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SB 54/LM (BR 167) - C. Gibson, W. Blevins Jr., D. Boswell, J. Turner

     AN ACT related to uniforms acquired by and on behalf of public employers.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 45A to prohibit public employers in the Commonwealth from purchasing, acquiring, furnishing, or requiring an employee to purchase or acquire uniforms, wearing apparel, safety equipment, or protective accessories not manufactured in the United States of America, unless such items are not manufactured or available for purchase in the United States of America.

SB 54 - AMENDMENTS


     SCS/LM - Retain original provisions, but also allow public employers to purchase uniforms and safety equipment manufactured outside the United States if similar items are only available from one United States manufacturer and the price is substantially higher than the foreign-made items; require public employers purchasing uniforms and safety equipment made outside the United States to retain written documentation concerning why the purchases were made and make available to the public under state open records statutes; require that if public employers provide stipends to employees to purchase uniforms and safety equipment they encourage employees to purchase such items made in the United States; require that a public employer producing an annual report or audit include information about purchase of uniforms and safety equipment made in the United States in those documents; require the Department for Local Government to develop and publish guidelines for local governments regarding the purchase of uniforms and safety equipment made in the United States.

     HCS/LM - Retain most provisions of the original bill and add a requirement that items purchased, rented, or leased be transacted with a business that employs at least 25 individuals of the Commonwealth of Kentucky; delete requirements that a public employer make detailed reports regarding purchases and that the Department of Local Government develop guidelines for the purchase of items subject to this Act.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 5-introduced in Senate
     Jan 6-to State & Local Government (S)
     Jan 20-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Jan 21-2nd reading, to Rules
     Jan 27-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, January 28, 2010
     Jan 28-3rd reading, passed 37-1 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 1-received in House
     Feb 8-to State Government (H)
     Mar 9-posted in committee
     Mar 11-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 12-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 15-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 16, 2010
     Mar 29-taken from the Regular Orders of the Day; recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

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