SB 1 (BR 21) - B. Leeper
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, $58,437,300 in fiscal year 2009-2010, $31,257,446,100 in fiscal year 2010-2011, and $28,005,089,300 in fiscal year 2011-2012, as follows:General Government2009-2010 $140,6002010-2011 $1,080,667,0002011-2012 $1,018,819,200Economic Development Cabinet2010-2011 $25,791,8002011-2012 $31,885,600Department of Education2010-2011 $4,877,701,5002011-2012 $4,684,846,000Education and Workforce Development Cabinet2010-2011 $2,587,209,1002011-2012 $2,588,499,400Energy and Environment Cabinet2010-2011 $290,814,9002011-2012 $261,247,800Finance and Administration Cabinet2010-2011 $661,449,6002011-2012 $632,836,800Health and Family Services Cabinet2010-2011 $7,746,644,1002011-2012 $8,340,634,700Justice and Public Safety Cabinet2010-2011 $897,437,3002011-2012 $888,472,200Labor Cabinet2010-2011 $213,989,7002011-2012 $216,068,400Personnel Cabinet2010-2011 $94,368,0002011-2012 $119,266,000Postsecondary Education2010-2011 $5,776,127,8002011-2012 $5,935,438,200Public Protection Cabinet2010-2011 $110,754,3002011-2012 $109,264,700Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet2010-2011 $218,993,5002011-2012 $220,479,600Funds Transfer to General Fund2009-2010 $7,391,9002010-2011 $102,818,8002011-2012 $122,659,600Phase I Tobacco Settlement Funding Program2010-2011 $114,318,1002011-2012 $105,714,800Not included in the above appropriation amounts are capital project amounts as follows:Capital Projects2009-2010 $58,296,7002010-2011 $4,486,677,8002011-2012 $191,208,000provide 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 funding for Veterans' Service Organization programs, Veterans' Cemetery Nursing Home, and debt service for Fourth State Veterans' Nursing Home; 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 debt service for previously overprogrammed water and sewer infrastructure projects; 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 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, and Energy Research and Development Fund; 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 Plates 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; declare that no funds are provided for Auditor's Scholarships; require 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 Personnel Board operating and special assessments; provide dependent subsidy for retirees for the Kentucky Employees 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; 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 funds for supplemental health insurance for retired teachers; 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; require the Cabinet for Economic Development to study the potential benefits of developing an angel investor program; 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; provide funds for the Coal County Computing Program and the Education Technology Program; establish funding for employer health and life insurance for employees of local school districts; provide that the Kentucky Schools for the Blind and Deaf are 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 flexibility 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 in fiscal year 2010-2011 on intervention services as required by No Child Left Behind; provide that no funds are appropriated in fiscal year 2011-2012 for the Highly Skilled Education Assistance Program; authorize the Commissioner of Education to use the Commonwealth School Improvement Fund to meet the requirements of No Child Left Behind; 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; 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 Life Insurance, Locally Operated Vocational Schools, Mathematics Achievement Fund, Middle School Academic Center, Partnership for Student Success Program, Preschool Program, Professional Development Program, Professional 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 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; provide for local district grant carry forward; provide for transfer of the Common 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, growth levy equalization funding, retroactive equalized facility funding, and equalized facility funding; provide equalization funding for school districts that have Category 5 schools; require that the school term for this biennium include at least 177 six-hour instructional days; provide for the use of excess SEEK funds and SEEK funds; provide funds for the Governor's Scholars Program; provide funds for the Local Records Grant Program; require collaboration between the Department of Libraries and Archives and the state's public universities and libraries; reauire 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 for the total unemployment rate; provide matching funds for the WorkNow Kentucky program; provide that Area Vocational Education Centers are fully eligible to participate in the Kentucky Education Technology System; provide for the transfer of state-operated secondary vocational education and technology centers; 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; require the Education Professional Standards Board to extend by two years the length of time required for certified teachers to complete a planned fifth year 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; require 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 funds for the Office of Mine Safety and Licensing; provide funds for conservation districts; 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 funds for small utilities assistance; provide for the State Motor Vehicle Fleet; require that the Finance and Administration Cabinet bear all necessary expenses of a gubernatorial transition and that up to $220,000 of these expenses shall be deemed a necessary government expense; 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; provide debt service for the Facilities and Support Services budget unit under the Finance and Administration Cabinet; provide for county costs; provide for computer services fund receipts; 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; provide debt service for 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 for the transfer of funds between Health and Family Service Cabinet's budget