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HB 290/Analysis (BR 992) - R. Rand

     AN ACT relating to appropriations and revenue measures providing financing and conditions for the operations, maintenance, support, and functioning of the government of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and its various officers, cabinets, departments, boards, commissions, institutions, subdivisions, agencies, and other state-supported activities.
     The State/Executive Branch Budget: appropriate from the General Fund (Tobacco), General Fund, Restricted Funds, Federal Funds, Road Fund, Bond Funds, Highway Bonds, Agency Bonds, Capital Construction Surplus, Investment Income, and other funds, $62,948,700 in fiscal year 2009-2010, $31,164,689,400 in fiscal year 2010-2011, and $28,560,719,700 in fiscal year 2011-2012, as follows:
General Government
2009-2010 $140,600
2010-2011 $1,079,016,000
2011-2012 $1,016,212,100
Economic Development Cabinet
2010-2011 $28,085,100
2011-2012 $33,609,000
Department of Education
2010-2011 $4,937,458,300
2011-2012 $4,793,878,000
Education and Workforce Development Cabinet
2010-2011 $2,584,982,600
2011-2012 $2,589,407,400
Energy and Environment Cabinet
2010-2011 $290,102,800
2011-2012 $259,210,900
Finance and Administration Cabinet
2010-2011 $662,871,800
2011-2012 $642,812,300
Health and Family Services Cabinet
2010-2011 $7,797,976,100
2011-2012 $8,409,113,000
Justice and Public Safety Cabinet
2010-2011 $906,043,800
2011-2012 $909,941,700
Labor Cabinet
2010-2011 $214,064,100
2011-2012 $216,191,600
Personnel Cabinet
2010-2011 $106,517,000
2011-2012 $135,077,800
Postsecondary Education
2010-2011 $5,816,692,700
2011-2012 $6,024,606,200
Public Protection Cabinet
2010-2011 $113,082,900
2011-2012 $111,892,800
Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet
2009-2010 $511,400
2010-2011 $220,707,900
2011-2012 $222,196,900
Funds Transfer to General Fund
2009-2010 $7,391,900
2010-2011 $73,939,800
2011-2012 $117,780,600
Phase I Tobacco Settlement Funding Program
2010-2011 $114,318,100
2011-2012 $105,714,800
Not included in the above appropriation amounts are capital project amounts as follows:
Capital Projects
2009-2010 $62,296,700
2010-2011 $4,154,498,000
2011-2012 $810,879,000
provide funds for the Lieutenant Governor's housing allowance; authorize the Kentucky Veterans' Centers to continue weekend and holiday pay incentives; allow travel and per diem expenses for Congressional Medal of Honor recipients; provide debt service to the Department of Veterans' Affairs; cap the amount of principal an applicant can owe the Kentucky Agricultural Finance Corporation; allow for the allocation of Tobacco Settlement Funds to county councils for administrative costs; provide General Fund (Tobacco) moneys for the Agricultural Development Fund's counties account; authorize an administrative fee on Infrastructure for Economic Development Fund projects; provide funds to support services to coal-producing counties; provide debt service to the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority; provide that the Governor's call of the Kentucky National Guard to active duty is a necessary government expense; provide that disaster or emergency aid funds are necessary government expenses; provide debt service to the Department for Local Government; provide Restricted Funds to support the 12 Multi-County regional industrial park authorities; provide that General Fund moneys appropriated for the Local Government Economic Development Fund (LGEDF) are based on the State Budget Director's official estimates; declare that no General Fund appropriation is provided to the Kentucky Workers' Compensation Funding Commission; detail transfer of funds to the Osteopathic Medicine Scholarship Program; declare that no funds shall be transferred to the Pharmacy Scholarship Fund; provide that the quarterly calculation and transfer of moneys from the General Fund to LGEDF be made only after funds are appropriated for the Trover Clinic, Office of Mine Safety and Licensing, School Facilities Construction Commission, Water and Sewer Resources Development Fund for Coal-Producing Counties, KIA Infrastructure for Economic Development Fund for Coal-Producing Counties, Infrastructure for Economic Development Fund for Coal-Producing Counties, Read to Achieve, Robinson Scholars Program, Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, Department for Local Government, Mining Engineering Scholarship Program, and Operations and Support Services for school technology in coal counties; transfer funds from the LGEDF, Multi-County Fund, for KIA Infrastructure for Economic Development Fund for Coal-Producing Counties, Drug Courts, Operation Unite, Tourism Marketing Program, Energy Research and Development Fund, and Department for Local Government for the 12 Multi-County regional industrial park authorities; provide debt service for LGEDF; establish parameters for county flexibility with LGEDF allocations; declare that no funds shall be transferred to the Secondary Wood Products Development Fund; establish an appropriation limit for the Area Development Fund; allow Area Development District flexibility; allow Restricted Funds to be used for the continuation of current activities with the Office of the Secretary of State; establish that amounts above those appropriated to match Federal Funds for the Help America Vote Act are necessary government expenses; provide that the State Board of Elections shall set a rate for new voter registration fees and for expenses; establish that costs associated with special elections, additional precincts with a voting machine, additional registered voters, and new voters are necessary government expenses; establish that expert witnesses are necessary government expenses; provide annual and sick leave service credit for any former employee of the Unified Prosecutorial System; detail legal services contracts; establish that the Transportation Cabinet shall review the costs of distributing Child Sexual Abuse License Plate and that any revenue received from the plates be transferred to the Child Victims' Trust Fund; permit the Office of the Attorney General to recover reasonable costs of litigation; allow the Attorney General to suspend payment of 50 hour blocks of compensatory time for those attorneys who have accumulated 240 hours of compensatory time and instead convert those hours to sick leave; require the Prosecutors Advisory Council to approve compensation for employees of the Unified Prosecutorial System; provide for a recurring transfer from the Unclaimed Property Fund; allow the Purchase of Agriculture Conservation Easement (PACE) board to contract; allow the Department of Agriculture to receive funds from local and private sources to match Federal Funds for PACE; allow the Department of Agriculture to promulgate administrative regulations to establish fees to maintain a metrology lab; provide a General Fund appropriation from Agriculture's budget unit for Murray State University's Breathitt Veterinary Center and the University of Kentucky's diagnostic laboratories; declare that no funds are provided for Auditor's Scholarships; requirement that the Auditor of Public Accounts be given first right of refusal for audits; allow the Auditor of Public Accounts to suspend payment of 50 hour blocks of compensatory time for those employees who have accumulated 240 hours of compensatory time and instead convert those hours to sick leave; establish reporting requirements for the Auditor of Public Accounts; allow the Auditor of Public Accounts to convert compensatory leave to sick leave; establish charges for federal, state, and local audits; establish Personnel Board operating assessment; provide dependent subsidy for retirees for the