01RS HB86


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HB 86 (BR 512) - G. Stumbo

     AN ACT relating to reorganization.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 154 to establish the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center Corporation as an independent, de jure municipal corporation and political subdivision of the Commonwealth which 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 7-member board of directors appointed by the Governor; establish terms and causes for removal; establish powers and authorities of the board; permit 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 and KRS 42.016 to conform; confirm Executive Order 2000-874, dated July 5, 2000.

     Jan 4-introduced in House
     Jan 5-to State Government (H)
     Feb 6-posting waived
     Feb 7-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 8-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 9, 2001
     Feb 9-3rd reading, passed 92-0; received in Senate
     Feb 13-to State and Local Government (S)
     Mar 5-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 6-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 7-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 7, 2001; 3rd reading, passed 38-0; received in House
     Mar 8-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
     Mar 15-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 27)

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