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HB 265 (BR 960) - R. Rand, R. Adkins, L. Clark, R. Damron, G. Stumbo, T. Thompson

     AN ACT relating to appropriations 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, Agency Bonds, Capital Construction Surplus, Investment Income, Statewide Deferred Maintenance Fund, and other funds, $46,633,600 in fiscal year 2011-2012, $31,502,664,500 in fiscal year 2012-2013, and $28,840,328,100 in fiscal year 2013-2014, as follows:
General Government
2011-2012 $531,200
2012-2013 $1,021,156,900
2013-2014 $1,047,870,800
Economic Development Cabinet
2012-2013 $29,274,100
2013-2014 $22,616,800
Department of Education
2012-2013 $4,614,308,500
2013-2014 $4,618,867,300
Education and Workforce Development Cabinet
2012-2013 $2,593,938,600
2013-2014 $2,592,912,000
Energy and Environment Cabinet
2011-2012 $952,000
2012-2013 $258,843,600
2013-2014 $260,479,800
Finance and Administration Cabinet
2011-2012 $395,400
2012-2013 $779,500,800
2013-2014 $804,790,200
Health and Family Services Cabinet
2012-2013 $7,956,015,300
2013-2014 $8,366,465,200
Justice and Public Safety Cabinet
2012-2013 $896,347,100
2013-2014 $902,171,500
Labor Cabinet
2012-2013 $217,727,900
2013-2014 $220,373,900
Personnel Cabinet
2012-2013 $67,856,600
2013-2014 $69,360,400
Postsecondary Education
2012-2013 $6,651,987,000
2013-2014 $6,868,654,100
Public Protection Cabinet
2012-2013 $112,931,600
2013-2014 $114,507,900
Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet
2011-2012 $9,000,000
2012-2013 $214,365,100
2013-2014 $219,302,500
Funds Transfer to General Fund
2012-2013 $105,484,900
2013-2014 $99,465,000
Phase I Tobacco Settlement Funding Program
2012-2013 $94,393,600
2013-2014 $93,093,500
Not included in the above appropriation amounts are capital project amounts as follows:
Capital Projects
2011-2012 $35,755,000
2012-2013 $3,717,482,500
2013-2014 $338,830,000;
provide funds for the Lieutenant Governor's housing allowance; provide General Fund (Tobacco) moneys for the Early Childhood Advisory Council; authorize the Kentucky Veterans' Centers to continue weekend and holiday pay incentives; allow the Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs to approve 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; require unexpended fiscal year 2011-2012 Finance and Administration Cabinet debt service funds to carry forward to fiscal year 2012-2013; authorize an administrative fee on Infrastructure for Economic Development Fund projects; 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 funds to support the 12 multi-county regional industrial park authorities; declare that General Fund moneys appropriated for the Local Government Economic Development Fund (LGEDF) are based on the State Budget Director's official estimate of coal severance tax collections; 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; provide that the quarterly calculation and transfer of moneys from the General Fund to the LGEDF be made only after funds are appropriated to the Trover Clinic; provide that the quarterly calculation and transfer of moneys from the General Fund to coal-producing counties through the LGEDF be made only after funds are appropriated to the 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, Operations and Support Services for school technology in coal-producing counties, Office of Mine Safety and Licensing, Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting (KASPER), and Save the Children Program; transfer funds from the LGEDF Multi-County Fund to the General Fund for the KIA Infrastructure for Economic Development Fund for Coal-Producing Counties, Drug Courts, Operation Unite, Energy Research and Development Fund, 12 multi-county regional industrial park authorities, and Mine Safety, Licensing, and Mapping; provide debt service to LGEDF; establish parameters for county flexibility with LGEDF allocations; declare that no funds shall be transferred to the Kentucky Wood Products Competitiveness Corporation; establish an appropriation limit for the Area Development Fund; allow Area Development District flexibility; allow Restricted Funds to be used for the continuation of activities within the Office of the Secretary of State; declare that amounts above those appropriated to match Federal Funds for the Help America Vote Act are necessary government expenses; authorize the State Board of Elections to set a rate for new voter registration fees and expenses; declare that costs associated with special elections, additional precincts with a voting machine, additional registered voters, and new voters are necessary government expenses; declare that costs associated with expert witnesses are necessary government expenses; provide annual and sick leave service credit for any former employee of the United Prosecutorial System; detail legal services contracts; establish that the Transportation Cabinet shall review the costs of distributing Child Sexual Abuse License Plates and that 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; allow funds to be expended in support of Office of Attorney General; require the Prosecutors Advisory Council to approve compensation for employees of the Unified Prosecutorial System; provide for a recurring Restricted Fund transfer from the Unclaimed Property Fund; declare that no funds are provided for Auditor of Public Account's scholarships; require that the Auditor be given right of first refusal for audits; allow the Auditor 