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HB244

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HB 244 (BR 167) - T. Riner, L. Clark, B. Yonts

     AN ACT relating to drug-free workplace requirements for state contractors.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 45A to prohibit a governmental body from awarding a contract for construction exceeding $250,000 unless the contractor certifies that the contractor has implemented and will maintain a drug-free workplace program, and to require the governmental body to cancel a contract for construction exceeding $250,000 if the contractor fails to implement the drug-free workplace program or fails to provide information concerning the program; create a new section of KRS Chapter 45A to provide definitions for the drug-free workplace program, set out the requirements for a drug-free workplace program, and require the Finance and Administration Cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations implementing the provisions of the new section of KRS Chapter 45A; create a new section of KRS Chapter 176 to prohibit the award of a contract exceeding $250,000 unless the bidder certifies that the bidder has implemented and will maintain a drug-free workplace program, require the department to cancel a contract for construction exceeding $250,000 if the contractor fails to implement the drug-free workplace program or fails to provide information concerning the program; and require the Department of Highways to promulgate administrative regulations implementing the provisions of the new section of KRS Chapter 176; amend KRS 176.110 to conform.

HB 244 - AMENDMENTS


     HFA (1, J. Wayne) - Amend to establish that professional evaluations be conducted by a certified employee assistance professional, a certified alcohol and drug counselor, a licensed psychologist, a licensed clinical social worker, or a licensed professional counselor.

     HFA (2, T. Riner) - Retain original provisions of bill; amend new language to specify that contractors shall not be responsible for subcontractor's failure to comply with provisions of bill, and require subcontractor to indemnify and hold harmless contractor for subcontractor's noncompliance.

     Feb 4-introduced in House
     Feb 5-to State Government (H)
     Feb 10-posted in committee
     Feb 23-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 24-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 25, 2009; floor amendment (1) filed
     Feb 25-floor amendment (2) filed
     Feb 27-3rd reading, passed 90-1 with floor amendments (1) and (2)
     Mar 2-received in Senate
     Mar 4-to State & Local Government (S)

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