08RS HB406
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HB406

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HB 406/Analysis (BR 1324) - H. Moberly Jr., L. Clark, R. Adkins, C. Hoffman, J. Richards, R. Webb, R. Wilkey

     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 (Tobacco), General Fund, Restricted Funds, Federal Funds, Road Fund, Highway Bonds, Bond Funds, Agency Bonds, Capital Construction Surplus, Investment Income, and other funds, $450,394,600 in fiscal year 2007-2008, $26,466,006,200 in fiscal year 2008-2009, and $23,651,187,800 in fiscal year 2009-2010, as follows:
General Government
2007-2008 $2,005,800
2008-2009 $963,993,900
2009-2010 $1,000,377,600
Commerce Cabinet
2007-2008 $5,193,900
2008-2009 $209,359,800
2009-2010 $212,577,100
Economic Development Cabinet
2008-2009 $27,520,800
2009-2010 $30,000,900
Department of Education
2008-2009 $4,526,375,900
2009-2010 $4,548,288,600
Education Cabinet
2008-2009 $857,170,400
2009-2010 $853,995,600
Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet
2008-2009 $559,674,700
2009-2010 $583,626,100
Finance and Administration Cabinet
2008-2009 $729,598,700
2009-2010 $729,327,100
Health and Family Services Cabinet
2007-2008 $307,686,600
2008-2009 $7,221,261,200
2009-2010 $7,498,174,900
Justice and Public Safety Cabinet
2007-2008 $34,176,600
2008-2009 $858,148,100
2009-2010 $890,353,800
Personnel Cabinet
2008-2009 $56,261,900
2009-2010 $57,632,600
Postsecondary Education
2008-2009 $4,957,260,100
2009-2010 $4,984,559,400
Transportation Cabinet
2007-2008 $131,700
2008-2009 $2,114,590,300
2009-2010 $2,194,299,400
Phase I Tobacco Settlement Funding Program
2008-2009 $119,690,000
2009-2010 $121,580,000
Funds Transfer to General Fund
2007-2008 $43,952,400
2008-2009 $262,446,700
2009-2010 $105,162,800
Not included in the above appropriation amounts are capital project amounts as follows:
Capital Projects
2007-2008 $101,200,000
2008-2009 $3,384,790,400
2009-2010 $67,974,700
provide funds for the Lieutenant Governor's housing allowance; provide funds for energy research and development; authorize the Kentucky Veterans' Centers to continue weekend and holiday pay incentives; allow travel and per diem expenses for Congressional Medal of Honor recipients; cap the amount of principal an applicant can owe the Kentucky Agricultural Finance Corporation; allow for the allocation of Tobacco Settlement Funds to county councils for administrative costs; authorize an administrative fee on Infrastructure for Economic Development Fund projects; provide funds to support services to coal-producing counties; provide debt service to the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority; provide that the Governor's call of the Kentucky National Guard to active duty is a necessary government expense; provide that disaster or emergency aid funds are necessary government expenses; provide debt service to the Governor's Office for Local Development; declare that no General Fund appropriation is provided to the Kentucky Workers' Compensation Funding Commission; detail transfer of funds to the Osteopathic Medicine Scholarship Program and the Trover Clinic Grant; declare that no funds shall be transferred to the Pharmacy Scholarship Fund; provide that the quarterly calculation of the allocation of moneys to coal-producing counties through the Local Government Economic Development Fund (LGEDF) occurs only after funds are appropriated for the School Facilities Construction Commission, Water and Sewer Resources Development Fund for Coal-Producing Counties, Infrastructure for Economic Development Fund for Coal-Producing Counties, Read to Achieve, Governor's Office for Local Development, Mine Safety and Licensing, Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, Community Development Office, Mining Engineering Scholarship Program, transfer of funds from the LGEDF, Multi-County Fund, for Infrastructure for Economic Development Fund for Coal-Producing Counties Bond Pool, Drugs Courts, Operation Unite, Tourism Marketing Program, and Energy Research and Development Fund; provide debt service for LGEDF; establish parameters for county flexibility with LGEDF allocations; declare that no funds shall be transferred to the Secondary Wood Products Development Fund; establish an appropriation limit for the Area Development Fund; allow Restricted Funds to be used for the continuation of current activities with the Office of the Secretary of State; establish that amounts above those appropriated to match Federal Funds for the Help America Vote Act are necessary government expenses; provide that the State Board of Elections shall set a rate for new voter registration fees and for expenses; establish that costs associated with special elections, additional precincts, and new voters are necessary government expenses; establish that expert witnesses are necessary government expenses; provide annual and sick leave service credit for any former employee of the Unified Prosecutorial System; detail legal services contracts; establish that the Transportation Cabinet shall review the costs of distributing child sexual abuse license plates and that any revenue received from the plates be transferred to the Child Victims' Trust Fund; permit the Office of the Attorney General to recover reasonable costs of litigation; require the Prosecutors Advisory Council to approve compensation for employees of the Unified Prosecutorial System; provide for a recurring transfer from the Unclaimed Property Fund; allow the Purchase of Agriculture Conservation Easement (PACE) board to contract; allow the Department of Agriculture to receive funds from local and private sources to match Federal Funds for PACE; allow the Department of Agriculture to promulgate administrative regulations to establish fees to maintain a metrology lab; provide debt service to the Department of Agriculture; declare that no funds are provided for Auditor's Scholarships; require that the Auditor of Public Accounts be given first right of refusal for audits; establish reporting requirements for the Auditor of Public Accounts; allow the Auditor of Public Accounts to convert compensatory leave to sick leave; establish charges for federal, state, and local audits; establish Personnel Board operating assessment; provide dependent subsidy for retirees for the Kentucky Employee and County Employees Retirement Systems; provide that water withdrawal fees are tax-exempt and shall be used to support the operations of the Kentucky River Authority and water studies; provide debt service to the Kentucky River Authority and to the School Facilities Construction Commission; allow local school districts to exercise the growth nickel levy; allow a local board of education to commit an equivalent tax rate not to exceed five cents; establish the Urgent Need School Trust Fund; allow the School Facilities Construction Commission to make additional offers of assistance; allow a local district to request the use of capital outlay funds for maintenance or property insurance; provide that moneys are appropriated to comply with the Teachers' Retirement System statutes; establish funds to be set aside for the administration of the teachers' retirement system; provide funds for the amortization of sick leave for teachers retiring during the biennium; provide a State Medical Insurance Fund Stabilization contribution; provide dependent subsidy for teacher retirees under age 65; detail highly skilled educators' retirement benefits; detail Appropriations Not Otherwise Classified; provide that the repayment of awards or judgments come from the General Fund; provide funds for guardian ad litems and cap their fee at $500; establish reissuance of uncashed State Treasurer checks; appropriate funds for state and local police officers and firefighters; provide funds for Tourism Marketing and Development and Bluegrass State Games; provide that no transfer be made to the Park Capital Maintenance and Renovation Fund; provide debt service to Parks, the State Fair Board, and Fish and Wildlife Resources; provide that local art councils be exempt from open meetings and records laws; establish that interest income from and loan repayments received by the High-Tech Construction/Investment Pool be used to support the Department for Commercialization and Innovation; provide debt service for Financial Incentives; provide for the carry forward of the General Fund appropriation balance for Bluegrass State Skills Corporation; detail the employment of personnel and leadership personnel by the Department of Education; provide debt service to Operations and Support Services; establish funding for employer health and life insurance; provide funds for the Kentucky School for the Blind and Deaf; provide that area vocational education centers and the Kentucky School for the Blind and Deaf are fully eligible to participate in the Kentucky Education Technology System; detail funding for the Family Resource and Youth Services Centers; provide funds for employer