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HB 17 (BR 23) - L. Clark, De. Butler, J. Donohue, K. Hall, D. Horlander, J. Kay, R. Palumbo, T. Riner, S. Westrom

     AN ACT relating to reporting on economic incentive programs.
     Create a new section of Subchapter 12 of KRS Chapter 154 to require the cabinet to maintain a searchable electronic database containing information on the cost and status of economic incentive programs; specify programs and information to be included; apply to specified programs approved within last five years; require in addition a single annual written report for programs approved in preceding fiscal year; specify programs and information to be included; amend KRS 148.546, 148.8591, 154.12-100, 154.12-208, 154.12-278, 154.20-150, 154.27-050, and 154.31-030 to conform.


     SFA (1/Title, B. Smith) - Make title amendment.
     SFA (2, B. Smith) - Retain original provisions; amend KRS 39A.280 to provide civil liability protections to a licensed professional engineer or licensed architect who voluntarily and without compensation provides professional services at the request of officials during or after a declared emergency, disaster, or catastrophe, and if the licensed professional engineer or licensed architect acted as an ordinary reasonably prudent member of the profession; amend KRS 154.26-010 to allow companies with approved economic revitalization projects qualifying for incentives under the Kentucky Industrial Revitalization Act (KIRA) to undertake supplemental projects during or within 24 months following the term of the initial project and to qualify for additional incentives; amend KRS 154.26-080 to establish the requirements for supplemental projects; amend KRS 154.26-090 and KRS 154.26-100 to conform; amend KRS 139.480 to exempt property incorporated into the construction or modification of a blast furnace as part of a KIRA supplemental project from the state sales and use tax; provide that sales tax exemption provisions are EFFECTIVE August 1, 2014.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Sep 4-To: Interim Joint Committee on Economic Development and Tourism
     Jan 7-introduced in House; to Economic Development (H)
     Jan 8-posted in committee
     Jan 16-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Jan 17-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, January 22, 2014
     Jan 22-3rd reading, passed 96-0
     Jan 23-received in Senate
     Jan 28-to Economic Development, Tourism & Labor (S)
     Mar 21-taken from Economic Development, Tourism & Labor (S); 1st reading; returned to Economic Development, Tourism & Labor (S)
     Mar 24-taken from Economic Development, Tourism & Labor (S); 2nd reading; returned to Economic Development, Tourism & Labor (S)
     Mar 27-reported favorably, to Rules
     Mar 28-floor amendments (1-title) and (2) filed
     Apr 15-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, April 15, 2014; 3rd reading; floor amendments (1-title) and (2) withdrawn ; passed 38-0; received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 25-signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 134)

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