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; establish charges for federal, state, and local audits; establish Personnel Board operating assessment; provide dependent subsidy for retirees in the Kentucky Employee and County Employee Retirement Systems; declare that water withdrawal fees are tax-exempt; provide that Tier I water withdrawal fees be used to support the Kentucky River Authority and 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 State Medical Insurance Fund (SMIF) financing; provide dependent subsidy for retired teachers younger than 65; authorize funding notes and provide debt service for the SMIF; detail Appropriations Not Otherwise Classified; provide that repayment of awards or judgments of $5,000 or more made by the Board of Claims come from the General Fund; provide funds for guardians ad litem and cap their fees at $500; allow reissuance of uncashed State Treasurer checks; appropriate funds for police officer, firefighter, active duty National Guard, and Reserve survivor benefits; detail payment of judgments against the Commonwealth; establish that interest income from and loan repayments received by the High-Tech Construction/Investment Pool be used to support the Office of Commercialization and Innovation; provide debt service to the Financial Incentives budget unit; allow unused balances for Bluegrass State Skills Corporation training grants to carry forward; detail the employment of Department of Education personnel and leadership personnel; establish funding for unbudgeted costs for health and life insurance for local school district employees; provide that the Kentucky Schools for the Blind and Deaf are 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; require the publication of school districts' annual financial statements and school report cards; require that supplemental funding distribution include certain Category II and III programs; require local district coordination with Head Start; allow the Commissioner of Education to use the Commonwealth School Improvement Fund to meet federal requirements; allow local school boards to request permission from the Commissioner of Education to use capital funds for operating expenses; provide for transfer from the Common School Fund to the SEEK 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 a timeline for final SEEK calculation; detail SEEK adjustment factors; provide funds for facilities equalization funding and retroactive equalized facility funding; require the school term for this biennium include at least 177 six-hour instructional days; provide funds for the Local Records Grant Program; require the Department for Libraries and Archives to distribute per capita grants within appropriated amounts; provide that Area Vocational Education Centers are eligible to participate in the Kentucky Education Technology System; authorize the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) to determine EPSB employment details; require EPSB 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 of the Energy and Environment Cabinet; declare that no funds are provided for full-time inspectors at each solid-waste municipal landfill; provide debt service to the Environmental Protection budget unit; declare that the new tire fee be collected until June 30, 2014, to continue the waste tire program; declare 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 to the Public Service Commission; provide amounts that lapse from the Public Service Commission to the General Fund; provide debt service to the General Administration budget unit of the Finance and Administration Cabinet; declare that any Social Security Contingent Liability Fund expenditures 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 to the Facilities and Support Services budget unit of the Finance and Administration Cabinet; provide for county costs; detail the insurance surcharge rate; 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 Cabinet for Health and Family Services; provide General Fund (Tobacco) moneys for Universal Newborn Hearing Screening; provide for transfer of excess administrative funds for Medicaid benefits; provide debt service to the Medicaid Administration budget unit; prohibit payment to Medicaid managed care vendors unless their contract requires collection of service category expenditure information; provide funds to support additional Supports for Community Living slots; allow any unexpended General Fund appropriation to carry forward; define the parameters of the Disproportionate Share Hospital Program; prohibit hospitals from billing patients for services that have been reported to the Cabinet and for which the hospital has received disproportionate share payments; 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; declare that no hospital shall be reimbursed from both the Quality and Charity Care Trust Fund and the Disproportionate Share Hospital Program for the same service to the same patient; allow transfer of funds from Medicaid Benefits to the Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program (KCHIP) to match Federal Funds; require that any funds received through an intergovernmental transfer agreement between the Department for Medicaid Services and other governmental entities be used for the provision of Medicaid benefits; require quarterly Medicaid budget analysis reports; establish guidelines for a Medicaid budget deficit contingency plan; 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 