06RS HB380

HB380

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HB 380 (BR 1467) - H. Moberly Jr, J. Hoover

     AN ACT relating to appropriations and revenue measures providing financing and conditions for the operations, maintenance, support, and functioning of the government of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and its various officers, cabinets, departments, boards, commissions, institutions, subdivisions, agencies, and other state-supported activities.
     The State/Executive Branch Budget: appropriate from the General Fund, General Fund-(Tobacco), Road Fund, Restricted Funds, Federal Funds, Bond Funds, Highway Bonds, Agency Bonds, Capital Construction Surplus, Investment Income, and other funds, $385,056,000 in fiscal year 2005-06, $24,457,258,500 in fiscal year 2006-07 and $22,289,594,500 in fiscal year 2007-08, as follows:
General Government
2005-06 $4,582,100
2006-07 $917,019,800
2007-08 $926,640,500
Commerce Cabinet
2005-06 $215,400
2006-07 $217,055,900
2007-08 $223,146,600
Economic Development Cabinet
2006-07 $28,883,700
2007-08 $36,000,100
Department of Education
2006-07 $4,253,874,200
2007-08 $4,450,872,300
Education Cabinet
2005-06 $879,600
2006-07 $875,179,900
2007-08 $875,720,900
Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet
2006-07 $622,181,700
2007-08 $630,425,500
Finance and Administration Cabinet
2006-07 $629,936,300
2007-08 $641,358,100
Health and Family Services Cabinet
2005-06 $335,186,100
2006-07 $6,567,409,300
2007-08 $6,755,485,100
Justice and Public Safety Cabinet
2005-06 $1,301,200
2006-07 $800,910,500
2007-08 $823,768,800
Personnel Cabinet
2006-07 $64,906,900
2007-08 $82,821,400
Postsecondary Education
2006-07 $4,539,289,400
2007-08 $4,767,351,700
Transportation Cabinet
2005-06 $42,891,600
2006-07 $2,306,627,900
2007-08 $1,983,913,500
Phase I Tobacco Settlement Funding Program
2006-07 $88,800,000
2007-08 $94,000,000
Funds Transfer to General Fund
2005-06 $59,308,700
2006-07 $104,596,800
2007-08 $64,869,500
Not included in the above appropriation amounts are capital project amounts as follows:
Capital Projects
2006-07 $2,633,983,000
2007-08 $92,090,000
Road Fund
2005-06 $12,805,700
2006-07 $1,214,333,900
2007-08 $1,232,819,400
Highway Bonds
2006-07 $75,000,000
Bond Funds
2006-07 $652,595,000
2007-08 $5,000,000
Agency Bonds
2006-07 $205,132,000;
provide for allocations of the Local Government Economic Development Fund; direct that appropriations for existing line-item capital construction projects expire on June 30, 2006, except under specified conditions; provide a full year of debt service for Bond Funds in 2007-08; permit the lapse of General Fund appropriated debt service under certain conditions; allow funding of capital projects from specified funding sources; direct use of investment income from bond proceeds and the Technology Trust Fund; direct the issuance and use of economic development bonds, highway bonds, and Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle (GARVEE) bonds; provide appropriation and reporting requirements for specified capital projects; provide for the recording, reporting, allotment, and expenditure of appropriated funds; provide for the deposit of Restricted Funds and Federal Funds; prohibit the transfer of funds between budget units unless specifically authorized and upon review and determination by the Interim Joint Committee on Appropriations and Revenue; prohibit the expansion of an appropriation from any fund source over the sum specified until the agency has submitted required documentation to the Interim Joint Committee on Appropriations and Revenue for review and action under KRS 48.630; require the Secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet to make decisions concerning questions relating to interpretations of any appropriation; require the Governor's Office for Policy and Management to prepare, within 60 days after adjournment of the 2006 General Assembly, a final budget document based on the proposed State/Executive Branch Budget, the statutory budget memorandum, other Acts that contain appropriation provisions as enacted by the 2006 General Assembly, and other supporting documentation and legislative records as considered by the 2006 General Assembly; provide for construction of budget provisions regarding executive reorganization orders; require the State Budget Director to monitor and report on the financial condition of the Commonwealth pursuant to KRS 48.400; authorize the Secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet to establish a formula to prorate certain administrative costs; require Road Fund resources to be utilized to meet the lease-rental payments of the Kentucky Turnpike Authority for Resource Recovery Road projects; direct that funds appropriated to budget units affected by a reorganization order be transferred appropriately if the reorganization executive orders are not confirmed or ratified in an Act of the 2006 Regular Session of the General Assembly; specify that the employer contribution for KERS cannot exceed 7.30% for nonhazardous duty employees, 21.67% for hazardous duty employees, and 24.82% for State Police for the period July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2007, and 8.10% for nonhazardous duty employees, 23.83% for hazardous duty employees, and 27.30% for State Police for the period July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2008; direct the Finance and Administration Cabinet, in conjunction with the Consensus Forecasting Group, to provide a budget planning report by August 15, 2007; direct the Office of State Budget Director to provide estimates relating to the General Fund and Road Fund and loss of revenues effected by tax expenditures; require that all unclaimed lottery prize money for the biennium be transferred to the KEES Reserve account within the Finance and Administration Cabinet; provide for retention of all abandoned property receipts in the General Fund; set the dormancy period for abandoned property at three instead of seven years; require the Treasury Department to sell abandoned property within three years of receipt; credit premium and retaliatory insurance taxes to the General Fund; require the computation of the motor vehicle usage tax at the time of titling or first registration for some motor vehicles; limit the total number of filled permanent positions within the Executive Branch to the number authorized in the Act; provide salary adjustment for state employees ranging from $200 each year to $1,000 each year based on tiered income levels; provide a 2% baseline cost-of-living adjustment for certified and classified local board of education employees and enhanced professional compensation of $20 million in fiscal year 2007-08; provide for identification and filling of positions not funded within the Act; permit in-kind donations of labor and materials for the renovation of the Executive Mansion; provide for a General Fund Budget Reduction Plan, a General Fund Surplus Expenditure Plan, a Road Fund Budget Reduction Plan, and a Road Fund Surplus Expenditure Plan; provide conditions, directives, and mandates for implementation of the budget plan; permit the Attorney General to seek up to $275,000 for the biennium from the Finance and Administration Cabinet as a necessary government expense for expert witness expenses; permit the Office of the Attorney General to contract with outside law firms on a contingency basis; allow the Department of Agriculture to establish restricted agency fund fees concerning the personnel and operations of the Metrology Lab; permit the Finance and Administration Cabinet to provide an alternative method for governmental legal notices other than in newspapers; continue program flexibility for the use of funds for Professional Development, Extended School Services, Preschool, Textbooks, and Safe Schools; provide additional funds for Learning and Results Services for at least continuation funding of programmatic areas; provide additional funds for equalized growth nickel; provide additional funds for retroactive equalized growth nickel; provide an additional $100,000,000 in offers of assistance to be funded in FB 2006-2008; provide funding for the State Medical Insurance Fund Stabilization Contribution in the Kentucky Teacher's Retirement System; provide supplemental health insurance funding for select retired teachers; require that any transfer of Medicaid Benefits funds for Medicaid Modernization be reviewed by the Interim Joint Committee on Appropriations and Revenue through the interim appropriations increase process pursuant to KRS 48.630; allow the Department for Community Based Services to establish a fee for criminal background checks; provide for replacement of Eastern State Hospital; permit a local board of education to request to assume authority for the management and control of state-operated secondary vocational education and technology center; designate funding available for free civil legal services for indigents and require continuation of jailer mental health screening training; specify projects to be completed under the Biennial Highway Construction Program; provide for school bus transportation for private school students; require that the cross reference benefits for a married couple be provided if both spouses are eligible for coverage under the state health plan; provide statutory amendments concerning alternative minimum calculation of business income tax; permit Road Fund moneys to be used for renovation and construction at public airports and public use airports; expand the availability of home incarceration to Class C and D felons in contract facilities and county jails; repeal prevailing wage statutes; provide an administrative process for offsetting delinquent taxes and liquidated debts and permit the electronic capture of delinquent taxes and liquidated debts; modify sales and use tax provisions concerning recreational vehicles; provide an ad valorem tax exemption for trucks, trailers, and buses used on routes partly within and partly outside Kentucky and permit the payment of alternative annual fee in lieu of registration fees and taxes.