Kentucky Employee and County Employees Retirement System; provide that water withdrawal fees are tax-exempt; provide that Tier I water withdrawal fees shall be used to support the operations of the Kentucky River Authority and for contractual services for water supply and quality studies; provide debt service to the School Facilities Construction Commission (SFCC); establish the Urgent Need School Trust Fund; allow the SFCC to make additional offers of assistance; allow a local board of education to commit an equivalent tax rate not to exceed five cents in addition to taxes levied in KRS 157.440 for debt service, new facilities, or major renovations; provide that moneys are appropriated to comply with the Teachers' Retirement System statutes; establish funds to be set aside for the administration of the Teachers' Retirement System; provide funds for the amortization of sick leave for teachers retiring during the biennium; provide State Medical Insurance Fund financing; provide dependent subsidy for teacher retirees under age 65; provide that salary supplements received by highly skilled educators not be included in the total salary compensation for any retirement benefits; provide for the payment of judgments; detail Appropriations Not Otherwise Classified; provide that the repayment of awards or judgments made by the Board of Claims come from the General Fund; provide funds for guardian ad litems appointed pursuant to KRS 311.732 and cap their fee at $500; establish reissuance of uncashed State Treasurer checks; appropriate funds for state and local police officers and firefighters; establish that interest income from and loan repayments received by the High-Tech Construction/Investment Pool be used to support the Department for Commercialization and Innovation; provide debt service for the Office of the Secretary in the Economic Development Cabinet; provide debt service for Financial Incentives; provide for the carry forward of the General Fund appropriation balance for the Bluegrass State Skills Corporation; detail the employment of Department of Education personnel and leadership personnel; establish funding for employer health and life insurance for employees of local school districts; provide that the Kentucky School for the Blind and Deaf is fully eligible to participate in the Kentucky Education Technology System; detail fund transfers for the Family Resource and Youth Services Centers; provide funds for employer contributions for health insurance and health reimbursement accounts for employees waiving coverage; provide school district flexibility; provide program flexcibility for Professional Development, Extended School Services, Textbooks, and Safe Schools; require the publication of the school district's annual financial statement and report card; require that supplemental funding distribution include certain Category II and III programs; require coordination with Head Start; allow the Department of Education to expend moneys appropriated to the Highly Skilled Education Assistance Program on intervention services as required by No Child Left Behind; provide for authorize the Commissioner of Education to use the Commonwealth School Improvement Fund to meet the requirements of No Child Left Behind; provide for transfer of the Commons School Fund; provide funds for the base SEEK Program, Tier I component, vocational transportation, secondary vocational education, Teachers' Retirement System employer match, and salary supplements for nationally certified teachers; provide for the allocation of SEEK funds; establish timeline for the final SEEK calculation; detail SEEK adjustment factors; provide funds for facilities equalization funding and retroactive equalized facility funding; provide that the school term for this biennium include at least 177 six-hour instructional days; provide funds for the Local Records Grant Program; provide that Libraries and Archives distribute per capita grants within appropriated amounts; allow funds from the Unemployment Insurance Penalty and Interest Account to be used to operate employment training and unemployment insurance programs; provide that Area Vocational Education Centers are fully eligible to participate in the Kentucky Education Technology System; detail employment of leadership personnel by the Education Professional Standards Board; require the Education Professional Standards Board to establish the minimum number of hours for teacher certification; declare that no funds are appropriated for the Kentucky Principal Internship Program; provide debt service to the Office of the Secretary in the Energy and Environment Cabinet; declare that no funds are provided for full-time inspectors to each municipal solid waste landfill; provide debt service to Environmental Protection; provide that the new tire fee continue to be collected until June 30, 2012; establish that the cost of emergency fire suppression exceeding $240,000 annually is a necessary government expense; provide for energy research and development; provide debt service for the Public Service Commission; provide that established amounts lapse to the General Fund; detail the Telecommunication Access Program funding mechanism; provide that any expenditures required by the Social Security Contingent Liability Fund are necessary government expenses; provide that General Fund (Tobacco) moneys under the Finance and Administration Cabinet's Debt Service budget unit lapse; declare that a portion of the General Fund appropriation under the Finance and Administration Cabinet's Debt Service budget unit comes from financing of the advancement of video lottery terminal license fees; provide for the acceleration of moneys received by the General Fund from the payment of video lottery terminal license fees; provide for county costs; detail the insurance surcharge rate; provide that the Road Fund appropriation under the Revenue budget unit represents the cost of the Road Fund Compliance and Motor Vehicle Property Tax Programs; provide that funds may be expended for the operations of the Department of Revenue; authorize property valuation administrators to manage expenditures; prohibit the Kentucky Works Program from participating in the Human Services Transportation Delivery Program or the Coordinated Transportation Advisory Committee; provide debt service to the General Administration and Program Support budget unit under the Health and Family Services Cabinet; provide General Fund (Tobacco) moneys for Universal Newborn Hearing Screening; provide for transfer of excess administrative funds for Medicaid benefits; provide Medicaid service category expenditure information; provide funds to support additional Supports for Community Living slots; provide that any unexpended General Fund appropriation carry forward; define the parameters of the Disproportionate Share Hospital Program; prohibit hospitals from billing patients for services if services have been reported to the Cabinet and the hospital has received disproportionate share payments for specific services; require that any provider that publicizes that it has paid the provider tax also publicize the amount of payment received from the Department for Medicaid Services during the same period; prohibit hospitals from being reimbursed both from the Quality and Charity Trust Fund and the Disproportionate Share Hospital Program for the same service to the same patient; allow transfer of funds to the Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program (KCHIP) to match Federal Funds; require that any funds received through an Intergovernmental Transfer (IGT) between the Department for Medicaid Services and other governmental entities be used through the provision of Medicaid benefits; require Medicaid budget