HB 48 (BR 151) - R. Murgatroyd
AN ACT relating to public parks.
Amend KRS 97.590 to allow all classes of cities to levy taxes not exceeding five cents ($0.05) on each one hundred dollars ($100) of all taxable property within the corporate limits for the purpose of purchasing and maintaining public parks.
HB 48 - AMENDMENTS
HCS - Retain original provisions but add language to extend the provisions to counties, charter counties, and urban-county governments; require local governments to have voter approval prior to levying the allowed tax; amend KRS 147A.028 to raise the amount of grant money the Department of Local Government may provide through the local government parks and recreational facilities fund from the current amount of $100,000 to $500,000; create a new section of KRS Chapter 97 to allow two or more counties to form a regional park authority; set out procedures for establishing an authority or joining an established authority; allow authority to levy up to a five cent tax on each one hundred dollars worth of taxable property, with voter approval; establish powers of the authority; create governing board for the authority, to be made up of three citizens from each participating county.
HFA (1, L. Clark) - Amend KRS to extend the allowable number of members on a park board from five (5) to eight (8).
SCS/LM - Retain original provisions; add language to specify that the public referendum provisions shall not apply to any local government that is already levying a tax for park purposes in accordance with KRS 97.550 or 97.590.
SFA (1, T. Buford) - Add a new section of KRS Chapter 67A to establish the procedure for a referendum authorized in Section 1 for urban-county governments; specify that the legislative body of an urban-county government may appoint park board members.
CCR - Report that the conference committee met and could not agree and request a free conference committee.
FCCR (Majority Report) - Retain the original provisions of the bill and attach SFA 1.
(Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)
Jan 6-introduced in House
Jan 7-to Cities (H)
Feb 20-posted in committee
Feb 26-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
Feb 27-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 2-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for March 3, 1998
Mar 4-3rd reading, passed 76-10 with Committee Substitute and Floor Amendment (1)
Mar 5-received in Senate
Mar 6-to State and Local Government (S)
Mar 19-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Mar 20-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 23-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for March 25, 1998; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
Mar 25-3rd reading, passed 31-1 with Committee Substitute
Mar 26-received in House; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute
Mar 31-House refused to concur in Senate Committee Substitute; received in Senate; posted for passage for receding from Senate amendment; Senate refused to recede from Committee Substitute; Conference Committee appointed in House and Senate; Conference Committee report filed in House and Senate; Conference Committee report adopted in House and Senate; Free Conference Committee appointed in House and Senate
Apr 1-Free Conference Committee report filed in House and Senate
Apr 2-received in House; House adopted Free Conference Committee report; passed 80-6; Senate adopted Free Conference Committee report,; passed 29-2; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
Apr 14-signed by Governor