hospital funds are budgeted at maximum amounts permitted by the Social Security Administration; provide debt service to the Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities budget unit; provide for lease payments for the new Eastern State Hospital; provide General Fund (Tobacco) moneys for substance abuse prevention and treatment for pregnant women with a history of substance abuse; provide funds to the regional mental health-mental retardation boards for increased retirement contribution rates; provide General Fund (Tobacco) moneys for the Health Access Nurturing Development Services Program, Healthy Start, Universal Children's Immunizations, Folic Acid Program, Early Childhood Mental Health, Early Childhood Oral Health, Reach Out and Read, Smoking Cessation, and Early Childhood Development; provide funds to local and district health departments for increased retirement contribution rates; require that an entity contracting with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to provide essential services provide a local match equal to or greater than the amount in effect during fiscal year 2011-2012; provide funds for drug courts in Kentucky's coal-producing counties and for Operation Unite; provide General Fund (Tobacco) moneys for the Office of Drug Control Policy; provide debt service to the Justice Administration budget unit; provide funds for the Kentucky Law Enforcement Foundation Program Fund, training incentive payments, and training incentive stipends; declare that expenses related to the Governor's call of the Kentucky State Police to extraordinary duty are necessary government expenses; provide funds for Kentucky State Police and Vehicle Enforcement personnel training incentives; provide debt service to the State Police 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; require recommendations for improvement in caring for prisoners with mental illness; require jailer mental health screening training; provide debt service to the Adult Correctional Institutions budget unit; define prisoner transfer parameters; declare that local jail per diem costs that exceed budgetary limits are necessary government expenses; provide funds for local jails; provide funds for the Local Corrections Assistance Fund; allow the Public Advocate 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 proceeds from sale of Department for Public Advocacy building be deposited for the benefit of the Department for Public Advocacy; declare that no General Fund appropriation is provided to the Kentucky Workers' Compensation Funding Commission; transfer Restricted Funds to the General Fund to support debt service for the Kentucky Human Resources Information System; 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 participating in the State Group Health Insurance Program; provide that the funding for the Adult Education and Literacy Funding Program and the Science and Technology Funding Program shall not lapse and shall carry forward; provide for transfer of interest earnings from the Strategic Investment and Incentive Trust Fund; provide General Fund (Tobacco) moneys for the Ovarian Cancer Screening Outreach Program; provide debt service to the Council on Postsecondary Education; provide funds for the College Access Program, Kentucky Tuition Grant Program, Teacher Scholarship Program, Kentucky National Guard Tuition Assistance Program, and Kentucky Education Excellence Scholarships; provide debt service to Morehead State University and the University of Louisville; 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 for the conveyance of Kentucky Community and Technical College System property; allow the Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction funding flexibility; provide General Fund (Tobacco) moneys for the Kentucky Access Program; provide that unexpended fiscal year 2010-2011 restricted funds intended for tourism, marketing, and development on behalf of coal-producing counties shall be appropriated for fiscal year 2011-2012; prohibit transfer of funds to the Park Capital Maintenance and Renovation Fund; provide debt service to the Parks budget unit; provide debt service to the State Fair Board; require proceeds from sale of real property assigned to the State Fair Board to be deposited for the benefit of the State Fair Board; provide funds for a training incentive stipend for Fish and Wildlife Resources Conservation officers; provide that any entity receiving $25,000 or less from state or local arts councils are exempt from open meetings and open 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; authorize an Agency Bond pool for the University of Kentucky to provide funding flexibility; provide for fund designations; provide for the expenditure of excess Restricted Funds or Federal Funds receipts; provide for interim appropriation increases; require revision of appropriation allotments to 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 Account; provide various workers' compensation requirements; 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; allow for the reallocation of appropriations among budget units; provide for the appropriation of moneys from the Budget Reserve Trust Fund; establish the state salary/compensation and employment policy; specify funds 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; and establish the Insurance Coverage, Affordability, and Relief to Small Employers (ICARE) program.

