Legislative Research Commission

 

Minutes of the<MeetNo1> 503rd Meeting

of the 2003 Interim

 

<MeetMDY1> July 2, 2003

 

The<MeetNo2> 503rd meeting of the Legislative Research Commission was held on<Day> Wednesday,<MeetMDY2> July 2, 2003, at<MeetTime> 1:30 PM, in<Room> Room 111 of the Capitol Annex. Senator David L. Williams, Chair, called the meeting to order, and the secretary called the roll.

 

Present were:

 

Members:<Members> Senator David L. Williams, Co-Chair; Representative Jody Richards, Co-Chair; Senators Charlie Borders, Bob Jackson, Daniel Kelly, Richard Roeding, Elizabeth Tori, Johnny Ray Turner, and Ed Worley; Representatives Joe Barrows, Jim Callahan, Bob DeWeese, Jeffrey Hoover, and Ken Upchurch.

 

LRC Staff:† Bobby Sherman and Diana Hill.

 

President Williams called the meeting to order and the secretary called the roll.† There being a quorum present, the first order of business was to approve the minutes of the June 4, 2003, meeting; accept items A. through F. under Staff and Committee Reports; refer pre-filed bills as indicated, and approve items B. through M. under New Business; accept and refer as indicated, items A. through M. under Communications; approve Resolution A., and two handouts appointing members to the Task Force on Inter-County Cooperation and the Task Force on Acquired Brain Injuries. A motion was then made by Senator Roeding and seconded by Representative Callahan.

 

Senator Roeding said that a correction should be made in the spelling of the Boone County Attorney appointed to the Task Force on Inter-County Cooperation. The correct spelling should be James R. Schrand.

 

President Williams mentioned Resolution A. adjourning the LRC in memory of Senator Toriís late husband and called for a moment of silence.† Senator Williams then called for a roll call vote on the previous motion, which duly passed by unanimous vote.† The following items were approved, accepted, or referred as indicated:

 

STAFF AND COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

A.        Information requests.

B.        Committee activity report for June 2003.

C.        Report of the Administrative Regulation Review Subcommittee meeting of June 10, 2003.† From the Special Subcommittee on Energy:† Review of FY 2004 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Block Grant Application.

D.       From the Special Subcommittee on Energy: Review of and Report on the Reorganization Plan for Executive Order 2003-513 relating to the Public Service Commission.

E.        From the Interim Joint Committee on State Government:† Review of Executive Reorganization Order 2003-512 (reorganizing the Personnel Cabinet) and Executive Order 2003-572 (amending the effective date of EO 2003-512).

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

A.        Referral of pre-filed bills to the following committees: BR 19 (a resolution naming the Vietnam Veteransí Memorial Highway) to Transportation; BR 26 (relating to children with disabilities), BR 40 (relating to school financial statements), BR 111 (relating to the hiring of school personnel), and BR 112 (relating to selection of school personnel) to Education; BR 62 (relating to insurance), and BR 105 (relating to employment practices of public agencies) to State Government; BR 81 (relating to tongue splitting) to Licensing & Occupations; and BR 107 (relating to the notification of parents or guardians when certain health services are provided to minors) to Health and Welfare.

B.        From Senator Ernie Harris, Representative Roger Thomas, and Representative Jim Gooch, Co-Chairs, Interim Joint Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources: Memorandum requesting change of regularly scheduled meeting date of August 13 to Thursday, August 21.† This is an annual meeting which typically corresponds with the State Fair Board meeting.† There are no apparent conflicts.

C.        From Senator Dick Roeding and Representative Greg Stumbo, Co-Chairs, Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force:† Memorandum requesting three additional meeting dates of August 25, September 8, and September 29, 2003.

D.       From Senator Dan Seum and Representative Mike Weaver, Co-Chairs, Interim Joint Committee on Seniors, Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection:† Memorandum requesting change of regularly scheduled meeting date of July 3 to Saturday, July 12 at Fort Knox.

E.        From Senator Tom Buford and Representative Jim Bruce, Co-Chairs, Interim Joint Committee on Banking and Insurance:† Memorandum requesting change of regularly scheduled meeting date of July 22 to July 28, due to a conflict with the National Conference of State Legislatures.† There are no apparent conflicts.

F.         From Senator Julie Denton and Representative Tom Burch, Co-Chairs, Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare:† Memorandum requesting approval of the formation of the Families and Children Subcommittee (Sen. Stine and Rep. Burch, Co-Chairs; Sens. Karem, Thayer, Tori, Turner, and Reps. DeWeese, Marzian, Nunn, Reinhardt, Smith, Stein, Westrom); and the Health Care Subcommittee (Sen. Denton and Rep. Jenkins, Co-Chairs; Sens. Borders, Buford, Jackson, Roeding, and Scorsone, and Reps. J. Arnold, Bather, Crall, Damron, Harmon, Higdon, and Palumbo).

