HB 185/LM (BR 940) - J. Wayne, D. Graham, T. Riner, K. Stevens, S. Westrom
AN ACT relating to public employees.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 61 to require public employers to post a notice of public employee rights under the "whistleblower" statutes; amend KRS 61.102 to include supervisors within employing agencies to the list of entities employees can report to; include other types of violations that may be reported and restrict reprisal or discrimination against employees who refuse to participate in employer practices which may violate a law or regulation; amend KRS 61.103 to extend from 90 days to 180 days the amount of time an employee has to bring a civil action for injunctive relief or punitive damages after an alleged violation; amend KRS 61.101 and 61.990 to conform.
HB 185 - AMENDMENTS
HCS/LM - Retain original provisions; include the Executive Branch Ethics Commission in the list of agencies to which whistleblowers may report information without reprisal; include a request to appear before the Executive Branch Ethics Commission among the reasons for which an employee may leave his or her work area.
Jan 5-introduced in House
Jan 6-to State Government (H)
Jan 19-posted in committee
Jan 28-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
Feb 1-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Feb 3-3rd reading, passed 95-0 with Committee Substitute
Feb 4-received in Senate
Feb 8-to State & Local Government (S)
Mar 19-taken from committee; 1st reading; returned to State & Local Government (S)
Mar 23-taken from committee; 2nd reading; returned to State & Local Government (S)
Mar 24-reported favorably, to Rules as a Consent Bill