
Sponsors DJ Johnson, J. Nemes, C. Massey, J. Petrie, T. Smith, W. Thomas
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 23A.020 to move Edmonson County from the 38th Judicial Circuit into the 8th Judicial Circuit; amend KRS 23A.040 (Effective January 2, 2023) to add the 56th Judicial Circuit to the list of judicial circuits with 2 Circuit Judges; amend KRS 23A.045 (Effective January 2, 2023) to remove the 3rd, 6th, 14th, and 27th Judicial Circuits from the list of judicial circuits with 3 Circuit Judges; amend KRS 23A.050 to add the 3rd, 6th, 14th, and 27th Judicial Circuits to the list of judicial circuits with 4 Circuit Judges; create KRS 23A.052 to establish that the 8th and 25th Judicial Circuits shall be entitled to 5 Circuit Judges; amend KRS 23A.055 to establish that the 16th Judicial Circuit shall be entitled to 6 Circuit Judges; amend KRS 24A.030 (Effective January 2, 2023) to move Edmonson County from the 38th Judicial District into the 8th Judicial District, move Russell and Wayne Counties from the 40th Judicial District into the 57th Judicial District, move Nelson County from the 57th Judicial District into the 58th Judicial District, move Cumberland and Monroe Counties from the 59th Judicial District into the 40th Judicial District, move Marshall County from the 58th Judicial District into the 42nd Judicial District, and eliminate the 59th Judicial District; amend KRS 24A.050 to remove the 4th, 31st, 38th, 41st, and 51st Districts from the list of Judicial Districts with 2 District Judges; amend KRS 24A.090 to remove 1 District Court division of the 16th Judicial District; request that the Circuit Court Judges added under KRS 23A.050 in the 3rd, 6th, 14th, 16th, and 27th Judicial Circuits be designated as family court divisions with an effective date of January 2, 2023; request that the District Court judgeships eliminated in the 4th, 13th, 31st, 41st, 51st, and the realignment of the Judicial Districts take effect January 1, 2027, unless a vacancy occurs earlier; provide transitional language; EFFECTIVE in part January 2, 2023, and January 1, 2027; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings of Original Version Courts, Circuit - Counties, realignment
Courts, Circuit - Judges, division additions, various circuits
Courts, District - Counties, realignment
Courts, District - Judges, division elimination, various districts
Effective Dates, Delayed - Judicial circuits, effective January 2, 2023
Effective Dates, Delayed - Judicial districts, effective January 1, 2027
Effective Dates, Emergency - Judicial circuits and districts, realignment, transition, elections
Elections and Voting - Judicial circuits and districts, realignment
Secretary of State - Elections, Circuit Court Judges, division additions
Courts, Family - Judges, division additions, various circuits
Judicial Circuits - Judges, divisions, realignment, elections
Judicial Districts - Judges, divisions, realignment, elections
Jump to Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1
House Floor Amendment 1
Senate Floor Amendment 1
Senate Floor Amendment 2
Votes Vote History

Actions

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01/05/22
  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
02/15/22
  • taken from Committee on Committees (H)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Committee on Committees (H)
02/22/22
  • to Judiciary (H)
02/23/22
  • reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with Committee Substitute (1)
02/24/22
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 25, 2022
02/28/22
  • floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
  • 3rd reading, passed 73-23 with Committee Substitute (1)
03/01/22
  • received in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
03/08/22
  • to Judiciary (S)
03/22/22
  • taken from Judiciary (S)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Judiciary (S)
03/23/22
  • taken from Judiciary (S)
  • 2nd reading
  • returned to Judiciary (S)
  • floor amendment (1) filed
03/24/22
  • reported favorably, to Rules
03/25/22
  • floor amendment (2) filed
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 29, 2022
03/29/22
  • 3rd reading
  • floor amendment (1) withdrawn
  • passed 25-11 with Floor Amendment (2)
  • received in House
  • to Rules (H)
  • taken from Rules
  • posted for passage for concurrence in Senate floor amendment (2)
  • House concurred in Senate Floor Amendment (2)
  • passed 78-12
03/30/22
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • delivered to Governor
04/08/22
  • signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 129)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions; renumber the 59th Judicial District as the 58th Judicial District; restore the 40th Judicial District to Clinton, Russell, and Wayne counties; eliminate one District Court division in the 40th Judicial District; provide transitional language; EFFECTIVE, in part, January 2, 2023, and, in part, January 1, 2027; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings Courts, Circuit - Counties, realignment
Courts, Circuit - Judges, division additions, various circuits
Courts, District - Counties, realignment
Courts, District - Judges, division elimination, various districts
Effective Dates, Delayed - Judicial circuits, effective January 2, 2023
Effective Dates, Delayed - Judicial districts, effective January 1, 2027
Effective Dates, Emergency - Judicial circuits and districts, realignment, transition, elections
Elections and Voting - Judicial circuits and districts, realignment
Secretary of State - Elections, Circuit Court Judges, division additions
Courts, Family - Judges, division additions, various circuits

Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor J. Dixon
Summary Retain original provisions; remove the Fifty-first Judicial District from the list of judicial districts eliminating a division of District Court.
Index Headings Courts, District - Judges, remove division elimination, Fifty-first Judicial District

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor R. Mills
Summary Request the Supreme Court to direct the performance of an updated case load analysis to verify the need to eliminate designated District Court divisions, report the findings to the General Assembly by December 1, 2025, and amend the certification of necessity if supported by the data obtained.
Index Headings Court, Supreme - Updated case load analysis, request, report requirement
Courts, District - Division eliminations, review, report required

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor R. Stivers
Summary Change the effective date for elimination of District Court divisions from January 1, 2027 to January 1, 2031.
Index Headings Courts, District - Elimination of divisions, delayed, January 1, 2031
Effective Dates, Delayed - Elimination of District Court divisions, January 1, 2031, extension

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