HB 380 - AMENDMENTS


     HCS/Analysis - Retain the provisions of the original bill with the following changes: The State/Executive Branch Budget: appropriate from the General Fund, General Fund (Tobacco), Road Fund, Restricted Funds, Federal Funds, Bond Funds, Highway Bonds, Agency Bonds, Capital Construction Surplus, Investment Income, and other funds, $389,250,100 in fiscal year 2005-2006, $25,579,589,400 in fiscal year 2006-2007, and $22,522,977,500 in fiscal year 2007-2008, as follows:
General Government
2005-06 $3,758,200
2006-07 $929,333,600
2007-08 $969,473,300
Commerce Cabinet
2005-06 $290,400
2006-07 $219,134,900
2007-08 $230,671,600
Economic Development Cabinet
2006-07 $29,183,700
2007-08 $38,501,100
Department of Education
2006-07 $4,204,416,700
2007-08 $4,530,100,700
Education Cabinet
2005-06 $879,600
2006-07 $877,234,000
2007-08 $880,270,200
Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet
2005-06 $21,000
2006-07 $625,898,600
2007-08 $631,638,300
Finance and Administration Cabinet
2006-07 $637,042,800
2007-08 $638,149,700
Health and Family Services Cabinet
2005-06 $335,186,100
2006-07 $6,572,237,200
2007-08 $6,758,880,100
Justice and Public Safety Cabinet
2005-06 $1,903,200
2006-07 $797,415,000
2007-08 $826,212,100
Personnel Cabinet
2006-07 $62,659,200
2007-08 $80,570,200
Postsecondary Education
2006-07 $4,540,446,500
2007-08 $4,816,557,600
Transportation Cabinet
2005-06 $42,891,600
2006-07 $2,305,487,800
2007-08 $1,983,531,000
Phase I Tobacco Settlement Funding Program
2006-07 $88,800,000
2007-08 $94,000,000
Funds Transfer to the General Fund
2005-06 $57,719,200
2006-07 $115,813,700
2007-08 $72,647,500;
Not included in the above appropriation amounts are capital project amounts as follows:
Capital Projects Total
2005-06 $4,320,000
2006-07 $3,744,099,400
2007-08 $118,421,600
Road Fund Capital Projects
2006-07 $10,285,000
2007-08 $6,795,000
Highway Bonds Capital Projects
2006-07 $75,000,000
Bond Funds
2006-07 $1,254,731,000
Agency Bonds
2006-07 $470,532,000
Budget Reserve Trust Fund
2006-07 $35,000,000
2007-08 $20,000,000
provide $2,180,000 in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $2,297,800 in fiscal year 2007-2008 for the Governor's Scholars Program; provide $500,000 in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $100,000 in fiscal year 2007-2008 for the State Planning Fund; provide language authorizing a study of the Kentucky Employees Retirement System and the Kentucky Teacher's Retirement System; provide $75,000,000 for a pool of projects, the Infrastructure for Economic Development Fund - Non-Coal Producing Counties; provide $50,000,000 for a pool of projects, the Infrastructure for Economic Development Fund - Coal-Producing Counties; provide $28,366,000 in fiscal year 2006-2007 in Bond Funds for various Capital Projects; provide additional General Fund support of $500,000 in fiscal year 2005-2006, $7,939,600 in fiscal year 2006-2007, and $1,580,000 in fiscal year 2007-2008 for various grant projects; provide $18,749,500 in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $15,913,500 in fiscal year 2007-2008 in funding from the LGEDF for various programs and projects for the Kentucky Community Development Office, Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, Read to Achieve Program, School Facilities Construction Commission debt service, Water and Sewer Bond Fund Projects for Coal-Producing Counties debt service from previous budgets, Infrastructure for Economic Development Bond Funds projects for Coal-Producing Counties debt service, Legislative Scholarship Program, Mining Engineering Scholarship Program, and the Flood Control Matching Program; provide $20,800,000 in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $22,464,000 in fiscal year 2007-2008 in funding from the LGEDF Multi-County Fund for Buckhorn Children's Home, 12 Multicounty Regional Industrial Park Authorities, Kentucky Coal Academy Program, Infrastructure for Economic Development Bond Fund projects for Coal-Producing Counties debt service, Flood Control Matching Program, Tourism Marketing, Drug Courts, Energy Research Development, School Technology, Clean Water Act Section 404 Primacy Program, and Operation Unite; provide $17,500,000 in fiscal year 2006-2007 in Bond Funds for the Kentucky River Water Storage Dams 9 & 10 project; provide $5,000,000 in fiscal year 2006-2007 in Agency Bond Funds for the Kentucky River Lock 3 Renovation project; provide $2,000,000 in each year of the biennium to continue the current staffing level in the Office of the Attorney General; provide $783,700 in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $1,086,500 in fiscal year 2007-2008 for personnel and operating costs in the offices of the Commonwealth's Attorneys; provide $625,400 in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $1,038,400 in fiscal year 2007-2008 for personnel and operating costs in the offices of the County Attorneys; restore a proposed funds transfer from the Commercial Mobile Radio Systems (CMRS) fund of $351,400 in fiscal year 2005-2006; require the state Office of Homeland Security to provide the Interim Committee on Appropriations and Revenue a monthly report regarding the approved and not approved application for grants; require all local and state entities to notify the Office of Homeland Security of all Homeland Security Grants received throughout the year; put aside $6,000,000 in Homeland Security funding to assist enhancing landline 911 services to counties where service is currently not deployed; put aside over $11,000,000 in Homeland Security funding to establish a priority listing of local and state applicants that should be considered for funding if their grants qualify under the federal guidelines; delete a Part V, Funds Transfer, of $1,756,100 from the Department of Veterans' Affairs to the General Fund and allocate these funds in fiscal year 2005-2006 to support a Federal Funds match to expand the Alzheimer's/General Care Unit at the Western Kentucky Veterans' Center; fund the Northeast Cemetery Greenup County and the Southeast Kentucky Cemetery in Leslie County; identify General Fund dollars of $27,000,000 representing Partial Phase II Litigation proceeds that were appropriated in fiscal year 2005-2006 and include language that these funds shall not lapse; provide an additional $6,000,000 that represents the restoration of funds, resulting from the Master Settlement Agreement appropriation adjustment resulting from the reduced Consensus Forecasting Group estimates in fiscal year 2005-2006 and direct that these funds should not lapse; provide additional General Fund dollars of $500,000 in each fiscal year for operations of the Patton Museum located at Fort Knox, Kentucky; provide Bond Funds dollars in fiscal year 2006-2007 and fiscal year 2007-2008 in the amount of $5,000,000 for the acquisition of land for the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center; require the Kentucky Army National Guard to seek federal funding and work with the Transportation Cabinet to complete a road to the Morehead/Rowan County Airport; add General Fund dollars of $150,000 in each fiscal year to fund vacant positions in the Commission on Human Rights; add General Fund dollars of $495,000 in each fiscal year to support the Local Agricultural County Fair Program; provide in the Capital Budget, General Fund dollars of $1,650,000 in fiscal year 2007-2008, for the Fuels/Pesticide Testing Laboratory Capital Projects; provide additional General Fund dollars of $1,053,300 in fiscal year 2007-2008, for the operation of the Fuels/Pesticide Testing program; provide Bond Funds of $5,000,000 for the Animal Shelter program with 7 year bonds; add General Fund dollars of $950,000 in each fiscal year for the Auditor's Office to cover personnel and operating expenditures; provide for guaranteed payment of financial audits deemed necessary by the Auditor of Public Accounts; ensure that the Auditor of Public Accounts receives full restitution from the Personnel Cabinet; allow the Auditor of Public Accounts to compensate employees through the conversion of compensatory time to sick time for time accumulated over 240 hours based on budgetary constraints; allow the Secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet to assess a fee on state agencies for the operations of the Personnel Board as most other internal service agencies are funded; provide Restricted Funds of $754,500 in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $767,100 in fiscal year 2007-2008 for the operations of the Personnel Board; restore Restricted Funds of $475,600 in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $628,800 in fiscal year 2007-2008 for the operations of the Kentucky Retirement Systems; require the Kentucky Retirement Systems to pay for the "Family Supplement" for health insurance for those retirees under 65 with family or couple coverage through the State Health Insurance Plan for Plan Year 2007; increase the employer contribution factor in the state employees retirement system and the State Police Retirement System each year of the biennium; include $50,000,000 in Bond Funds to provide modern workstations, stationary or portable computers for public K-12 schools to support advanced instructional activities including on-line learning and Internet 2 instructional activities; include $8,900,000 in Bond Funds for a high-speed education telecommunications network that supports a set of seamless P-16 management, instructional, and research applications; include $10,000,000 in Bond Funds for a functionally robust and modern system to ensure the efficient collection and management of student information, including a unique student identifier, at the school, district, and state levels; include $15,000,000 for a Web-based, on-line testing program that provides a quicker return of test results, student accountability, and assessment integration into teaching and learning situations on a real-time basis; include $3,250,000 for a knowledge management portal that will provide K-12 public educators with intuitive access to indexed, aligned, and well-organized Web-based instructional resources such as units of study that connect curriculum, instruction, and assessment with other data generated by schools and the Kentucky Department of Education; include $1,500,000 in Bond Funds for the Rockcastle County Vocational and Technical Center; add General Fund support of $3,997,700 in each fiscal year for the Preschool Program to provide preschool services to children up to 200% of the federal poverty level; add General Fund support of $600,000 in each fiscal year for the Community Education Program; add General Fund support of $500,000 in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $1,000,000 in fiscal year 2007-2008 for the State Agency Children Program; add General Fund support of $500,000 in each fiscal year for the Safe Schools Program; add General Fund support in fiscal year 2006-2007 for the SEEK program to support required salary increases; delete the requirement for an extra professional development day for teachers; add General Fund support of $24,000,000 in fiscal year 2007-2008 for a 1% salary increase for local district certified staff; add General Fund support of $72,000,000 in fiscal year 2007-2008 for a salary equity pool for local district certified staff; add General Fund support of $27,000,000 in fiscal year 2007-2008 for salary increases for local district classified staff; add General Fund support of $26,600,000 in fiscal year 2007-2008 for a 1% increase in the per pupil SEEK base; add General Fund support of $34,000,000 in fiscal year 2007-2008 to fund provisions of HB 5 relating to the kindergarten program; add $50,000,000 in Bond Funds for school construction; add General Fund support of $5,000,000 in fiscal year 2007-2008 for the Urgent Need School Trust Fund; add General Fund support in the amount of $20,000,000 for supplemental contributions to the pension fund; provide $15,707,000 in Bond Funds for the Replace Master Control and Production Infrastructure Project for Kentucky Educational Television; provide $8,055,000 in Bond Funds for the Expansion of the Libraries and Archives Building in Frankfort; include language regarding Salary Range Increase for Engineering Positions; restore funding to the Environmental Stewardship program by increasing General Fund appropriation by $4,000,000 in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $3,000,000 in fiscal year 2007-2008; provide $200,000 in fiscal year 2006-2007 to support mapping, dredging and cleanup of Canoe Creek in Henderson County; provide additional personnel to the Office of Insurance; fund the Small Business Health Insurance Subsidy (ICARE) program; provide additional funding of $952,000 in each year of the biennium to support mine safety, education, and training; provide General Fund support totaling $3,400,000 each fiscal year, for the Affordable Housing Trust Fund; provide additional General Fund support of $665,400 in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $697,700 in fiscal year 2007-2008 to enhance Revenue collection efforts through additional staff and operating expenses for the Office of Legal Services; provide $13,600,000 in Bond Funds in fiscal year 2006-2007 to complete the renovations at the State Office Building; provide $13,000,000 in Bond Funds and $16,166,000 in Federal Funds in fiscal year 2006-2007 for the Kentucky Emergency Warning System; provide General Fund of $8,907,400 in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $9,371,200 in fiscal year 2007-2008 to enhance Revenue collection efforts; provide $23,250,000 in Bond Funds in fiscal year 2006-2007 to implement a comprehensive tax system; allow the Secretary of the Finance and Administration to share a portion of the fee for collection debt with the agency they have collected the funds for; require licensing agencies to provide information on licensees and provide for a process that would preclude a licensee from renewing his/her license if the individual has delinquent debt owed to the Commonwealth; provide additional General Fund support of $750,000 in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $1,250,000 in fiscal year 2007-2008 for the PVAs; direct the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to fill all federally funded positions; provide $50,000 each fiscal year to support the Telehealth and eHealth boards; provide $50,000 each fiscal year to replace reduced First Step funds; provide $935,000,000 additional funds to Medicaid Benefits over the biennium; provide over $105,000,000 in each fiscal year to continue the Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program (KCHIP) for 50,000 children; provide an additional $6,200,000 in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $21,300,000 in fiscal year 2007-2008 for 200 additional (100 each fiscal year) Supports for Community Living slots; increase ambulance reimbursement rates; direct that Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) Payments must equal the federal maximum which currently equals $197,000,000; support the continuation of Medicaid Modernization, including reasonable cost containment; continue enhanced hospital reimbursement rates; expand Adult Day Care services; expand school-based health services; expand Model II Waiver services for ventilator-dependent patients; expand the Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment program; provide $12,000,000 in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $18,500,000 in fiscal year 2007-2008 for inflation in community services and increased admissions for acute care services; provide DSH funding totaling $34,600,000 in each fiscal year; fund a children's mental health initiative in Northern Kentucky; expand existing Crisis Stabilization services; increase the flat dollar amount of the annual increment to be given state employees; reduce the employer health insurance premium by 12% effective July 1, 2006; provide additional General Fund dollars of $300,000 each fiscal year for the quasi-governmental agencies for increased health insurance costs; require, rather than permit, payment of up to $275,000 over the biennium from the Finance and Administration Cabinet to the Attorney General for justified expert witness expenses in state hearings and lawsuits; require the Transportation Cabinet to review the costs of distributing child victims' license plates and require excess revenue derived from their sale to be transferred to the Child Victims' Trust Fund annually; permit the Attorney General to contract with outside law firms to perform legal services for the state and to recover the reasonable costs of litigation; permit the Attorney General to make appropriations and allotment revisions based upon