contributions for health services and learning and results services programs; provide that the Professional Development, Extended School Services, Textbooks, and Safe Schools programs provide program flexibility; establish that the Commissioner of Education may delay the adoption of textbooks or combine two groups for adoption; require the publication of the school district's annual financial statement and report card; provide that supplemental funding distribution shall include certain Category II and III programs; require coordination with Head Start; allow the Department of Education to expend moneys appropriated to the Highly Skilled Education Assistance Program on intervention services as required by No Child Left Behind; authorize the Department of Education to use the Commonwealth School Improvement Fund to meet the requirements of No Child Left Behind; provide transfers of the Common School Fund; provide funds for the base SEEK Program, Tier I component, vocational transportation, secondary vocational education, Teachers' Retirement System employer match, and salary supplements for nationally certified teachers; provide for the allocation of SEEK funds; establish timeline for final SEEK calculation; detail SEEK adjustment factors; provide funds for facilities equalization funding and retroactive equalized facility funding; provide funds for the Local Records Grant Program; transfer funds to the Public Library Facilities Construction Fund; allow funds from the Unemployment Insurance Penalty and Interest Account to be used to operate employment training and unemployment insurance programs; provide for the transfer of state-operated secondary vocational education technology centers; provide funding for National Board of Teaching Standards Certification; detail employment of leadership personnel by the Education Professional Standards Board; require the Education Professional Standards Board to establish the minimum number of hours for teacher certification; provide debt service to General Administration and Program Support; transfer funds from the Rockwell International Corporation NR Damage Fund to Logan County Fiscal Court; declare that no funds are provided for municipal solid waste landfill inspectors; provide debt service to Environmental Protection; provide that the annual hazardous waste assessment shall continue until June 30, 2010; establish that the cost of emergency fire suppression exceeding $240,000 is a necessary government expense; transfer funds to the Division of Forestry for acquisition, restoration, or replacement of natural resources; provide funds for the return of permit and acreage fees; transfer funds from the Temporary Deposit Escrow account; provide debt service for the Petroleum Storage Tank Environmental Assurance Fund; allow the Office of Housing, Buildings and Construction funding flexibility; provide funds for the Kentucky Access Program; provide debt service for the Public Service Commission; provide that established amounts lapse to the General Fund; detail the Telecommunication Access Program funding mechanism; provide funds from the Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis Fund to support mine safety compliance, education, and training; provide that any expenditures required by the Social Security Contingent Liability Fund are necessary government expenses; provide debt service to the Finance and Administration Cabinet; detail Tobacco Settlement Funds and debt service; provide for county costs; detail the insurance surcharge rate; provide that the Road Fund appropriation represents the cost of the Road Fund Compliance and Motor Vehicle Property Tax Programs; authorize property valuation administrators to manage expenditures; provide for the frequency of real property physical inspections; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to maximize Federal Funds; prohibit the Kentucky Works Program from participating in the Human Services Transportation Delivery Program or the Coordinated Transportation Advisory Committee; provide debt service; provide funds for Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Vision Screening; transfer excess administrative funds for Medicaid benefits; provide Medicaid service category expenditure information; provide funds to support additional Supports for Community Living slots; provide funds for the Michelle P. waiver program; provide that any unexpended General Fund appropriation carry forward; define the parameters of the Disproportionate Share Hospital Program; prohibit receiving disproportionate share payments for specific services; require that any provider that publicizes that it has paid the provider tax also publicize the amount of payment received from the Department for Medicaid Services during the same period; prohibit hospitals from being reimbursed both from the Quality and Charity Trust Fund and the Disproportionate Share Hospital Program; allow transfer of funds to KCHIP to match Federal Funds; require that any funds received through an Intergovernmental Transfer (IGT) between the Department for Medicaid Services and other governmental entities be used through the provision of Medicaid benefits; require Medicaid budget analysis reports; provide for a Medicaid Benefit budget deficit and surplus expenditure plan; transfer Medicaid Benefits funds; prohibit acute care hospitals from converting to critical access hospitals unless certain requirements are met; allow Medicaid copayments; provide for a Hospital Provider Tax and enhanced payments; provide funds for the Acquired Brain Injury Long-Term Care Waiver Program; require copayment at participating Medicaid pharmacies; provide that mental health disproportionate share funds are budgeted at maximum amounts; provide debt service for Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services; provide funds for substance abuse prevention and treatment for pregnant women; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to evaluate options for the replacement of Eastern State Hospital; provide funds for the Health Access Nurturing Development Services Program, Healthy Start initiatives, Universal Children's Immunizations, Folic Acid Program, Early Childhood Mental Health, Early Childhood Oral Health, Kentucky Early Intervention Services First Steps Program, Reach Out and Read Program, Children's Advocacy Centers, and Early Childhood Development Program; provide debt service for Community Based Services; set state local match requirements for services for the elderly; provide funds for Drug Courts in Kentucky's coal-producing counties, Operation Unite, Kentucky Law Enforcement Foundation Program Fund, training incentive payments, and training incentive stipends for Justice and Public Safety Cabinet personnel; provide that the Governor's call of the Kentucky State Police to extraordinary duty is a necessary government expense; provide funds for Kentucky State Police personal training incentives, operations, administration, and dispatcher training incentives; provide debt service to Corrections; allow the Department of Corrections to adjust appropriations between the Community Services and Local Facilities budget units and the Adult Correctional Institutions budget unit; require jailer mental health screening training; provide that excess local jail per diem costs are necessary government expenses; provide funds for local jail funding and inmate medical care expenses; provide funds for Vehicle Enforcement Officers' training incentives; allow the Department of Public Advocacy to convert compensatory time to sick leave; provide funding for Group Health insurance; provide for the Adult Education and Literacy Funding Program and Science and Technology Funding Program to carry forward; transfer moneys from the Strategic Investment and Incentive Trust Fund; provide funds for the Ovarian Cancer Screening Outreach Program; provide debt service for Postsecondary Education; provide funds for the College Access Program, the Kentucky Tuition Grant Program, the Teacher Scholarship Program, the Kentucky National Guard Tuition Assistance Program, and the Kentucky Education Excellence Scholarships (KEES); provide debt service for Eastern Kentucky University, Kentucky State University, Morehead State University, Northern Kentucky University, the University of Kentucky, the University of Louisville, and Western Kentucky University; provide funds for the Mining Engineering Scholarship Program; provide funds for the Quality and Charity Care Trust Agreement; provide funds for the Firefighters Foundation Program Fund and the Firefighters Training Center Fund; require the Secretary of the Transportation Cabinet to produce a document detailing Biennial Highway Construction Programs; provide debt service for the Transportation Cabinet; allow the Transportation Cabinet to receive funds and services for the Adopt-A-Highway Litter Program; provide funds for Aviation's operational costs; cap the amount of Road Fund moneys available to Aviation; require an Aviation