G.       From Senator Albert Robinson and Representative Perry Clark, Co-Chairs, Capital Planning Advisory Board: Memorandum requesting a two-day meeting on July 31 and August 1, and an additional meeting tentatively set for August 18.† There are no apparent conflicts.

H.       From Senator Albert Robinson and Representative Charles Geveden:† Memorandum requesting approval of the Subcommittee on Public Employee Benefits and its membership (Sen. Robinson and Rep. Geveden, Co-Chairs; Sens. Borders, Karem, Tori, Worley; and Reps. Buckingham, Clark, Feeley, and Reinhardt.)

I.           From Senator David L. Williams, President of the Senate, and Representative Jody Richards, Speaker of the House:† Memorandum requesting approval of the issuance of an RFP toward the execution of a personal service contract between the Commission and a consultant or consulting firm for analysis of Kentucky military bases and installations.

J.          From Senator David L. Williams, President of the Senate, and Representative Jody Richards, Speaker of the House:† Memorandum requesting approval of the issuance of an RFP toward the execution of a personal service contract between the Commission and a consultant or consulting firm for analysis of the Transportation Cabinet.

K.       From the Subcommittee on Budget Preparation and Submission:† Memorandum submitting, and requesting approval of, the final report and draft budget instructions for FY 2004-06.

L.        From the Interim Joint Committee on Seniors, Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection:† Memorandum requesting approval of the formation of the Subcommittee on Seniors and Veterans (Sen. Tori and Rep. Sims, Co-Chairs; Sens. Herron, Jackson, Moore, Roeding, and Westwood; Reps. Belcher, Burch, Harper, Nesler, Pullin, and Riggs); and approval of the formation of the Subcommittee on Military Affairs and Public Protection (Sen. Robinson and Rep. Haydon, Co-Chairs; Sens. Blevins, Buford, Pendleton, Stine, and Worley; Reps. Baugh, Farmer, Ford, Riner, Siler, and Thompson).

M.      From Bobby Sherman:† Memorandum submitting a request from the House Majority Leadership for approval of the appointment of Representative Dottie Sims to the Interim Joint Committee on Economic Development and Tourism.

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

A.        From the Auditor of Public Accounts in reference to the Statewide Single Audit of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, audit of the Department of Parks, to Appropriations and Revenue

B.        From the Auditor of Public Accounts in reference to the Statewide Single Audit of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, audit of the Department of Agriculture, to Appropriations and Revenue.

C.        From the Auditor of Public Accounts in reference to the Statewide Single Audit of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, audit of the Department of Education, to Appropriations and Revenue.

D.       From the Auditor of Public Accounts in reference to the Statewide Single Audit of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, audit of the Justice Cabinet Office of the Secretary, to Appropriations and Revenue.

E.        From the Auditor of Public Accounts in reference to the Statewide Single Audit of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, audit of the Department of Military Affairs, to Appropriations and Revenue.

F.         From the Auditor of Public Accounts in reference to the Statewide Single Audit of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, audit of the Kentucky Revenue Cabinet, to Appropriations and Revenue.

G.       From the Auditor of Public Accounts in reference to the Statewide Single Audit of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, audit of the Kentucky State Treasurer, to Appropriations and Revenue.

H.       From the Auditor of Public Accounts in reference to the Statewide Single Audit of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, audit of the Cabinet for Workforce Development, to Appropriations and Revenue.

I.           From the Secretary for Health Services: Title V Block Grant Maternal and Child Health Application Summary FY 2004, to Health and Welfare.

J.          From the Office of Financial Management: Monthly Investment Income Report for April 2003, to Appropriations and Revenue.

K.       From the Office of Financial Management: Monthly Investment Income Report for May 2003, to Appropriations and Revenue.

L.        From the Office of Attorney General:† Reports of constitutional challenges for March and April, 2003, to Judiciary.

M.      From the Cabinet for Economic Development: Reports for the 3rd Quarter Fiscal Year 2002-2003 for the Regional Community Development Offices (West, East, and Central Kentucky) and Flexible Manufacturing Network Program, to Appropriations and Revenue.

 

RESOLUTIONS

 

A.            A RESOLUTION adjourning the Legislative Research Commission in loving memory and honor of Martin Andrew Tori II.

 

There being no further business before the Commission, the meeting was adjourned at 1:45 p.m.