98RS HB391


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HB 391 (BR 1644) - M. Long, R. Crimm

     AN ACT relating to architectural and engineering services and declaring an emergency.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 45A to permit the Finance and Administration Cabinet and the Transportation Cabinet to enter into price contracts for architectural and engineering services; establish procedures for qualifying to be selected for a price contract; permit the two cabinets to designate certain construction projects for which architects and engineers may be selected from a pool; establish procedures for qualifying and disqualifying architects and engineers for pools and ranking for selection those on a pool list; exempt price contracts and contracts awarded using selection from a pool from KRS 45A.800 to 45A.835, relating to selection of architectural and engineering services through selection committees; amend various sections of KRS 45A.800 to 45A.835 to add non-voting technical advisers who are Department for Facilities Management employees to architectural and engineering services selection committees; eliminate requirement for assigning Finance and Administration Cabinet engineers to architectural services selection committees, and cabinet architects to engineering services selection committees; specify that persons appointed to selection committees from nominations made by the Kentucky Society of Architects shall be architects and that those appointed from nominations made by the Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers and the Consulting Engineers Council shall be engineers; eliminate two-term limit on state employees serving in selection committee pools; increase from $100 to $200 the per diem pay of selection committee members who are not state agency or university employees.


     HCS - Retain original provisions except add definitions of "engineering-related services" and "firm"; add provisions for procuring engineering-related services; utilize statutory selection committees for recommending firms to be awarded price contracts; require Transportation and Finance Administration Cabinets to promulgate administrative regulations governing pools; allow a firm removed from a pool to reapply to be qualified after one year of disqualification; make Auditor's staff's participation on selection committees discretionary with the Auditor; require Finance and Administration and Transportation Cabinets to submit statement of compliance with selection process to the Auditor upon completion of selection; require complete record of selection process to be subject to audit by the Auditor; EMERGENCY.
     HCA (1/Title, C. Geveden) - Make title amendment to declare emergency.
     SFA (1, D. Nunnelley) - Retain original provisions except remove the Finance and Administration Cabinet from the pool provisions; clarify that anyone performing "engineering related services" still must comply with any applicable licensing requirements; correct the name of the Kentucky Consulting Engineers Council.
     SFA (2, R. Roeding) - Require price contracts for engineering and architectural services to be reviewed by the Personal Service Contract Review Subcommittee.

     Jan 22-introduced in House
     Jan 23-to State Government (H)
     Jan 29-posted in committee
     Feb 17-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute and Committee Title Amendment (1)
     Feb 18-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 19-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for February 20, 1998
     Feb 24-3rd reading, passed 91-2 with Committee Substitute and Committee Amendment (1-title)
     Feb 25-received in Senate
     Feb 26-to State and Local Government (S)
     Mar 5-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 6-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 9-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for March 11, 1998
     Mar 10-floor amendments (1) and (2) filed
     Mar 11-taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day; 3rd reading, passed 36-0 with floor amendments (1) and (2)
     Mar 12-received in House; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate amendments
     Mar 24-House concurred in Senate floor amendments (1) and (2); passed 90-0
     Mar 25-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
     Apr 3-signed by Governor

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