HB 83 (BR 315) - B. Yonts, M. Denham, S. Riggs
AN ACT relating to water districts.
Amend KRS 74.020 to delete authorization for the county judge/executive to appoint two additional commissioners with approval of the fiscal court when two or more water districts merge; allow districts to extend into one or more adjacent counties; allow single and multicounty districts to acquire an existing or gas distribution system in more than one county without adding additional board members; allow the commission to elect a vice-chairman and any other assistants; allow two or more offices to be held by the same person, except for the chairman; delete requirement that the commissioner's surety bond be approved by the county judge/executive; amend KRS 74.030 to delete requirement for the county attorney to serve as general counsel to the water commission and allow the commission to hire legal counsel; amend KRS 74.040 to allow the commission to hire a chief executive officer and to pay a salary to the chief executive officer; amend 74.050 to require the treasurer to keep records of receipts and disbursements in accordance with the Uniform System of Accounts for utilities and execute a surety bond whose amount is determined by the commission; amend 74.070 to delete the authorization for the commission to acquire, install works, and operate a water system for any district; require all corporate authority be vested within the water commission and the affairs of the water district to fall under the commission; allow the commission to adopt bylaws not inconsistent with KRS Chapter 74; amend KRS 74.110 to require notice of a petition to change the territorial boundaries of a water district in accordance with KRS Chapter 424 and notice to any water district that will be affected; amend KRS 74.330 to extend the bond issues from 30 to 40 years; amend KRS 74.361 to allow current water commissioners to continue to serve even after a merger of a water district, regardless of their term of expiration, for one year; amend KRS 74.363 to conform to allow water commissioners to continue to serve even after a merger and delete requirement for the county judge/executive to approve the number of commissioners following the merger; determine the number of commissioners in the merger documents; delete the formula for commissioners in a resulting district of two or more counties; amend KRS 65.060, 65.805, 74.407, 74.370, 76.005, 76.242, 220.010, and 220.554 to conform; repeal KRS 74.250 and KRS 74.416.
HB 83 - AMENDMENTS
HCS - Delete new language in Section 8 requiring written notice to a water district if a proposed change will affect its existing territorial boundaries.
HFA (1, A. Koenig) - Amend Section 6 to clarify that a water district commissioner serving as a commission treasurer shall be eligible for up to $200 per year in additional compensation for his or her services as treasurer.
SFA (1, D. Thayer) - Prohibit sanitary sewer systems from charging unserved customers rates for the portion of the sewer system which provides for the management, conveyance, storage, treatment or disposal of storm water.
(Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)
Jan 8-introduced in House; to Local Government (H)
Jan 15-posted in committee
Jan 22-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Jan 23-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
Jan 24-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, January 25, 2008
Jan 25-3rd reading, passed 90-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
Jan 28-received in Senate
Jan 30-to Agriculture & Natural Resources (S)
Feb 28-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar; floor amendment (1) filed
Feb 29-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 3-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Mar 5-3rd reading; floor amendment (1) withdrawn ; passed 38-0; received in House
Mar 7-enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
Apr 1-enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor
Apr 7-signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 6)