analysis reports; provide for a Medicaid Benefit budget deficit and surplus; provide for transfer of Medicaid Benefits funds; prohibit acute care hospitals from converting to critical access hospitals unless certain requirements are met; allow Medicaid copayments; provide copayment guidelines for participating Medicaid pharmacies; suspend KCHIP premiums; provide that mental health disproportionate share funds are budgeted at maximum amounts; provide debt service for the Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities budget unit; provide General Fund (Tobacco) moneys for substance abuse prevention and treatment for pregnant women with a history of substance abuse; provide General Fund (Tobacco) moneys for the Health Access Nurturing Development Services Program, Healthy Start initiatives, Universal Children's Immunizations, Folic Acid Program, Early Childhood Mental Health, Early Childhood Oral Health, Kentucky Early Intervention Services First Steps Program, Reach Out and Read Program, Smoking Cessation, and Early Childhood Development Program; require that an entity contracting with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to provide essential services shall provide local match equal to or greater than the amount in effect during fiscal year 2009-2010; provide funds for Drug Courts in Kentucky's coal-producing counties and Operation Unite; provide General Fund (Tobacco) moneys for the Office of Drug Control Policy; provide funds for the Kentucky Law Enforcement Foundation Program Fund, training incentive payments, and training incentive stipends; provide that the Governor's call of the Kentucky State Police to extraordinary duty is a necessary government expense; provide funds for Kentucky State Police personal training incentives, operations, administration, and dispatcher training incentives; provide debt service to the Corrections Management budget unit; allow the Department of Corrections to adjust appropriations between the Community Services and Local Facilities budget unit and the Adult Correctional Institutions budget unit; provide jailer mental health screening training; provide for time credit for program completion, meritorious credit, and home incarceration; provide funds to the Adult Correctional Institutions budget unit for education programs at Department of Corrections facilities that had previously been funded by the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) budget unit; provide that excess local jail per diem costs are necessary government expenses; provide funds for local jail funding; provide conditional parole for substance abuse and other programs; provide intermediate sanctions for technical parole violators; provide parole deferments; allow the Department of Public Advocacy to suspend payment of 50 hour blocks of compensatory time for those attorneys who have accumulated 240 hours of compensatory time and instead convert those hours to sick leave; declare that no General Fund moneys are appropriated to the Kentucky Workers' Compensation Funding Commission;
provide funds from the Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis Fund to support mine safety compliance, education, and training; provide a pool of funds to be allocated and distributed to employers of members of the Kentucky Employees Retirement System and the State Police Retirement System to provide the General Fund portion of the increased employer contribution rates; provide a pool of funds to be allocated to the Executive Branch agencies that participate in the Public Employees Self-Insured Health Insurance Program to provide the General Fund portion of the increased cost of health insurance; provide funds to support a dependent subsidy for full-time employees of quasi-governmental employers, excluding state agencies, participating in the State Group Health Insurance Program; provide for the Adult Education and Literacy Funding Program and Science and Technology Funding Program to not lapse and to carry forward; provide for transfer of moneys from the Strategic Investment and Incentive Trust Fund; provide General Fund (Tobacco) moneys for the Ovarian Cancer Screening Outreach Program; provide debt service for the Council on Postsecondary Education; declare that no net lottery revenues are provided and that bond funds are appropriated to replace the full value of net lottery revenues; provide debt service for the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority; provide funds for the College Access Program, the Kentucky Tuition Grant Program, the Teacher Scholarship Program, the Kentucky National Guard Tuition Assistance Program, and the Kentucky Education Excellence Scholarships (KEES); provide coal severance funds for the National Guard Tuition Assistance program for members from coal-producing counties; provide debt service for Kentucky State University, Morehead State University, Northern Kentucky University, the University of Kentucky, the University of Louisville, and Western Kentucky University; provide funds for the Mining Engineering Scholarship Program and the Robinson Scholars program; provide funds for the Quality and Charity Care Trust Agreement; provide funds for the Firefighters Foundation Program Fund and the Firefighters Training Center Fund; provide that the funding for education programs at Department of Corrections facilities is located in the Adult Correctional Institutions budget unit; provide for the conveyance of KCTCS property; allow the Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction funding flexibility; provide General Fund (Tobacco) moneys for the Kentucky Access Program; provide funds for Tourism Marketing and Development and the Bluegrass State Games; provide that no transfer be made to the Parks Capital Maintenance and Renovation Fund; provide debt service to the Parks budget unit and the State Fair Board budget unit; provide that local art councils be exempt from open meetings and records laws; provide for Capital Construction Fund appropriations and reauthorizations; provide for the expiration of existing line-item capital construction projects; detail bond proceeds investment income; provide for appropriations for projects not line-itemized; provide for bond issues for tobacco and non-coal producing counties; provide that if funds from the Capital Construction and Equipment Purchase Contingency Account or Emergency Repair, Maintenance, and Replacement Account are not sufficient then expenditures of the fund are necessary government expenses; authorize and appropriate capital projects for various state agencies and universities; require the Secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet and the State Property and Buildings Commission to approve all economic development bonds before issuance, provide for the use of New Economy High-Tech Construction/Investment Pool funds; provide funds for the Kentucky Alternative Fuel and Renewable Energy Fund Program; provide that funds for the Commonwealth Office of Technology's major equipment purchases shall be transferred from the Operating Budget as funds are available and needed; provide guidelines for agency bond-funded projects for postsecondary institutions; provide for fund designations; provide for the expenditure of excess Restricted Funds or Federal Funds Receipts; provide for interim appropriation increases; provide that revision of appropriation allotments conform to statutory requirements; provide purpose and transfer restrictions for appropriations expenditure; outline permitted appropriation obligations; require that any General Fund or Road Fund appropriation made in anticipation of a lack, loss, or reduction of Federal Funds lapse to the General Fund or Road Fund Surplus Account; require a state agency entitled