the availability of funds for the Office of the Attorney General; provide funding for the Governor's Scholars Program; provide funding to the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs to support Kentucky's efforts regarding the Base Realignment and Closure process and the Patton Museum at Fort Knox; require the Kentucky National Guard to accept any available federal funding to construct a road to the Morehead/Rowan County Airport; provide funding to the Governor's Office for Local Development for the Allen County School Intermediate Center, the Allen County Youth Inc. and girls softball facilities, the River Park Center in Owensboro, 12 multicounty regional industrial park authorities, the Richmond Arts Council, the Knott County Art Center, the Chase Municipal Law Center, the Gateway Regional Center for the Arts, and Renaissance on Main; provide funding from the Local Government Economic Development Fund, Multi-County Fund, to the Kentucky Community and Technical College System for curriculum and training programs at the Kentucky Coal Academy and for 12 multicounty regional industrial park authorities for ongoing marketing, maintenance, and insurance needs; provide funding for the Department of Agriculture for capital improvement grants to the Local Agricultural Fair Program and for debt service on new bonds; require state agencies to make full restitution to the State Auditor for outstanding billed fees, or if an agency's funds are insufficient to make restitution, then payment as a necessary government expense is required; permit the State Auditor to suspend payment of blocks of compensatory time to state auditors and instead allow those blocks to be converted to sick leave; reallocate funds for a water and sewer project in Knott County to a water line improvement project in the City of Hindman; require an annual pro rata assessment from each Executive Branch agency, based on the number of full-time positions in each, to cover the operating costs of the Personnel Board; permit an additional special assessment for Personnel Board operating costs if approved by the State Budget Director and Secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet; permit a local school district to accumulate credit, subject to the availability of funds, for its unused state Offers of Assistance allocation for up to eight years; permit local school districts to make their complete annual financial statement available to the public by means of newspaper publication, posting on the Internet, or by printed copy at the main branch of a public library within the district; require that funds realized from the sale of surplus property at the Kentucky School for the Blind and the Kentucky School for the Deaf be deposited into a restricted account that cannot be spent without legislative appropriation; permit the Commissioner of Education to transfer available funds between the Professional Growth Fund and the Professional Development Leadership Mentor Fund as needed to satisfy the demand and need to support respective teacher programs; require that supplemental funding distribution include Category II and III vocational education programs in districts established after 2001 with state assistance if approved by the Commissioner of Education; allocate funds in fiscal year 2007-2008 for the Partnership for School Success Program; permit, through December 31, 2006, local school districts who have not levied certain utility taxes to levy the tax or increase the tax rate to the permissible maximum, which shall not be subject to recall; specify the distribution formula for the $5,000,000 appropriation for enhancing education technology in local school districts in coal-producing counties; provide no funds for gubernatorial transition expenses; allocate $3,900,000 each fiscal year to the Affordable Housing Trust Fund; specify that if funds in the Capital Construction Contingency Fund and the Emergency, Repair, Maintenance, and Replacement Fund, then expenditures from those funds must be paid from the General Fund Surplus Account or the Budget Reserve Trust Fund Account; require the Commonwealth Office of Technology to report semiannually to the Interim Joint Committee on Appropriations and Revenue on the status of sole-source contracts and contract employees; authorize the return of all or a portion of a debt or improper payment recovered by the Department of Revenue to the agency certifying it or to the Court of Justice for other allocation; prohibit renewal of a state professional, occupational, or business license held by a person who owes delinquent state taxes; delete funding for the Louisville Arena; delete funding for additional site infrastructure improvements to the Kentucky Capitol Complex; create the Eastern State Hospital Commission to make recommendations for the use and disposition of the hospital facilities and real estate to the Governor, the Legislative Research Commission, and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government by October 1, 2006; require the Department for Medicaid Services to provide the full state match of the Medicaid eligibility determination contract with the Department for Community Based Services in each year of the fiscal biennium; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to pay the maximum Disproportionate Share Hospital payments established by federal law in each year of the biennium; require the Department for Medicaid Services to provide the full state match for preventive health services for Medicaid recipients through local health departments as it does for other providers, and continue Medicaid preventive services through local and district health departments at least at the current level of effort; continue the requirement for quarterly reporting of the impact of Medicaid cost-containment measures; expand the medical component of Adult Day Care and school-based health services in each fiscal year of the biennium; continue Medicaid ambulance fees at the reimbursement level set by the 2005 General Assembly; expand Model II waiver services to 40 additional ventilator-dependent patients in each fiscal year; expand the Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Services Program in each fiscal year; carry forward General Fund moneys totaling $3,264,500 in fiscal year 2005-2006 and $2,387,300 in fiscal year 2006-2007 to support Medicaid Benefits expenditures in fiscal years 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 and redirect Medicaid General Fund moneys to other areas within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services; set the hospital provider tax at the fiscal year 2005-2006 level in fiscal years 2006-2007 and 2007-2008; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to continue to maintain hospital rate enhancements, and to use excess tax receipts paid above $180,000,000 for additional hospital rate enhancements in fiscal years 2006-2007 and 2007-2008; ensure that Supports for Community Living (SCL) Waiver funds are utilized only for direct services to SCL recipients; authorize the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to solicit proposals for an outside entity or entities to construct and lease a replacement facility for Eastern State Hospital; notwithstand the 60 days prior to the next legislative session notice requirement for any changes to Central State ICF MR/DD until July 1, 2008; require that notice will still be given to residents and families or guardians, but not 60 days prior to the next legislative session; allow the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to solicit RFPs by July 1, 2007, to solicit proposals for an entity or entities to construct eight bed ICF MR/DD units on the campus of Hazelwood ICF MR/DD, and dedicate savings generated from this initiative to the establishment of a psychiatric physical health clinic and psychiatric dental clinic on the campus of Hazelwood ICF MR/DD; establish crisis stabilization mental health services to be provided through regional MH/MR Boards in each fiscal year including $100,000 in each fiscal year for mental inquest patients served by Hardin Memorial Hospital; provide $250,000 in each fiscal year to establish the Wellsprings David Block Crisis Stabilization Unit in Louisville, Kentucky to provide mental health crisis stabilization services; increase funding for the Acquired Brain Injury Program by $1,000,000 each year and serve an additional 625 eligibles; allow the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to lease any eight bed ICF MR/DD units established on the Hazelwood ICF MR/DD campus, and also any replacement facility for Eastern State Hospital; provide $200,000 each fiscal year for an Aging Caregivers One-Stop Shop to provide caregivers with information, consultation, and assistance with choices and planning for long-term supports for individuals with mental retardation and developmental disabilities; require that, following the voluntary or involuntary closure of a health facility, the beds, equipment, and services provided by the closed facility be reserved for applications to reestablish the same services, in whole or in part, in the same county as the closed facility; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to provide new laptop or desktop computers and digital cameras and printers for each protection and permanency staff and a printer for each investigative team in each local office to assist in documenting abuse investigations; increase foster parent, adoption assistance, and private child care provider reimbursement rates by $3 per day in fiscal year 2006-2007 and by $2 in fiscal year 2007-2008; ensure that local health departments, like other providers, are authorized to bill for all services they provide; ensure that state matching funds for preventive services provided by local and district health departments are included in the Medicaid Benefits appropriation the same as it is for all other providers; partially offset for local and district health department the increase in the employer part of the health insurance premiums and increase in retirement contributions required by the budget; ensure that the base funding included in the Department for Public Health's budget is expended for the Kentucky AIDS Drug Assistance Program, the Diabetes Services Program, and the Diabetes Research Board; identify specific funding to develop a demonstration project focused on outcomes that will improve the health of Medicaid eligibles with diabetes and reduce expenditures; provide a $5,000,000 Bond Pool to assist local and district Public Health Departments with infrastructure projects that are needed to continue services; provide for additional operational costs for the Poison Control Center; ensure that each Regional Children's Advocacy Center receives base funding and has access to at least a qualified half-time forensic interviewer; recognize the increased demand for services and the inflationary increase in operational cost that have not been included in the allocations to regional Rape Crisis Centers since 1999; recognize the Department for Human Support Services' responsibility to assist domestic violence statewide programs through a grant to each region to continue to serve current needs and increased operational cost; fund the establishment of a domestic violence shelter program in Richmond; appropriate General Fund moneys to the Department for Human Support Services to supplement General Fund appropriations to the Department for Education and Restricted Funds appropriations to the Department for Human Support Services to reinstate funding for Family Resource and Youth Service Centers to the original level and to provide centers in 54 additional current schools that now qualify for a center; establish a program to assist grandparents raising grandchildren to include grants or vouchers to provide child clothing, respite assistance, educational supplies or assistance, required legal services, medical and dental services, and other expenses for the child that the Cabinet for Health and Family Services authorizes; supplement base funding to expand Aging Services programs; permit various direct service units in the Department for Human Support Services to establish and fill all positions that are 100 percent federally funded for salary and fringe benefits; appropriate $1,000,000 each fiscal year for foster youth transitional assistance to provide grants or vouchers to current or former foster youth ages 18 through 23; provide funding in each fiscal year for the Survivors II Program in Fayette County and prohibit shifting of other Prevention Council funding for that purpose; provide funding in each fiscal year for the Gateway Juvenile Diversion Center and the Mary Kendall Homes; provide funding for a $3,100 annual training incentive for state police dispatchers; limit the use of appropriations from the state group health insurance fund for a group health insurance dependent subsidy to full-time employees of quasi-governmental employers; require quasi-governmental employers to certify that dependent subsidy funds are not being used to fund benefits for other than full-time employees; provide $1,500,000 in fiscal year 2007-2008 for Area Health Education Centers administered by the University of Louisville; provide $4,000,000 in each fiscal year for the Kentucky Coal Counties Scholarship Fund for postsecondary education student from coal-producing counties; provide funding to the Council on Postsecondary Education for the Regional Stewardship Funding Program to be allocated among infrastructure, regional grants, and stewardship initiatives; provide $5,000,000 in each fiscal year to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority for need-based scholarships for postsecondary education students from coal-producing counties; provide funding to Morehead State University for equipment and infrastructure in each fiscal year, a child care facility at West Liberty Technical Center in fiscal year 2007-2008, and the joint development, with Northern Kentucky University, of a Business Continuity Model to ensure the preservation of essential operations when faced with a natural disaster, terrorist incident, or other unforeseen disruption in fiscal year 2006-2007; provide funding to Murray State University for renovation of the Butler County Campus facility; provide funding to the University of Kentucky for the operation of the West Liberty Technical Center; provide funding to the Kentucky Community and Technical College System for health care coverage for KCTCS employee enrolled in the University of Kentucky personnel system, for the operation of the Lancaster Campus of the Bluegrass Community and Technical College System, and planning and design of the Carrollton Campus of Jefferson Community and Technical College; reauthorize coal severance tax projects approved by the 2005 General Assembly up to the total amount of receipts allocated to the single county account at the end of fiscal year 2005-2006; authorize coal severance tax projects and authorize bond-funded projects of $50,000,000 from the Infrastructure for Economic Development Fund for Coal Producing counties and $75,000,000 from the Infrastructure for Economic Development Fund for Non-Coal Producing Counties; direct the Finance Cabinet to review practices to reduce energy costs; direct the Finance Cabinet to review the use of cellular telephones and other electronic communication devices; require the Finance Cabinet to review all printing costs and direct state agencies to use electronic technology to provide public access to information; instruct all state agencies to monitor travel costs and require the Finance Secretary to review all out-of-state travel requests; designate the Kentucky Wine and Vine Fest of Nicholasville the official state wine festival; amend KRS 154.12-278 to change the name of the Economic Development Cabinet's Department of Innovation and Commercialization for a Knowledge Based Economy to the Department of Commercialization and Innovation; establish the Department of Commercialization and Innovation as a separate budget unit, to be independent of any other Cabinet subdivision; provide for specific grant funding requirements for grants awarded to Kentucky Innovation and Commercialization Centers; amend other statutes to conform; create new sections of KRS Chapter 131 to prohibit the renewal of a state professional, occupational, or business license if the license holder is delinquent in the payment of state taxes; create a new section of KRS 42.450 to 42.495 to prohibit the expenditure of Local Government Economic Development Fund Single County Account funds allocated to coal-producing counties unless specifically authorized by the General Assembly in an line-item appropriation.

