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HB 150/LM/AA (BR 346) - A. Simpson, D. Keene, D. Horlander, S. Santoro

     AN ACT relating to local government.
     Amend KRS 67.825 to exclude unified local governments from being able to create a charter county government; amend KRS 67.830 to require that a petition seeking the creation of a charter county commission be signed by 20 percent of the residents of both unincorporated and incorporated areas of the county; specify the composition of the commission; provide for a process for when a comprehensive plan cannot be decided upon, and an extension process for the plan determination; provide that it shall take a majority of the residents of the county and a majority of city residents of at least one city to form a charter county government or consolidate services or functions; provide for when a comprehensive plan fails to be adopted; amend KRS 67.845 to apply dissolution provisions to participating cities within the charter county government; amend KRS 67.855 to apply ordinance powers provisions to participating cities within the charter county government; create a new section of KRS 67.825 to 67.875 to set out requirements for the petition process for forming a commission to study the creation of a charter county government or for the consolidation of services and functions; amend KRS 78.530 to allow agencies that are established by a merger or interlocal agreement consisting of at least one agency who participated in the County Employees Retirement System (CERS) on or before April 9, 2002, to be exempt from the requirement of signing a contract for employee health insurance with the Personnel Cabinet as a condition of participation in CERS; amend KRS 67.077 to consolidate, streamline, and set out procedures for county ordinance passage; amend KRS 65.182, 65.660, 65.662, 65.810, 67.045, 75.015, and 65.125 to conform; repeal KRS 67.075 and 67.076; apply the amendments to KRS 78.530 to existing agencies established before the effective date of the Act.


     HCS/LM/AA - Retain original provisions of bill, but amend Section 2 to allow the judge executive with the approval of the fiscal court to make the county's portion of the appointments to the charter county commission; clarify that the two year tolling period for completing the comprehensive plan begins at the appointment of the commission; amend Section 4 to clarify that certain ordinances of a charter county government must be published in full in a newspaper qualified under KRS 424.120; amend Section 5, regarding the submission of petitions to require that the clerk has no later than 14 business days in which to notify the petition committee of all statutory requirements for the petition process; amend Section 6 to provide that all entities entering into a merger or interlocal agreement had an initial participation date with the system prior to April 9, 2002, rather than just one may opt out of participating in state health plan; amend Section 7 to make technical correction and to provide for electronic publishing of an ordinance after its first reading.
     HFA (1, J. Wayne) - Add section amending KRS 67.865 to require charter county governments to recognize and continue to bargain with any recognized, public employee bargaining unit; require the charter county government to recognize labor contracts under renegotiation or in existence when merger occurs and to continue effective contracts pursuant to their terms and renegotiate them upon expiration.
     HFA (2, A. Simpson) - Delete Sections 1 to 5 pertaining to the organization of charter county governments and renumber remaining sections accordingly.

     Jan 4-introduced in House
     Jan 5-to Local Government (H)
     Feb 1-posting waived
     Feb 9-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 10-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 11, 2011
     Feb 14-floor amendments (1) and (2) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 16-3rd reading, passed 96-2 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (2)
     Feb 17-received in Senate
     Feb 22-to State & Local Government (S)
     Feb 25-taken from State & Local Government (S); 1st reading; returned to State & Local Government (S)
     Feb 28-taken from State & Local Government (S); 2nd reading; returned to State & Local Government (S)

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