plan project report; provide funds for Resource Recovery Road lease-rental payments; provide for excess lease-rental payments; provide that no portion of the revenues to the state Road Fund accrue to the Debt Payment Acceleration Fund account; provide debt service for Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle Bonds; provide funds for the State-Supported Construction Program; authorize projects in the 2006-2008 Biennial Highway Construction Plan to continue into the 2008-2010 biennium; provide funds for the Kentucky Transportation Center and new highway equipment purchases; authorize the Transportation Cabinet to match federal highway moneys; prioritize projects should any additional federal highway moneys become available; authorize the Transportation Cabinet to select ten design/build demonstration road related projects, to continue the Cash Management Plan, and to make programmatic adjustments; provide for carry forward of any unexpended Road Fund appropriations in the Highways budget unit for various programs; provide for the transfer of Road Fund resources for judgments; authorize the Transportation Cabinet to maximize the use of Toll Credits; provide funds for nonpublic school transportation; provide funds for the County Road Aid Program, the Rural Secondary Program, the Municipal Road Aid Program, and the Energy Recovery Road Fund; provide for Capital Construction Fund appropriations and reauthorizations; provide for the expiration of existing line-item capital construction projects; detail bond proceeds investment income; provide for appropriations for projects not line-itemized; provide for bond issues for tobacco and non-coal producing counties; provide that if funds from the Capital Construction and Equipment Purchase Contingency Account or Emergency Repair, Maintenance, and Replacement Account are not sufficient, then expenditures of the fund are necessary government expenses; provide for postsecondary education institutions projects that were vetoed in 2006 House Bill 380; provide for the Council on Postsecondary Education's Capital Renewal and Maintenance Pool, Information Technology and Equipment Acquisitions Pool, and Research Support/Lab Renovation and Equipment Pool; provide for distribution of royalties received from the sale of natural resources at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center; authorize and appropriate capital projects for various state agencies and universities; require the Secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet and the State Property and Buildings Commission to approve all economic development bonds before issuance; provide for the use of New Economy High-Tech Construction/Investment Pool funds; provide that funds for Commonwealth Office of Technology's major equipment purchases will probably be transferred from the Operating Budget as funds are available and needed; allow Murray State University to use funds appropriated in 2006 House Bill 380 for the chemistry building and the physics building; provide for fund designations; provide for the expenditure of excess Restricted Funds or Federal Funds receipts; provide for interim appropriation increases; provide that revision of appropriation allotments conform to statutory requirements; provide purpose and transfer restrictions for appropriations expenditure; outline permitted appropriation obligations; provide that any General Fund or Road Fund appropriation supplanted by Federal Funds lapses; require a state agency entitled to Federal Funds to conform to statutory requirements; provide that any excess General Fund or Road Fund debt service shall lapse, unless directed otherwise by this bill; provide that all statutes and portions of statutes in conflict with this bill are suspended, unless otherwise provided by this bill; clarify the construction of budget provisions on statutory budget administration power and duties; provide that the Secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet shall interpret all questions arising from this bill; provide for the publication of the Budget of the Commonwealth; require the State Budget Director to monitor and report on the Commonwealth's financial condition; authorize the Secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet to prorate administration costs; provide that no portion of this bill alone be construed to confirm or ratify an executive reorganization order; require the State Budget Director to provide a budget planning report and tax expenditure revenue loss estimates to each branch; provide that any duplicate appropriations be governed by the duplicate appropriation statute; provide for priority of individual appropriations and severability of budget provisions; provide that all unclaimed lottery prize money be credited to the Kentucky Education Excellence Scholarship Reserve; provide that the total reimbursement allowed per taxpayer in any month not exceed $1,500 and that separate permit numbers for a taxpayer with different business locations will not be issued; provide that the dormancy period for abandoned property held by financial institutions, other than traveler's checks, is three years; provide for the sale of abandoned property by the Finance and Administration Cabinet; provide that premium and retaliatory taxes be credited to the General Fund; provide for undesignated General Fund and Road Fund balances carry forward; provide for Workers' Compensation; confirm the budget reduction; provide that traveler's checks become abandoned property after seven years; allow reallocation of appropriations among budget units; state that a portion of the Budget Reserve Trust Fund is available to be appropriated by the General Assembly in this bill; establish the state salary/compensation and employment policy; specify fund transfers; provide a General Fund Budget Reduction Plan and General Fund Surplus Expenditure Plan; provide a Road Fund Budget Reduction Plan and a Road Fund Surplus Expenditure Plan; outline Phase I Tobacco Settlement Funds; establish the Insurance Coverage, Affordability, and Relief to Small Employers (ICARE) program; provide a State/Executive Branch Budget Summary.

HB 406 - AMENDMENTS


     HCS - Retain original provisions with the following exceptions: provide that funds appropriated to Energy Policy for research projects include additional research topics; increase Energy Policy's General Fund moneys; earmark funds for supporting the University of Kentucky Center of Applied Energy Research; increase Veterans' Affairs General Fund moneys; earmark funds for the Veterans' Service Organization programs; require the department to seek a proposal from the University of Louisville that enhances the quality of care at veterans nursing facilities; establish the Veterans' Services Improvement Trust Fund; direct the use of excess agency receipts; earmark funds for the Veterans' Cemetery Northeast; establish that any debt service required for the Fourth State Veterans' Nursing Home is a necessary government expense; reduce the Governor's Office of Agricultural Policy's General Fund (Tobacco) moneys; earmark funds for two additional positions and debt service; provide General Fund (Tobacco) moneys for and increase the General Fund moneys of the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority for debt service; increase General Fund moneys and Restricted Funds for Military Affairs; earmark funds for the Integrated Flood Warning System and the Search and Rescue Grant Program; provide that funds appropriated in the 2006 State/Executive Branch Budget be used for the Patton Museum; increase General Fund moneys and Restricted Funds for the Governor's Office for Local Development; earmark funds for the regional industrial park authorities; increase General Fund moneys for the Local Government Economic Development Fund; increase earmark for Read to Achieve; delete earmark for mine safety; increase earmark for the Mining Engineering Scholarship Program; increase earmark for Operation Unite; provide that funds transferred to Energy Policy be used for additional research topics; provide that coal severance tax receipts shall not lapse; earmark funds for school technology in coal counties; earmark funds for the regional industrial park authorities; earmark funds for a redacting service for the Secretary of State; clarify that the State Board of Elections shall set a rate of expenses only for precincts with a voting machine; clarify that only costs associated with additional precincts with voting machines shall be deemed a necessary government expense; increase General Fund moneys for the Attorney General and allow the office to convert compensatory leave to sick leave; increase General Fund moneys for the Commonwealths' and County Attorneys; increase General Fund moneys for Agriculture; increase the earmark for debt service; require the department to provide sufficient resources for amusement rides and attractions inspectors; allow the Chairman of the Personnel Board to request a