     HFA (1, J. Lee) - Increase private child care providers rates by $2 per day in FY 2006-07 and by an additional $2 per day in FY 2007-08; create an incentive pool for private child care providers to serve hard to place youth.

     HFA (2, K. Bratcher) - Require the Louisville Arena Authority, Inc. to be an entity attached to Louisville Metro Government, subjecting it to procurement and ethics restrictions; require the Authority to consider alternative site studies and to select the site for the arena.

     HFA (3, B. DeWeese) - Provide site specific language for location of a sports arena.

     HFA (4, B. DeWeese) - Require that the Louisville Arena Authority be established under the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government and require the members' compliance with local government's procurement and ethics code; require the Authority to consider other arena site studies and choose the Arena's eventual location in Louisville.

     HFA (5, T. Couch) - Revise allocation of coal severance funds in Leslie County.

     HFA (6, B. Farmer) - Exempt certain corporations from the alternative minimum calculation of corporate income tax based on income.

     HFA (7, P. Marcotte) - Change purpose of project from design to construct and scope of project from $1,000,000 to $26,607,000.

     HFA (8, J. Hoover) - Change the LRC's ability to evaluate Economic Development initiatives.

     HFA (9, B. DeWeese) - Remove site specific language from discussion of the Louisville arena.

     HFA (10, J. Fischer) - Provide funding for school projects through cost reductions due to repeal of the prevailing wage law.

     HFA (11, H. Moberly Jr) - Make technical corrections; amend Homeland Security project list; amend projects funded under the Governor's Office of Local Development; add language regarding use of new money for the Auditor of Public Accounts; amend language relating to the teacher's retirement system; amend language relating to infrastructure funding for performing arts centers; add language relating to the levy of taxes by school districts; amend language relating to local school district certified and classified employee pay policy; increase funding for diabetes services in FY 2007-2008; move funding for the Lancaster Campus from KCTCS to Eastern Kentucky University; authorize equine hospital construction for Morehead State; increase funding for LCC Winchester Facility; increase funding for Ashland CTC; provide funding for Madisonville Postsecondary Education Center; amend coal severance projects and water projects; exempt small wineries from the tax imposed by KRS 243.884.

     HFA (12, J. Barrows) - Delete line item projects in the Infrastructure for Economic Development Fund for Non-Coal Producing Counties.

     HFA (13, J. Barrows) - Adjust projects in the Infrastructure for Economic Development Fund for Non-Coal Producing Counties project list.

