2007 Session (KY) Legislative Family Law Updates

Senate Bill 140 (Study feasibility of voluntary acknowledgement-of-paternity
registry):
Introduced by Sen. Richard L. Roeding on February 8, 2007. Passed in the Senate
(35 to 0) on February 26, 2007, to direct the Cabinet for Health and Family
Services to appoint a panel, which may include members of the blue ribbon panel
on adoption, to evaluate issues related to establishing and implementing a
voluntary acknowledgment of paternity registry; require the cabinet to report on
findings by December 31, 2007.
Details and Comments here.

Senate Bill 141 (State pays for counsel in certain custody cases):
Amendment offered by Sen. Ernesto Scorsone on February 16, 2007, to require
counsel fees to be set by the court.
Details and Comments here.

Senate Bill 141 (State pays for counsel in certain custody cases):
Substitute offered in the Senate on February 14, 2007, to require the Court of
Justice to establish administrative procedures relating to juvenile court cases;
delete language requiring judges to explain procedures to parents.
Details and Comments here.

Senate Bill 198 (Expand duties of RN's and PA's) (note from editor, yes, you read that correctly):
Amendment offered by Sen. R.J. Palmer, II on February 26, 2007, to require the
Cabinet for Health and Family Services to provide a means by which information
pertaining to divorces can be electronically filed.
Details and Comments here.

Thanks to Kentucky Votes.org for the updates.