HB 265 - AMENDMENTS


     HCS - Retain original provisions with the following exceptions: decrease the General Fund appropriation for the Department of Veterans' Affairs; delete debt service language; provide funds for Veterans' Service Organization programs; provide that debt service for the Fourth State Veterans' Nursing Home is a necessary government expense; provide funds for the Brain Injury Alliance and Epilepsy Foundation; decrease the General Fund appropriation for the Governor's Office of Agricultural Policy in fiscal year 2012-2013; decrease funds for the Agricultural Development's Fund counties account; delete language allowing an administrative fee for the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority; increase the General Fund appropriation for the Local Government Economic Assistance Fund (LGEAF)and the Local Government Agricultural Development Fund (LGEDF); delete language transferring funds from LGEDF to Save the Children and Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting (KASPER); delete commercialization language from the types of projects that can be funded by the Energy Research and Development Fund; provide matching funds for energy research at the University of Kentucky; eliminate transfer of funds to the Mine Safety, Licensing, and Mapping Application project; prohibit salary increases for the Executive Branch Ethics Commission; increase Restricted Funds appropriation for the Office of the Secretary of State; transfer oversight and administration of the One-Stop Business Portal to the Secretary of State; delete provisions allowing the Attorney General to charge state agencies for legal work and to retain reasonable costs of litigation; prohibit expenditure of the National Mortgage Settlement funds without authority of the General Assembly; provide funds for enhancements to KASPER as set out in House Bill 4; increase General Fund appropriations for the Commonwealth's and county attorneys; increase the General Fund appropriation and decrease the Road Fund appropriation for the State Treasury; provide contracting authority to the Purchase of Conservation Easement Program board; provide funds for the Local Agricultural Fair Aid Program, the Farms-to-Food Banks Program, and animal shelters; delete language allowing the Auditor to charge for federal, state, and local audits; allow the Personnel Board to request a special assessment; require that the School Facilities Construction Commission transfer any unexpended debt service to the Budget Reserve Trust Fund Account; increase the General Fund appropriation in fiscal year 2013-2014 for the Kentucky Teachers' Retirement System (KTRS); reduce the limit for funding notes for the Medical Insurance Fund; provide funds for the amortization of sick leave, health insurance for retirees' spouses, and for retirees' medical insurance; add language related to programming and funding requirements for KTRS; provide funds in fiscal year 2012-2013 for the Allen County Industrial Authority Grant and both fiscal years for water development in northern Kentucky and Louisville; provide funds for the Kentucky Innovation and Commercialization Center Program; amend language related to the carryforward of General Fund moneys for the Bluegrass State Skills Corporation; increase the General Fund appropriation in fiscal year 2012-2013 and decrease the General Fund appropriation in fiscal year 2013-2014 for the Department of Education; provide funds for school technology in coal counties and the Education Technology Program; allow reappointment of members of the State Advisory Council for Gifted and Talented Education; require allotment policies for the Center for School Safety; allow local boards of education to reduce allocations to schools; provide funds for the Kentucky School for the Blind, the Kentucky School for the Deaf, and various Learning and Results Services programs; allow high school and college dual course credit; require that at-risk youth in residential facilities be included in schools' student counts; increase the General Fund appropriation for Support Education Excellence in Kentucky (SEEK); amend language related to allocation of SEEK funds; provide for retroactive equalization facility funding for districts that have levied taxes; require excess SEEK funds to be transferred to the Budget Reserve Trust Fund; increase the General Fund appropriation for the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet; provide funds for the Governor's Scholar's Program; increase the General Fund appropriation for the Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Kentucky Educational Television; require the Department of Libraries and Archives to collaborate regarding archival storage; allow the transfer of state-operated secondary vocational education and technology centers to local boards of education; increase the General Fund appropriation for the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation; provide funds for deaf and hard of hearing accessibility services; increase the General Fund (Tobacco) appropriation in fiscal year 2012-2013, increase the General Fund appropriation, and decrease the Road Fund appropriation for the Energy and Environment Cabinet; increase the General Fund appropriation and decrease the Road Fund appropriation for Environmental Protection; delete language related to waste tire collection fees; provide funds for the Kentucky Pride Program and the Division of Water; increase the General Fund (Tobacco) appropriation for Natural Resources; provide funds for local conservation districts, forestry tree nurseries, and mine safety; provide funds and require matching funds for energy research and development projects; provide funds for small utilities assistance; create exceptions to water association certification requirements; decrease the General Fund and Road Fund appropriations for the Finance and Administration Cabinet; restrict use of the state motor vehicle fleet; increase the General Fund appropriation and decrease the Road Fund appropriation for the Office of the Controller; increase the General Fund appropriation for Facilities and Support Services; increase the General Fund appropriation for county costs; increase the required rate of reimbursement for law enforcement officers serving Circuit or District Court; decrease the Restricted Funds for the Commonwealth Office of Technology; require reporting of Computer Services Fund receipts; delete insurance surcharge language; decrease the General Fund appropriation and Road Fund appropriation for the Department of Revenue; restrict the use of