HB 251 (BR 958) - B. Yonts, J. Richards
AN ACT relating to government contracts.
Expand and refine list of entities included in definition of "contracting body"; allow committee to determine definition of "governmental emergency"; refine definition of memorandum of agreement (MOA) and include grant and research agreements; allow committee to establish reporting schedule for exempt MOA's; correct references to universities and colleges and institutions of higher education; exempt MOA's over one million dollars, but require reporting of such agreements; require reporting of federal grant and research projects; refine definition of "personal service contract" (PSC) to specifically include contracts for personal or professional services and group health care for public employees; allow committee to establish reporting schedule for exempt PSC's; exempt health maintenance organization or Medicaid managed health care service contracts with the Cabinet for Health Services, but require reporting of such contracts; exempt contracts between postsecondary institutions and health care providers, but require reporting of such contracts; exempt PSC's of over one million dollars and PSC's of postsecondary institutions for federal grant and research projects, but require reporting of such contracts; exempt contracts $25,000 and under from Request for Proposals process, but require three quotes when feasible, and determination of unfeasibility may be reviewed by the secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet or the committee; exempt contracts $25,000 and under from routine review process, but require filing within 30 days for informational purposes; allow meetings of the committee as necessary, but not less than once per month; suspend service and prohibit payment on MOA's, PSC's, and emergency requests after committee disapproval or objection; prohibit delegation of decision-making authority by secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet, except institutions of higher education that have elected to implement procurement procedures in accordance with statutory authority; delete requirement for annual reports; and delineate powers of the committee; specify that competitive bids may not be required for authorized contracts with risk-bearing organizations responsible for Medicaid managed health care services.
HB 251 - AMENDMENTS
HFA (1, B. Yonts) - Amend language to limit exemption from competitive bidding to existing contracts between purchasing agencies and risk-bearing organizations responsible for Medicaid managed health care services.
HFA (2, J. Vincent) - Reduce the threshold amount, from $25,000 to $10,000, for requiring a state contracting body to provide notice and requests for proposals to potential contractors; reduce the threshold amount, from $25,000 to $10,000, for reporting and routine review of personal service contracts by the Government Contract Review Committee.
SCS - Remove all sections of original bill; create a new section of KRS Chapter 139 to establish a sales tax refund for governmental entities in counties under 100,000 that own and operate a multipurpose facility available for public arts, sports, and entertainment performances; create new sections of KRS Chapter 148 to provide individual income tax, corporation income tax, limited liability entity tax, and sales tax incentives for locating a film production facility in Kentucky or filming or producing a motion picture production in Kentucky; define terms; establish qualifications including minimum capital investment and minimum qualifying expenditures and minimum qualifying payroll expenditures, application and reporting requirements; require the Kentucky Film Office to administer the incentive program; authorize the Kentucky Film Office to enter into a film industry tax incentive agreement; authorize the promulgation of administrative regulations by the Kentucky Film Office and the Department of Revenue; create a new section of KRS 141 to create a motion picture film production nonrefundable credit for a new film production facility or renovation of an existing structure to become a film production facility and a motion picture production that is filmed or produced in Kentucky against the tax imposed under KRS 141.020 or 141.040 and KRS 141.0401, allow credit to be carried forward 3 years; amend KRS 141.0205 to establish the order in which the credits may be taken; create a new section of KRS 139 to provide refund of the sales and use tax paid on the purchase of tangible personal property that is permanently incorporated into a film production facility or is used to equip the film production facility; provide for a refund of the sales and use tax paid by an approved company on qualifying expenditures if used in the filming or production of a motion picture production in Kentucky; amend KRS 139.5381, 139.5382, 139.5383, 139.5384, and 139.5385 to apply prior to August 1, 2008; amend KRS 136.602 to include video services regardless of the method of delivery in the definition of multichannel video programming service; amend KRS 160.603 and 160.6131 to conform; amend KRS 160.614 to coordinate with school tax requirements.
SCA (1/Title, C. Borders) - Make title amendment.
Jan 10-introduced in House
Jan 15-to State Government (H)
Jan 22-posted in committee
Jan 24-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
Jan 25-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, January 28, 2008; floor amendments (1) and (2) filed
Jan 28-3rd reading, passed 87-0 with floor amendments (1) and (2)
Jan 29-received in Senate
Jan 31-to State & Local Government (S)
Mar 24-taken from committee State & Local Government (S); 1st reading; returned to State & Local Government (S)
Mar 25-taken from committee State & Local Government (S); 2nd reading; returned to State & Local Government (S)
Apr 14-reassigned to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
Apr 15-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, April 15, 2008; 3rd reading, passed 34-1 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; received in House; to Rules (H); posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)