HB 325/LM (BR 1235) - A. Simpson, S. Riggs, J. Bell, L. Clark, J. Crenshaw, R. Damron, J. Fischer, K. Flood, D. Floyd, J. Glenn, D. Graham, J. Greer, M. Harmon, R. Henderson, C. Hoffman, B. Housman, J. Jenkins, D. Keene, T. Kerr, A. Koenig, S. Lee, Ji. Lee, T. McKee, T. Moore, R. Palumbo, T. Riner, S. Santoro, K. Sinnette, F. Steele, W. Stone, T. Thompson, D. Watkins, A. Webb-Edgington, R. Weston, A. Wuchner
AN ACT relating to entities that represent a statewide association of local governments.
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 65 to define "public entity" as any organization that represents a statewide association of local government, whose members are city or county governments, and in which a majority of the governing body are mayors, county judges/executive, or other elected officials; define "affiliated organization" as any incorporated or unincorporated organization staffed, managed, or administered by a public entity; establish fiduciary and internal operations requirements for public entities; require entities and affiliated organizations to adopt a code of ethics and set minimum requirements for the code; require that public entities and affiliated organizations comply with open records and meeting laws; require a public entity and affiliated organization to employ a CPA or the Auditor of Public Accounts to perform a required audit; specify requirements for the audit conducted by a CPA; set powers of the Auditor of Public Accounts relative to auditing public entities.
HB 325 - AMENDMENTS
HCS/LM - Retain original provisions of the bill, but clarify in Section 1 that the officials are locally elected; amend Section 2 to provide that the procurement policy that must be adhered to is the provisions of the local government procurement code, KRS 45A.345 to 45A.460, with provisions for a transparent, competitive selection process for licensed professional services, bond underwriting and bond counsel services, as well as financial and insurance products and services; amend Section 4 to provide that the public entity and its affiliated organizations establish a regular schedule of meetings, to provide conditions for allowing a telephonic conference call for special or emergency meetings, and to clarify that the open records exemptions relating to a fraud investigation refer to a fraudulent insurance claim as well as clarifying that the exemption is not to be considered to affect the rights of parties in a civil or criminal action to get copies of records pursuant to the rules of discovery; amend Section 5 to delete language relating to a management review as a requirement of the public entity and its affiliated organizations in regard to the annual audit that they must perform; make various technical corrections in bill.
SCS - Amend HB 325/GA to reclassify the cities of Guthrie in Todd County, Junction City in Boyle County, and Midway in Woodford County from cities of the fifth class to cities of the fourth class; reclassify the city of Sadieville in Scott County from a city of the sixth class to a city of the fifth class.
SCA (1/Title, D. Thayer) - Make title amendment.
SCA (2, D. Thayer) - Retain original provisions, except transfer the City of Wurtland in Greenup County from a sixth to a fifth class of cities.
SFA (1, D. Thayer) - Retain original provisions of the bill; add requirement that the governing body of a public entity and affiliated organizations shall provide a Web site by January 1, 2011, allowing citizens Internet access to substantial and substantive financial data about expenditures, require the Web site to be updated at least on a monthly basis, and describe information to be placed on the Web site.
Jan 26-introduced in House
Jan 28-to Local Government (H)
Feb 1-posted in committee
Feb 10-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Feb 11-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 12, 2010
Feb 12-3rd reading, passed 95-0 with Committee Substitute
Feb 16-received in Senate
Feb 18-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 25-reported favorably, to Rules; floor amendment (1) filed
Mar 29-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 29, 2010; passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
Apr 1-taken from the Regular Orders of the Day; recommitted to State & Local Government (S); reported favorably, to Rules as a Consent bill with Committee Substitute, committee amendments (1-title) and (2); posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, April 1, 2010; 3rd reading; floor amendment (1) withdrawn ; passed 33-3 with Committee Substitute, committee amendments (1-title) and (2) ; received in House; to Rules (H)
Apr 14-taken from Rules Committee; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendments (1-title) and (2); House refused to concur in Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendments (1-title) and (2) ; received in Senate