New laws affecting the courts enacted by the Kentucky legislature in 2011 include the following:
HB 463 Provides Supreme Court of Kentucky shall administer the drug court programs in state and set guidelines for ordering pretrial release and monitored conditional release.
SB 108 Increases jurisdiction of District Court in civil cases from $4,000 to $5,000. Increases jurisdiction of small claims division of District Court from $1,500 to $2,500. Provides that cases in respective court(s) at time of adoption of law/increase to remain in same court.
SB 26 Provides for personal identification card for the homeless or those without a fixed permanent address. Provides $2 of the fee for the card is to go to the Administrative Office of the Courts for the hiring of additional deputy circuit court clerks.