SB 62 (BR 571) - A. Kerr
AN ACT relating to the reorganization of the Cabinet for Economic Development.
Amend KRS 11.200 to reduce from 30 members of the Commission on Small Business Advocacy to 13 members appointed by the Governor, with two members representing each congressional district and one at-large member; attach the Commission on Small Business Advocacy to the Department for Business Development; amend KRS 12.020 to abolish the Office of Research and Information Technology, the Department for New Business Development, the Department of Financial Incentives, the Department for Existing Business Development, and the Department of Commercialization and Innovation; create the Office of the Secretary and establish within the Office of the Secretary the Office of Research and Public Affairs, the Office of Commercialization and Innovation, the Office of Compliance, Finance and Administrative Services, and the Department for Business Development; amend various sections of KRS Chapter 154 to conform; repeal KRS 154.12-216, which establishes the Business Information Clearinghouse; repeal KRS 154.12-222, which establishes the Office of Administration and Support; repeal KRS 154.12-224, which establishes the Department of Financial Incentives; repeal KRS 154.12-225, which establishes the Department for New Business Development; confirm Resolution 12-03 of the Kentucky Economic Development Partnership, dated June 27, 2012.
SB 62 - AMENDMENTS
HFA (1, K. Upchurch) - Increase the membership of the Economic Development Partnership Board from 13 voting members to 15 voting members; add the chair of the Commission on Small Business Advocacy; amend the nominating organizations.
HFA (2/P, J. Hoover) - Create a new section of KRS 278.541 to 278.544 to establish an alternative regulation plan for telephone utilities that operate under the price regulation plan in KRS 278.543; eliminate Public Service Commission regulation of terms, conditions, rates, and availability of service, except basic local exchange service; require electing utilities to continue to offer basic local exchange service to existing customers in some exchanges; provide that an electing utility may be relieved of that obligation if there is alternative service available; exempt an electing utility from KRS 278.020(5) and (6), relating to commission approval of change of ownership or control, KRS 278.230(1) and (2), relating to commission access to utility books and records, KRS 278.250, relating to the commission's right to investigate the condition of the utility, and KRS 278.510, relating to commission approval of consolidation with other utilities; amend KRS 278.54611 to remove commission jurisdiction over resolution of consumer complaints and end commission authority to develop standards for eligible telecommunications carriers; provide that the commission may ensure that carriers comply with FCC rules; amend KRS 278.5462 to end commission jurisdiction over consumer complaints concerning broadband service.
HFA (3/Title, J. Hoover) - Make title amendment.
Feb 5-introduced in Senate
Feb 7-to Economic Development, Tourism & Labor (S)
Feb 14-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
Feb 15-2nd reading, to Rules
Feb 20-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 21, 2013
Feb 21-3rd reading, passed 38-0
Feb 22-received in House
Feb 25-to Economic Development (H)
Feb 27-posting waived
Feb 28-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar; floor amendment (1) filed
Mar 1-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 4-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 6, 2013; floor amendment (1) withdrawn
Mar 5-floor amendments (2) and (3-title) filed ; taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day