to Federal Funds to conform to statutory requirements; provide that any excess General Fund or Road Fund debt service shall lapse, unless directed otherwise by this bill; provide that all statutes and portions of statutes in conflict with this bill are suspended, unless otherwise provided by this bill; clarify the construction of budget provisions on statutory budget administration power and duties; provide that the Secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet shall interpret all questions arising from this bill; provide for the publication of this bill; require the State Budget Director to monitor and report on the Commonwealth's financial condition; authorize the Secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet to prorate administration costs; provide that no portion of this bill alone be construed to confirm or ratify an executive reorganization order; require the State Budget Director to provide a budget planning report and tax expenditure revenue loss estimates to each branch; provide that any duplicate appropriations be governed by the duplicate appropriation statute; provide for priority of individual appropriations and severability of budget provisions; provide that all unclaimed lottery prize money be credited to the Kentucky Education Excellence Scholarship Reserve; provide various Workers' Compensation requirements; provide that the dormancy period for abandoned property held by financial institutions, other than traveler's checks, is three years; provide for the sale of abandoned property by the Finance and Administration Cabinet; provide that premium and retaliatory taxes be credited to the General Fund; provide for undesignated General Fund and Road Fund carry forward; provide for the adoption of budget reductions; provide for General Fund expenditure reductions; allow for the reallocation of appropriations among budget units; provide that the sale of surplus property be deposited into the General Fund unless federal funding restraints require otherwise; provide expedited protest resolution; establish the state salary/compensation and employment policy; specify fund transfers; provide a General Fund Budget Reduction Plan and General Fund Surplus Expenditure Plan; provide a Road Fund Budget Reduction Plan and a Road Fund Surplus Expenditure Plan; outline Phase I Tobacco Settlement Funds; provide a State/Executive Branch Budget Summary; establish the Insurance Coverage, Affordability, and Relief to Small Employers (ICARE) program; provide a contingency plan for additional federal assistance for states; require a declaration requirement for nonresident business income; amend the Kentucky Environmental Stewardship Credit; and provide for expanded gaming.

HB 290 - AMENDMENTS


     HCS - Retain original provisions with the following exceptions: provide funding for Veterans' Service Organization programs, Veterans' Cemetery Nursing Home, and debt service for Fourth State Veterans' Nursing Home; increase Federal Funds for the Governor's Office of Agricultural Policy; provide debt service for Kentucky Jobs for Kentucky Families in the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority's General Fund appropriation; provide debt service for previously overprogrammed water and sewer infrastructure projects; delete administrative fee on Infrastructure for Economic Development Fund projects from Kentucky Infrastructure Authority; provide for a transfer from the Local Government Economic Development Fund to the Pharmacy Scholarship Fund; amend the energy research and development language; provide that no grants shall be made from the Local Government Economic Development Fund, Multi-County Fund, without General Assembly authorization, unless the grant is for an industrial development project; increase the General Fund appropriation for the Auditor of Public Accounts; increase necessary government expense appropriation for expert witnesses; delete reasonable costs of litigation language from Attorney General; increase the Federal Funds appropriation for the Commonwealth's Attorneys; decrease the General Fund appropriation for Agriculture; delete metrology lab and Breathitt Veterinary Center and diagnostic laboratories language from Agriculture; provide that the Department of Agriculture shall allocate sufficient funds for inspectors on amusement rides and attractions; provide funds for the Local Agricultural Fair State Aid Program, the County Fair Agricultural Premium Program, the County Fair Building Program, the World Equestrian Games, and the Farms to Food Banks Program; decrease the Restricted Fund appropriation for the Personnel Board; provide special assessment language; decrease the Restricted Fund appropriation for the Kentucky Retirement Systems; increase the General Fund appropriation for the School Facilities Construction Commission; provide debt service for Kentucky Jobs for Kentucky Families in the School Facilities Construction Commission's General Fund appropriation; provide language for the financing of the State Medication Insurance Fund; provide funds for supplemental health insurance for retired teachers; increase the General Fund appropriation in fiscal year 2010-2011 and decrease the General Fund appropriation in fiscal year 2011-2012 for the Cabinet for Economic Development's Office of the Secretary; delete debt service language; provide funds for the Louisville Waterfront Development Corporation; require that the Kentucky Innovation and Commercialization Center Program remain open for the fiscal biennium; provide sufficient funds to support the six Innovation and Commercialization Centers and seven Satellite Innovation Centers; include funds for the Allen County Industrial Authority; prohibit the Secretary for the Cabinet of Economic Development from receiving a salary greater than the Governor; decrease the General Fund appropriation for the Cabinet for Economic Development's Financial Incentives; decrease debt service for Financial Incentives; decrease the General Fund appropriation for the Department of Education's Executive Policy and Management; decrease the General Fund appropriation for Operations and Support Services; provide funds for the Education Technology Program and debt service for Kentucky Jobs for Kentucky Families in the Operations and Support Service's General Fund appropriation; decrease the General Fund appropriation for Learning and Results Services; decrease funds for health insurance; delete school district flexibility language; delete the Reach to Achieve language; allow a member of the State Advisory Council for Gifted and Talented Education to be reappointed but prohibit them from serving more than three consecutive terms; establish a member of the Kentucky Association for Gifted Education as a voting member of the council; provide for the allocation of safe school funds and school-based decision making councils; provide funds for the Kentucky School for the Blind and the Kentucky School for the Deaf; provide funds for ACT and WorksKeys testing, Appalachian Learning Disabled Tutoring, Blind/Deaf Residential Travel Program, Collaborative Center for Literacy Development, Commonwealth Accountability Testing System Report Card, Commonwealth School Improvement Fund, Community Education Program, Dropout Prevention Program, Elementary Arts and Humanities Program, Every1 Reads Program, Extended School Services Program, Family Resource and Youth Services Centers Program, Georgia Chaffee Teenage Parent Program, Gifted and Talented Program, Highly Skilled Educator Program, Leadership and Mentor Fund, Local School District Live Insurance, Locally Operated Vocational Schools, Mathematics Achievement Fund, Middle School Academic Center, Partnership for Student Success Program, Preschool