Road Fund moneys; increase the Restricted Funds appropriation and decrease the General Fund appropriation and Federal Funds appropriation for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services; authorize the addition of positions that are 100 percent federally funded for salary and fringe benefits; give the Secretary of the Cabinet authority to request a revision or reallocation of funds; decrease the General Fund appropriation and increase the Restricted Funds appropriation for Medicaid Administration; decrease the General Fund appropriation and Federal Funds appropriation for Medicaid Benefits; decrease funds and the number of slots for the Supports for Community Living program; establish a 45-day deadline requirement for Medicaid budget analysis reports; provide that records relating to Medicaid are subject to open records laws; require Medicaid companies to appear before the Medicaid Oversight and Advisory Committee; require Medicaid Managed Care Organization budget analysis reports quarterly; require that appeals of Medicaid Managed Care Organization denials of service require review by a physician if requested; require solicitation for a proposal to operate Eastern State Hospital; decrease General Fund appropriation for Community Based Services; provide funds for the Family and Children's Place and early intervention services in Madison County; provide funds for Meals on Wheels, personal care attendant services, and guardianship services; increase the General Fund appropriation and decrease the Restricted Funds appropriation for the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet; increase the General Fund appropriation for Justice Administration; provide funds for the Justice William E. McAnulty, Jr. Legal Education Opportunity Program; decrease the Restricted Funds appropriation for the Department of Criminal Justice Training; decrease funds for the Kentucky Law Enforcement Foundation Program Fund (KLEFPF); delete language expanding training incentive stipends to additional peace officers; provide funds for stipends; establish KLEFPF expenditure limits; provide funds for the Mary Kendall Homes, Gateway Juvenile Diversion, and local juvenile prevention programs; increase debt service for State Police capital project bonds;require annual reports on canteen fund proceeds; add language related to new substance abuse treatment programs; provide funds for inmate medical care expenses and counties with life safety or closed jails; add language directing allocation of Local Corrections Assistance Fund moneys; establish allocation of the proceeds of the sale of Department of Public Advocacy (DPA) property; decrease the General Fund appropriation and increase the Restricted Funds appropriation to the Personnel Cabinet; decrease the General Fund appropriation and increase the Restricted Funds appropriation to General Operations; decrease the General Fund appropriation to the State Group Health Insurance Fund; authorize refinancing of university debt that meets certain conditions; provide funds for the Washington, D.C. Internship Program, Adult Education, Contract Spaces Program, veterinary medicine slots, and optometry slots; establish limit on the salary of the Council on Postsecondary Education president; provide funds for and establish the Adult Learner Degree Attainment Initiative; provide funds for the Work Study Program; add language directing the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority's usage of excess lottery revenue; provide funds for the Community Operations Board at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU); provide funds for the Breathitt Veterinary Center at Murray State University; provide funds for the Mining Engineering Scholarship Program, the Robinson Scholars Program, and diagnostic laboratories at the University of Kentucky; decrease the Restricted Funds appropriation for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS); decrease funds for the Firefighters Foundation Program Fund; add language regarding salaries of KCTCS employees; add language to allow collaboration between EKU and Bluegrass Community and Technical College to establish a curriculum at the Lancaster Center; provide for use of Restricted Funds for musicians who perform on the Kentucky Music Trail; provide funds for Outdoor Drama, the International Mystery Writers' Festival, the Actors Theatre of Louisville, and the Bluegrass State Games; increase the General Fund appropriation and decrease the Road Fund appropriation for the Artisans Center; decrease the General Fund appropriation for Parks in fiscal year 2013-2014; decrease debt service in fiscal year 2013-2014 for Parks capital project bonds; provide funds for the Pine Mountain State Park; decrease the General Fund appropriation for the Horse Park Commission; add language regarding business plans for the Horse Park Commission and State Fair Board; decrease the General Fund appropriation for the State Fair Board; amend, add, and delete various capital projects and coal severance projects; reauthorize various infrastructure and coal severance projects; delete the provisions relating to the sale of abandoned property, premium and retaliatory taxes, and reallocation of appropriations among budget units; amend the language regarding reorganization orders and their effect on funding; require the transfer of excess revenue to the Budget Reserve Trust Fund; delete language allowing reallocation of appropriations among budget units; allow for civil war reenactors; direct implementation of the budget; require semiannual reports on computer information technology projects; require maximization of energy efficiency measures; provide that all unexpended debt service be transferred to the Budget Reserve Trust Fund Account;designate the Wine and Vine Fest as the official state wine festival; prohibit debt restructuring during the biennium; limit the use of Road Fund moneys in the Executive Branch budget recommendation; designate funds that carry forward; close the state health insurance plan years; suspend the annual retirement allowance increase for retirees; increase the amount of funds transferred from the Insurance Administration Fund, the Criminal Justice Training Agency Revenue Fund, and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System Agency Revenue Fund; transfer funds from the Controller and the Commonwealth Office of Technology; prohibit certain fund transfers and reductions in the event of a revenue shortfall; remove language from the Surplus Expenditure Plan allocating excess funds to SEEK; make technical corrections.
