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HB 428 (BR 1064) - W. Coursey, M. Cherry, J. DeCesare, J. Tilley

     AN ACT relating to school facilities, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring an emergency.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 157 to direct the Department of Education to determine urgent and critical construction needs; direct the department to provide a funding allocation to a district for a school that is closed to the public because it is structurally unsound or is otherwise uninhabitable as determined by the commissioner of education; require the funding allocation be to retire the unpaid debt on the stucturally unsound or uninhabitable building or to provide the semi-annual debt service payments on the current issue; provide that when funds are not available the costs shall be deemed a necessary government expense and shall be paid from the general fund surplus account under KRS 48.700; direct a school district that receives an allotment and receives funds from litigation or insurance to repay the allotment to the budget reserve trust fund account; direct the commissioner of education to provide an allotment to a school that was closed in 2010 because it is structurally unsound; EMERGENCY.


     HFA (1, J. DeCesare) - Add new section to amend KRS 337.010 to raise the threshold exemption for public works projects from $250,000 to $1,000,000 when requiring payment of prevailing wages; exempt all construction projects in elementary, secondary, and post-secondary buildings and facilities from the prevailing wage requirements.
     HFA (2/P, J. Hoover) - Retain original provisions of the bill; amend KRS 45A.030 to define "project labor agreement" and "community workforce agreement"; amend KRS 45A.080 to require all construction contracts to be awarded through the competitive sealed bidding process and to prohibit the use of project labor agreements in construction bid specifications; amend KRS 45A.085 to exclude construction contracts from competitive negotiation; amend KRS 45A.095 to exclude construction contracts from noncompetitive negotiation except for emergency situations; amend KRS 45A.100 to delete small purchase authorization for construction projects; and amend KRS 164A.575 to limit capital construction procurement to competitive sealed bidding under KRS 45A.080, and prohibit the use of project labor agreements in construction contract specifications.
     HFA (3/Title, J. Hoover) - Make title amendment.

     Feb 10-introduced in House
     Feb 14-to Education (H)
     Feb 17-posted in committee
     Feb 22-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 23-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 24, 2011; floor amendment (1) filed
     Feb 24-floor amendments (2) and (3-title) filed ; 3rd reading, passed 96-2
     Feb 25-received in Senate
     Feb 28-taken from Committee on Committees (S); 1st reading; returned to Committee on Committees (S); to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
     Mar 1-taken from Appropriations & Revenue (S); 2nd reading; returned to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
     Mar 2-reported favorably, to Rules as a Consent Bill; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 2, 2011; 3rd reading, passed 37-0
     Mar 3-received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 15-signed by Governor

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