HB 119/LM (BR 144) - J. Donohue, De. Butler, L. Clark, D. Keene, T. McKee, C. Miller, R. Nelson, D. Owens, T. Riner, G. Watkins
AN ACT relating to public procurement.
Create new section of KRS Chapter 45A making findings of the General Assembly and establishing policy of the Commonwealth of Kentucky to promote the Kentucky and United States economies by requiring a preference for iron, steel, and manufactured goods produced in the United States; create new section of KRS Chapter 45A defining "manufactured in the United States" and "United States", require preference for iron, steel, and manufactured goods made in the United States in construction and maintenance contracts and subcontracts, and provide for a waiver of the preference requirement; create a new section of KRS Chapter 45A establishing a short title of "Kentucky Buy American Act"; amend KRS 45A.343, 65.027, 162.070, 164A.575, 176.080, and 424.260 to require compliance with the "Kentucky Buy American Act".
HB 119 - AMENDMENTS
HCS/LM - Retain original provisions of the bill; change one of the requirements for issuing a waiver from a 25% cost increase in the contract to an unreasonable increase in the cost; clarify that the iron, steel, and manufactured goods affected by the bill are to be primary components of the contract.
HFA (1, J. DeCesare) - Retain original provisions, except amend KRS 337.010 to raise the threshold for public projects for prevailing wage to $1,000,000.
HFA (2, J. DeCesare) - Retain original provisions, except amend KRS 337.010 to raise the threshold for public projects for prevailing wage to $1,000,000.
Jan 11-introduced in House
Feb 5-to State Government (H)
Feb 12-posted in committee
Feb 21-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Feb 22-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, February 25, 2013
Feb 25-floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1) filed
Feb 28-3rd reading, passed 52-44 with Committee Substitute
Mar 1-received in Senate
Mar 5-to Appropriations & Revenue (S)