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HB 88 (BR 317) - B. Yonts, J. Glenn, M. King, T. Riner

     AN ACT relating to Legislative Research Commission staff.
     Amend KRS 7.090 to limit raises for staff of the Legislative Research Commission to five percent within a 24 month period unless approved by the Legislative Research Commission; exempt cost-of-living increases authorized by the budget from the requirement; require the director of the Commission to prepare an official personnel policy manual; require that a copy be given to all employees or made available to them via the internal Legislative Research Commission Web site; amend KRS 7.410 to conform.


     HCS - Delete original provisions; create a new section of KRS Chapter 7 to require the Commission, with the assistance of the Personnel Cabinet, to establish a job classification and compensation system for non-partisan employees of the Commission by August 1, 2014; require non-partisan staff to be employed, promoted, disciplined, and dismissed in accordance with that system; require the Personnel Cabinet to advise the Commission on salaries of employees of the General Assembly; require that each non-partisan employee of the Commission have a personnel file that is accessible to the employee; require the utilization of a deputy director for human resources, and provide that nothing in this section grant rights under KRS Chapter 18A to employees of the Commission; amend KRS 7.090 to require employment of personnel by the Commission to be in accordance with the job classification and compensation system; amend KRS 18A.030 to require the secretary of the Personnel Cabinet to assist the Commission in establishing a job classification and compensation system.
     HCA (1/Title, B. Yonts) - Make title amendment.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 7-introduced in House; to State Government (H)
     Feb 18-posted in committee
     Feb 27-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
     Feb 28-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 7-taken from Rules; placed in the Orders of the Day

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