2009 Family Law Legislation Pending

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I thought all proposed family law legislation was dead this session, but learned of the following two bills yesterday evening at the Family Law Forum hosted by the Jefferson Family Court Judges:

HB 489, Amending KRS 403.211 to define "appropriate health care insurance coverage" as "accessible", "comprehensive", and "reasonable in cost; define "cash medical support"; require the court to determine if medical support for the child is available; require the court to order the parent to obtain or maintain coverage; change the term noncustodial parent to obligated parent. Status: Is awaiting the governor's signature.

HB 195, Amending KRS 64.090 to, inter alia, require the respondent to pay the sheriff's fee of $40 directly when an EPO or DVO is issued on a finading that domestic violence has occurred. Status: Mar 13-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute (2) ; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 13, 2009; 3rd reading; Committee Substitute withdrawn; floor amendments (1) (2) and (3) withdrawn ; passed 37-0 with Committee Substitute (2) ; received in House.

The forum was helpful and fun. Thanks!

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