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SB 189 (BR 1734) - W. Westerfield

     AN ACT relating to government contracts.
     Create a new section of KRS 45A.690 to 45A.725 that establishes standards and rules for contingency fee personal service contracts for legal services; require the Attorney General to make written findings of the need for a contingency fee contract; set limits on the amount of the contingency fee, require the Finance and Administration Cabinet to post information regarding the contract on its Web site; require the contractor to maintain certain records; require the Finance and Administration Cabinet and the Attorney General to submit a report on all contingency fee contracts to the Government Contract Review Committee by September 1 of each year; amend KRS 45A.695 to require the Attorney General to participate in discussions with contingency fee offerors to determine their qualifications; require the Attorney General to of contingency fee personal service contract for legal services before the contract may be awarded.


     SFA (1, W. Westerfield) - Retain original provisions, except amend limits on contingency fees to specify that contingency fees shall not be based on criminal penalties.

     Mar 5-introduced in Senate
     Mar 7-to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 13-taken from Judiciary (S); 1st reading; returned to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 14-taken from Judiciary (S); 2nd reading; returned to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 20-reported favorably, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 21, 2014; floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 21-3rd reading, passed 23-12 with floor amendment (1)
     Mar 24-received in House; taken from Committee on Committees (H); 1st reading; returned to Committee on Committees (H)
     Mar 25-to State Government (H); taken from State Government (H); 2nd reading; returned to State Government (H)

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