     HCA (1/Title, R. Rand) - Make title amendment.
     HFA (1, M. Henley) - Provide that the operation of the Council on Postsecondary Education be suspended effective July 1, 2012, and remain suspended for the 2012-2014 fiscal biennium; appropriate $1,000,000 from the General Fund in each fiscal year for the state match for the Kentucky State University Land Grant Program; reduce the General Fund appropriation for the Council on Postsecondary Education in fiscal years 2013 and 2014 by $5,000,000 in each fiscal year; increase the appropriation in SEEK by $4 million in each fiscal year; increase the appropriation for Kentucky State University by $1,000,000 in each fiscal year.
     HFA (2, L. Napier) - Amend language for the Lancaster Center to make it mandatory instead of permissive.
     HFA (3, J. Hoover) - Insert language to allow the Department of Agriculture to have the authority to use restricted funds with flexibility to carry out activities within the Department.
     HFA (4, R. Rand) - Amend language to allow an expanded use of coal severance funds for only the coal severance allocations specified; provide funding for the Kentucky Appalachian Colllege Completion Program, contingent on the enactment of HB 260; provide funds for the Madisonville Medical Examiner's Office; allow the use of student-endorsed fees by a university for academic buildings; remove restrictions on the use of funds for downtown Lexington redevelopment; authorize additional projects; make technical corrections.
     HFA (5, J. Hoover) - Insert language to allow the Department of Agriculture to have the authority to use restricted funds with flexibility to carry out activities within the department.
     HFA (6, J. Hoover) - Insert language to allow the Department of Agriculture to have flexibility in spending authority not to exceed $2,000,000.
     SCS - Retain original provisions with the following exceptions: decrease debt service amounts throughout to reflect the use of a lower debt service template rate; delete language related to funds for the Lieutenant Governor's housing allowance; decrease the General Fund appropriation for the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority budget unit; delete language related to funds for coal-producing counties disbursed through the Local Government Economic Development Fund (LGEDF); decrease the General Fund appropriation in fiscal year 2013-2014 for the Department for Local Government budget unit; provide funds for the Joint Funding Administration Program in support of the area development districts; decrease the General Fund appropriation for the Local Government Economic Assistance Fund; decrease the General Fund appropriation for the LGEDF; delete language related to allocation of funds to coal-producing counties and the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority; amend language related to the funding of the Office of Mine Safety and Licensing; provide funds for the Save the Children program; decrease Restricted Funds for the Energy Research and Development Fund; provide Restricted Funds for the University of Kentucky Mining Engineering Program for development of an underground laboratory; provide funds from LGEDF for the Mine Safety, Licensing, and Mapping Application capital project; delete language related to parameters for county projects flexibility; delete language related to funds for the Kentucky Appalachian College Completion Program; provide funds for a veterans cemetery in Leslie County; provide funds to study the impact of utility rates on aluminum smelting; amend language to add reporting requirements to the Attorney General's expert witness program and National Mortgage Settlement proceeds; decrease the General Fund appropriation and increase the Road Fund appropriation for the State Treasury budget unit; amend language related to dependent subsidies for retirees in the Kentucky Employees Retirement System and County Employees Retirement System; decrease the General Fund appropriation in fiscal year 2012-2013 for the School Facilities Construction Commission (SFCC); remove debt service for SFCC capital project bonds in fiscal year 2012-2013; delete language related to additional offers of assistance; amend language related to unexpended debt service for SFCC capital project bonds; amend language related to dependent subsidies for retirees younger than 65 in the Kentucky Teachers' Retirement System; amend language to provide funds for the Kenton County Fiscal Court instead of Southbank Partners; decrease the General Fund appropriation in fiscal year 2013-2014 for the Financial Incentives budget unit; remove debt service for Financial Incentives capital project bonds; provide funds for the Statewide IT Academy; decrease the General Fund appropriation in fiscal year 2013-2014 for the Learning and Results Services budget unit; prevent Support Education Excellence in Kentucky funds from being used to cover unbudgeted health and life insurance costs; decrease funds in fiscal year 2013-2014 for the Preschool Program; provide funds in fiscal year 2013-2014 for the Save the Children/Rural Literacy Program; provide funds for the Visually Impaired Preschool Services Program; delete language allowing students attending youth-at-risk programs from being included in student counts for funding determination; set limits on statewide assessments and program reviews; establish a modified hold-harmless guarantee for local school districts; establish conditions for school districts' implementation of state disaster days; increase the General Fund appropriation for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing budget unit; decrease the General Fund