units; authorize various departments to establish and fill positions that are 100 percent federally funded for salary and fringe benefits; provide General Fund (Tobacco) moneys for Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Vision 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 funds for urban trauma center hospital; 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; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to implement the Drug Management Review Advisory Board in accordance with the statutes and to develop a plan for evaluating Medicaid benefits and efficiencies and expanding the existing Medicaid Managed Care Organization currently serving Louisville; 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; 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 for the replacement of and rental payments for Eastern State Hospital; provide funds for regional Mental Health/Mental Retardation Boards retirement cost increases; 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, and Smoking Cessation; provide funds for local and district health departments' retirement cost increase; provide General Fund (Tobacco) moneys for the Early Childhood Development Program; provide funds for the Kentucky Sexual Assault Prevention program's retirement costs, Kentucky Domestic Violence Association program's retirement costs, child advocacy centers' retirement costs, and Family and Children's Place in Louisville; require that an entity contracting with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to provide essential services 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 funding for the Mary Kendall Homes and Gateway Juvenile Diversion; 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 and Vehicle Enforcement personnel training incentives; provide funds to maintain the operations and administration of the Kentucky State Police; provide funds for an annual training stipend for dispatchers; 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; 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; provide for time credit for program completion, and meritorious credit; 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; 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; 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 in the General Fund; 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; provide for 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; 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 theKentucky Workers' Compensation Funding Commission; provide funds from the Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis Fund to support mine safety compliance, education, and training; provide debt service for the General Operations budget unit within the Personnel Cabinet; 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 for postsecondary education debt; provide funds for the Washington, D.C. Internship Program, the Kentucky Adult Education Funding Program, the Contract Spaces Program, and 164 veterinary slots; provide funds for the College Access Program, the Kentucky Tuition Grant Program, the Teacher Scholarship Program, the Kentucky National Guard Tuition Assistance Program, the Kentucky Education Excellence Scholarships (KEES), and Work Study; prescribe the use of excess lottery revenues; 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 Breathitt Veterinary Center at Murray State University and provide that the appropriation cannot be reduced; provide funds for the Mining Engineering Scholarship Program and the Robinson Scholars program; provide funds for the diagnostic laboratories at the University of Kentucky and provide that the appropriation cannot be reduced; 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; address salary increases for employees of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System who are in the University of Kentucky personnel system; allow the Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction funding flexibility; provide General Fund (Tobacco) moneys for the Kentucky Access Program; provide for an insurance license fee and tax; provide funds for various outdoor drama grants; provide funds for 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 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 that, where applicable, authorization for a lease-purchase capital project for a public postsecondary institution is provided pursuant to KRS 45.763; provide that no public postsecondary instruction should base any decision to proceed with any capital project that is funded from Agency Bonds, Restricted Funds, or Other Funds on an expectation of General Fund moneys for the operations and maintenance of that facility in future bienniums; authorize and appropriate coal severance tax projects; 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 for undesignated General Fund and Road Fund carry forward; provide for the adoption of budget reductions; provide for General Fund and Restricted Funds expenditure reductions; allow for the reallocation of appropriations among budget units; provide for lottery dividends; provide for the use of Road Fund resources; provide language to prohibit the Governor, all agency heads, and all other constitutional officers 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; provide a directive relating to information technology; provide a language directive related to equipment service contracts and energy efficiency measures; provide language pertaining to the sale of abandoned property by the Finance and Administration Cabinet, premium and retaliatory taxes, and proceeds from the sale of surplus property; establish the state salary/compensation, benefit, and employment policy, which includes a furlough policy; specify fund transfers; provide a General Fund Budget Reduction Plan and a 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; and provide a contingency plan for additional federal assistance for states.
May 24-introduced in Senate; to Appropriations & Revenue (S); taken from Appropriations & Revenue (S); 1st reading; returned to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
May 25-taken from Appropriations & Revenue (S); 2nd reading; returned to Appropriations & Revenue (S)