98RS HB127


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HB 127 (BR 399) - L. Brandstetter, A. Arnold, S. Baugh, J. Jenkins, P. Marcotte, A. Maricle, S. Nunn, M. Treesh

     AN ACT relating to special districts.
     Amend various sections of KRS Chapter 65 to require fiscal courts to designate which officers of special districts will be subject to the local code of ethics. Require special districts to submit a budget to the relevant fiscal court for review. Prevent any special district budget from taking effect until a budget is submitted to the relevant fiscal court for review. Authorize the county attorney to prevent the expenditure of any funds, if a special district does not comply. Make special districts with budgets of less than $200,000 subject to an audit every four years. Make special districts with budgets of more than $200,000 subject to annual audits. Require special districts to submit to fiscal courts a copy of the uniform financial information report submitted to the Department of Local Government.


     HCS - Retain original provisions of the bill but clarify in Section 1 that the governing body of the county will be the body which determines the application of the ethics code to special district officials; and clarify in Section 2 that the filing of the special district's budget with the fiscal court will be only for budget inspection purposes and for submission to the Department for Local Government.
     SCS/LM - Retain reporting provisions of the original bill but delete requirements relating to local adoption of ethics codes for special districts.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 6-introduced in House
     Jan 7-to Counties and Special Districts (H)
     Jan 13-posted in committee
     Feb 18-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 19-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 20-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for February 23, 1998
     Feb 25-3rd reading, passed 90-1 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 26-received in Senate
     Feb 27-to State and Local Government (S)
     Mar 19-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 20-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 23-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for March 25, 1998
     Mar 25-3rd reading, passed 36-1 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 26-received in House; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate amendment
     Mar 31-House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute; passed 84-4
     Apr 1-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
     Apr 10-signed by Governor

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