Program, Professional Development Program, Profession Growth Fund, Read to Achieve Program, Safe Schools Program, Save the Children/Rural Literacy Program, School Food Services, State Agency Children Program, Teacher Academies Program, Teacher Recruitment and Retention Program - Educator Quality and Diversity, Textbooks Program, Virtual Learning Program, and Writing Program; provide funds for the Lexington Hearing and Speech Center; provide that any non-SEEK state grant funds appropriated by the Department of Education and disbursed to local school districts unexpended during fiscal year 2009-2010 lapse to the General Fund; allow local school districts to use the primary election day as an instructional day; provide language for school calendars; provide for surplus property at the Kentucky School for the Blind and the Kentucky School for the Deaf; provide for the use of local district capital funds; decrease the General Fund appropriation for Support Education Excellence in Kentucky (SEEK); decrease funds for base SEEK allotments and the Tier 1 component; provide that if funds are insufficient to provide the mandated salary supplement for public school teachers who have attained certification from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards, the Kentucky Department of Education is authorized to pro rata reduce the supplement; decrease allocation of SEEK funds; amend retroactive equalized facility funding; delete 177 instructional days language; provide for the use of SEEK funds and excess SEEK funds; increase the General Fund appropriation for the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet's General Administration and Program Support; provide funds for the Governor's Scholars Program; increase the General Fund appropriation for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing; increase the General Fund appropriation for Kentucky Educational Television; require collaboration between the Department of Libraries and Archives and the state's public universities and libraries; increase the General Fund appropriation for Direct Local Aid; provide debt service for Kentucky Jobs for Kentucky Families in the Direct Local Aid's General Fund appropriation; increase the General Fund appropriation of the Office of the Blind; provide language for the total rate of unemployment; increase the General Fund appropriation for Career and Technical Education; provide for the transfer of state-operated secondary vocational education and technology centers; increase the General Fund appropriation for Vocational Rehabilitation; provide funds for interpreter services; delete the waste tire program language from the Department for Environmental Protection; provide funds for the Kentucky Pride Program; increase the General Fund appropriation for the Department of Natural Resources; provide funds for conservation districts, forestry tree nurseries, and the return of permit and acreage fees; amend the energy research and development language; decrease the Public Service's Commission lapse; delete the telecommunication access language from the Public Service Commission; provide funds for small utilities assistance; provide language pertaining to a water district or a water association undertaking a waterline extension or improvement project; delete language pertaining to the Kentucky Alternative Fuel and Renewable Energy Fund Program; decrease the General Fund appropriation for the Finance and Administration Cabinet's General Administration; provide for the State Motor Vehicle Fleet; decrease the General Fund appropriation for Debt Service; make a technical correction to General Fund (Tobacco) debt service language; delete language pertaining to financing and the acceleration of moneys received by the General Fund from the payment of video lottery terminal license fees; provide debt service for Kentucky Jobs for Kentucky Families in the Facilities and Support Service's General Fund appropriation; provide for computer services fund receipts; decrease the General Fund appropriation for Revenue; provide debt service; increase the General Fund appropriation for Property Valuation Administrators; increase the General Fund appropriation for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services' General Administration and Program Support; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to maximize Federal Funds; authorize various departments to establish and fill positions that are 100 percent federally funded for salary and fringe benefits; allow the Secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to transfer funds between the cabinet's appropriation units; provide funds for universal newborn vision screening; decrease the General Fund appropriation, increase the Restricted Funds appropriation, and increase the Federal Funds appropriation for Medicaid Benefits; provide funds for urban trauma center hospital, Medicaid state match for preventative services by local and district health departments; establish guidelines for appeals; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to conduct a study on the feasibility of pursuing a Medicaid waiver for personal care services; provide funds for a carry forward to support Medicaid benefits expenditures; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to conduct a study to identify measures that would ensure Medicaid recipients are properly identified with Medicaid providers and to evaluate Medicaid benefits and efficiencies; provide funds to support the continuation of the contract between the Cabinet for Health and Family Services and University Health Care, Inc.; decrease the General Fund appropriation for the Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities; provide for the replacement of Eastern State Hospital; provide that if the Cabinet for Health and Family Services occupies the replacement facility for Eastern State Hospital, all rental payments shall be deemed a necessary government expense; provide funds for the Kentucky Prescription Assistance Program and for regional Mental Health/Mental Boards retirement cost increases; increase the General Fund appropriation for the Department of Public Health; prohibit the Department of Public Health from imposing a cap on the number or amount of services that a local or public health department can provide; provide funds for local health department retirement cost increases; increase the General Fund appropriation for the Department of Community Based Services; provide funds for base funding restoration, Kentucky Sexual Assault Prevention Programs, Kentucky Domestic Violence Program, Child Advocacy Centers, and Children's Place; increase the General Fund appropriation for Aging and Independent Living; require the Department for Aging and Independent Living to administer the Kentucky Caregiver Program in accordance with administrative regulations to be promulgated by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services; provide funds for the Franklin County Aging Council retirement cost increase; require the increased use of parole; provide funding for the Mary Kendall Homes and Gateway Juvenile Diversion; decrease the General Fund appropriation and increase the Road Fund appropriation for Kentucky State Police; prohibit the Commissioner of the Department of State Police from appointing additional Commercial Vehicle Enforcement (CVE) officers and provide that once a CVE officer leaves their position, it shall be filled by a Kentucky State trooper; require the Kentucky Department of State Police to file an annual CVE report; decrease the General Fund appropriation for Corrections Management; require the Department of Corrections to assess the nonviolent, nonsexual inmate population incarcerated for a Class C or B felony