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HB 107 (BR 84) - B. Yonts

     AN ACT relating to government contracts.
     Amend various sections in KRS Chapter 45A to expand and refine the list of entities included in definition of "contracting body"; allow committee to determine the definition of "governmental emergency"; refine the definition of "memorandum of agreement"; correct references to universities and colleges and institutions of higher education; refine the definition of "personal service contract" to eliminate professional skill or judgment requirement and specifically include contracts for personal or professional services and group health care for public employees; allow the committee to establish reporting schedule for exempt personal service contracts and memoranda of agreement; exempt contracts between postsecondary institutions and health care providers, but require reporting of such contracts; require committee review of all personal service contracts and memoranda of agreement in excess of $1,000,000, except for contracts involving child support collections which are exempted; exempt contracts $40,000 and under from request for proposals process, but require three quotes when feasible, and determination of unfeasibility may be reviewed by the secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet or the committee; exempt contracts $40,000 and under not requiring professional skill or judgment from routine review process, but require filing within 30 days for informational purposes; prohibit delegation of decision-making authority by secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet, except with respect to institutions of higher education that have elected to implement procurement procedures in accordance with statutory authority; delete requirement for annual reports; delineate powers of the committee.


     HCS - Retain original provisions and further amend KRS 45A.690 to exempt from review contracts between the Department of Public Advocacy and attorneys who represent individual clients entitled to such representation under KRS Chapter 31 when conflicts prevent the Department of Public Advocacy from representing those clients; amend 45A.690 to add memorandums of agreement procedures.
     SCS - Retain all provisions of; clarify that child support collections are restricted from review by committee.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 4-introduced in House; to State Government (H)
     Feb 8-posted in committee
     Feb 10-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 11-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 15, 2011
     Feb 15-3rd reading, passed 96-4 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 16-received in Senate
     Feb 18-to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
     Feb 28-taken from Appropriations & Revenue (S); 1st reading; returned to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
     Mar 1-reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with Committee Substitute as a Consent Bill
     Mar 3-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 3, 2011; 3rd reading, passed with Committee Substitute ; received in House
     Mar 4-posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute ; House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute ; passed 94-1; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 16-vetoed

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