appropriation for the Kentucky Educational Television budget unit; increase the General Fund appropriation for the Office for the Blind budget unit; provide funds for the Accessible Electronic Information Service Program; allow, and attach conditions to, the transfer of locally operated secondary vocational education and technology centers; decrease the General Fund appropriation in fiscal year 2013-2014 for the Energy and Environment Secretary budget unit; remove debt service for Energy and Environment Secretary capital project bonds; decrease the General Fund appropriation and increase the Road Fund appropriation for the Environmental Protection budget unit; remove debt service in fiscal year 2012-2013 and for Environmental Protection capital project bonds; increase funds in fiscal year 2011-2012 for the Office of Mine Safety and Licensing; allow the use of bond funds for payment for emergency reclamation projects; establish parameters for civil penalties collection; decrease the Restricted Funds for the Energy Research and Development Fund; increase the Restricted Funds appropriation in fiscal year 2012-2013 for the Public Service Commission budget unit; decrease the General Fund appropriation and increase the Road Fund appropriation for the General Administration budget unit; remove debt service for General Administration capital project bonds; delete language related to the usage of the Department of Public Advocacy's property sale proceeds; decrease the General Fund appropriation and increase the Road Fund appropriation for the Controller budget unit; decrease the General Fund appropriation for the Debt Service budget unit; decrease the General Fund appropriation for the Facilities and Support Services budget unit; decrease the General Fund appropriation and increase the Road Fund appropriation for the Revenue budget unit; decrease the General Fund appropriation for the General Administration and Program Support budget unit; decrease the General Fund appropriation for the Medicaid Administration budget unit; decrease the General Fund appropriation and Federal Funds appropriation for the Medicaid Benefits budget unit; decrease funds and the number of slots for the Supports for Community Living program; amend language related to Medicaid managed care organizations' reporting requirements; amend language related to appeals for services rendered by Medicaid managed care organizations; decrease the General Fund appropriation for the Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (BHDID) budget unit; amend language related to Bluegrass Regional MH/MR Board's continued operation of Eastern State Hospital; add language to attach conditions to funding cuts of mental health and mental retardation facilities; add language to ensure reimbursement for services provided by local or district health departments; decrease the General Fund appropriation for the Justice Administration budget unit; remove debt service for Justice Administration capital project bonds; delete language related to funds for the Justice William E. McAnulty, Jr. Legal Education Opportunity Program; amend language related to expenditure limits for the Department of Criminal Justice Training; delete language related to funds for local juvenile prevention programs; decrease the General Fund appropriation and increase the Road Fund appropriation for the State Police budget unit; decrease the General Fund appropriation for the Adult Correctional Institutions budget unit; amend language related to expenditure of the Local Corrections Assistance Fund allocation; delete language related to the usage of the Department of Public Advocacy's property sale proceeds and the transfer of an equal amount to the Prosecutors Advisory Council; decrease the General Fund appropriation for the Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) budget unit; remove debt service for CPE capital project bonds; decrease the General Fund appropriation for the University of Louisville; decrease funds for, and attach conditions to, the quality and charity care trust agreement; delete language providing funds for the Kentucky Music Trail; decrease the General Fund appropriation and increase the Road Fund appropriation for the Artisans Center budget unit; decrease the General Fund appropriation for the Parks budget unit; decrease the General Fund appropriation for the Horse Park Commission budget unit; decrease the General Fund appropriation for the State Fair Board budget unit; appropriate funds to the Budget Reserve Trust fund; delete language allowing reallocation of funds for infrastructure projects; amend, add, and delete various capital projects; delete coal severance projects; add language requiring the transfer of excess funds to the Budget Reserve Trust Fund at the close of fiscal year 2012- 2013 and fiscal year 2013-2014; remove language appropriating money from the Budget Reserve Trust Fund; increase the amount limiting the Governorís use of Road Fund in the Executive Branch Budget request; require the Governor to reduce contract expenditures by $50,000,000 in fiscal year 2012-2013 and by $48,008,000 in fiscal year 2013-2014; add language requiring the transfer of lottery dividends to the General Fund; add language establishing the debt service template rates used to calculate debt service; remove language establishing the total number of executive branch employees; add language regarding the employment status of employees at state parks; amend funds transfers; amend the General Fund Budget Reduction Plan to allow reductions of certain budget units.
     SCA (1, B. Leeper) - Remove new bond authorization and reallocate prior bond funds for a capital project.
