SB 87/LM (BR 960) - D. Thayer
AN ACT relating to quasi-governmental agencies selling insurance products.
Create a new section of Subtitle 3 of KRS Chapter 304 to define "quasi-governmental agency" and to require each quasi-governmental agency to be subject to KRS 61.872 to 61.884, provide a Web site to allow citizens Internet access to financial data relating to the quasi-governmental agency, have an annual audit of the quasi-governmental agency conducted, and post the annual audit on the Web site each year beginning January 1, 2011.
SB 87 - AMENDMENTS
SCS/LM - Create a new section of KRS Chapter 65 to define "public entity" as organizations representing local governments, and "affiliated organizations" as organizations administered by a public entity; create a new section of KRS Chapter 65 to require the governing body of a public entity to be subject to the provisions of KRS 61.872 to 61.884 and 61.800 to 61.850 with certain exceptions, to provide a Web site by January 1, 2011 that will allow citizen access to financial data of the public entity and its affiliated organizations, to undergo an annual audit by a certified public accountant, to require that the certified public accountant provide access to its work to the Auditor of Public Accounts, and to allow the Office of the Auditor of Public Accounts to conduct an examination of the public entity and its affiliated organizations; create a new section of KRS Chapter 65 to require the governing body of a public entity and its affiliated organizations to adopt a procurement policy, approve a personnel and compensation policy, establish a process for handling concerns including ethics violations, conduct training, and adopt a code of ethics.
SCA (1/Title, D. Thayer) - Make title amendment.
SFA (1, D. Thayer) - Retain original provisions of the bill; specify that "public entity" is an association of local governments; designate that "documentation relating to a fraud investigation conducted by the public entity or an affiliated organization that does not become evidence in a criminal or civil action" is excepted from the provisions of KRS 61.872 to 61.884; require the public entity's procurement policy to include a transparent, competitive selection process for professional services rather than competitive bidding procedures; and make technical corrections.
SFA (2/Title, K. Stine) - Make title amendment.
SFA (3, K. Stine) - Insert provisions to amend KRS 23A.220 and KRS 24A.185 relating to supplemental court fees imposed by counties to support courthouse operation and construction, to require an annual public accounting of the disposition of the funds collected; include non-codified transitional provisions.
HCS/LM - Retain original provisions of bill except specify in definition of "public entity" that the elected officials are local elected officials; amend subsection (1) of Section 2 of the bill to provide that the exemptions to the Open Records Act include those excluded under KRS 61.878, information that provides an unfair competitive advantage, information generated internally and that if disclosed would permit an unfair commercial advantage to its competitors, and relates to a fraudulent insurance claim that does not become evidence in a criminal or civil action and provide that the provision does not affect the rights of parties in civil or criminal actions to get copies of the records under applicable rules of discovery; amend subsection (2) of Section 1 to provide that meetings may be closed in accordance with KRS 61.810, and that proceedings discussing insurance rates or matters relating to insurance rates may be closed if it jeopardizes competitiveness; require regular meetings of the public entity and affiliated organizations and provide that special or emergency meetings may be conducted telephonically under certain circumstances; include the Auditor of Public Accounts as an entity eligible to be contracted with for the conduct of an annual audit; amend Section 3 of the bill to provide that the public entity and the affiliated organization shall adopt a procurement policy that is consistent with the local model procurement code and that it includes a transparent, competitive selection process for licensed professional services, bond underwriting and bond counsel services, and financial and insurance products and services; clarify the applicability and responsibility of the employment of family members; make various technical corrections throughout bill to clarify which duties are related to the governing bodies of the public entity and the affiliated organizations; delete Sections 4-7 in their entirety.
HCA (1/Title, S. Riggs) - Make title amendment.
HFA (1/Title, S. Riggs) - Make title amendment.
HFA (2, S. Riggs) - Amend subsection (4) to remove the requirement for a link to electronic documents and in lieu thereof require an electronic link to a database of expenditures which, in addition to containing the information required in paragraphs (a) through (d) includes data relating to when the expenditure was made.
Jan 13-introduced in Senate
Jan 14-to State & Local Government (S)
Jan 27-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
Jan 28-2nd reading, to Rules
Feb 1-floor amendments (1) and (3) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendment (2-title) filed
Feb 2-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 2, 2010; 3rd reading; committee amendment (1-title) withdrawn ; passed 37-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendments (1) (2-title) and (3)
Feb 3-received in House
Feb 8-to Local Government (H)
Feb 12-posted in committee
Mar 3-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
Mar 4-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 9-floor amendment (1-title) filed
Mar 10-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 11, 2010
Mar 22-floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute
Mar 29-taken from the Regular Orders of the Day; recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)