special assessment; increase Restricted Funds for the Kentucky Retirement Systems; establish that a dependent subsidy conferred to recipients of a nonhazardous monthly retirement allowance, under both the Kentucky Employee Retirement System and the County Employees Retirement System, does not have an inviolable contract; decrease General Fund moneys to the School Facilities Construction Commission; decrease debt service; clarify the purposes of funds appropriated in the 2006 State/Executive Budget for the Graves County School District; provide supplemental insurance in the Teachers' Retirement System; decrease General Fund moneys for ANOC; increase General Fund moneys for the Commerce Cabinet; earmark funds for outdoor drama grants; earmark funds for the 2008 Ryder Cup; increase Restricted and Federal Funds for Fish and Wildlife, increase General Fund moneys for the Arts Council; increase General Fund moneys for the Kentucky Center of the Arts to provide debt service; earmark funds for the Louisville Waterfront Development Corporation; increase General Fund moneys for Financial Incentives; earmark funds for the Metropolitan College; increase General Fund moneys and Restricted Funds for the Department of Education's Operations and Support Services; earmark funds for school technology in coal counties and for the Education Technology Program; increase General Fund moneys for Learning and Results Services; increase earmark for the Extended School Services Program, the Professional Development Program, the Safe Schools Program, the Textbooks Program, Early Reading Incentive Grant/Read to Achieve Program, and the Professional Growth Fund; earmark funds for the Individual Learning Plan Program, the Parent Involvement Initiative, and the Georgia Chaffee Teenage Parent Program; delete the allowance for the Commissioner of Education to delay the adoption of textbooks; require that any funds from the disposal of surplus property at the Kentucky School for the Blind and the Kentucky School for the Deaf be deposited in a restricted account; require the Center for School Safety to develop and implement allotment policies; allow a member of the State Advisory Council for Gifted and Talented Education to be reappointed but prohibit them from serving more than 3 consecutive terms; establish a member of the Kentucky Association for Gifted Education as a voting member of the council; authorize the Department of Education to expend grant funds, not to exceed 5 percent of each grant, for costs related to the administration of programs; provide for a local district grant fund carry forward; allow the Commissioner of Education to transfer available funds between the Professional Growth Fun and the Professional Development Leadership Mentor Fund; increase General Fund moneys for SEEK; increase earmark for: base SEEK allotments, the Tier I component, the Teachers' Retirement System employer match, salary supplements for nationally certified teachers, and allocation of SEEK funds; provide a new date for the final SEEK calculation; increase earmark for Facilities Support Program of Kentucky/Equalized Nickel Levies; decrease earmark for retroactive equalized facility funding; prescribe that equalization in the 2008-2010 biennium be provided only to districts that levied the tax rate subject to recall after June 30, 2007 and with certain percentages; increase earmark for equalized facility funding and provide clarification language on the scope of the program; provide for additional instruction days; provide that district number 301 maintain operations of school number 170 in order to receive SEEK funds; establish a local school district certified and classified employee pay policy; earmark funds for the East Kentucky Science Center; increase General Fund moneys for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing; require collaboration between the Department of Libraries and Archives and the state's public universities and libraries; require the department to distribute per capita grants within available appropriated amounts; increase General Fund moneys for the Office of the Blind; increase General Fund moneys for Vocational Rehabilitation; earmark funds for interpreting services and the training of interpreters at Eastern Kentucky University; increase earmark for the Education Professional Standards Board; delete the requirement that the Educational Professional Standards Board set the minimum number of hours for student teachers; designate that Rockwell Settlement Funds be transferred to the City of Russellville and not Logan County Fiscal Court; increase General Fund moneys to Environmental Protections; earmark funds for the Kentucky Pride Program; increase Restricted Funds for Natural Resources; earmark funds for tree nursery programs; increase General Fund moneys for Kentucky Nature Preserves Commission; prohibit the Horse Racing Authority from imposing a fee or assessment on thoroughbred and standardbred racetracks above the daily assessment or fee in fiscal year 2005-2006; provide that the Office of Housing, Buildings and Construction may expend, with the approval of any affected boards, restricted funds as needed, but requires the office to return any funds transferred from a board back to the board within the biennium; increase General Fund moneys for Mine Safety Review Commission; decrease General Fund moneys for Finance's General Administration budget unit and increase General Fund moneys for its Revenue budget unit; delete the allowance of each parcel of taxable real property being physically examined at least once every five years; increase General Fund moneys for Health and Family Services Cabinet; earmark funds for federally funded positions, an urban trauma center hospital, and Medicaid state match for preventive service by local and district health departments; establish guidelines for appeals; provide for the replacement for Eastern State Hospital, prior notice process for changes to the operations of Central State Hospital Intermediate Care Facility for the mentally retarded/developmentally disabled, Hazelwood Intermediate Care Facility for the mentally retarded/developmentally disabled, rental payments, local and district health department payments, Medicaid state match for preventive services through local and district health departments, Local and District Health Department Infrastructure Pool, the Kentucky Prescription Drug Patient Assistance Program, the voluntary relinquishment of a certificate of need or licensure, and Family Resource and Youth Service Center program; increase General Fund moneys and Restricted Funds for the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet; earmark funds for the Office of Drug Control Policy and additional Parole Board members; establish additional Parole Board members; establish guidelines for review of cases; earmark funds for civil legal services for indigents, Mary Kendall Homes and Gateway Juvenile Diversion, and Survivors II program; provide for time credit for program completion, meritorious credit, education programs at corrections facilities, canteen fund proceeds, substance abuse treatment programs, probation and parole credit, minimum expiration of sentence, and home incarceration; increase General Fund moneys for Postsecondary Education; detail the earmark for ovarian cancer, allocations of funds, postsecondary education employment status, and postsecondary education debt; earmark funds for the Research Challenge Trust Fund; establish the Research Capital Match Program; provide for investment disbursal of Research Challenge Trust Fund proceeds, the Regional University Excellence Trust Fund, borrower benefits, Communications Operations Board, Mining Engineering Scholarship Program, Oenology and Viticulture Program, and conveyance of property; increase Road Fund moneys for the Transportation Cabinet; require the continuance of the SAFE Patrol Program; provide for Economic Development Road bond debt service, Kentucky Pride Program report, and miscellaneous Road Fund projects; authorize capital projects for: Veterans' Affairs, Governor's Office of Agricultural Policy, Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, Military Affairs, Fish and Wildlife Resources, Kentucky Center for Arts, Economic Development Cabinet, Department of Education, Health and Family Services Cabinet, and Postsecondary Education; authorize and appropriate coal severance tax projects; authorize and appropriate for projects within the Infrastructure for Economic Development Fund for Coal-Producing Counties; provide for General Fund expenditure reduction; delete reference to the Office of Career and Technical Education salary adjustments; provide for fund transfers; establish a revolving account for expanded gaming receipts.

     HFA (1, H. Moberly Jr.) - Authorize the Jefferson County Board of Education to fund the Georgia Chaffee Teenage Parent Program from within their resources; change the source of funds for a capital project; declare an EMERGENCY.

