HB 304 (BR 890) - M. Cherry, B. Yonts
AN ACT relating to executive branch employees.
Amend KRS 18A.005 to clarify the definitions of "penalization," "promotion", "reclassification," reinstatement," and "status," and to define "qualifying" and "re-entrance," amend KRS 18A.030 to require the secretary of the Personnel Cabinet to propose selection method changes to the board for review and comment and to set time frame for board to approve or reject the proposed change; amend 18A.040 to change commissioner to secretary; amend KRS 18A.045 to include personnel board members to those covered by portions of the Executive Branch Ethics code; amend KRS 18A.050 to allow elected members to serve for successive terms on the board; amend KRS 18A.0551 to change dates and procedures related to the board election and replace references to an employee's Social Security number with the unique employee identification number; amend KRS 18A.075 to clarify when the board may hear appeals; require the annual report of the Personnel Board be sent to the co-chairs of the Interim Joint Committee on State Government prior to October 1 and to specify the content of the report; require the Personnel Board to review and comment on all proposed selection method change requests from the secretary of the Personnel Cabinet; amend KRS 18A.095 to allow an appointing authority to suspend an employee, with pay, from the time that the employee has received an intent to dismiss letter and prior to the agencies final action; require final actions of the board be posted on a Web site; make technical corrections; amend KRS 18A.111 to require former unclassified employees to serve an initial probationary period of 12 months if the employee is appointed to a position in the classified service, unless he or she has prior status within the system or had been separated from his or her unclassified position at least 180 days; amend KRS 18A.140 to allow for employees to seek nonpartisan elected office if there is no perception of a conflict of office and full disclosure of intent to run for the office is made to the employer of the prospective candidate; amend KRS 18A.195 to limit the amount of compensatory leave block payments for certain unclassified employees and clarify that compensatory leave payments are limited to 240 hours for any employee who leaves state service; amend KRS 61.373 to clarify that upon release from a period of active duty or training, state employees have the right to return to employment and may appeal dismissal.
HB 304 - AMENDMENTS
HFA (1, D. Graham) - Retain original provisions of the bill; amend KRS 18A.005 definition of "penalization" to include denial of a promotion.
Feb 5-introduced in House
Feb 6-to State Government (H)
Feb 10-posted in committee
Feb 12-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
Feb 13-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, February 23, 2009
Feb 24-floor amendment (1) filed
Feb 27-3rd reading, passed 92-0 with floor amendment (1)
Mar 2-received in Senate
Mar 4-to State & Local Government (S)
Mar 9-taken from committee; 1st reading; returned to State & Local Government (S)
Mar 10-taken from committee; 2nd reading; returned to State & Local Government (S)
Mar 11-reported favorably, to Rules as a Consent Bill