HB 181 (BR 836) - B. Farmer
AN ACT relating to equal employment opportunity in state contracts.
Amend KRS 45.560 to include the definition of "equal employment opportunity job categories"; amend KRS 45.570 to clarify the classes protected against discrimination by state contractors; amend KRS 45.590 to increase the dollar amount of exempted contracts or subcontracts from $250,000 to $500,000; add exemptions for contracts for standard commercial supplies, raw materials, contracts or subcontracts below the second-tier level of contracts; allow the Finance and Administration Cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations to establish additional exemptions; amend KRS 45.600 to allow the contracting agency rather than the cabinet to set the time period for submitting statements and information required by the statute, set out the information to be reported by the bidding party regarding its workforce; require the bidding party to submit a breakdown of subcontracts over $500,000; include a determination by the cabinet that the percentage of women in the bidding party's workforce reflects the percentage of available women in the area from which the bidding party's workforce is drawn and to use this determination in the cabinet's existing affirmative action process; amend KRS 45.610 to include women in the affirmative action requirements for state contractors and allow the cabinet to investigate the employment practices of any contractor or subcontractor to determine if they have violated any provision of KRS 45.560 to 45.640; and create a new section of KRS 45.560 to 45.640 to allow the Finance and Administration Cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations to carry out the provisions of KRS 45.560 to 45.640.
HB 181 - AMENDMENTS
HCS - Retain provisions of original bill except does not include exemptions for contracts for standard commercial supplies and raw materials, and contracts or subcontracts below the second-tier level of contracts, and does not allow the Finance and Administration Cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations to establish additional exemptions.
Jan 4-introduced in House
Jan 5-to State Government (H)
Feb 6-posted in committee
Mar 1-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Mar 2-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 7-recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)