HB 683 (BR 1352) - J. Barrows
AN ACT relating to government actions and declaring an emergency.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 11 to provide that the Governor shall not repeal any statute through an executive order; provide that every executive order in effect at the end of a Governor's final term of office shall expire thirty days thereafter; change from ninety days to thirty days the amount of time until an executive order shall expire; require executive orders issued by the Governor to be identified by year of issuance and subject area, to be numbered consecutively within year of issuance and subject area categories, and to be filed with the Secretary of State; require the Secretary of State to forward certain executive orders to the director of the Legislative Research Commission on the date filed; require the co-chairs of the Legislative Research Commission to refer executive orders relating to appointments requiring confirmation, reorganization of state government, and other matters pertaining to the operation or official policy of the government, to the legislative committee of jurisdiction within two working days after the order is received by the Legislative Research Commission; provide that executive orders relating to appointments requiring confirmation, reorganization of state government, and other matters pertaining to the operation or official policy of the government shall not become effective until thirty-five days after being filed with the Secretary of State; require the committee of referral to review the executive order within thirty days and report its findings and objections; require an objection by the reviewing committee to be upon the vote of a majority of the committee members of either chamber; direct that executive orders pertaining to governmental policy which were objected to by a reviewing committee be identified in legislation drafted for introduction by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House on the first day of the regular session; require the proposed legislation to declare each identified deficient executive order void upon enactment of the legislation, prohibit the Governor from adopting executive orders that are the same or substantially the same as the voided executive order for one year from sine die adjournment of the legislative session in which the legislation is enacted, and contain an emergency clause; permit the General Assembly to amend the proposed legislation to add executive orders, delete executive orders, or include reorganization orders which have not been enacted into law; require the Governor to compile a list of all executive orders currently in effect and provide the list to the Legislative Research Commission by September 30, 2004; require the Governor to identify orders that should remain in effect and those he shall revoke or repeal as obsolete or unnecessary; provide that executive orders the Governor does not continue in effect or revoke or repeal on another date will expire as of October 31, 2004; create a new section of KRS Chapter 12 to require each administrative body created by executive order or administrative order to expire 90 days after the end of the issuing Governor's or other statewide elected official's term of office unless established by General Assembly enactment; amend KRS 12.028, relating to the reorganization of state government, to conform; amend KRS 11.160, relating to confirmation of appointments, to reduce from seven days to two working days the time limit for the Governor to deliver letters of appointment and resumes for appointments subject to interim committee hearings; EMERGENCY.
HB 683 - AMENDMENTS
HFA (1, J. Barrows) - Exempt executive orders issued pursuant to KRS 61.520, which are in effect at the end of a Governor's final term of office, from expiring within ninety (90) days after the Governor leaves office.
Mar 1-introduced in House
Mar 2-to State Government (H)
Mar 4-posted in committee
Mar 9-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
Mar 10-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 11, 2004
Mar 11-floor amendment (1) filed
Mar 12-3rd reading, passed 52-32 with floor amendment (1)
Mar 15-received in Senate
Mar 18-to State and Local Government (S)
Mar 23-taken from committee; 1st reading; returned to State and Local Government (S)