     HFA (2, H. Moberly Jr.) - Restore cuts to the Governor's Scholars Program; provide support for emergency management, Commission on Human Rights, preschool dental screenings, cardiovascular services, and the Kentucky Center for Youth Policy; delete a learning and results services program; technical correction on interpreter services; provide support for scholarships to the Washington D.C. Internship Center; specify the funding levels for various Council on Postsecondary Education programs and a Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority program; provide support for the Equine Industry Program at the University of Louisville; delete two miscellaneous road fund projects; include Broadband Projects as an appropriation in Part II that is not line-itemized; establish reporting requirements for appropriations in Part II for projects not line-itemized; reauthorize projects from 2006's State/Executive branch budget bill; specify the use of Economic Development Bonds; technical correction in relation to postsecondary institutions; technical correction to two coal severance tax projects; authorize and appropriate projects within the Infrastructure for Economic Development Fund For Non-Coal Producing Counties; delete the requirement in Part III, in relation to General Fund Expenditure Reductions, that if amounts transferred in fiscal year 2008-2009 exceed $85,000,000, then the excess shall be returned to agencies on a pro rata basis; establish in Part III, in the General Fund Expenditure Reductions subsection, that the Governor shall have discretion for any amount transferred greater than $85,000,000; provide office space; establish the Kentucky Wine and Vest Fest as the official state wine festival; technical correction to a fund transfer; amend KRS 45A.030, 45A.045, and 164A.575 to require the state and its public universities to separately procure the hardware, and service on the hardware, for all electronic equipment purchased.

     SCS/Analysis - Retain original provisions with the following exceptions: reduce General Fund support for the Office of the Governor; earmark funds for state planning; delete the State Planning Fund budget unit; reduce General Fund support for the Office of Energy Policy; revise Energy Policy research topics; delete earmark for carbon management research; increase Restricted Funds for the Department of Veterans' Affairs; adjust General Fund (Tobacco) support of the Governor's Office of Agricultural Policy; adjust General Fund (Tobacco) and General Fund support for the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority; decrease debt service; provide compensation to Area Development District; increase support for Military Affairs; delete Patton Museum earmark; provide debt service for agency bonds; decrease support for the Governor's Office for Local Development; decrease debt service earmark; delete earmark for 12 Multi-County Regional Industrial Park Authorities; decrease support for the Local Government Economic Assistance and Development Fund; delete Infrastructure for Economic Development Fund for Coal-Producing Counties - 2008-2010; increase earmark for Read to Achieve; decrease support for the Tourism Marketing Program; earmark funds for Mine Safety; revise the earmark for the Secretary of State's redacting service; reduce General Fund support for the Attorney General; delete the Attorney General's ability to recover reasonable costs of litigation; reduce General Fund support for the Commonwealth and County Attorneys; provide for an audit of the Unclaimed Property Division; reduce General Fund support for the Auditor of Public Accounts; delete the provisions for audit services contracts and charges for federal, state, and local audits; increase the School Facilities Construction Commission's additional offers of assistance; provide for prior offers of assistance for district's with a Category 5 school; decrease General Fund support for the Commerce Cabinet Secretary; increase earmark for outdoor drama grant; decrease earmark for the 2008 Ryder Cup; delete Road Fund support for the Artisans Center; decrease Restricted Funds for Tourism; decrease General Fund support and debt service earmark for Parks; decrease Road Fund support for the Heritage Council; decrease General Fund support for the Kentucky Center for the Arts; delete earmark for Louisville Waterfront Development Corporation; decrease General Fund support for the New Business Development and Financial Incentives; delete earmark for Metropolitan College; adjust support for the Department of Education's Operations and Support Services; decrease debt service; provide that school technology in coal counties earmark come from the General Fund; decrease General Fund support for Learning and Results Services; increase earmark for the Extended School Services Program, the ACT and WorkKeys Program, and the Early Reading Incentive Grant/Read to Achieve Program; decrease the earmark for the Professional Development Program, the Safe Schools Program, and the Professional Growth Fund; delete earmarks for the Individual Learning Plan Program and the Parent Involvement Initiative; provide program flexibility for four, and not five, programs; delete Georgia Chaffee Teenage Parent Program authorization; provide for ACT/WorkKeys testing; decrease General Fund support for the Support Education Excellence in Kentucky (SEEK) Program; reduce base SEEK allotments; reduce Tier 1 component; reduce earmark for the Teachers' Retirement System Employer Match; reduce allocation of SEEK funds; increase equalized facility funding; return to the instructional days provision provided in the branch's budget; delete use of SEEK funds; decrease certified staff and classified staff salary increase to one percent; increase General Fund support for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing; decrease General Fund support for the Education Professional Standards Board; establish that the Education Professional Standards Board shall set the minimum hours for the Kentucky Teacher Internship Program; delete Restricted Funds for Environmental Protection; provide for the Hazardous Waste Fund; increase the earmark for the Kentucky Pride Program; reduce Restricted Funds for Natural Resources; delete the earmark for Forestry Tree Nurseries; decrease General Fund support for the Kentucky Nature Preserves Commission; revise Racing Dates' Fees and Assessments; decrease General Fund support for the Public Service Commission; delete the provision of conveyance of property in Kenton County; provide for the State Motor Vehicle Fleet; decrease new debt service; decrease General Fund support for Facilities and Support Services, County Costs, Commonwealth Office of Technology, and Revenue; provide for computer services fund receipts; reduce General Fund support for the Health and Family Services Cabinet; earmark funds for Visually Impaired Preschool Services; delete the hospital provider tax and enhanced payments provision; provide for Federal Fund support of Preschool Dental Screenings; delete debt service; revise the replacement of Eastern State Hospital; revise the Hazelwood ICF MR/DD provision; earmark funds for Cedar Lake Lodge; earmark funds for Transitions, Inc. Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Program; delete earmark for the Local and District Health Department Infrastructure Pool and for Cardiovascular Services; earmark funds for the Epilepsy Foundation of Kentuckiana; provide for relocation of hospital-based beds; delete earmark for Family Resource and Youth Service Centers; delete earmark for the Kentucky Center for Youth Policy; provide for private child care provider reimbursement rates; decrease General Fund support for Justice Administration; reduce new Parole Board Members to two; delete review of cases provision; delete earmark for civil legal services for indigents; reduce General Fund support for Juvenile Justice; delete earmark for Survivors II Grant; reduce General Fund support for Corrections Management; decrease debt service; decrease General Fund support for Community Services and Local Facilities; provide for home incarceration; earmark funds for local jail support; decrease General Fund support for Public Advocacy; require urban-county governments to establish and maintain an office of public advocacy; appropriate General Fund moneys for a State Salary and Compensation Fund; reduce General Fund support for the Council on Postsecondary Education; delete Postsecondary Education Employment Status provision; decrease General Fund-supported bond funds for the Research Challenge Trust Fund; delete translational research reference; delete the regional university application process requirements for the Regional University Excellence Trust Fund; delete earmarks for the Washington D.C. Internship Program, Adult Education, Agency Operations, and Contract Spaces; revise performance funding language; increase General Fund support for the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority; increase the earmark for the College Access Program, the