     SCS/Analysis - Retain the provisions of the bill as passed by the House with the following changes: The State/Executive Branch Budget: appropriate from the General Fund, General Fund (Tobacco), Road Fund, Restricted Funds, Federal Funds, Bond Funds, Highway Bonds, Agency Bonds, Capital Construction Surplus, Investment Income, and other funds, $386,169,400 in fiscal year 2005-2006, $25,987,036,500 in fiscal year 2006-2007, and $22,517,886,800 in fiscal year 2007-2008, as follows:
General Government
2005-06 $1,502,100
2006-07 $920,959,800
2007-08 $964,213,000
Commerce Cabinet
2005-06 $340,400
2006-07 $218,669,300
2007-08 $227,921,400
Economic Development Cabinet
2006-07 $28,883,700
2007-08 $36,669,100
Department of Education
2006-07 $4,201,403,800
2007-08 $4,524,369,300
Education Cabinet
2005-06 $5,000
2006-07 $876,693,800
2007-08 $879,419,200
Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet
2005-06 $21,000
2006-07 $625,432,500
2007-08 $631,993,300
Finance and Administration Cabinet
2006-07 $637,493,600
2007-08 $645,715,100
Health and Family Services Cabinet
2005-06 $335,186,100
2006-07 $6,551,168,000
2007-08 $6,755,731,500
Justice and Public Safety Cabinet
2005-06 $1,903,200
2006-07 $798,815,000
2007-08 $827,581,100
Personnel Cabinet
2006-07 $62,659,200
2007-08 $80,570,200
Postsecondary Education
2006-07 $4,535,615,700
2007-08 $4,796,640,100
Transportation Cabinet
2005-06 $42,891,600
2006-07 $2,980,068,700
2007-08 $2,005,111,900
Phase I Tobacco Settlement Funding Program
2006-07 $88,800,000
2007-08 $94,000,000
Funds Transfer to the General Fund
2005-06 $58,883,500
2006-07 $117,295,900
2007-08 $78,716,800;
Not included in the above appropriation amounts are capital project amounts as follows:
Capital Projects Total
2005-06 $4,320,000
2006-07 $3,514,173,400
2007-08 $120,921,600
Road Fund Capital Projects
2006-07 $10,285,000
2007-08 $6,795,000
Highway Bonds Capital Projects
2006-07 $740,000,000
Bond Funds
2006-07 $1,189,683,000
Agency Bonds
2006-07 $229,457,000
Budget Reserve Trust Fund
2006-07 $35,000,000
2007-08 $20,000,000
provides $2,180,000 in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $2,297,800 in fiscal year 2007-2008 for the Governor's Scholars Program; provide $250,000 in each fiscal year for the State Planning Fund; provide an additional $75 million for a pool of projects, primarily water and sewer projects and other infrastructure projects; the Infrastructure for Economic Development Fund - Non-Coal Producing Counties (B); provide an additional $50 million for a pool of projects, primarily water and sewer projects and other infrastructure projects; the Infrastructure for Economic Development Fund - Coal Producing Counties (B); provide $5,000,000 in fiscal year 2006-2007 in Bond Funds for the Owenton/Owen County Natural Gas Line Project and $4,500,000 in fiscal year 2006-2007 for the Warren County Transpark - Rail Spur Capital Projects; provide General Fund support of $2,275,000 in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $500,000 in fiscal year 2007-2008 for various grant projects; provide $1,024,300 in each fiscal year for the Osteopathic Scholarship Fund, $1,000,000 in each fiscal year for the Trover Clinic, and $1,000,000 in fiscal year 2007-2008 for the Pharmacy Scholarship Fund from Coal Severance receipts; provide $14,749,500 in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $17,113,500 in fiscal year 2007-2008 from the Local Government Economic Development Fund (LGEDF) for the Kentucky Community Development Office, Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, Read to Achieve Program, School Facilities Construction Commission debt service, Water and Sewer Bond Fund projects for Coal-Producing Counties debt service funded in the current biennial budget, Infrastructure for Economic Development Fund for Coal-Producing Counties (A) Bond Funds projects debt service in this budget, Mining Engineering Scholarship Program, Mathematics Achievement Program, and the Flood Control Matching Program; provide $21,300,000 in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $27,620,000 in fiscal year 2007-2008 from the LGEDF Multi-County Fund for Buckhorn Children's Home, 12 Multi-County Regional Industrial Park Authorities, Infrastructure for Economic Development Bond Fund projects for Coal-Producing Counties debt service in the current biennial budget, Infrastructure for Economic Development Fund for Coal Producing Counties (A) debt service in this budget, Economic Development Fund for Coal Producing Counties (B) debt service in this budget, Flood Control Matching Program, Tourism Marketing, Drug Courts, Energy Research Development, School Technology, Clean Water Act Section 404 Primacy Program, Kentucky Geological Survey, and Operation UNITE; provide Restricted Funds of $754,500 in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $767,100 in fiscal year 2007-2008 for the operations of the Personnel Board; retain Restricted Funds of $475,600 in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $628,800 in fiscal year 2007-2008 for the operations of the Kentucky Retirement Systems; include language requiring the Kentucky Employees Retirement Systems to pay for the "Family Supplement" for health insurance for those retirees under 65 with family or couple coverage through the State Health Insurance Plan for Plan Year 2007. increase the employer contribution factor for the Kentucky Employees Retirement System and the State Police Retirement System each year of the biennium; provide General Fund support totaling $350,000 in each year and Road Fund support of $350,000 in each year to support the Homeland Security administrative operations; require Homeland Security to consult with Local Area Development Districts and local government entities while reviewing applications and add language requiring the agency to place special emphasis on applications that assist First Responders; provide General Fund support totaling $200,000 in each year to support continued maintenance of the grounds and equipment in the Cemeteries Branch of the Department of Veterans' Affairs and provide funding to support the Northeast Cemetery in Greenup County and the Southeast Kentucky Cemetery in Leslie County; stipulate that General Fund support of $27 million representing Partial Phase II Litigation proceeds appropriated in fiscal year 2005-2006 shall not lapse; provide additional General Fund support of $500,000 in each fiscal year to support the Military Family Assistance Fund; provide additional General Fund support of $200,000 in each fiscal year to support the Burial Honors Program to nonprofit volunteer organizations to provide support and decorum for military funeral honors; provide Bond Funds of $4,500,000 in fiscal year 2006-2007 to acquire land for the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center; provide General Fund support of $1,650,000 in fiscal year 2007-2008 for the Fuels/Pesticide Testing Laboratory and additional General Fund support of $1,053,300 in fiscal year 2007-2008 is provided for the operation of the Fuels/Pesticide Testing Program; provide Capital Construction Surplus funds of $115,000 in fiscal year 2006-2007 to purchase a Forage Testing Van and $175,000 in fiscal year 2006-2007 to purchase a Large Scale Test Truck; prohibit state agencies from entering into contracts with nongovernmental entities for an audit unless the Auditor of Public Accounts has declined in writing to perform the audit; provide debt service in fiscal year 2007-2008 to support a new $60 million Parks Development Pool; provide $60,000 in fiscal year 2006-2007 to move the Nicholas Hildreth School to Blue Licks State Park; provide an additional $50,000 in fiscal year 2005-2006 in General Fund support for the City of Hodgenville to support the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial celebration; provide General Fund support of $2 million in each year of the biennium for the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission; move the Department of Commercialization and Innovation within the Cabinet for Economic Development back to the Office of the Secretary and remove it as a new appropriation unit within the Cabinet; provide a full year of debt service in fiscal year 2007-2008 to support $17.5 million in Bond Funds for the Economic Development Bond Pool; allow the Cabinet to extend an additional $1.;5 million in training grants during the 2006-2008 biennium for the Bluegrass State Skills Corporation; allow $4.2 million of the Kentucky High Tech Investment Pool funds to be used for a grant to administer the ConnectKentucky Program; provide $16,100,000 in bond funds for a high-speed education telecommunications network that supports a set of seamless P-16 management, instructional, and research applications; include $15 million for a Web-based, online testing program that provide a quicker return of test results, student accountability, and assessment integration into teaching and learning situations on a real-time basis; include $6,250,000 for a knowledge management portal that will provide K-12 public educators with intuitive access to indexed, aligned, and well-organized Web-based instructional resources such as units of study that connect curriculum, instruction, and assessment with other data generated by schools and the Kentucky Department of Education; provide $23,502,300 in each fiscal year to provide preschool services for children in families up to 150% of the federal poverty guideline; provide additional General Fund support of $9,458,100 in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $12,458,100 in fiscal year 2007-2008 for the Read to Achieve program; restore $4 million in coal severance funds to the Read to Achieve program in fiscal year 2007-2008. provide additional General Fund support of $1,200,000 in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $1,400,000 in fiscal year 2007-2008 for the Collaborative Center for Literacy Development; provide additional General Fund support of $4,200,000 in fiscal year 2007-2008 for the Mathematics Achievement Fund; provide additional General Fund support of $1,400,000 in fiscal year 2007-2008 for ACT and WorkKeys testing for high school students; provide additional General Fund support of $500,000 in each year for the State Agency Children Program; provide additional General Fund support of $250,000 in each year for the Save the Children program; provide additional General Fund support in the SEEK base of $8,600,000 in fiscal year 2007-2008 for two additional instructional days; include an additional $50 million in bond funds in the 2006-2008 biennium for school construction, of which $25 million is for the Supplementary School Building Construction Fund; establish the Supplementary School Building Construction Fund to address anomalies in the existing school construction formulas and fund it with $5 million in General Fund support and $25 million in bond funds; provide $100,000 in General Fund support and $100,000 in Restricted Funds in each year of the biennium to meet the increased demand for services via the Specialized Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program; provide $1,907,000 in debt service to support bond funds totaling $15,707,000 for replacement of the Master Control and Production Infrastructure at Kentucky Educational Television; restore funding to the Environmental Stewardship program by increasing General Fund appropriation by $4 million in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $3 million in fiscal year 2007-2008. provide additional personnel to the Office of Insurance to support the growth of the captive insurers market in the Commonwealth; provide $3.4 million in General Fund support each fiscal year for the Affordable Housing Trust Fund; provide $665,400 in General Fund support in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $697,700 in fiscal year 2007-2008 to enhance Revenue collection efforts through additional staff and operating expenses for the Office of Legal Services; provide $75 million in Bond Funds in fiscal year 2006-2007 for construction of the Louisville Arena; provide $13,600,000 in Bond Funds in fiscal year 2006-2007 to complete the renovations at the State Office Building; provide $13 million in Bond Funds and $16,166,000 in Federal Funds in fiscal year 2006-2007 for the Kentucky Emergency Warning System Capital Project; provide $8,907,400 in General Fund support in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $9,371,200 in fiscal year 2007-2008 to enhance Revenue collection efforts through additional staff and needed operating expenses for the department; provide $23,250,000 in Bond Funds in fiscal year 2006-2007 to implement a comprehensive tax system to upgrade and interface several of the numerous tax systems maintained by the department; provide $32,769,300 in General Fund Support in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $33,399,300 in fiscal year 2007-2008 for Property Valuation Administrators; direct the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to fill all federally funded positions to improve services to the citizens of the Commonwealth; provide $50,000 each fiscal year to support the Telehealth and eHealth boards; provide $2 million each year for additional positions to combat fraud and abuse in federal programs; provide $4.5 billion in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $4.6 billion in fiscal year 2007-2008 to serve over 715,000 Medicaid eligibles in each fiscal year; provide $935 million in additional funds, including $288 million in General Fund support to Medicaid Benefits over the biennium to continue current services; provide over $105 million in each fiscal year to continue the Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program (KCHIP) for 50,000 children; provide an additional $6.2 million in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $21.3 million in fiscal year 2007-2008 for 100 additional Supports for Community Living slots each fiscal year; mandate that Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) Payments equal the federal maximum, which currently equals $197 million; provide language to continue enhanced hospital reimbursement rates; provide $2.3 million in each fiscal year to expand Adult Day Care services; provide $820,000 in each fiscal year to expand school-based health services; provide $3.3 million in each fiscal year to expand Model II Waiver services for ventilator-dependent patients; provide $492,000 in each fiscal year to expand the Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program; provide $12 million in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $18.5 million in fiscal year 2007-2008 for inflation in community services and increased admissions into acute care services for Mental Health/Mental Retardation Services; provide Disproportionate Share Hospital funding totaling $34.6 million in each fiscal year for state mental hospitals; provide $1.3 million in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $739,000 in fiscal year 2007-2008 for a children's mental health initiative in Northern Kentucky; provide $5.7 million in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $9.5 million in fiscal year 2007-2008 to expand existing Crisis Stabilization services; provide $1 million in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $2 million in fiscal year 2007-2008 to expand Supported Living services; provide $170,000 in each fiscal year for Day Springs Group Home; provide $175,000 in each fiscal year for the ARC of Kentucky; provide $3.1 million in each fiscal year for Crisis Stabilization Mental Health services, including over $100,000 in each fiscal year for mental inquest warrant patients to be served by Hardin Memorial Hospital; provide $500,000 in each fiscal year to establish the David Block Crisis Stabilization Unit in Louisville; provide $6,174,000 in a Local and District Health Insurance Pool to assist those agencies with the increased cost of the "employer share" of health insurance; provide language to ensure that all Preventive Services provided to Medicaid recipients by Local Health Departments are paid for through Medicaid; provide $2,345,600 in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $2,215,600 in fiscal year 2007-2008 for the Smoking Cessation Program and the potential for an additional $2,200,000 each year to provide additional services through this effort; provide $200,000 each fiscal year for the Diabetes Research Board; provide$2,300,000 in each fiscal year to continue diabetes services through Local or District Health Departments; provide $750,000 in each fiscal year to establish three regional Diabetes Centers of Excellence to provide education, intervention therapy, and case management for Medicaid recipients; provide debt service for a $10 million Local and District Health Department Infrastructure Pool; provide $100,000 in each fiscal year for the Epilepsy Foundation of Kentucky; provide additional funding of $208,000 in each year for the UK Center for Rural Health - Homeplace Program; provide $25,000 in fiscal year 2006-2007 for Cholesterol and Hypertension Screening equipment for the Liberty District Community Center in Barren County; provide $1.5 million for the Area Health Education Centers to replace lost federal grant funding in both fiscal years; provide a $500,000 grant to the Central Kentucky Blood Center; provide $480,000 in each fiscal year to the Children's Advocacy Centers to cover an increase in operational cost; provide an additional $519,000 in each fiscal year to ensure that each Children's Advocacy Center can have at least a half-time qualified forensic interviewer; provide $1 million in each fiscal eyar for Regional Rape Crisis Centers to assist with the increased demand for services and increased cost of center operations; increase grants to the Domestic Violence Statewide programs by $677,500 each fiscal year; provide an additional $2,583,400 in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $5,418,200 in fiscal year 2007-2008 for Family Resource and Youth Services Centers and earmark those funds to return the base funding rate to $210 per child, the original funding rate to fund additional Family Resource and Youth Services Centers in 54 qualifying schools over the biennium; provide $1,250,000 in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $2 million in fiscal year 2007-2008 to establish a Kentucky Caregiver Program to assist grandparents under 150% of the poverty level that do not get other state assistance but are the primary caregivers of their grandchildren; provide an additional $3.5 million