Introduced by Sen. John Bizon (R) on February 2, 2021
To provide a template or "place holder" for a potential state judiciary budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, 2021. This bill contains nominal appropriations only, but may be amended at a later date to include real ones. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on February 2, 2021
Reported in the Senate on May 11, 2021
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on May 12, 2021
To declare as "the intent of the legislature" that "judges presiding over a foster care case shall publicly acknowledge and request the input of the foster parent or foster parents during the hearing," and that if the judicial branch makes any changes foster care family service plan, the presiding judge will provide an explanation in the court record".
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 12, 2021
Amendment offered by Sen. Adam Hollier (D) on May 12, 2021
To increase spending on judicial information systems.
The Senate version of the fiscal year 2012-2022 Judiciary budget. This would appropriate $338.4 million in gross spending. Of this, $6.3 million is federal money, and the rest is from state and local taxes and fees .
Received in the House on May 13, 2021
Substitute offered by Rep. Thomas Albert (R) on May 19, 2021
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 19, 2021
To send back to the Senate a substitute version of the bill that is "stripped" of all actual appropriations, and instead authorizes just $100 “placeholders.” This is part of a process for reconciling the House and Senate-passed department budgets for the next fiscal year.