Kentucky Tuition Grant Program, and the Kentucky Education Excellence Scholarships (KEES); revise earmark for the Kentucky National Guard Tuition Assistance Program; delete borrower benefits provision and work study earmark; provide for excess lottery revenues; decrease General Fund support for universities; delete earmark for the University of Kentucky's Oenology and Viticulture Program; decrease earmark for the Quality and Charity Care Trust Agreement; delete earmark for the University of Louisville's Equine Industry Program; provide reporting requirement for any capital construction project funded by a Kentucky Community and Technical College conveyance; decrease Road Funds for the Transportation Cabinet; delete use of Road Fund resources provision; provide for a six-year aviation plan; earmark funds and delete earmark for Economic Development Road Bond Debt Services; decrease earmark for State Supported Construction Programs; revise the Biennial Highway Construction Program and the Highway Construction Contingency Account; delete the demonstration projects, programmatic adjustments, Road Fund support for aviation, and interlocal agreement provisions; revise Miscellaneous Road Fund Projects; increase earmark for the County Road Aid Program, the Rural Secondary Program, and the Municipal Road Aid Program; delete several pools from Appropriations for Projects Not Line-Itemized; delete provision for vetoed university projects; delete provision for the Information Technology and Equipment Acquisitions Pool and the Research Support/Lab Renovation and Equipment Pool; provide for the State Veterans' Cemetery - Northeast Kentucky (Greenup County) Phase II capital project; delete two Kentucky Infrastructure Authority capital projects; provide for agency bonds for two Kentucky Infrastructure Authority capital projects; provide for the Northern Kentucky National Guard Armory capital project; delete a few Governor's Office for Local Development capital projects; delete a Parks capital project; delete Horse Park Commission capital projects; earmark State Fair Board Maintenance Pool Restricted Funds for the 2008 Ryder Cup; allow the Kentucky Center for the Arts to capitalize interest; delete use of New Economy Funds and a Economic Development Cabinet capital project; delete earmarks of Economic Development Bonds; delete several Operations and Support Services capital projects; delete several Commonwealth Office of Technology capital projects; delete two Kentucky Lottery Corporation capital projects; delete several Health and Family Services Cabinet capital projects; delete an Adult Correctional Institutions capital project; require a certification from public postsecondary institutions prior to the issuance of Agency Bonds; delete two capital projects from the Council on Postsecondary Education; change a few university capital projects from Bond Funds to Agency Bonds; provide reauthorizations for several university capital projects; provide for a few new university capital projects; delete a few Kentucky Community and Technical College System capital projects; restrict the Kentucky Horse Park capital project to roads; delete a few Transportation Cabinet capital projects; delete the Coal Severance Tax Projects and the Infrastructure for Economic Development for Coal and Non-Coal Producing Counties Projects; revise the adoption of Budget Reduction; delete reallocation of appropriations among budget units; revise the General Fund Expenditure Reductions provision; delete the Kentucky Wine and Vine Fest provision; provide for Lottery Dividends; decrease the salary adjustment of state employees from two to one percent; increase employer retirement contribution rates; provide for Kentucky Employees Retirement Systems Employer Contribution Systems Employer Contribution Supplement Distribution; revise fund transfers; revise the General Fund Reduction Plan; delete the General Fund Surplus Expenditure Plan and provide instead a General Fund Contingency Plan; delete Part XIII, Revolving Account for Expanded Gaming and Part XIV, State Procurement of Electronic Equipment and replace with Part XIII, Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) and Part XIV, Military Service Rebate Fund.

     SCA (1, C. Borders) - Amend Part III, General Provisions, to require lottery revenues transferred to the General Fund based on the provisions of Section 34 of Part IV of this Act to be allocated to support restoration of higher education funds.

     CCR - Cannot agree.

     FCCR - Provides funding of $3.5 million for Energy Research and Development projects including $1 million for Carbon Management Research to be matched with federal or private funds; provides Veterans' Service Organizations $100,000 each year to train individuals to assist veterans in getting the federal benefits they are due; provides for enhanced Nursing Home Services through a partnership with the University of Louisville; provides funding for the Veterans' Nursing Home in Radcliff; provides funds to open the Veterans' Cemetery Northeast and to complete the first and second phase of the construction of the Veterans' cemetery in Greenup County; provides funding for the Kentucky Medal for Freedom Program; provides funding to ensure that indigent veterans get a proper burial and that all veterans have access to the Veterans' Burial Honors program; provides for $10 million in Bond Funds for the Kentucky Agriculture Heritage Center and debt service from General (Tobacco) Funds; provides authorization for the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority to issue $30 million in Agency Bonds for the Drinking Water Revolving Loan Program (Fund F) and $200 million in Agency Bonds for the Wastewater Revolving Loan Program (Fund A); provides funds to repair and continue the Flood Warning System; provides $150,000 each year for grants to local Search and Rescue Programs; provides $3 million to purchase land for a new National Guard Armory in Northern Kentucky; provides an additional $500,000 each year for maintenance for existing National Guard facilities; increases General Fund support totaling $100,000 in each fiscal year to partially restore baseline funding for personnel expenses; provides additional General Fund support of $320,000 in each fiscal year for the Joint Funding Administration grant; provides funding of $40.9 in fiscal year 2008-2009 and $40.9 in fiscal year 2009-2010 from the Local Government Economic Development Fund and LGEDF Multi-County Fund for the following programs and projects: Read to Achieve Program ($3 million each fiscal year), School Technology ($2.5 million each fiscal year), Mining Engineering Scholarship Program ($300,000 each fiscal year), Flood Control Matching Program ($800,000 each fiscal year), School Facilities Construction Commission debt service ($4.6 million each fiscal year), Robinson Scholars Program ($1 million each fiscal year), Water and Sewer Bond Fund projects for Coal Producing Counties debt service for prior year projects ($19.6 million in fiscal year 2008-2009 and $19.7 million in fiscal year 2009-2010), Kentucky Infrastructure Authority ($370,000 each fiscal year), Kentucky Community Development Office ($669,700 each fiscal year), Tourism Marketing ($500,000 each fiscal year), Drug Courts ($1.8 million each fiscal year), Energy Research Development ($3.5 million each fiscal year), Operation UNITE ($2 million each fiscal year), and 12 Multi-County Regional Industrial Park Authorities ($200,000 each fiscal year); provides General Fund support to maintain the enacted fiscal year 2008 budget in each fiscal year for Commonwealth's and County Attorneys; provides $250,000 each fiscal year for inspectors of amusement parks and attractions; provides $3 million in bond funds for animal shelters in fiscal year 2008-2009; provides funds to complete the conversion to a new computer system so that new retirement programs can be implemented that will benefit both former employees and employers in the system; authorizes the School Facilities Construction Commission to make $150 million in offers of assistance for school construction in anticipation of debt service in the 2010-2012 biennium; provides funds in each fiscal year to support Outdoor Drama Grants; provides $1.5 million in fiscal year 2008-2009 for the 2008 Ryder Cup; provides $350,000 in each fiscal year in Road Fund support; provides $500,000 in each fiscal year to support tourism marketing and development in coal producing counties; $50,000 in each fiscal year for the Bluegrass State Games; provides a $5 million current year General Fund appropriation for Park operations; provides debt service to support $4 million in Bond Funds for a maintenance pool; provides $10.3 million in Road Funds for Horse Park roads; provides debt service to support $2 million in Bond Funds for an upgrade of HVAC systems; provides $3 million in each fiscal year to restore base reductions; authorizes $1 million in Restricted Funds for the land acquisition pool; authorizes $9 million in Bond Funds for the Center for the Arts