HB 276 (BR 1155) - A. Koenig, L. Clark, D. Keene, D. Osborne, A. Simpson
AN ACT relating to boards and commissions.
Create a new section of Subchapter 10 of KRS Chapter 224 to establish a procedure for small independent occupational or professional boards and commissions to utilize the administrative services of the Division of Occupations and Professions; make any new independent occupational or professional boards use the division's services unless the board or commission can demonstrate to the division that it will regulate more than 100 persons; require that both new and existing independent occupational and professional boards submit a report to the division and to the Licensing and Occupations Committee if the board fails to regulate at least 100 persons for two consecutive fiscal years; include the number of persons regulated and a detailed financial accounting for the board for each of the two fiscal years in the report; direct the board to either outline its plan to increase its regulated community alone or through merger with another state board or entity to meet the 100 person threshold or allow the division to assume its administrative duties; direct a board or commission that fails to regulate 100 persons for five consecutive fiscal years to either allow the division to assume its administrative duties or submit a report to the division and to the Licensing and Occupations Committee stating whether or not the board wishes to be disbanded and have its enabling statutes repealed; give the board the burden of proving why it should not be disbanded after the five-year review; amend KRS 224.10-052 to expand the administrative services provided by the Division of Occupations and Professions to include those brought about by the two-year and five-year independent board and commission threshold analysis.
HB 276 - AMENDMENTS
HCS - Retain original provisions; add a definition of "independent board or commission" to mean an executive branch agency created by statute that serves the primary purpose of licensing, certifying, registering, or otherwise regulating any occupational or professional category; exclude any executive branch board or commission that is a part of another executive branch agency or any board or commission that is under the authority or jurisdiction of the General Assembly or the judicial branch; exempt any board or commission within any branch of state government if the board or commission is expressly designed to study an issue or to expire within a time certain.
HFA (1, A. Koenig) - Retain original provisions except delete option to disband an independent board or commission after five consecutive fiscal years in which that board or commission has regulated less than 100 persons.
Jan 15-introduced in House
Jan 19-to State Government (H)
Jan 26-posted in committee
Feb 4-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Feb 5-2nd reading, to Rules
Feb 8-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
Feb 9-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Feb 19-3rd reading, passed 95-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
Feb 22-received in Senate
Feb 24-to State & Local Government (S)
Mar 3-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
Mar 4-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 9-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Mar 10-3rd reading, passed 36-0; received in House; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
Mar 11-enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor
Mar 18-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 15)