in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $4,000,000 in fiscal year 2007-2008 for Aging Services to increase services in the Homecare Program, the Personal Care Attendant Program, and available Adult Day Care services; provide $967 million in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $1 billion in fiscal year 2007-2008 to continue current services and programs in Community Based Services; provide an additional $28.7 million in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $50.2 million in fiscal year 2007-2008 to expand Out-of-Home Care services for court-committed children; provide $1.3 million in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $1.9 million in fiscal year 2007-2008 to continue the Electronic Benefits Transfer program for Food Stamps; provide $3.8 million in each fiscal year to expand child care services; provide $5.7 million in each fiscal year to expand the Low-Income Home Emergency Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Weatherization Assistance; provide $250,000 in each fiscal year to expand the Save the Children Rural Literacy Program; provide $1 million in each fiscal year for Foster Youth Transitional Assistance; provide $1.6 million in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $1.3 million in fiscal year 2007-2008 for Protection and Permanency Staff Technology Improvements; provide $13.4 million in fiscal year 2007-2008 to increase Foster Parent, Adoption Assistance, and Private Child Care rates by $3 per day and to establish a pool for incentives to private child care providers for taking care of hard-to-place children; provide debt service for $8.25 million in Bond Funds for a grant for Phase II of the Children's Village at the Home of the Innocents in Louisville, which is contingent upon matching funds being obtained from other public and private sources; provide $1,250,00 in Restricted Funds in each year for the Operation UNITE Program; provide an additional $1 million in General Fund support in each year for the Office of Drug Control Policy to replace the loss of Federal Funds; restore $10,200,000 to the Road Fund and replace these funds with General Fund support; utilize $250,000 in Restricted Funds rather than General Fund moneys in fiscal year 2006-2007 for the EEO Disparity Study; provide a flat dollar salary adjustment for state employees, ranging from $400 to $1,350 per employee based on income; provide funding as recommended in HB380 as Introduced and identifies other funding to cover the increased increment cost; reduce the employer health insurance premium by 12% effective July 1, 2006, and provide a method of premium adjustment if required; provide an additional $300,000 in General Fund moneys in each fiscal year for the quasi-governmental agencies for increased health insurance costs; include language concerning board members of quasi-governmental agencies' health insurance; provide General Fund support as replacement for Restricted Funds for the Contract Spaces Program (Veterinary and Optometry) to maintain the current number of slots for Kentucky residents and to offset an increase in tuition; provide an additional $1 million in General Fund support in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $3 million in General Fund support in fiscal year 2007-2008 for Adult Education programs; provide $1,200,000 in General Fund support in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $3 million in General Fund support in fiscal year 2007-2008 for the Regional Stewardship Trust Fund; provide $1.5 million in General Fund support in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $3 million in General Fund support in fiscal year 2007-2008 for the Research Support Pool; provide $31.3 million in General Fund support for debt service for $366.3 million in capital projects at institutions of higher education; provide $551,000 in General Fund support for debt service for $6 million of laboratory renovations, fit up, and equipment at the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville; provide $300,000 in General Fund support in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $1.2 million in General Fund support in fiscal year 2007-2008 for the Workforce Development Trust Fund; provide $917,000 in General Fund support for debt service for a $10 million Technology and Equipment Pool at the Council on Postsecondary Education; provide $17 million in General Fund support in fiscal year 2007-2008 to implement the University of Kentucky's business plan; provide an additional $150,000 in General Fund support in each fiscal year to the Adolescent Medicine and Young Parent Program and the Rape Crisis Center at the University of Kentucky; provide $500,000 in Restricted Funds in fiscal year 2007-2008 for the Kentucky Geological Survey; provide $500,000 in General Fund support in each year of the biennium to support the Governor's Fitness Program; provide $2,190,000 of additional General Fund support in fiscal year 2007-2008 for the Kentucky Tuition Grant program for need-based grants; provide $1 million of General Fund support in fiscal year 2007-2008 for health care insurance costs for former employees of the University of Kentucky Community College System who opted to remain in the university's health care system when KCTCS was formed; provide $300,000 of General Fund support to establish the North American Racing Academy; provide $267,800 of General Fund support in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $977,100 in fiscal year 2007-2008 for maintenance and operations of new KCTCS facilities coming on-line during the biennium; add permanent statutory language in Part XVIII, Motor Fuels Tax that sets the variable portion of the fuel tax rate at a minimum of 1.47 cents per gallon, based on 9% of the Average Wholesale Price of fuel effective July 1, 2006, for a Road Fund revenue increase projected to be $15 million in fiscal year 2007-2008; provide decreased Road Fund resources of $10.2 million in each fiscal year from the Kentucky State Police operating budget, increasing the Highways, State Construction Account by $10.2 million each fiscal year; provide additional Road Fund resources of $350,000 each fiscal year to the Department of Revenue for operations; provide Road Fund resources of $350,000 each fiscal year to the Governor's Office of Homeland Security for operations; provide language requiring a quarterly report of Six-Year Highway Plan projects; provide amended language in Part XII, Aviation, permitting the Transportation Cabinet to use Road Fund resources up to 1% of annual appropriations in each fiscal year for airport runways, aprons, and taxiways; provide decreased debt service for Economic Development Lease Rental Payments on Highway Bonds, by $3.8 million in each fiscal year based on actual debt service projections on the current sale of the remaining $225 million of the $450 million in the previous Highway Bond authorization; provide increased Debt Service, Economic Development Lease Rental Payments on Highway Bonds of $34.4 million in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $68.9 million in fiscal year 2007-2008 for Economic Development Road Projects bond authorization of $740 million in fiscal year 2006-2007. provide language requiring the termination of tolls on the Audubon Parkway and the Natcher Parkway during the first year of the biennium when the lease rental payments on the toll roads are fully paid as consistent with current policy; provide increased Road Fund resources of $3.5 million in each year of the biennium for the Pavement Management initiative; provide language permitting local governments, through a cooperative agreement with the Transportation Cabinet, to maintain traffic control devices and perform temporary repairs on state maintained roads on a cost reimbursement basis; provide language requiring the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet to provide a program and financial status report on the Kentucky Pride Fund to the Interim Joint Committee on Transportation; provide language authorizing the Transportation Cabinet to select up to ten design/build demonstration road related projects per year; provide authorization for the Transportation Cabinet to maximize, to the extent necessary, the use of Toll Credits to match Federal Funds for transit systems capital grants; provide General Fund resources of $2.95 million in each fiscal year for Non-Public School Transportation; provide increased Road Fund resources from the County, Rural, and Municipal Road Aid programs to provide debt service for the Economic Development Road Project bond authorization of $740 million in fiscal year 2006-2007; provide increased Federal Fund resources of $3 million in fiscal year 2006-2007 for the REALID, Drivers License program; in Part XXVII, Judicial Branch Capital Projects Budget, authorize the construction of seventeen new Judicial Centers in the following counties: Campbell, Wolfe, Todd, Garrard, Franklin, Hancock, Mercer, Russell, Hopkins, Owen, Breckinridge, Fleming, Whitley, Monroe, Rowan, Pike, and Marion, for total project construction costs of $264,652,000; authorize an increase of $8 million in the scope of the Pendleton County Judicial Center; increase the amounts of deficits in estimated General Fund revenue receipts for each fiscal year of the biennium necessary to trigger implementation of a General Fund Budget Reduction Plan; provide General Fund (Tobacco) dollars to support debt service for $75 million in Kentucky Infrastructure Authority projects;increase funding in each fiscal year for Ovarian Cancer Screening; delete Parts to be codified related to the Self-Insured Plan for State Employees, Nonrenewal of Delinquent Taxpayer's Business License, Local Government Exconomic Development Fund Single County Accounts, Department of Commercialization and Innovation, Evaluation of Economic Development Issues, Heavy Equipment Property Tax, Phase II Amnesty Payment Program, and Legislative Oversight of Government Contracts; change language regarding the Voluntary Assignment of MSA Tobacco Esrow Payments Part to disallow voluntary assignment of escrow dollars from nonparticipatin manufacturers until the Attorney General obtains written assurances from participating manufacturers that the provisions of the amended statute will not jeopardize MSA payments to Kentucky; add $2.2 million each year for the Department for Public Health for smoking prevention and cessation programs;add a new Part to be codified titled Local Occupational License Taxes, amending KRS 68.197 to permit residents of a city that lies in more than one county to credit the amount of a city occupational license fee paid against the payment of a county occupational license fee, to be applied retroactively to August 1, 2005. add a new Part to be codified titled Legal Notices, amending KRS 424.180 to permit alternative means of statewide liegal publication if the Secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet approves them; add a new Part to be codifed titled Home Incarceration, amending KRS 532.260 to expand the availability of home incarceration to Class C and D felons in state-operated prisons, contract facilities, and county jails who have 120 days or less to serve on their sentences; add a new Part titled Insurance Coverage, Affordability and Relief to Small Employers (ICARE) Program to create the program to make health insurance more affordable for small employer groups; designate the program as a four-year pilot project for employer groups with 2 to 25 employees; authorize the Office of Insurance to establish two health care incentive programs; provide that one incentive program applies to an eligible employer with low-income employees if the eligible employer pays 50% or more of the premium cost of that health benefit plan and the employer has not provided employer-sponsored coverage to employees within the past 12 months; provide that the other incentive program applies to an eligible employer if the eligible employer pays 50% or more of the premium cost of that health benefit plan and the employer group has at least one employee with a high-cost condition; provide that an eligible employer is one whose employer group has an annual salary that does not exceed 300% of the federal poverty level, but exclude the salary of anyone with an ownership interest in the employer group with an annual income in excess of 300 percent of the federal poverty level; indicate that ICARE Program participating insurer plans are to be offered to "employers" rather than "enrollees"; declare that employer health care incentive programs offered by ICARE participating insurers are subject to KRS 304.17A-220; require insurers to disclose the availability of the health insurance purchasing program under current circumstances before the ICARE Program goes into effect; require insurers to provide the Cabinet for Health and Family Services with information in accordance with KRS 205.623 in the prescribed format, and label this information as confidential; provide that the ICARE Program does not apply to an insurer that provide coverage solely to Medicaid recipients, Medicare beneficiaries, CHAMPUS insureds, or self-insured groups; require participating insurers to offer at least three plans, which must be a consumer-driven plan, basic benefit plan, and enriched plan; require each participating insurer to conduct a health risk assessment and offer a wellness program, case management services, and disease management services; require a healthy lifestyle discount for participating employers; permit a separate class of business to be established for rate filings for plans offered under the ICARE Program; permit incentive payments of $40 per employee per month and $60 per employee per month under the two incentive programs; direct the allocated surplus remaining in the ICARE Program to be carried forward to the next fiscal year through the end of the pilot period; authorize the Office of Insurance to limit enrollment for the ICARE Program; authorize the Office of Insurance to select a licensed third-party administrator; establish the duties of the third-party administrator; direct the office to establish an ICARE Program fund; require the office to work with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to review the availability of federal funds for the ICARE Program; permit the Office of Insurance to implement the program through arrangements with other agencies of the Commonwealth; require insurers to disclose the availability of the health insurance purchasing program as defined in 42 U;S;C; sec; 1396e to eligible employer groups and make a disclosure about the availability of the ICARE Program; direct the office to conduct a study to determine the impact of inappropriate billing disparities on the insured, with the report on the study to be submitted to listed government entities; fine any insurer who fails to provide required information to the office $100 for each offense; mandate that the cabinet make every effort to make health data findings that can serve as a basis to educate consumers on the cost and quality of health care; require the secretary to make information on charges, quality, and outcomes of health care services provided publicly available; direct the Health Services Data Advisory Committee to make recommendations on data technical matters and methods for risk adjusting any data prepared and published by the cabinet; remove survey and data submission dates and requirements, but expand on acceptable formats for data submission and data-gathering activities, including that the cabinet may collect data in "Professional 837" or "Institutional 837" format as adopted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; require the Health Services Data Advisory Committee to annually review and make recommendations regarding data release protocols, and indicate that these data are subject to HIPAA and the outlined public use data agreements; require the cabinet to make information on charges for health care services available on its Web site; require the information to allow the public to make meaningful comparisons between hospitals, ambulatory facilities, and provider groups, with risk adjusted charge information including median charge and other percentiles to describe typical charges; direct that data will include information on sources and limitations, and that providers will be given a maximum of 30 days to verify the accuracy of its data prior to public release; limit the cabinet to providing linkages to organizations that publicly report comparative charge data and related specified information; require the cabinet to make information on charges for health care services available on its Web site; direct the cabinet to describe quality and outcome measures to allow the public to make meaningful comparisons between hospitals and ambulatory facilities, utilizing and referring the public to only national quality indicators; specify required information in related reports by the cabinet; to add durable medical equipment dealers to the definition of "health care provider"; limit an insurer, its agent, or designee to five calendar days after its acknowledgment of an electronically-submitted original or corrected claim to notify the submitting entity of any errors or omissions in the billing instrument or circumstances that preclude the claim from being a "clean claim"; interest on paid claims against an insurer that fails to pay, deny, or settle a claim for more than 31 days at a rate of 14 percent; specify that information regarding reimbursement amounts from insurers be included in data and information available to the public; direct that provisions relating to the establishment of the ICARE Program take effect January 1, 2007. add a new Part to be codified titled Pharmacy Scholarshiop Program to create a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to establish a Pharmacy Scholarship Program for eligible Kentucky students to attend an accredited school of pharmacy at a private four-year institution of higher education with a main campus located in an Appalachian Regional Commission county; provide a new Part to be codifed shifting the authority over abandoned property that escheats to the state from the State Treasurer to the secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet; provide a new Part ot be codified revising the fees and liability insurance amounts required of operators of amusement rides and attractions; add a new Part to be codified concerning omnibus assistance to be provided to veterans of the Armed Forces and military families.

