00RS SB25


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SB 25 (BR 524) - G. Johnson

     AN ACT relating to reorganization.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 154 to create the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center Corporation as an independent, de jure municipal corporation and political subdivision of the Commonwealth that shall be a public body corporate and politic; require the corporation to develop, operate, and manage the exposition center; attach the corporation to the Finance and Administration Cabinet for administrative purposes; direct that employees be considered state employees for the purpose of participating in the Kentucky Employees Retirement System; create a seven-member board of directors, two members appointed by the county judge/executive of Pike County, one appointed by the mayor of Pikeville, and four appointed by the Governor; establish terms and causes for removal; establish powers and authorities of the board; permit the board to establish an executive committee and employ an executive director; establish the powers and duties of the corporation; require all revenues and contributions to be used solely for defraying the expenses of the exposition center, including payment on debt, the cost of management and operation of its facilities, the creation of an adequate reserve for repair, replacement, debt service, and capital improvements, the procurement of insurance, and promotional activities; require the Auditor of Public Accounts to conduct an annual audit of all funds of the corporation and its affiliated entities and report to the Governor and the Legislative Research Commission; amend KRS 12.020 to conform; confirm Executive Order 98-1020, as amended by Executive Order 98-1144.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s) indicated with a recommendation for passage by the Interim Joint Committee on State Government)

     Jan 4-introduced in Senate; to State and Local Government (S)
     Jan 11-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Jan 12-2nd reading, to Rules; moved from Consent; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, January 18, 2000
     Jan 18-3rd reading, passed 37-0
     Jan 19-received in House
     Jan 20-to State Government (H)
     Jan 26-posted in committee
     Feb 1-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 2-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 3-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 4, 2000
     Feb 9-3rd reading, passed 92-0
     Feb 10-received in Senate; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
     Feb 18-vetoed

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