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HB 2/FN (BR 876) - G. Stumbo, L. Combs, R. Bunch, H. Collins, K. Hall, J. Richards, J. Short, T. Thompson, B. Waide, B. Yonts

     AN ACT relating to increasing bachelor's degree attainment at postsecondary education institutions located in coal-producing counties.
    Create a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to establish the Kentucky Coal County College Completion Program to include the Kentucky Coal County College Completion Scholarship and the Kentucky Coal County College Completion Student Services Grant; create the Kentucky Coal County District to include coal-producing counties as defined in KRS 42.4592(1)(c); direct the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority to administer the program; define student and institutional eligibility for scholarships and grants; define the maximum grant amounts; require the authority to make an annual report on the program and a program evaluation every four years; fund the program with amounts appropriated from coal severance tax receipts in the biennial budget; APPROPRIATION.

HB 2 - AMENDMENTS


     HFA (1, R. Nelson) - Retain original provisions except require that scholarships be allocated equally among coal-producing counties.
     HFA (2, R. Nelson) - Revise requirements for a participating institution; delete non-participating institution and related language; change maximum scholarship amount for public institutions to $5,000; make technical corrections.
     HFA (3/Title, R. Nelson) - Make title amendment.
     HFA (4, R. Nelson) - Revise requirements for a participating institution; delete non-participating institution and related language; change maximum scholarship amount for public institutions to $5,000; make technical corrections.
     SCA (1, M. Wilson) - Amend KRS 164.7890 to require recipients of the coal county scholarship program for pharmacy students to be residents of a coal-producing county; provide that funds not expended from the coal county scholarship program for pharmacy students be transferred to the osteopathic medicine scholarship program; EMERGENCY.
     SCA (2, M. Wilson) - Provide a formula to determine the tuition amount for a work-college when determining the scholarship amount.
     SCA (3/Title, M. Wilson) - Make title amendment.
     SFA (1/Title, P. Hornback) - Make title amendment.
     SFA (2, P. Hornback) - Create a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to establish the Kentucky Coal County College Completion Program to include the Kentucky Coal County College Completion Scholarship and the Kentucky Coal County College Completion Student Services Grant; create the Kentucky Coal County District to include coal-producing counties as defined in KRS 42.4592(1)(c); direct the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority to administer the program; define student and institutional eligibility for scholarships and grants; define the maximum grant amounts; require the authority to make an annual report on the program and a program evaluation every four years; fund the program with amounts appropriated from coal severance tax receipts in the biennial budget; create a new section of KRS Chapter 278 to modify the telecommunications deregulation plan in KRS 278.541 et.seq.; end most Public Service Commission authority over exchanges with 15,000 or more housing units; reduced PSC jurisdiction and obligate them to provide basic local exchange (wireline) service for less populous exchanges; allow utility to have option to substitute internet protocol or wireless service in some situations; allow customers in some situations would have the right to reject IP or wireless service and have their wireline restored; make federal jurisdiction, especially over carrier to carrier issues unaffected; end PSC jurisdiction over consumer cellphone complaints; end PSC jurisdiction over consumer broadband complaints; amend KRS 278.54611 to conform.

     Jan 7-introduced in House
     Jan 8-to Education (H)
     Jan 30-posted in committee
     Feb 4-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 5-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 6, 2014
     Feb 6-floor amendments (1) (2) (3-title) and (4) filed
     Feb 10-3rd reading, passed 92-0
     Feb 11-received in Senate
     Feb 13-to Education (S)
     Mar 24-taken from Education (S); 1st reading; returned to Education (S)
     Mar 25-taken from Education (S); 2nd reading; returned to Education (S); floor amendments (1-title) and (2) filed
     Mar 27-reported favorably, to Rules with committee amendments (1) (2) and (3-title)
     Apr 15-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, April 15, 2014; 3rd reading; floor amendments (1-title) and (2) withdrawn ; passed 38-0 with committee amendments (1) (2) and (3-title) ; received in House; to Rules (H); posted for passage for concurrence in Senate committee amendments (1) (2) and (3-title) ; House concurred in Senate committee amendments (1) (2) and (3-title) ; passed 96-3; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 25-signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 133)

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