2012 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Committee Approved)

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HB 745 - Judicial Caseload Study

Item 35 #1h

Item 35 #1h

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Judicial Department
Supreme Court FY2013 $240,000 FY2014 $0 GF

Page 20, line 3, strike "$12,984,703" and insert "$13,224,703".
Page 20, after line 34, insert:
"F. Out of the amounts appropriated for this item, $240,000 the first year from the general fund is included for the Supreme Court to develop and implement a weighted caseload system to precisely measure and compare judicial caseloads throughout the Commonwealth on the circuit court, general district court, and juvenile and domestic relations district court levels. The Supreme Court shall report to the General Assembly by November 15, 2013, on the weighted caseload in each court in each county and city, and in each circuit and district based on the current circuit and district boundaries.  The Court shall also recommend a plan for the realignment of the circuit and district boundaries and the number of judges the Court recommends for assignment to each court in each county and city within the new circuits and districts."

(This amendment provides $240,000 for the Supreme Court to contract with the National Center for State Courts for weighted caseload system to develop future recommendation for judicial boundaries and allocations.)