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SB 3 (BR 29) - B. Leeper, D. Williams

     AN ACT amending the 2010-2012 branch budget bills, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring an emergency.
     Amend 2010 (1st Extra. Sess.) Kentucky Acts Chapter 1, the state/executive branch budget, to: reduce General Fund appropriations by 0.316 percent in the last quarter of fiscal year 2010-2011 and by 1.58 percent in fiscal year 2011-2012, except for the Local Government Economic Assistance Fund (LGEAF), Local Government Economic Development Fund (LGEDF), Teachers' Retirement System, Support Education Excellence in Kentucky (SEEK), Finance Cabinet's debt service, and Postsecondary Education; decrease the School Facilities Construction Commission's General Fund appropriation by $7,800,000; 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 use 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; provide that local school districts may employ preschool teachers who meet the certification standards that were in place prior to the 2002-2003 school term; reduce SEEK's General Fund appropriation by 0.65 percent in fiscal year 2011-2012; provide $166,500,000 of additional General Fund moneys to Medicaid Benefits; delete Medicaid Benefits budget surplus language; prohibit Medicaid savings from being used to increase or expand optional services, optional beneficiaries, or Medicaid reimbursement rates, unless the expansion of existing services by a managed care provider can be demonstrated to provide an overall cost savings and improved outcome; require the Department for Medicaid Services to reinstate face-to-face interviews for determining eligibility for all applicants and for the renewal of current beneficiaries for the Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program; require the Department for Medicaid Services to continue face-to-face interviews for all applicants and for the renewal of current Medicaid beneficiaries, excluding institutionalized Medicaid recipients; provide $18,943,800 of General Fund moneys to postsecondary institutions by reallocating fiscal year 2011-2012 appropriations to fiscal year 2010-2011; reduce postsecondary institutions' General Fund appropriations by 1.58 percent in fiscal year 2011-2012; restore reduction amounts vetoed in fiscal year 2011-2012 for General Fund expenditure reductions, non-merit employee reductions, and contract expenditure reductions; provide that no debt service savings or savings from debt restructuring shall be used to comply with the expenditure reductions mandated for fiscal year 2011-2012; limit the total amount of General Fund debt restructuring for the 2010-2012 fiscal biennium to $202,853,800, the amount originally enacted by the 2010 Special Session of the General Assembly; limit the total amount of Road Fund debt restructuring for the 2010-2012 fiscal biennium to $105,000,000, the amount originally enacted by the 2010 Special Session of the General Assembly; appropriate $22,400,000 of General Fund moneys in fiscal year 2010-2011 and in fiscal year 2011-2012, which is in addition to the Consensus Forecasting Group estimate; direct any unspent debt service to be transferred to the Budget Reserve Trust Fund Account; require the Governor to report monthly to the Legislative Research Commission the status of all budgetary savings and efficiencies that have been achieved; prohibit any language expressing legislative intent regarding a specific appropriation from being reduced by a greater percentage than the reduction of the General Fund appropriation for that budget unit; require all General Fund savings in excess of $83,250,000 in fiscal year 2011-2012 resulting from the implementation of managed care be deposited in the Budget Reserve Trust Fund Account; suspend permissive furlough language until all savings from expenditure reductions, non-merit employee reductions, and contract reductions have been achieved; provide $4,600,000 in fund transfers to the General Fund; amend 2010 (1st Extra. Sess.) Kentucky Acts Chapter 3, the Transportation Cabinet budget, to reduce General Fund appropriations by 0.316 percent in the last quarter of fiscal year 2010-2011 and by 1.58 percent in fiscal year 2011-2012; provide $1,600,000 in fund transfers to the General Fund; amend 2010 Kentucky Acts Chapter 154, the judicial branch budget, to reduce General Fund appropriations by 0.316 percent in the last quarter of fiscal year 2010-2011 and by 1.58 percent in fiscal year 2011-2012, except for judicial retirement; amend 2010 Kentucky Acts Chapter 156, the legislative branch budget, to reduce General Fund appropriations by 0.316 percent in the last quarter of fiscal year 2010-2011 and by 1.58 percent in fiscal year 2011-2012; EMERGENCY.

     Mar 14-introduced in Senate; taken from Committee on Committees (S); 1st reading; returned to Committee on Committees (S)
     Mar 15-taken from Committee on Committees (S); 2nd reading; returned to Committee on Committees (S); to Appropriations & Revenue (S)


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