04RS SB161


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SB 161 (BR 506) - D. Kelly

     AN ACT relating to reorganization.
     Amend various sections of the Kentucky Revised Statutes to abolish the Tourism Development Cabinet and create the Commerce Cabinet; create within the Commerce Cabinet the Office of Financial Affairs, Office of Legal Affairs, Office of Legislative Affairs, Office of Personnel, Office of Communications, and the Office of Technology; transfer the Department of Travel, Department of Parks, Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Kentucky Horse Park Commission, State Fair Board, Office of Administrative Services, and the Tourism Development Finance Authority from the Tourism Development Cabinet to the Commerce Cabinet; abolish the State Parks Commission; transfer the Kentucky Appalachian Commission and the Commission on Small Business Advocacy from the Office of the Governor to the Commerce Cabinet; transfer the Kentucky Arts Council, the Kentucky Historical Society, the Kentucky Center for the Arts, the Kentucky Craft Marketing Program, the Governors' School for the Arts, the Kentucky African-American Heritage Commission, and the Kentucky Heritage Council from the Education, Arts, and Humanities Cabinet to the Commerce Cabinet; repeal KRS 148.815, 148.820, and 148.825; confirm Executive Orders 2003-064 and 2004-026 to the extent they are not otherwise confirmed by this Act.


     SCS - Retain provisions of the original bill; delete Section 2; amend KRS 153.180 to attach the foundation to the office of the secretary for the Commerce Cabinet; make technical corrections.

     HFA (1/P, B. Yonts) - Retain the provisions of the GA Copy of SB 161 in their entirety and attach the provisions of the GA Copies of HB's 40, 74, 317, 392, 539; HCR's 5 and 60; and HJR's 64 and 142.

     HFA (2/Title, B. Yonts) - Make title amendment.

     Feb 6-introduced in Senate; to Economic Development, Tourism & Labor (S)
     Feb 10-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 11-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 13-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 17, 2004
     Feb 17-3rd reading, passed 36-0 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 18-received in House
     Feb 19-to Tourism Development and Energy (H)
     Feb 23-posted in committee
     Feb 25-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 26-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 27, 2004
     Mar 23-floor amendments (1) and (2-title) filed

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