SB 223 (BR 1692) - R. Webb, J. Bowen, J. Carpenter, R. Stivers II, D. Thayer
AN ACT relating to funds recovered by constitutional officers through legal actions.
Amend KRS 48.005 to direct that any funds of any kind that are recovered through judgment or settlement in any legal action filed by the Attorney General or other statewide constitutional officer shall be deposited into the general fund surplus account following any direct consumer restitution ordered by the court; require constitutional officers to notify the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House, and the State Treasurer when the officer is contemplating settlement or is entering into settlement negotiations in any legal action which may result in the recovery of any funds or assets; prohibit any constitutional officer from executing any agreement that infringes on the appropriation power properly belonging to the General Assembly pursuant to Section 230 of the Constitution of Kentucky; amend KRS 61.878 to exempt written notifications relating to legal actions that are submitted pursuant to this Act from the open records laws.
Mar 6-introduced in Senate
Mar 11-to Judiciary (S)
Mar 13-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
Mar 14-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 17-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Mar 18-3rd reading, passed 37-1
Mar 19-received in House
Mar 21-to Appropriations & Revenue (H)