renovation; provides $420,800 in each fiscal year for the Louisville Waterfront Development Corporation; provides $1.2 million in each fiscal year to administer the ConnectKentucky program; provides debt service to support $50 million in Economic Development Bond Funds for Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) activities; provides $1.9 million in each fiscal year to support the Metropolitan College program; includes $2 million in bond funds for a renovation of the FFA Leadership Training Center; includes $4 million for the second phase of the Student Data Management System; includes $2.5 million in each fiscal year from the Local Government Economic Development Fund to continue the Coal County Computing Project; provides additional General Fund support of $400,000 in each fiscal year for Safe Schools; includes additional General Fund support of $12.6 million in each fiscal year for textbooks to restore base reductions in the program; includes additional General Fund support of $1.5 million in each fiscal year from the Local Government Economic Development Fund to maintain current funding levels for the Read to Achieve Program ($3 million per year); includes additional General Fund support of $250,000 in each fiscal year for the Georgia Chaffee Teenage Parent Program; includes additional General Fund support of $38.2 million in fiscal year 2008-2009 and $76 million in fiscal year 2009-2010 for the SEEK program; includes additional General Fund support of $1.4 million in fiscal year 2008-2009 and $2.3 million in fiscal year 2009-2010 to support school facilities equalization programs; includes language identifying $192,200 of General Fund support in each year for the East Kentucky Science Center; includes additional General Fund support of $100,000 in the current fiscal year and each year of the biennium to keep services at the current level; includes language directing Libraries and Archives to collaborate with public colleges, universities, and libraries to explore alternatives to meet the archival needs of the state; includes General Fund of $255,000 in both fiscal years for debt assistance grants for existing construction; includes additional General Fund support of $150,000 in both fiscal years for grants to local public libraries; provides additional General Fund support of $1.1 million in each year to leverage federal funds and identifies $450,000 in each year for interpreting services at Kentucky's postsecondary institutions; provides an additional $3 million each fiscal year for mine safety; provides $14.7 million each fiscal year for the Kentucky Pride Program; provides an additional $50,000 each fiscal year for the Mine Safety Review Commission; restores the baseline of the Nature Preserves Commission; provides $1.1 million in fiscal year 2008-2009 and $2.1 million in fiscal year 2009-2010 in Restricted Funds support for the HVAC Permitting and Inspection program; instituted efficiency measures within the Finance and Administration Cabinet including mandating legislative oversight of the Computer Services Fund, and limiting permanently assigned vehicles from the State Motor Pool; provides $1 million in each year of the biennium to maintain current staffing levels; provides additional General Fund support totaling $3 million in fiscal year 2008-2009 and $1.8 million in fiscal year 2009-2010 for personnel expenses; directs the Cabinet to fill all federally funded positions toimprove services to the citizens of the Commonwealth; added $100,000 for the services of the Commission; provides $5.1 billion in fiscal year 2008-2009 and $5.4 billion in fiscal year 2009-2010 to serve over 722,000 eligibles in each fiscal year; provides $1.6 billion additional funds ($479 million General Fund) to Medicaid Benefits over the biennium to continue current services; provides over $107 million in each fiscal year to continue the Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program (KCHIP) for 52,000 children; provides an additional $2.7 million in fiscal year 2008-2009 and $6.4 million in fiscal year 2009-2010 for 100 additional (50 each fiscal year) Supports for Community Living slots; directs that Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) Payments shall equal the federal maximum, which is projected to be $195 million each fiscal year; provides an additional $6.5 million in fiscal year 2008-2009 and $18.8 million in fiscal year 2009-2010 to support 150 slots over the biennium for the Acquired Brain Injury Long Term Care waiver; provides an additional $17.5 million in each fiscal year to address the Michelle P. Waiver program; provides an additional $13 million in each fiscal year to support enhanced payments to an urban trauma center hospital; provides language directing process for the construction of a $129 million replacement facility for Eastern State Hospital; restores $10 million in General Fund support in each fiscal year to the base, and provides an additional $6.1 million in General Fund support in fiscal year 2008-2009 and $4.9 million in fiscal year 2009-2010 to continue current residential, community mental health and crisis stabilization services which are vital to the health and safety of the citizens of the Commonwealth; provides language allowing the construction of Hazelwood Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded/ Developmentally Disabled to relocate beds and patients from the Bingham unit at Central State Hospital; provides language directing that the Cabinet submit a plan to replace Glasgow State Nursing Facility; provides DSH funding totaling $34.3 million in each fiscal year for state mental hospitals; restores General Fund of $8.5 million in fiscal year 2008-2009 and $8.5 million in fiscal year 2009-2010 so that Local and District Health Departments can continue direct services and central office units can provide the require support and administration of statewide program vital to the health and safety of the citizens of the Commonwealth; provides language to ensure that all preventive services provided to Medicaid recipients by local health departments are paid for through Medicaid.
The Conference Committee provides $400,000 in fiscal year 2008-2009 and $600,000 in fiscal year 2009-2010 to begin the statewide Kentucky Prescription Drug Patient Assistance Program to assist seniors and others in need to access free or low cost prescription drugs and to make grants to local partners to encourage this effort; restores $500,000 so that local service partners will not be faced with funding reductions that impact the safety net services; restores General Fund support at the base level totaling $18.9 million in fiscal year 2008-2009 and $19.5 million in fiscal year 2009-2010 to continue and maintain over 1,700 front-line social workers, Out-of-Home Care services for court-committed children and private child care provider reimbursement rates; provides $91,000 in debt service in fiscal year 2008-2009 to support $2 million in bond funds for Brooklawn Child and Family Services; restores $2.9 million each year for grants that provide Meals on Wheels, Adult Day Care, Personal Care and other vital senior services; provides a number of language provisions modifying statutes and programs impacting the incarceration of nonviolent, nonsexual offenders convicted of minor, generally Class D, felonies; provides $200,000 in additional funds each fiscal year to the Parole Board to increase the number of members from seven full-time members to nine full-time members; provides $2 million in Restricted Funds in each fiscal year from coal severance money to the Office of Drug Control Policy for Operation UNITE; provides $1.8 million in restricted funds in each fiscal year from coal severance money to the Office of Drug Control Policy to support regional drug courts in coal-producing counties; continues the payment of $3,100 annual stipends for Kentucky state troopers, arson investigators, hazardous devices investigators, legislative security specialists, and Kentucky vehicle enforcement officers; provides an increase of $3 million in fiscal year 2008-2009 and $5 million in fiscal year 2009-2010 to allow continuation of current services; provides an increase of $4 million in fiscal year 2008-2009 and $6 million in fiscal year 2009-2010 to allow continuation of current services; provides $4.5 million in General Fund in fiscal year 2008-2009 and $5 million in fiscal year 2009-2010 to provide drug treatment programs for state felons housed in local jails and for substance abusers that have been charged with a felony offense; provides an increase of $1.9 million in General Fund in each fiscal year to support the county jails; provides an increase of $2.5 million in General Fund in fiscal year 2009-2010 to assist in the defense of indigent persons accused of criminal offenses; provides an increase of $601,000 each year of the biennium for the Lexington Public Defenders' Office; provides $95 million in General Fund appropriations in fiscal year 2008-2009 and $105 million in fiscal year 2009-2010 toward the restoration