and to develop recommendations that will reduce their time of incarceration; decrease the General Fund appropriation for Adult Correctional Institutions; delete the home incarceration and administration of home incarceration from Adult Correctional Institutions; require the Department of Corrections to file semiannual reports on the Canteen Fund; require the warden of each Department of Corrections institution to expunge inmate prison disciplinary reports that have been dismissed or otherwise ordered void; require the Secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet to develop a plan for correctional facility expansion; decrease the General Fund appropriations for Community Services and Local Facilities; provide for home incarceration and administration of home incarceration; provide funds for additional probation and parole officers as well as for community corrections services to assist parolees in reentering the community; provide funds for inmate medical care expenses and to provide a monthly payment to each county with a life safety jail or a closed jail; decrease the General Fund appropriation and increase the Restricted Fund appropriation for the Personnel Cabinet; provide that debt service for the Personnel Cabinet's General Operations come from Restricted Fund moneys; decrease the General Fund appropriation and increase the Restricted Fund appropriation for the Council on Postsecondary Education; delete debt service language; provide for postsecondary education debt; provide funds for the Washington, D.C. Internship Program, the Kentucky Adult Education Funding Program, the Contract Spaces Program, 164 veterinary slots, and debt service for Kentucky Jobs for Kentucky Families in the Council on Postsecondary Education's General Fund appropriation; decrease Bond Funds for Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA); provide General Fund moneys for the College Assess Program, the Kentucky Tuition Grant Program, the Teacher Scholarship Program, the Kentucky National Guard Tuition Assistance Program, and the Kentucky Education Excellence Scholarships; delete lottery fund and debt service language; provide funds for the Work Study Program and the Pharmacy Scholarship Program; prescribe the use of excess lottery revenues; decrease the General Fund appropriation for Eastern Kentucky University; provide funds for the Community Operations Board; reduce the General Fund appropriation for Kentucky State University; reduce the General Fund appropriation for Morehead State University; increase the General Fund appropriation for Murray State University; provide funds for the Breathitt Veterinary Center at Murray State University and provide that the appropriation cannot be reduced; reduce the General Fund appropriation for Northern Kentucky University; decrease the General Fund appropriation for the University of Kentucky; provide funds for the diagnostic laboratories at the University of Kentucky and provide that the appropriation cannot be reduced; reduce the General Fund appropriation for the University of Louisville; reduce the General Fund appropriation for Western Kentucky University; reduce the General Fund appropriation for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System; amend corrections education language; make technical correction to conveyance of property language; address salary increases for employees of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System who are in the University of Kentucky personnel system; decrease the Restricted Fund appropriation for the Public Protection Cabinet's Financial Institutions; increase the General Fund appropriation and decrease the Restricted Fund appropriation for the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet's Office of the Secretary; require that no less than $200,000 in each fiscal year be allocated from the Tourism Marketing and Development on behalf of coal-producing counties for fees for professional artists and entertainers performing on the Kentucky Music Trail and require that the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet promote this assistance opportunity; provide funds for various outdoor drama grants and the International Mystery Writers' Festival; require the Secretary of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet to transfer funds to the Horse Park Commission for the 2010 World Equestrian Games; increase the General Fund appropriation for the Department of Parks; provide funds for the Nicholas Hildreth School; decrease the General Fund appropriation and increase the Restricted Funds appropriation for the Horse Park Commission; provide Restricted Funds to the Horse Park Commission for the 2010 World Equestrian Games; decrease the appropriation for the Historical Society; provide that no funds are appropriated to support the retrofit of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History for the Kentucky Show production; increase the General Fund appropriation for the Arts Council; provide funds to support programs for children with learning disabilities and for the Westport School Community Center for Arts and Education; amend and add various capital projects; make technical corrections to Part III; delete the provision relating to abandoned property held by financial institutions, to the sale of abandoned property by Finance Cabinet, and to premium and retaliatory taxes; increase the mandatory General Fund expenditure reduction by $20,600,000 in each year of the biennium; delete the provision relating to the sales of surplus property, and to expedited protest resolution; provide a new provision relating to Lottery Dividends and to Road Fund resources; designate the Wine and Vine Fest as the official wine festival of the Commonwealth; provide language to prohibit the Governor from expending more than 55 percent of the funds appropriated during the first half of fiscal year 2011-2012; provide a provision relating to Civil War reenactors; provide a language directive relating to budget implementation; direct the Governor to reduce $5,000,000 in each fiscal year from the reduction of nonmerit employees, (constitutional officers are exempt); provide a directive relating to information technology; provide a language directive related to equipment service contracts and energy efficiency measures; require the Governor to reduce General Fund contracts by $29,300,000 in fiscal year 2010-2011 and $87,900,000 in fiscal year 2011-2012; remove the provision from Part IV relating to maximum filled permanent positions; make changes in the Health Benefits Plan and assume less inflationary cost increases; define the core benefits of the Base Plan; identify the premiums for the Base Plan; establish a Pilot Wellness Program; identify the retirement contribution rates; provide for two additional funds transfers; amend the General Fund Budget Reduction Plan and the General Fund Surplus Expenditure Plan; make technical corrections to Part VIII, Part IX, and Part X; delete the original Contingency Plan for Additional Federal Assistance for States and replaces with a new version; create the Kentucky Small Business Initiative which gives a preference to Kentucky small businesses in government contracts over the small purchase limit; require contractors with government contracts over $500,000 to utilize Kentucky small businesses for at least 20 percent of their contract price or face a five percent contract price penalty; require the Finance and Administration Cabinet to report utilization of Kentucky small businesses, women-owned businesses, minority-owned businesses, and veteran-owned businesses in state contracts; create Kentucky Jobs for Kentucky Families and authorize various water, sewer, and school projects; attach 2010 RS HB 530.

