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SB 181 (BR 2131) - C. Gibson

     AN ACT relating to honoring military service.
     Amend KRS 18A.150 to establish a state hiring preference honoring military service; require that certain individuals receive an additional five or ten preference points on an examination score used for state hiring in classified positions; permit the total of the examination score and the preference points to exceed 100; require that a register certificate identify all individuals entitled to a job interview by an employing state agency based on military service; require an employing state agency to offer a job interview to all individuals so identified; create new sections of KRS Chapter 45A to give preference to Kentucky small businesses with veteran proprietorship in government contracts over the small purchase limit; require government contracts over $500,000 to utilize Kentucky small businesses with veteran proprietorship for at least 20% of their contract price or face 5% contract price penalty; require the Finance and Administration Cabinet to report utilization of Kentucky small businesses with veteran proprietorship, women-owned businesses, and minority-owned businesses, in state contracts; amend various sections of KRS Chapter 45A to conform.


     SCS - Retain original provisions of the bill and require the Finance and Administration Cabinet to set up registration and certification process for contracting preference purposes; allow Finance and Administration Cabinet to grant waivers to successful bidders or offerors if they can prove they cannot find sufficient veteran owned small business proprietorships; and establish requirements for veterans who qualify for contracting preference.

     Feb 21-introduced in Senate
     Feb 26-to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S)
     Feb 28-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 29-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 3-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 4, 2008
     Mar 4-3rd reading, passed 38-0 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 5-received in House
     Mar 11-to Seniors, Military Affairs, & Public Safety (H)

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