     SCA (1, C. Borders) - Provide $1 million from the General Fund for upkeep and maintenance of the statewide mobile data infrastructure.

     SCA (2, A. Kerr) - Increase the benchmark funding for postsecondary education institutions by $10,000,000 in each fiscal year of the biennium.

     SCA (3, D. Kelly) - Increase funding for operational costs for the Council on Postsecondary Education by $1,000,000 each fiscal year of the biennium.

     SCA (4, C. Borders) - Amend Infrastructure for Economic Development Fund for Coal-Producing Counties (A) projects in Harlan County and Menifee County.

     SCA (5, C. Borders) - Revise single-county coal severance tax projects for Carter, Clay, Floyd, Greenup, Hancock, Harlan, Hopkins, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Lee, Leslie, Magoffin, Menifee, Owsley, and Perry Counties.

     SCA (6, C. Borders) - Earmark $90,000 to establish an Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Program in the Department of Public Health.

     SCA (7, D. Kelly) - Make conforming changes to reflect appropriation increases in other adopted committee amendments to the State/Executive Branch Budget.

     CCR - Cannot agree.

     FCCR/Analysis - Retain the provisions of HB 380/SCS with the following changes: The State/Executive Branch Budget: appropriate from the General Fund, General Fund (Tobacco), Road Fund, Restricted Funds, Federal Funds, Bond Funds, Highway Bonds, Agency Bonds, Capital Construction Surplus, Investment Income, and other funds, $386,169,400 in fiscal year 2005-2006, $26,221,583,600 in fiscal year 2006-2007, and $22,575,381,500 in fiscal year 2007-2008, as follows:
General Government
2005-06 $1,502,100
2006-07 $925,253,500
2007-08 $993,621,500
Commerce Cabinet
2005-06 $340,400
2006-07 $218,967,300
2007-08 $228,150,400
Economic Development Cabinet
2006-07 $28,883,700
2007-08 $34,709,100
Department of Education
2006-07 $4,209,315,200
2007-08 $4,525,745,400
Education Cabinet
2005-06 $5,000
2006-07 $877,152,000
2007-08 $879,877,400
Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet
2005-06 $21,000
2006-07 $627,077,500
2007-08 $633,368,300
Finance and Administration Cabinet
2006-07 $641,684,800
2007-08 $646,413,700
Health and Family Services Cabinet
2005-06 $335,186,100
2006-07 $6,555,756,700
2007-08 $6,760,287,800
Justice and Public Safety Cabinet
2005-06 $1,903,200
2006-07 $794,065,000
2007-08 $822,831,100
Personnel Cabinet
2006-07 $62,659,200
2007-08 $80,570,200
Postsecondary Education
2006-07 $4,542,598,700
2007-08 $4,832,984,400
Transportation Cabinet
2005-06 $42,891,600
2006-07 $2,584,705,800
2007-08 $1,986,249,000
Phase I Tobacco Settlement Funding Program
2006-07 $88,800,000
2007-08 $94,000,000
Funds Transfer to the General Fund
2005-06 $62,483,500
2006-07 $132,833,800
2007-08 $85,589,200
Not included in the above appropriation amounts are capital project amounts as follows:
Capital Projects Total
2005-06 $4,320,000
2006-07 $4,118,534,200
2007-08 $130,573,200
Road Fund Capital Projects
2006-07 $10,285,000
2007-08 $6,795,000
Highway Bonds Capital Projects
2006-07 $350,000,000
Bond Funds
2006-07 $1,558,923,000
Agency Bonds
2006-07 $471,901,000
Budget Reserve Trust Fund
2006-07 $35,000,000
2007-08 $20,000,000;
require the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security to prepare an annual report that identifies the state's homeland security priorities based on national homeland security priorities, and to make available to the LRC all grant applications and a list of grant recipients; provide funding for stipends to volunteer organizations that perform burial honor guard services; permit the Kentucky National Guard to accept any available federal funds for construction of a road to the Morehead/Rowan County Airport; earmark funds in each fiscal year to support capital improvement grants to the Local Agricultural Fair Program; retain House funding to support lime testing; authorize $2,500,000 in bond Funds for animal shelters; modify language concerning energy research and development to expand the range of energy research to be conducted; retain House language regarding the carry forward of $6,000,000 of General Fund moneys in each fiscal year by the Governor's Office of Agricultural Policy and appropriate an additional $6,000,000 in fiscal year 2006-2007 for the restoration of funds resulting from the Master Settlement Agreement appropriation adjustment resulting from the reduced Consensus Forecasting Group estimates in fiscal year 2005-2006; earmark funds for the Kentucky Geological Survey from the Local Government Economic Development Multi-County Fund and the General Fund Natural Gas Severance Tax receipts for fiscal year 2007-2008; earmark funds in fiscal year 2007-2008 for the Partnership for Student Success Program; provide that funds up to $220,000 for gubernatorial transition expenses are deemed a necessary government expense, payable from the General Fund Surplus Account or the Budget Reserve Trust Fund Account; provide funding for the Louisville Zoo Glacier Run project; earmark funds for the Richmond Arts Council; retain House language providing up to $275,000 over the biennium for the Attorney General's expenses for expert witnesses; retain House language regarding the performance of legal work for state agencies by the Office of the Attorney General modified to make a state agency's use of the Attorney General's services permissive rather than mandatory and to delete authority for the Attorney General to recover reasonable costs of litigation; permit the Purchase of Agricultural Easement (PACE) Program Board to contract directly with land surveyors, real estate appraisers, and other licensed professionals as necessary; delete language authorizing the Department of Agriculture's use of otherwise restricted funds for office operations; revise language concerning the use and distribution of the Urgent Need School Trust Fund and specify that moneys appropriated to the School Facilities Construction Commission to be credited to the Urgent Need School Trust Fund instead of lapsing at the end of a fiscal year; delete language concerning the Supplementary School Building Construction Fund; retain House language excluding salary supplements received by highly skilled educators from the total salary compensation for any retirement benefits; permit the Personnel Board to levy a special assessment against Executive Branch agencies because of increased workload of the board or other reasons in the best interest of the Merit System, with the approval of the State Budget Director and the Secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet; further define the operations of the Military Burial Honor Guard Program and ensure that funding will not lapse or be used for other purposes; provide funding to expand the Western Kentucky Veterans Center's Alzheimer's/General Care Unit; increase funding to the Attorney General for the Uninsured Employer Fund; increase funding for Commonwealth's Attorneys; provide a total of $55,300,000 for the Kentucky River Locks and Dams Maintenance and Renovations Pool; add language specifying the operations of the Urgent Need School Trust Fund advisory committee and clarifying funding that is eligible for distribution; delete language permitting the Auditor of Public Accounts to charge state and local governments for audit expenses; permit the Auditor to suspend payment of 50-hour blocks of compensatory time and auditors with 240 of compensatory time and instead allow that time to be converted to sick leave; provide funding to the Auditor for a salary equity increase for merit classified auditors; continue to require the Kentucky Retirement Systems to pay the health insurance dependent subsidy but clarify that this is not an additional benefit to be covered under the inviolable contract; provide an additional $100,000,000 in offers of assistance from the School Facilities Construction Commission during the biennium with the anticipation of debt service being provided during the 2008-2010 biennium; earmark funds in fiscal year 2006-2007 for the Lincoln Wedding Reenactment; retain House language regarding earmarking of funds for Tourism Marketing and Development on behalf of coal-producing counties and provide for payment of fees for professional artists and entertainers performing on the Kentucky Music Trail; provide funding for the African-American Heritage Council; provide funding to move the Nicholas Hildreth School to Blue Licks State Park; retain House language providing funding for the Louisville Waterfront Development Corporation; provide funding for the Purchase Regional Industrial Park; retain House funding and language regarding the New Economy High-Tech Construction and High-Tech Investment Pools, the Department for Commercialization and Innovation, and the Economic Development Bond Pool; retain House funding and language concerning career and technical education and the Partnership for Student Success; provide additional funding for certified public elementary and secondary education staff for two additional instructional days in fiscal year 2007-2008; delete language and funding for all-day kindergarten; direct the LRC to study the pupil transportation formula utilized in the SEEK Program; clarify language regarding the distribution of coal severance funds for school technology in coal-producing counties; provide funding for a specialized tutoring program for students with learning disabilities; add language clarifying the implementation of the Mathematics Achievement Strategic Plan; permit members of the Advisory Council for Gifted and Talented Education to be reappointed and add a representative of the Kentucky Association for Gifted Education to the council as a voting member; permit the Commissioner of Education to transfer available funds between the Professional Growth Fund and the Professional Development Leadership Mentor Fund to support respective teacher programs; direct the Department of Education to conduct an evaluation of school calendars; clarify language relating to the matching grant for the John Harding Performing Arts Center; correct language to ensure that school districts currently qualifying for equalization funding based on taxes levied in the fall of 2005 continue to receive it; provide funding for the 404 permitting program from the Road Fund to facilitate highway construction projects; limit the funding mechanism for the Public Service Commission's Telecommunication Access Program device for the deaf and hard of hearing to not more than two cents per access line per month; provide funding of mine inspection salaries as a necessary government expense; retain and modify House language permitting the Environmental and Public Protection Secretary to provide a salary range increase for engineering and mine inspector positions; fund four vacant positions in the Finance and Administration Cabinet, Facilities and Support Services; require the Commonwealth Office of Technology to report semiannually to the Interim Joint Committee on Appropriations and Revenue concerning sole-source contracts awarded and contract employees hired; amend language regarding the construction and operation of the Louisville Arena and clarify statutory language to permit the Louisville Arena to qualify for tax increment financing if it remains a corporation formed under KRS Chapter 273; move the date that bonds for the Louisville Arena project can be sold to after July 1, 2006; permit bonds for the Louisville Zoo Glacier Run project to be sold after January 1, 2007; provide $4,300,000 each fiscal year for the Affordable Housing Trust Fund; retain House funding and language to establish an Aging Caregivers One-Stop Shop; retain House funding for The Healing Place, the ARC of Barren County, the Boys and Girls Club of Kentucky, the Kentucky AIDS Drug Assistance Program, the Poison Control Center, the Lead Poisoning and Screening Program, the Healthcare Education and Registration Training Program, the Hardin and Larue County Community Health Clinic, indigent health services, Mission Frankfort Clinic, and Saint Joseph's Mobile Health Clinic; retain House funding for the Kentucky Baptist Children's Homes Youth Support Center; reserve beds, equipment, and services provided by a voluntarily closed health care facility for use by another facility in the same county; clarify that a pilot program for dementia training for long-term care facilities is voluntary; provide funding for the Methodist Children's Home of Kentucky; provide funding for a statewide Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Program; clarify that the private child care provider's $3 per day is in addition to the current reimbursement level; permit any pharmacist to refuse to fill a Medicaid prescription for failure to pay the necessary copayment unless withholding the prescription would cause harm to the recipient, in which case a 72-hour emergency supply would be dispensed, with the remainder to be filled when the copayment is made; increase funding for the Medicaid Acquired Brain Injury Program to cover an additional 65 individuals in each fiscal year; provide funding for Brooklawn Child and Family Services for the purchase of houses and an apartment building for residents who have completed residential treatment; require the Department for Human Support Services to establish a Ready, Set, Success pilot program to encourage the development of local community partnerships and the development of programs and services for children under age six and to ensure that children are born healthy, are nurtured, and remain healthy, safe, and prepared to succeed in school and life; fund a grant to the Madison County fiscal court to expand domestic violence services; require, upon the request of a Medicaid recipient, provider, or other authorized person, the review of a denial of a service provided by a Medicaid managed care organization for medical necessity or the denial, limitation, or termination of a service involving a medical or surgical specialty or subspecialty, with the exception of chiropractic or optometric services; retain House funding for the support of the Mary Kendall Homes; provide funding to maintain existing multijurisdictional drug task forces and allow for expansion to underserved and unserved areas to assist local and state law enforcement agencies; permit funds provided for local jail per diem payments and halfway house payments to also be used to establish and operate an intensive secured substance abuse recovery program for substance abusers who have been charged with a felony and permit funding to be provided as a necessary government expense if necessary; provide funding to the State Police for the upkeep and maintenance of the statewide mobile data infrastructure and permit any local or state first responding agency to use the system if they comply with applicable use standards; add language regarding the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority to ensure that appropriations for Kentucky Education Excellence Scholarships are provided regardless of the actual amount of net lottery receipts; increase benchmark funding for universities in fiscal year 2007-2008; provide funding for university business plans through the benchmark funding model; retain House funding for the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship Program; allocate $800,000 over the biennium for each of the six public comprehensive universities for the Regional Stewardship Program; permit universities to refinance certain debt obligations if the principal amount of the debt obligations is not increased; permit the relative of a member of a public postsecondary education institution to be employed by the institution if the relative has been employed at least 36 months prior to the member's appointment; insert language regarding the Community Operations Board at Eastern Kentucky University; insert language concerning the implementation of a university business plan for Kentucky State University, Murray State University, Northern Kentucky University, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Louisville; split the funding for the Kentucky Geological Survey at the University of Kentucky between the Local Government Economic Development Fund, Multi-County Fund and the receipts from the Natural Gas Severance Tax; retain House funding for UK's Center for Research on Violence Against Women Program; encourage UK to provide funding for the West Liberty Technical Center and the County Extension Enhancement Initiative; add language encouraging the University of Louisville to provide funding for the Saturday Academy Program and the Louisville Signature Partnership Program; reduce House funding for the University of Louisville's Equine Industry Program from $500,000 each year to $300,000 each year; provide funding to Western Kentucky University for the Kentucky Academy of Math and Science; add language permitting the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) to convey fee simple title to some of its property within the City of Covington to the Gateway Community and Technical CollegeFoundation; provide funding to KCTCS for maintenance and operations of new facilities coming on-line and the North American Racing Academy; encourage KCTCS to provide funding for the Family Life Skills Center at Hazard Community and Technical College - Lees College Campus; add language regarding funding for and the provision of adult education services at state correctional facilities by KCTCS; add language regarding the health care coverage of KCTCS employees covered by UK's health insurance program; add language concerning legislative intent that KCTCS employee salaries not be reduced to pay for health insurance premiums; retain House language regarding reporting by the Transportation Cabinet on the Biennial Highway Construction Programs except require quarterly rather than monthly reports; require quarterly reporting on the Six Year Aviation Plan Project; retain House prohibition against using Aviation budget funds or Military Affairs budget funds to study, plan, or construct runways or expand the Capital City Airport; authorize the Transportation Cabinet to select up to ten design/build demonstration road-related projects during the biennium instead of five per fiscal year; increase House funding for a program to promote pavement maintenance and maintain a higher level of pavement quality between resurfacing cycles; permit up to $10,000,000 in Road Fund moneys to be used for the development, construction, reconstruction, maintenance, and repair of airport runways, aprons, and taxiways at public airports and public use airports; revise projects listings in the capital projects budget and debt service obligations and include some projects in lists approved for funding from one of the dedicated lists as coal severance, projects for coal-producing counties and non-coal producing counties, and community development projects; add to the list of approved capital projects for postsecondary education institutions; include coal severance projects, $100,000,000 of bond-funded projects from the Infrastructure for Economic Development Fund for Coal-producing Counties, $150,000,000 of bond-funded projects from the Infrastructure for Economic Development Fund for Non-Coal Producing Counties, and $75,658,000 of bond-funded projects from the Community Development Fund; provide language to allow projects that are ready for payment to be paid from the available balance of bond proceeds regardless of when the bonds are issued; increase the amount from the Budget Reserve Trust Fund that is available for appropriation in fiscal year 2007-2008 from $19,000,000 to $25,000,000; add language naming and designating the Kentucky Wine and Vine Fest of Nicholasville, Kentucky as the official state wine festival; add language crediting net lottery receipts to the General Fund; add language to clarify that the additional net lottery receipt dividend payment declared in March 2006 that exceeded the Consensus Forecast Group lottery funds estimate in December 2005 be credited to the General Fund; retain House language concerning state salary/compensation policy and amend to set the manner of premium increase for the cross-reference option in the state group health insurance plan for state employees; provide an additional funds transfer from the Highways budget unit in the Transportation Cabinet of $9,000,000 in federal funds in fiscal year 2006-2007; provide for implementation of a General Fund Budget Reduction Plan if there is an actual or projected deficit in estimated General Fund revenue receipts of $8,513,572,500 in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $8,875,572,400 in fiscal year 2007-2008; direct the Governor's Office of Agricultural Policy to provide up to $4,000,000 from continuing appropriations to the Kentucky Tobacco Settlement Trust Corporation; change the alternative minimum calculation on gross receipts such that the threshold for relief is total gross receipts rather than Kentucky-only gross receipts which provides more targeted small business relief; amend language concerning administrative offsets for delinquent taxes and liquidated debts to establish a payment priority schedule for offsets or debts owed to state agencies and require claims filed by multiple local governmental entities to be paid in the order the claims were filed with the Treasury Department; establish the variable portion of the motor fuels tax rate at a minimum of 1.342 cents per gallon, based upon nine percent of the average wholesale price of fuel effective July 1, 2006; amend language regarding the Judicial Branch Capital Projects Budget to direct that savings derived from bond refinancing of court facility projects be shared between the Administrative Office of the Courts and the local unit of government; delineate the types of improvements that can be made to court facilities with the savings from the bond refinancing; direct that any debt obligations issued to finance court facilities be publicly bid; amend language regarding omnibus assistance to veterans and military families to exclude all income from all sources received by or on behalf of a military person who is killed in the line of duty, for the year of the death and the previous year; make applicable to tax years beginning after December 31, 2001; delete language to be codified regarding the use of Road Fund moneys for airport renovations; delete language to be codified regarding payment of a county local occupational tax being credited against payment of a city occupational tax; delete language to be codified that would transfer the responsibility of sales of abandoned property that has escheated to the state from the Treasury Department to the Finance and Administration Cabinet; include new language to be codified regarding an increase in the daily compensation of constitutional General Assembly employees; include new language to be codified regarding tobacco amnesty compensation; include new language to be codified allowing a county with no incorporated area to submit two applications for block grant funding instead of just one; include new language to be codified that establishes a trust fund for the operation of the self-insured heath insurance plan for state employees; establish reporting requirements; provide that the funds do not lapse at the end of a fiscal year; establish the plan year; require that the coverage plan be included in an administrative regulation; establish a drug formulary procedure; set the floor of $174 for an employee waiving coverage to be place in a health reimbursement account; include new language to be codified to allow the Louisville Arena Authority to qualify for tax increment financing if it remains a corporation formed under KRS Chapter 273; include new language to be codified regarding existing and new contracts executed for the Kentucky Prepaid Tuition Program; include new language to be codified that subjects wholesale sales of roll-your-own tobacco products and cigarette rolling papers to the excise tax; include new language to be codified regarding the operations of captive insurers; include new language to be codified that establishes a valuation floor for used vehicles that is not less than fifty percent of the difference between the trade-in book value of the vehicle offered for registration and the trade-in book value of the vehicle offered for trade; exempt branded vehicles from the fifty percent floor; provide a refund procedure for overpayments when the tax is paid on the floor value; require the Department of Revenue to promulgate administrative regulations to develop procedures and forms; effective August 1, 2007; include new language to be codified that exempts sales of motor vehicles to nonresidents from the sales tax if the nonresident registers the vehicle in a state that allows Kentucky residents to purchase motor vehicles without payment of that state's sales tax or allows Kentucky residents to remove the vehicle from the state within a specific period of time for subsequent registration and use in Kentucky without payment of that state's sales tax.