     HCA (1, R. Rand) - Appropriate $1,300,000 in General Fund moneys in fiscal year 2010-2011 for the Hopkins County Fairgrounds Phase II project; make technical corrections to various water, sewer, and school projects.

     HFA (1, R. Rand) - Appropriate $1,300,000 in general fund moneys in fiscal year 2010-2011 for the Hopkins County Fairgrounds Phase II project; make technical correction to Children's Place language; make technical correction to the issuance of employee paychecks language; make technical corrections to various water, sewer, and school projects.

     HFA (2, J. Comer Jr.) - Provide that the requirements that public works projects comply with the prevailing wage statutes shall be suspended during the upcoming biennium.

     HFA (3, J. Comer Jr.) - Remove all bonded projects contained in Part XV of the Executive Branch Budget; remove all bonds authorized in association with Part XV; remove all appropriated debt service for bonds authorized in association with Part XV; create a school employee bonus plan and provide an appropriation to the bonus plan.

     SCS/Analysis - Retain original provisions with the following exceptions: reduce general fund appropriations by an equal percentage of one and one-half percent in fiscal year 2010-2011 and one percent in fiscal year 2011-2012; delete all Kentucky Jobs for Kentucky Families debt service; amend debt service for the Department of Veterans' Affairs; provide for an administrative fee on Infrastructure for Economic Development Fund projects; amend debt service for the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority and the Department of Local Government; delete language pertaining to support of the 12 multi-county regional industrial park authorities; delete funds for the Hopkins County Fairgrounds phase II project; amend the pharmacy scholarship and energy research and development fund language; delete language pertaining to the tourism marketing program; provide that the Finance and Administration Cabinet shall provide the Attorney General up to $275,000 in the fiscal biennium for expert witness fees; allow the Attorney General to first recover its reasonable costs of litigation, as determined by the court and approved by the secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet; provide for metrology lab operating fees; delete funds and language for amusement rides and attractions inspectors, county fair grants, county fair agricultural premiums, county fair building, staff support for the World Equestrian Games, and the Farms-to-Food-Banks program; delete the language pertaining to charges for federal, state, and local audits; delete school facility revenue language; provide debt service to the Cabinet for Economic Development's secretary; require the Cabinet for Economic Development to study the potential benefits of developing an angel investor program; delete funds and language for the Louisville Waterfront Development Corporation and the Allen County Industrial Authority; delete the Kentucky Innovation and Commercialization Center program language; amend debt service for the Cabinet for Economic Development's financial incentives; amend funds for the education technology program and Learning and Results Services' Health Insurance; provide that no funds are appropriated in fiscal year 2011-2012 for the Highly Skilled Education Assistance Program; amend funds for Learning and Results Services programs; provide a school calendar of 177 days; amend the use of local district capital outlay funds; provide that local school districts may choose not to provide a kindergarten aide for each 24 full-time equivalent kindergarten students enrolled and are encouraged to utilize parent volunteers; provide that a local board of education may adopt a staffing policy that allows individual schools within the district to exceed the maximum class sizes established in statute; delete language pertaining to school-based decision making councils, the Lexington Hearing and Speech Center, and make-up of school days; amend funds for base SEEK allotments, tier 1 component, vocational transportation, secondary vocational education, Teachers' Retirement System employer match, salary supplements for nationally certified teachers, and allocation of SEEK funds; provide that the school term shall include 177 six-hour instructional days and that districts may exceed 177 instructional days; amend funds for the Governor's Scholars Program; amend the total unemployment rate language; provide matching funds for the WorkNow Kentucky program; delete language pertaining to interpreter services; provide that the Kentucky Profession Standards Board shall extend by two years the length of time required for certified teachers to complete a planned fifth-year program; amend debt service for Environmental Protection; provide language for the waste tire trust fund; delete funds and language for the Kentucky Pride Program; amend funds for conservation districts; delete funds and language for forestry tree nurseries and for the return of permit and acreage funds; amend energy and research development language; amend the Public Service Commission's lapse; provide that the telecommunication-device-for-the-deaf distributing program shall allocate not more than two cents per access line per month; delete language pertaining to water districts and water associations; provide that the Finance and Administration Cabinet shall bear all necessary expenses of a gubernatorial transition and that up to $220,000 of these expenses shall be deemed a necessary government expense; amend debt service for revenue; delete language pertaining to maximizing federal funds; delete funds and language for the demolition of the former state-operated tuberculosis facility in Bourbon County; amend funds for community living slots; amend Medicaid benefit's general fund carry forward; amend the partnership section 1115 Medicaid demonstration waiver language; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to take necessary actions to establish programs or engage providers to assist with managing the Medicaid pharmacy program; delete language pertaining to Medicaid state match for preventative services by local and district health departments; amend debt service for behavioral health, developmental and intellectual disabilities; amend funds for regional mental health/mental retardation boards' retirement cost increase; delete language pertaining to the Kentucky Prescription Assistance Program; amend funds for local and district health departments' retirement cost increase; delete language pertaining to local and district health department payments and to Medicaid state match for preventative services by local and district health departments; amend funds and language for the Kentucky Sexual Assault Prevention program's retirement costs, Kentucky Domestic Violence Association program's retirement costs, and child advocacy centers' retirement costs; delete base funding restoration language; delete funds and language for the Franklin County Aging Council's retirement costs; delete the Kentucky Caregiver Program language; delete language pertaining to increasing use of parole, to commercial vehicle enforcement officers, and to commercial vehicle enforcement reports; amend debt service for corrections management; amend the correctional facilities plan; provide language pertaining to placement of Class D felons; provide that state prisoners, excluding Class C and D felons qualifying to serve time in county jails, may be transferred to a state institution within 90 days of final sentencing if the county jail does not object; provide that all funds received by the Commonwealth as a result of damages caused by the