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SB 1 (BR 839) - D. Williams, B. Leeper

     AN ACT relating to fiscal policy, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring an emergency.
     Establish the Kentucky Council on Revenue Reform to assess the effectiveness of the state and local tax and revenue system and propose legislation to revise revenue statutes; declare legislative findings; provide for the appointment of members to the council; require the council to report to the Legislative Research Commission on or before November 30, 2011; provide sunset date for the council; APPROPRIATION; EMERGENCY.


     SFA (1, R. Palmer II) - Retain existing provisions except amend the voting membership of the council to include three senators, three representatives, the commissioner of the Department of Revenue, who will also serve as the chair, and the deputy director for financial analysis of the Governor's Office for Economic Analysis within the Office of State Budget Director; add as nonvoting members representatives from the following organizations: the Kentucky Association of Counties, the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the Kentucky Farm Bureau, the Kentucky League of Cities, the Kentucky Retail Federation, and the National Federation of Independent Businesses; delete provisions requiring introduction of legislation proposed by the commission.
     SFA (2, W. Blevins Jr.) - Include the executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates and a representative of the Salvation Army as members of the council.
     HFA (1, T. Pullin) - Require one of the CPA's appointed to the Kentucky Council on Revenue Reform be a member of the small business committee of the Kentucky Society of CPA's.

     Jan 4-introduced in Senate; to Appropriations & Revenue (S); taken from Appropriations & Revenue (S); 1st reading; returned to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
     Jan 5-taken from Appropriations & Revenue (S); 2nd reading; returned to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
     Jan 6-reported favorably, to Rules; floor amendments (1) and (2) filed
     Jan 7-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, January 7, 2011; 3rd reading; floor amendments (1) and (2) defeated ; passed 25-13
     Feb 2-received in House
     Feb 4-to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
     Feb 8-floor amendment (1) filed

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