Ky. Rev. Stat. § 15.705

Current through 2022 Ky. Acts ch. 240 and 2022SP1 ch. 1
Section 15.705 - Prosecutors Advisory Council
(1) For the purpose of administration of the unified prosecutorial system, there is hereby created the Prosecutors Advisory Council, hereafter referred to as the council.
(2) The council shall consist of thirteen (13) members who shall be residents of Kentucky and shall include:
(a)The Attorney General or his or her designee ;
(b) Five (5) Commonwealth's attorneys:
1.One (1) from the First Judicial Circuit to the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit;
2.One (1) from the Twentieth Judicial Circuit to the Thirty-eighth Judicial Circuit;
3.One (1) from the Thirty-ninth Judicial Circuit to the Fifty-seventh Judicial Circuit; and
4. Two (2) from any judicial circuit who shall serve at large;

Each of whom shall be elected by the membership of the Commonwealth's Attorneys Association;

(c) Five (5) county attorneys:
1.One (1) from a county with a population equal to or greater than seventy-five thousand (75,000) based on the most recent federal decennial census;
2.One (1) from a county with a population equal to or greater than twenty-five thousand (25,000) but less than seventy-five thousand (75,000) based on the most recent federal decennial census;
3.One (1) from a county with a population of less than twenty-five thousand (25,000) based on the most recent federal decennial census; and
4. Two (2) from any other county who shall serve at large;

Each of whom shall be elected by the membership of the County Attorneys Association; and

(d)Two (2) nonattorney citizen members:
1. One (1) appointed by the Attorney General from a list of three (3) names submitted by the Commonwealth's Attorneys Association; and
2. One (1) appointed by the Attorney General from a list of three (3) names submitted by the County Attorneys Association .

The Attorney General shall serve during his or her term of office and the other members shall serve for a term of two (2) years . A Commonwealth's attorney or a county attorney shall not serve more than two (2) consecutive terms .

(3) The Attorney General or his or her designee shall be the chair of the council. Seven (7) members shall constitute a quorum for the conduct of business. The council shall promulgate annually a schedule of meetings. Special meetings may be called by the chair or seven (7) members of the council. A minimum of ten (10) days' notice must be given prior to the call of a special meeting. The notice may be waived by a majority of the council.
(4)
(a) The council shall be responsible for, but not limited to:
1.The preparation of the budget of the unified prosecutorial system of the Commonwealth of Kentucky;
2.The continuing legal education and program development of the unified prosecutorial system of Kentucky; and
3. Proposing and adopting a code of ethics for prosecutors within the unified prosecutorial system .
(b) The council shall provide the proposed budget of the unified prosecutorial system of the Commonwealth of Kentucky to the Interim Joint Committee on Appropriations and Revenue each biennium.
(5) Each nonattorney citizen member of the council shall receive twenty-five dollars ($25) per day for attending each meeting. All council members shall be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.

KRS 15.705

Amended by 2022 Ky. Acts ch. 209,§ 1, eff. 7/13/2022.
Amended by 2014 Ky. Acts ch. 92,§ 21, eff. 1/1/2015.
Effective:6/17/1978
Amended 1978 Ky. Acts ch. 154, sec. 1, effective6/17/1978. -- Created 1976 (1st Extra. Sess.) Ky. Acts ch. 17, sec. 2, effective 1/1/1977.