     Jan 17-introduced in House
     Jan 18-to Appropriations and Revenue (H)
     Feb 14-posted in committee
     Feb 21-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 22-2nd reading, to Rules; recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (H)
     Mar 6-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute ; taken from Rules Committee, placed in the Orders of the Day; floor amendments (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) (11) (12) and (13) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 7-3rd reading; floor amendments (7) and (9) rejected ; passed 97-0-1 with Committee Substitute, floor amendments (1) (5) (11) and (12)
     Mar 8-received in Senate
     Mar 10-to Appropriations and Revenue (S)
     Mar 14-taken from committee; 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 15-2nd reading; returned to Appropriations and Revenue (S)
     Mar 21-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute, committee amendments (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) and (7); posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 21, 2006; 3rd reading; committee amendment (4) withdrawn ; passed 38-0 with Committee Substitute, committee amendments (1) (2) (3) (5) (6) and (7)
     Mar 22-received in House; to Rules (H); posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendments (1) (2) (3) (5) (6) and (7); House refused to concur in Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendments (1) (2) (3) (5) (6) and (7); received in Senate; posted for passage for receding from Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendments (1) (2) (3) (5) (6) and (7); Senate refused to recede from Committee Substitute, committee amendments (1) (2) (3) (5) (6) and (7) ; Conference Committee appointed in House and Senate
     Mar 23-Conference Committee report filed in House and Senate; Conference Committee report adopted in House and Senate; Free Conference Committee appointed in House and Senate
     Apr 10-Free Conference Committee report filed in Senate; posted for passage for consideration of Free Conference Report ; Free Conference Committee report adopted in Senate; bill passed 38-0; received in House
     Apr 11-Free Conference Committee report filed in House; Free Conference Committee report adopted in House; bill passed 98-2; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 24-Thirty line items vetoed, Informational Copy As Enacted And Vetoed In Part (Acts ch. 252)

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