SB 187 (BR 470) - D. Kelly
AN ACT relating to legislative oversight of governmental actions.
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 11 to require executive orders issued by the Governor to be identified by year of issuance and subject area, to be numbered consecutively within year of issuance and subject area categories, and to be filed with the Secretary of State; require the Secretary of State to forward certain executive orders to the director of the Legislative Research Commission on the date filed; require the co-chairs of the Legislative Research Commission to refer executive orders to the legislative committee of jurisdiction within two working days after the order is received by the Legislative Research Commission; provide that executive orders relating to appointments requiring confirmation, reorganization of state government, and other matters pertaining to the operation or policy of the government will not become effective until 35-days after filing with the Secretary of State; require the committee of referral to review the executive order within 30 days and report its finding; require executive orders identified as pertaining to the operation or official policy of the government to expire on sine die adjournment of the next Regular Session of the General Assembly unless the text is enacted in legislation; require the Governor to compile a list of all executive orders currently in effect and provide the list to the Legislative Research Commission by September 30, 2009; require the Governor to identify orders that should remain in effect and those that should be revoked or repealed as obsolete or unnecessary; provide that executive orders the Governor does not continue in effect or revoke or repeal on another date expire as of October 1, 2009; create a new section of KRS Chapter 12 to require each administrative body created by executive order or administrative order to expire at the end of a Governor's or other statewide elected official's term of office unless established by the General Assembly through enactment; amend KRS 12.028 to conform; amend KRS 11.160 to reduce from seven days to two working days the time limit for the Governor to deliver letters of appointment and resumes for appointments subject to interim committee hearings.
SB 187 - AMENDMENTS
SCS - Delete and amend various sections of the bill to require that executive orders issued by the Governor be numbered in consecutive numerical order by date of issuance and be filed electronically with the Secretary of State; require the co-chairs of the Legislative Research Commission to refer each order to a committee within 5 working days of receipt by the Commission; permit a committee to review an order within 90 days following referral by the co-chairs of the Commission; require the committee to report its comments to the Commission for transmittal to the General Assembly; establish that executive orders expire 90 days after the end of the term of the Governor who issued the executive order; establish that an executive order may be adopted, overridden, or amended by legislative enactment; establish that 90 days after the end of the term of office of the Governor or of a statewide elected official, executive orders and administrative orders created respectively by such officials shall expire.
Feb 13-introduced in Senate; to State & Local Government (S)
Mar 4-taken from committee; 1st reading; returned to State & Local Government (S)
Mar 5-taken from committee; 2nd reading; returned to State & Local Government (S)
Mar 6-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute as a Consent Bill
Mar 9-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Monday, March 9, 2009; 3rd reading, passed 36-2 with Committee Substitute ; received in House
Mar 10-to State Government (H)