04RS HB326


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HB 326 (BR 1032) - J. Richards

     AN ACT relating to state aeronautics programs.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 183 to establish Kentucky Aviation Commission to advise the Transportation Cabinet, General Assembly, and Governor on matters relating to the state's air transportation system and its impact on economic development; provide that the commission shall be composed of the secretaries of the Transportation and Economic Development Cabinets, the adjutant general and eight members appointed by the Governor representing commercial airlines, air cargo carriers and the state's airports; authorize the commission to review aeronautics programs and approve the Transportation Cabinet's aeronautics budget and state airport plan; require the commission to issue an annual report to the Governor and Legislation Research Commission and recommend legislation to improve the state air transportation system.


     HCS - Retain the provisions of the original bill with the following changes: delete subsection (5), relating to the compensation of commission members, in its entirety and insert in lieu thereof a provision for members to be reimbursed necessary travel expenses for attending meeting of the commission, subject to approval by the secretary of the transportation cabinet; permit the secretary to authorize reimbursement of other expenses necessary in the performance of a commission member's official duties; in subsection (7), paragraph (b), clarify that the commission shall review the cabinet's aeronautics budget and state airport plan rather than approve the budget and plan; provide for the commission to make recommendations on the budget and airport plan to the secretary of the transportation cabinet.

     Jan 20-introduced in House
     Jan 21-to Transportation (H)
     Jan 26-posted in committee
     Jan 29-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Jan 30-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 2-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 3, 2004
     Feb 4-3rd reading, passed 92-1 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 5-received in Senate
     Feb 10-to Economic Development, Tourism & Labor (S)

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