base funding of public postsecondary institutions; provides for additional funding above the Governor's proposed budget for: Eastern Kentucky University, Kentucky State University, Morehead State University, Murray State University, Northern Kentucky University, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Western Kentucky University, and KCTCS; provides $3 million in fiscal year 2008-2009 and $6 million in fiscal year 2009-2010 to KCTCS for the maintenance and operation of new facilities; provides $60 million in bond funds for the "Bucks for Brains" programs: $33.3 million from the Research Challenge Trust Fund for the University of Kentucky, $16.7 million for the Research Challenge Trust Fund at the University of Louisville, and $10 million for the Regional University Excellence Trust Fund, to be shared by Kentucky's regional universities; provides $20 million in bond funds for the University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (Tobacco Funds debt service), $13.9 million in Bond Funds for the Capital Renewal and Maintenance Pool, $5.7 million in Bond Funds for an emergency project at Morehead State University, to replace the Power Plant Pollution Control System and Boiler Tube, $4 million for site remediation for construction of a KCTCS Classroom/Laboratory building on the former Eastern State Hospital site; and $2 million to the University of Kentucky to renovate 4-H Camps run by the UK College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service (Tobacco Funds debt service); authorizes 32 Agency Bond projects at Kentucky's public universities totaling $406 million; provides a General Fund appropriation of $82.2 million in fiscal year 2008-2009 and $84.5 million in fiscal year 2009-2010 for the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship Program; provides a General Fund appropriation for the need-based College Access Program of $60.3 million in each fiscal year, which maintains the current level of funding; provides a General Fund appropriation of $32.5 million in each fiscal year for the need-based Kentucky Tuition Grant Program, which maintains the current level of funding; maintains the current level of General Fund support for the Teacher Scholarship Program at $1.8 million in each fiscal year; provides full funding of the Kentucky National Guard Tuition Assistance Program of $4.7 million in combined General and Restricted funds in each fiscal year; provides a General Fund appropriation of $850,000 in each fiscal year for the Work Study Program; provides $300,000 in each fiscal year from coal severance General Funds for the University of Kentucky Mining Engineering Scholarship Program; provides $1 million in each fiscal year from coal severance General Funds for the Robinson Scholars Program; provides a $23.5 million General Fund appropriation in each fiscal year for Adult Education; provides an appropriation of $4.3 million in fiscal year 2008-2009 and $4.4 million in fiscal year 2009-2010 for the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Contract Spaces Program; provides $975,000 in General Fund (Tobacco) funds in each year of the biennium for the Ovarian Cancer Screening Program at the University of Kentucky, which includes an additional $200,000 each year to offer specialized tests for women below 200 percent of the federal poverty level; provides $100,000 in General Fund support in each fiscal year of the biennium for the Washington D.C. Internship Program; provides $10.3 million in capital project funding for the Kentucky Horse Park roads in preparation for the FEI World Equestrian Championships; provides $600,000 in capital project funding for parking infrastructure at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center for the 2008 Ryder Cup; authorizes a $60 million Road Revenue Bond issue for projects included in the Cabinet's Six-Year Aviation plan; provides a $50 million Economic Development Road Revenue Bond issue in fiscal year 2009-2010 to provide additional funds for the pre-construction phases of several roads in the vicinity of the army base at Fort Knox; provides $5 million of Road Fund support in each fiscal year for the Kentucky Pride Program; allows for up to $4 million of Road Fund support in each fiscal year for the Economic Development Cabinet to utilize for Industrial Access Roads; provides $98,000 of Road Fund support for improvements to the Green River Ferry operation at Mammoth Cave National Park; provides $286.1 million in fiscal year 2008-2009 and $316.5 million in fiscal year 2009-2010 for the County, Rural Secondary, and Municipal Road Aid Programs; provides $1.8 million over the biennium for the Energy Recovery Road Fund; provides a $25 million capital project for the replacement of the Automated Vehicle Information System (AVIS); provides $7.8 million in fiscal year 2008-2009 and $4 million in 2009-2010 for upgrades to computer equipment in the County Clerks' Offices for implementation of the new AVIS; includes standard language provisions for the Capital Projects Budgets; includes the language provision to give the Governor flexibility in the first year of the biennium to move up to ten percent between appropriation units; provides for $373.8 million of expenditure reductions over the biennium from retirement window savings, debt service savings, debt restructuring, and efficiency measures; adjusts the amount expended from the Budget Reserve Trust Fund; mandates that the Lottery Corporation remit 28 percent of the gross receipts to the General Fund each fiscal year; provides for a one percent salary increment in both fiscal years for all state employees and all teachers (certified and classified); changes the General Fund amounts for fiscal year 2008-2009 and fiscal year 2009-2010 based on the enhanced revenue measures; provides language that if additional General Fund resources become available, state employees and school district employees will receive a salary adjustment of one percent and potentially an additional percent; provides for debt service for selected projects if General Fund moneys become available; directs additional moneys to the Budget Reserve Trust Fund; provides $10,000,000 of new tobacco supported bonds for the Kentucky Agriculture Heritage Center; provides debt service for the Livestock Diagnostic Disease Center at the University of Kentucky; provides debt service for FFA Leadership Training Center.
Ovarian Cancer language reflects the new amounts; provides debt service for 4-H Camps; continues funding at the fiscal year 2007-2008 levels for the Early Childhood Development Fund and the Agricultural Development Fund; changes reflect the spending totals; provides authorization for the Insurance Coverage Affordability and Relief to Small Employers Program (I-CARE); provides language that relates to BRAC.

     Jan 29-introduced in House
     Jan 30-to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
     Feb 25-posted in committee
     Mar 4-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 5-2nd reading, to Rules; recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
     Mar 11-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute ; taken from Rules Committee; placed in the Orders of the Day
     Mar 12-floor amendments (1) and (2) filed to Committee Substitute ; 3rd reading, passed 84-14 with Committee Substitute, floor amendments (1) and (2)
     Mar 13-received in Senate
     Mar 17-taken from the Committee on Committees; 1st reading; returned to the Committee on Committees; to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
     Mar 18-taken from committee Appropriations & Revenue (S); 2nd reading; returned to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
     Mar 24-reassigned to Transportation (S); taken from committee Transportation (S); returned to Appropriations & Revenue (S); reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1) ; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 24, 2008; 3rd reading, passed 36-2 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1) ; received in House; to Rules (H); posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1) ; House refused to concur in Senate Committee Substitute ; received in Senate; to Rules (S); posted for passage for receding from Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1) ; Senate refused to recede from Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1) ; Conference Committee appointed in House and Senate
     Mar 25-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 2-Free Conference Committee report filed in House and Senate; Free Conference Committee report adopted in Senate; Bill passed 35-3; received in House; Free Conference Committee report adopted in House; Bill passed 74-21; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 14-ten (10) line items vetoed; veto message received; to Rules (H); Posted for consideration of Governor's veto
     Apr 15-veto(es) not acted upon
     Apr 18-signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 127)

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