HB 726 (BR 1640) - A. Arnold
AN ACT relating to the creation of an emergency services board.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 65 to allow a fiscal court to merge the boards of ambulance, fire, and local rescue squad districts, prohibit formation of new districts that are not under the jurisdiction of the emergency services board, and provide for dissolution and alteration of boundaries; create a new section of KRS 65 to allow fiscal courts of two or more counties to merge boards in the same manner as in first section; create a new section of KRS Chapter 65 to provide for political status of board; create a new Section of KRS Chapter 65 to establish board composition in single county emergency service boards; create a new section of KRS Chapter 65 to establish board composition in multicounty emergency service boards; create a new section of KRS Chapter 65 to allow the emergency service board to levy an ad valorem tax of ten cents per hundred dollars of taxable property and allow it to levy a service fee in addition; create a new section of KRS Chapter 65 to allow the emergency services board to contract with private public entities; create a new section of KRS Chapter 65 to allow the fiscal courts to provide the services the emergency services board is in control of; create a new section of KRS Chapter 65 to allow the emergency services board to leave in place existing special district taxes; create a new section of KRS Chapter 65 to specify that an emergency services board only supersedes the board and taxing privileges of the special districts under its jurisdiction; amend KRS 65.164 to conform.
HB 726 - AMENDMENTS
HCA (1, A. Arnold) - Permit formations of boards only in those counties with a county-wide fire protection district formed under KRS Chapter 75 that has entered into an interlocal agreement to provide fire service to the largest city in the county.
Feb 16-introduced in House
Feb 17-to Local Government (H)
Feb 29-posted in committee
Mar 9-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with committee amendment (1)
Mar 10-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 17-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 20, 2000; recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (H)