SB 80/LM (BR 424) - D. Seum
AN ACT relating to the duties and powers of the mayor of a consolidated local government.
Create a new Section of KRS Chapter 67C defining mayor's powers and duties, create requirement to submit annual revenue and financial, require submission of capital projects plan, define capital projects, require creation of surplus funds account in general fund, define surplus funds account, submit an annual budget, with both a surplus expenditure and budget reduction plan, list requirements for surplus expenditure plan, and alternatives to expending surplus funds, define the terms of a budget reduction plan, place limits on the use of certain budget reduction strategies, make any employee lay-off subject to any civil service ordinances or collective bargaining agreements, create a requirement for mayor to inform agencies and metro council of the status of the budget in regards to surplus or deficit, require the mayor to implement budget reduction plan once certain thresholds reached, create standards for the restoration of reduced services, require the mayor to designate an agency or contracted individual with the mission to track actual and projected revenues with the budget plan adopted, require the designated individual or agency to inform the mayor and metro council monthly of past months revenues, require the designated agency or individual to report quarterly on actual revenues, versus forecast revenues, and to forecast future revenues versus budget forecasts; to amend KRS 67C.105 make certain contracts, agreements, and obligations subject to metro council approval; and amend KRS 67C.139 to conform.
SB 80 - AMENDMENTS
SCS/LM - Create a new Section of KRS Chapter 67C describing the budget process of the consolidated local government, mayor to submit detailed revenue forecast on or before April 15, description of the revenue forecast; establish requirement that mayor submit on or before May 31 a capital projects plan for the upcoming and next 2 fiscal years; define capital project; establish requirement that mayor submit on or before May 31 a budget to the metro council, budget based on revenue forecast presented, requirement for budget to include a surplus expenditure plan and a budget reduction plan, budget to be adopted by metro council, to include surplus and deficit plans, budget plan for surplus of up to 2.5%, description of surplus budget plan requirements and criteria, mayor may not expend funds over 2.5% plan without metro council approval, budget deficit plan described and criteria established; limit ability of mayor and council to lay-off employees, lay-offs subject to civil service ordinances and any collective bargaining agreements, certain budget reduction strategies forbidden, surplus account funds to be used to offset budget deficits, budget deficit reduction plan may limit employee pay, subject to civil service ordinances and collective bargaining agreements; establish priorities for restoring budget cuts; prevent mayor from dealing with budget deficit greater than 5% without metro council approval, no implementation of either budget surplus or deficit reduction plan without a revised revenue forecast; establish a surplus funds account within the general fund; establish criteria for addition of funds to surplus account, restrictions placed on expenditures from account, mayor to designate agency department, or independent contractor to provide revenue forecasts, designee to provide the mayor and metro council with monthly statements of revenue, and compare actual revenue to forecast revenue for the month covered, designee to provide mayor and metro council with quarterly reports on actual income and its relation to forecast income for the past quarter and next 2 quarters; amend KRS 67C.105 to make mayor’s duties conform to criteria established for budget procedures, require the mayor to obtain metro council approval for certain obligations, contracts, or agreements; and make provisions of the Act effective for the consolidated local government for FY 2010-2011.
SFA (1, D. Seum) - Amend Senate Bill 80/SCS to require that any budget reduction plans, or any employee layoffs, or any payroll increment reductions, must recognize civil service ordinances or collective bargaining agreements.
Feb 9-introduced in Senate
Feb 11-to State & Local Government (S); reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Feb 12-2nd reading, to Rules
Feb 23-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 24, 2009; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
Feb 24-3rd reading, passed 22-13 with Committee Substitute and floor amendment (1)
Feb 25-received in House
Feb 26-to Local Government (H)
Feb 27-posted in committee