05RS SB44

SB44

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SB 44/LM (BR 141) - D. Kelly

     AN ACT relating to reorganization.
     Establish KRS Chapter 39G and create new sections to place Kentucky homeland security responsibilities with the Office of Homeland Security; attach that office to the Office of the Governor; require the Governor to appoint the executive director of the Office of Homeland Security; amend KRS 39A.050 to require that the director of the Division of Emergency Management notify the executive director of the Office of Homeland Security of all major emergencies or disasters and all responses to these events; amend KRS 39A.070 to require that, in the event of a disaster or emergency involving homeland security, the director of the Division of Emergency Management and the executive director of the Office of Homeland Security shall make a joint recommendation to the Governor; amend KRS 36.010, 11.5163, and 39A.283 to conform; repeal KRS 36.224 and 39A.287; confirm Executive Order 2004-530.

SB 44 - AMENDMENTS


     SCS/LM - Retain original provisions of the bill; add the Adjutant General to those required to make a joint recommendation to the Governor during a disaster or emergency involving homeland security; make technical corrections.

     HCS (1/LM) - Require the adjutant general to notify the Governor and the executive director of the Office of Homeland Security regarding a disaster or emergency involving homeland security, rather than the executive director, adjutant general, and the director of the Division of Emergency Management making a joint recommendation to the Governor; direct that the adjutant general be the Governor's primary point of contact for managing and responding to the disaster or emergency; delete the provision requiring the director of the Division of Emergency Management to notify the executive director of the Office of Homeland Security of all major emergencies or disasters and all responses to those events.

     HCS (2/LM) - Retain the provisions of the HCS; include the provisions of HFA 1, HFA 2, and HFA 3; require the executive director of the Office of Homeland Security to provide to the LRC and the Interim Joint Committee on Appropriations and Revenue a quarterly report of receipts and expenditures of homeland security funds; specify contents of the report; require initial report to be submitted by July 15, 2005; specify period of coverage of the initial report; amend KRS 15.010, 15.111, and 15. 113 to establish the organization of the Attorney General's Office; amend various sections to conform; confirm Attorney General's Executive Order AG 04-01, dated September 20, 2004, relating to the reorganization of the Department of Law.

     HFA (1, B. Yonts) - Amend to require direct notification of grants to local government heads by Office of Homeland Security; amend to make audit by Auditor of Public Accounts mandatory.

     HFA (2, M. Cherry) - Amend Section 1 to require the executive director of the Office for Homeland Security to inform members of the General Assembly about how a public agency should apply for a federal homeland security grant; require the executive director to provide the information at least 90 days prior to the application deadline; require the information to include the application deadline, how to obtain an application form, how to get assistance to fill out the application form, and any other helpful information for the local agency to aid in the application process.

     HFA (3, M. Weaver) - Clarify that the Office of Homeland Security shall develop a comprehensive strategy for the allocation of state and federal homeland security funds and other homeland security assistance.

     HFA (4, T. Riner) - Amend Section 1 to require the executive director of the Office of Homeland Security to display a plaque in his or her office listing the legislative findings concerning safety and security of the Commonwealth pursuant to KRS 39A.285.

     CCR - Cannot agree.

     Jan 5-introduced in Senate
     Jan 7-to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S)
     Feb 2-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 3-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for February 4, 2005
     Feb 4-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
     Feb 7-3rd reading, passed 35-0 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 8-received in House
     Feb 11-to State Government (H)
     Feb 18-posted in committee
     Feb 22-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 23-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 25-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, February 28, 2005; floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 28-floor amendment (3) filed to Committee Substitute; recommitted to State Government (H)
     Mar 2-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute (2)
     Mar 3-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 4, 2005; floor amendment (4) filed to Committee Substitute (2)
     Mar 4-3rd reading, passed 94-0 with Committee Substitute (2), floor amendment (4); received in Senate
     Mar 8-posted for passage for concurrence in House Committee Substitute (2), floor amendment (4) on Tuesday, March 8, 2005; Senate refused to concur in House Committee Substitute (2), floor amendment (4); received in House; posted for passage for receding from House Committee Substitute (2), floor amendment (4); House refused to recede from Committee Substitute (2), floor amendment (4); Conference Committee appointed in House and Senate; Conference Committee report filed in House and Senate


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