09RS HB473
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HB473

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HB 473 (BR 500) - T. Pullin

     AN ACT relating to reorganization.
     Amend and create various sections of the Kentucky Revised Statutes to abolish the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet; create the Public Protection Cabinet; establish in the Public Protection Cabinet the Office of the Secretary, containing the Office of Communications and Public Outreach, the Office of Legal Services, and the Division of Occupations and Professions, which is moved to the Public Protection Cabinet from the Finance and Administration Cabinet; establish within the Public Protection Cabinet the Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction, containing the Division of Fire Prevention, the Division of Plumbing, the Division of Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning, and the Division of Building Code Enforcement; establish within the Public Protection Cabinet the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, containing the Division of Distilled Spirits, the Division of Malt Beverages, and the Division of Enforcement; establish within the Public Protection Cabinet the Department of Financial Institutions, containing the Division of Financial Institutions and the Division of Securities; establish within the Public Protection Cabinet the Department of Charitable Gaming, containing the Division of Licensing and Compliance and the Division of Enforcement; establish within the Public Protection Cabinet the Department of Insurance, containing the Property and Casualty Division, the Division of Life Insurance, the Division of Financial Standards and Examination, the Division of Agent Licensing, the Division of Insurance Fraud Investigation, the Division of Consumer Protection and Education, the Division of Health Insurance Policy and Managed Care, and the Division of Kentucky Access; abolish the Division of Administrative Services in the former Department of Public Protection; attach to the Public Protection Cabinet, for administrative purposes, the Board of Claims, the Crime Victims Compensation Board, the Board of Tax Appeals, the Boxing and Wrestling Authority, and the Horse Racing Commission; abolish the Horse Racing Authority; create the Energy and Environment Cabinet; establish within the Energy and Environment Cabinet the Office of the Secretary, containing the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, the Office of Administrative Hearings, and the Office of General Counsel; establish within the Energy and Environment Cabinet the Department for Environmental Protection, containing the Division of Air Quality, the Division of Water, the Division of Waste Management, the Division of Enforcement, the Division of Environmental Program Support, and the Division of Compliance Assistance; establish within the Energy and Environment Cabinet the Department for Natural Resources, containing the Division of Technical and Administrative Support, the Division of Mine Permits, the Division of Mine Reclamation and Enforcement, the Division of Abandoned Mine Lands, the Office of Mine Safety and Licensing, the Division of Forestry, and the Division of Conservation; establish within the Energy and Environment Cabinet the Department for Energy Development and Independence, containing the Division of Energy Efficiency and Conservation, the Division of Electricity Generation and Transmission, the Division of Transportation Energy Supply and Distribution, and the Office of Energy Resources and Development; abolish the Governor's Office for Energy Policy and transfer its duties to the Department for Energy Development and Independence; attach to the Office of the Secretary of the Energy and Environment Cabinet, for administrative purposes, the Mine Safety Review Commission, the Nature Preserves Commission, the Environmental Quality Commission, and the Public Service Commission; create the Labor Cabinet; establish within the Labor Cabinet the Office of the Secretary; attach the Division of Management Services to the Office of the Secretary of the Labor Cabinet; establish within the Labor Cabinet the Office of General Counsel, containing the Office of General Counsel for Workers' Claims; establish within the Labor Cabinet the Department of Workplace Standards, containing the Division of Employment Standards, Apprenticeship and Mediation, the Division of Occupational Safety and Health Compliance, the Division of Occupational Safety and Health Education and Training, and the Division of Workers' Compensation Funds; establish within the Labor Cabinet the Department of Workers' Claims, containing the Office of Administrative Law Judges, the Division of Claims Processing, the Division of Security and Compliance, the Division of Information and Research, and the Division of Ombudsman and Workers' Compensation Specialist Services; abolish the Kentucky Employees' Insurance Association; attach to the Labor Cabinet, for administrative purposes, the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, the Workers' Compensation Funding Commission, the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board, the Labor-Management Advisory Council, the State Labor Relations Board, the Prevailing Wage Review Board, the Apprenticeship and Training Council, and the Employers' Mutual Insurance Authority; attach to the Labor Cabinet, for the purpose of providing services to multiple cabinets, the Office of Inspector General for Shared Services and the Office of General Administration and Program Support for Shared Services, containing the Division of Human Resource Management, the Division of Fiscal Management, the Division of Budgets, and the Division of Information Services; attach to the Department of Workers' Claims, for administrative purposes, the Workers' Compensation Board, the Workers' Compensation Advisory Council, and the Workers' Compensation Nominating Commission; clarify the Governor's power to appoint the heads of offices as well as the heads of departments; repeal KRS 56.790, 152.720, 152.725, 216A.045; 224.10-025, 224.10-103, 342.495, 342.500, 342.505, 342.510, 342.515, 342.520, 342.525, 342.530, 342.535, 342.540, 342.545, 342.550, and 342.555; confirm Executive Orders 2008-472, 2008-507, 2008-531, and 2008-668.

HB 473 - AMENDMENTS


     HCA (1, T. Pullin) - Amend KRS 154.12-203 to include the secretary of the Public Protection Cabinet in the membership of the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs; amend KRS 224.10-022 to state that the attachment of the Kentucky Public Service Commission to the Office of the Secretary of the Energy and Environment Cabinet is for administrative purposes; delete the repeal of KRS 152.720.

     HFA (1, T. Pullin) - Give the statute reviser authority to correct references to the agencies and officers affected by the reorganization where those references appear in the Kentucky Revised Statutes; make technical corrections.

     SCA (1, G. Tapp) - Retain original provisions, except amend KRS 243.050 to allow the Office of Alcoholic Beverage Control to issue a convention center license for the retail sale of alcoholic beverages on the premises of a convention center constructed with a majority of public funds totaling over 10 million dollars located in a city that has voted to discontinue prohibition in any way; declare that this type of convention center license is designed to promote economic development and tourism and is notwithstanding other provisions of the Kentucky Revised Statutes; amend KRS 243.220 to delete outdated requirements and exemptions regarding retail licensee premises and entrance location and configuration; make technical changes to conform.

     SCA (2/Title, G. Tapp) - Make title amendment.

     Feb 23-introduced in House
     Feb 24-to State Government (H)
     Feb 25-posting waived
     Feb 26-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with committee amendment (1)
     Feb 27-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 2, 2009
     Mar 2-floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 3-3rd reading, passed 99-0 with committee amendment (1), floor amendment (1)
     Mar 4-received in Senate
     Mar 6-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
     Mar 13-recommitted to Licensing, Occupations & Administrative Regulations (S); reported favorably, to Rules with committee amendments (1) and (2-title) ; placed in the Orders of the Day; 3rd reading, passed 31-2 with committee amendments (1) and (2-title) ; received in House

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