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HB 232 (BR 446) - G. Watkins

     AN ACT relating to debts owed to local governments.
     Amend KRS 44.001 to define terms; amend KRS 44.030 to provide that monetary claims against the state shall be offset if the claimant is indebted to the state or any local government, if the local government provides necessary information concerning the debt; provide that monetary claims against any local government shall similarly be offset if the claimant is indebted to the state; amend KRS 45.237 to define terms; provide that a local government may, in certain circumstances, refer debts to the Department of Revenue for collection action as state agencies currently do; amend KRS 45.238 to provide terms and conditions for the collection of local government debts by the department; amend KRS 45.241 to make conforming changes relating to referral of liquidated debts to the department for collection; amend KRS 131.030 to grant the department the powers necessary to collect local government debts; make technical corrections; amend KRS 131.565 to allow for the offset of individual income tax refunds if the claimant is indebted to a local government; amend KRS 131.570 to conform.

     Feb 5-introduced in House
     Feb 6-to Local Government (H)
     Feb 11-posted in committee
     Feb 13-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Feb 14-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, February 15, 2013
     Feb 15-taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day; 3rd reading, passed 93-0
     Feb 19-received in Senate
     Feb 21-to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
     Mar 5-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 6-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 7-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 7, 2013; 3rd reading, passed 35-0
     Mar 12-received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 22-signed by Governor (Acts Chapter 88)

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