inmate disturbance at Northpoint Training Center be deposited to the general fund; amend debt service for the Personnel Cabinet's general operations; provide that the Personnel Cabinet collect a pro rata assessment from all state agencies and other organizations supported by the new personnel and payroll system; amend funds and language for the Washington, D.C. Internship Program, adult education, contract spaces, College Access Program, Kentucky Tuition Grant Program, Teacher Scholarship Program, Kentucky National Guard Tuition Assistance Program, Kentucky Education Excellence Scholarships, and work study; delete language allowing 2006 coal severance funds to be used for the National Guard Tuition Assistance Program; delete funds and language pertaining to the Pharmacy Scholarship Program, and the Community Operations Board; amend funds and language for the Quality and Charity Care Trust Agreement; provide that no license fee or tax imposed under KRS 91A.080 shall apply to premiums paid to insurance companies or surplus lines brokers by non-profit, self-insurance groups whose membership consists of any political subdivision of the Commonwealth; amend funds and language for outdoor drama grants; delete language pertaining to unexpended restricted funds; delete funds and language for tourism marketing and development and the International Mystery Writers' Festival Grant; delete the transfer language for the World Equestrian Games; amend debt service for Parks; delete funds and language for the Nicholas Hildreth School and the World Equestrian Games; delete language pertaining to the retrofit space for the Kentucky Show; delete funds and language for arts and health care and Westport School Community Center for Arts and Education Grants; amend various capital projects; increase the amount in both fiscal years that the Governor shall reduce general fund expenditures; delete language naming the Kentucky Wine and Vine Fest as the official state wine festival; increase the amount of savings in both fiscal years that the Governor must achieve by reducing non-merit employees, excluding Commonwealth's attorneys and county attorneys, and provide that the resulting restricted funds savings be transferred to the general fund; increase the amount that the Governor must reduce general fund contract expenditures by; provide language pertaining to the sale of abandoned property by the Finance and Administration Cabinet, premium and retaliatory taxes, proceeds from the sale of surplus property, and expedited protest resolution; provide that the Governor and the secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet shall have the authority to transfer any restricted funds, that become excess due to the delay of employee paychecks, to the general fund; provide for the transfer of Public Employee Health Insurance Trust Fund moneys between plan years; amend the cross-reference allotment; provide up to $175 per month for employees who waive coverage under the base employer provided plan and all other employer-sponsored plans to be deposited in a health reimbursement account; require the secretary of the Personnel Cabinet to establish and maintain a list of all filled unclassified or filled ungraded positions; provide language pertaining to non-merit policy positions; provide a fund transfer in both fiscal years from the Personnel Cabinet's new special project account; amend the general fund surplus expenditure plan; provide that the road fund budget reduction plan shall include at a minimum an equal percentage reduction of all Transportation Cabinet budget units, excluding revenue sharing and debt service, before a reduction can be made to the state construction account; amend the state/executive branch budget totals; delete Part XIV, Kentucky Small Business Initiatives; delete Part XV, Kentucky Jobs for Kentucky Families; and delete Part XVI, Revenue Measures.

     CCR/Analysis - Adopt HB 290/SCS with the following changes: provide $64,000 in fiscal year 2010-2011 from the Local Government Economic Development Fund, Multi-County Fund, to the Department of Local Government for a grant to the Central Kentucky Mine Rescue Association; provide General Fund moneys for County Fair Grants and for staffing support for the World Equestrian Games; reduce General Fund moneys for the Teachers' Retirement System in fiscal year 2011-2012; provide that debt service for the State Accumulation Fund also support increased costs to state agencies and medical coverage for new under-65 retirees; direct the Cabinet for Economic Development to study an incentive program to attract a commercial airline to occupy unused airport facilities; provide additional language for the use of local district capital funds; make a technical correction to the local district grant carry forward; increase General Fund moneys for the Support Education Excellence in Kentucky (SEEK) Program in fiscal year 2011-2012; provide equalization funding for school districts that have Category 4 and Category 5 schools; decrease General Fund moneys for Employment and Training in fiscal year 2010-2011; make technical correction to WorkNow Ky language; increase General Fund moneys in both years for Vocational Rehabilitation; make technical correction to teacher certification language; increase General Fund moneys for Public Health in fiscal year 2011-2012; increase General Fund moneys for Corrections Management in fiscal year 2011-2012; decrease General Fund moneys in both fiscal years for Public Advocacy; amend Quality and Charity Care Trust Agreement language; amend the General Fund Expenditure Reductions language and the Reduction of Contract Expenditures language; provide for the furlough of state employees; make technical correction to a Finance Cabinet fund transfer; reduce Bond Funds in fiscal year 2011-2012 for the Corrections Maintenance Pool; exclude Constitutional Officers and their offices from the General Fund Budget Reduction Plan.

     Jan 20-introduced in House
     Jan 21-to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
     Feb 26-posted in committee
     Mar 1-taken from committee; 1st reading; returned to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
     Mar 2-taken from committee; 2nd reading; returned to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
     Mar 9-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1) ; taken from Rules Committee, placed in the Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 10, 2010
     Mar 10-floor amendments (1) (2) and (3) filed to Committee Substitute ; 3rd reading, passed 65-33 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
     Mar 11-received in Senate; taken from committee; 1st reading; returned to Committee on Committees (S); to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
     Mar 12-taken from committee; returned to Appropriations & Revenue (S); 2nd reading
     Mar 22-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute ; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 22, 2010; 3rd reading, passed 35-2 with Committee Substitute ; received in House; to Rules (H)
     Mar 23-posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute for Tuesday, March 23, 2010; House refused to concur in Senate Committee Substitute ; received in Senate; posted for passage for receding from Senate Committee Substitute ; Senate refused to recede from Committee Substitute ; Conference Committee appointed in Senate
     Mar 24-Conference Committee appointed in House
     Apr 1-Conference Committee report filed in House and Senate; Conference Committee report adopted in Senate; Bill passed 34-3; Free Conference Committee appointed in House

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