     CCR - Retain original provisions with the following exceptions: increase the General Fund appropriation for the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority budget unit; provide funds to support services provided to coal-producing counties through the Local Government Economic Development Fund (LGEDF); provide funds for youth-at-risk programs; increase the General Fund appropriation for the Local Government Economic Assistance Fund; increase the General Fund appropriation for the LGEDF; add language related to allocation of funds to coal-producing counties and the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority; increase Restricted Funds appropriation for, and amend language related to, the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research; delete the fiscal year 2013-2014 Restricted Funds transfer to the University of Kentucky Mining Engineering Program; add language related to parameters for county flexibility for economic development, technology, and public works projects; transfer funds from the LGEDF, Multi- County Fund to the Coal Fields College Completion Grant Fund and to the Coal Fields College Completion Student Services Grant Fund; transfer funds from the LGEDF, Multi-County Fund to the Lexington Downtown Redevelopment Planning and Design capital project; increase the General Fund appropriation for the Commonwealth's Attorneys and County Attorneys budget units; increase the General Fund appropriation and decrease the Road Fund appropriation for the Treasury budget unit; authorize the School Facilities Construction Commission to provide additional offers of assistance to schools; provide funds to be used jointly by the Campbell County Fiscal Court and Kenton County Fiscal Court for Northern Kentucky Waterfront Development; amend language to preclude funding by the Education Technology Program for the Statewide IT Academy; add language to allow unexpended Support Education Excellence in Kentucky funds to pay for unbudgeted health and life insurance costs for school district employees and add requirements related to assessments; add language to establish funding procedures for residential youth-at-risk programs; amend language related to conditions for school districts' implementation of disaster days; increase the General Fund appropriation and decrease the Road Fund appropriation for the Environmental Protection budget unit; increase the General Fund appropriation and decrease the Road Fund appropriation for the Finance and Administration's General Administration, Controller, and Revenue budget units; increase the General Fund and Federal Funds appropriation for the Medicaid Benefits budget unit; increase the number of, and General Fund appropriation and Federal Funds appropriation for, Supports for Community Living slots; amend language related to Medicaid managed care organization reporting requirements; amend language related to funding reductions for mental health/mental retardation facilities; provide funds for local juvenile delinquency programs; increase the General Fund appropriation and decrease the Road Fund appropriation for the State Police budget unit; increase the General Fund appropriation for the University of Louisville; increase funds for, and amend language relating to, the Quality and Charity Care Trust Agreement; increase the General Fund appropriation and decrease the Road Fund appropriation for the Artisans Center budget unit; increase the General Fund appropriation for the Horse Park Commission for fiscal year 2011-2012; establish a deadline for the Horse Park Commission's business plan reporting requirements; add various infrastructure and coal severance projects; add language to provide flexibility in the use of economic development and high-tech construction/investment pool bonds; add and delete various projects; amend general provisions to clarify that required transfers to the Budget Reserve Trust Fund are net of statutory severance taxes; amend expenditure reduction language to expand the types of measures through which the reductions may be achieved; establish a set amount of lottery dividends to be transferred to the General Fund; make available funds from the Budget Reserve Trust Fund; transfer Restricted Funds to the General Fund in the current year; amend the General Fund Budget Reduction Plan to prohibit reductions from Commonwealth and County Attorneys and their offices.

     Jan 17-introduced in House
     Jan 18-to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
     Feb 24-posted in committee
     Feb 27-taken from Appropriations & Revenue (H); 1st reading; returned to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
     Feb 28-taken from Appropriations & Revenue (H); 2nd reading; returned to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
     Mar 6-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; taken from Rules; placed in the Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 7, 2012; floor amendments (1) (2) (3) and (4) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 7-floor amendments (5) and (6) filed to Committee Substitute ; 3rd reading; floor amendment (2) defeated ; passed 78-17 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title), floor amendments (4) and (6)
     Mar 8-received in Senate
     Mar 13-to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
     Mar 19-taken from Appropriations & Revenue (S); 1st reading; returned to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
     Mar 20-taken from Appropriations & Revenue (S); 2nd reading; returned to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
     Mar 22-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1) ; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 22, 2012; 3rd reading, passed 32-4 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1)
     Mar 23-received in House; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1) ; House refused to concur in Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1) ; received in Senate; Conference Committee appointed in House and Senate; Free Conference Committee appointed in Senate
     Mar 26-posted for passage for receding from Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1) ; Senate refused to recede from Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1)
     Mar 30-Conference Committee report filed in House and Senate; Conference Committee report adopted in House and Senate; Bill passed 36-1; received in House; Bill passed 81-7; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 11-line items vetoed
     Apr 12-veto message received; veto(es) not acted upon
     Apr 13-delivered to Secretary of State (Acts ch. 144)

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