04RS HB20


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HB 20 (BR 73) - R. Damron, P. Clark, F. Nesler, D. Sims, M. Weaver

     AN ACT relating to the identification of certified volunteer firefighters.
     Create new section of KRS 95A to create a certified volunteer firefighter identification program, establish the purpose of the program, establish requirements for application, establish fees, establish division of fees, establish issuing agency, grant the Fire Commission the authority to promulgate administrative regulations for the creation of the program.


     HCS - Amend original language to clarify that the identification card program is voluntary for volunteer firefighters and insert language to authorize news-gathering organizations to have full access to descriptive information and photo contained on card.

     SFA (1, J. Pendleton) - Amend KRS 95A.262 to increase aid to volunteer fire departments under the Firefighters Foundation Program from $8,250 annually to $9,750 if at least 50% of the firefighters in that department are IFSAC I certified and to $10,750 if at least 50% of the firefighters in that department are IFSAC II certified.

     SFA (2/Title, J. Pendleton) - Make title amendment.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 6-introduced in House; to Local Government (H)
     Jan 12-posted in committee
     Jan 20-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Jan 21-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, January 22, 2004
     Jan 22-3rd reading, passed 96-0 with Committee Substitute
     Jan 23-received in Senate
     Jan 28-to State and Local Government (S)
     Mar 23-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 24-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendments (1) and (2-title) filed
     Mar 26-recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (S)

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