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HB303 (BR993) - R. Rand

     AN ACT relating to appropriations and revenue measures providing financing and conditions for the operations, maintenance, support, and functioning of the government of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and its various officers, cabinets, departments, boards, commissions, institutions, subdivisions, agencies, and other state-supported activities.
     The State/Executive Branch Budget: appropriate from the General Fund (Tobacco), General Fund, Restricted Funds, Federal Funds, Road Fund, Bond Funds, Agency Bonds, Capital Construction Surplus, Investment Income, Statewide Deferred Maintenance Fund, and other funds, $182,013,700 in fiscal year 2015-2016, $33,287,508,100 in fiscal year 2016-2017, and $32,051,036,100 in fiscal year 2017-2018 as follows: General Government 2015-2016 $22,370,700 2016-2017 $1,504,467,800 2017-2018 $1,538,644,000 Economic Development Cabinet 2015-2016 $975,000 2016-2017 $21,082,900 2017-2018 $22,017,500 Department of Education 2016-2017 $5,015,844,100 2017-2018 $5,006,558,900 Education and Workforce Development Cabinet 2015-2016 $900,000 2016-2017 $833,470,500 2017-2018 $847,236,600 Energy and Environment Cabinet 2016-2017 $244,344,100 2017-2018 $240,848,700 Finance and Administration Cabinet 2016-2017 $874,431,800 2017-2018 $919,630,900 Health and Family Services Cabinet 2015-2016 $111,126,200 2016-2017 $12,952,760,300 2017-2018 $13,442,186,100 Justice and Public Safety Cabinet 2015-2016 $21,157,300 2016-2017 $1,038,865,300 2017-2018 $1,041,148,500 Labor Cabinet 2016-2017 $233,085,300 2017-2018 $237,495,100 Personnel Cabinet 2016-2017 $65,055,000 2017-2018 $66,863,300 Postsecondary Education 2015-2016 $3,054,500 2016-2017 $7,630,081,700 2017-2018 $8,052,714,200 Public Protection Cabinet 2016-2017 $107,373,900 2017-2018 $108,306,900 Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet 2015-2016 $15,880,000 2016-2017 $234,406,800 2017-2018 $238,146,000 Budget Reserve Trust Fund 2016-2017 $153,436,000 2017-2018 $160,960,900 Not included in the above appropriation amounts are capital project amounts as follows: Capital Projects 2015-2016 $6,550,000 2016-2017 $2,378,802,600 2017-2018 $128,278,500; provide General Fund (Tobacco) moneys for the Early Childhood Advisory Council; authorize the Kentucky Veterans' Centers to continue weekend and holiday pay incentives; allow the Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs to approve travel and per diem expenses for Congressional Medal of Honor recipients; cap the amount of principal an applicant can owe the Kentucky Agricultural Finance Corporation; allow for the allocation of Tobacco Settlement Funds to county councils for administrative costs; provide General Fund (Tobacco) moneys for the Agricultural Development Fund's counties account; authorize an administrative fee on Infrastructure for Economic Development Fund projects; provide debt service to the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority; provide that the Governor's call of the Kentucky National Guard to active duty is a necessary government expense; provide that disaster or emergency aid funds are necessary government expenses; declare that General Fund moneys appropriated for the Local Government Economic Development Fund (LGEDF) are based on the State Budget Director's official estimate of coal severance tax collections; detail transfer of funds to the Osteopathic Medicine Scholarship Program and Coal County Pharmacy Scholarship Program; provide that the quarterly calculation and transfer of moneys from the General Fund to the LGEDF be made only after funds are appropriated to the Trover Clinic; provide that the quarterly calculation and transfer of moneys from the General Fund to coal-producing counties through the LGEDF be made only after funds are appropriated to Operation Unite, the Coal County College Completion Scholarship Program, Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR), the Robinson Scholars Program, Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, Department for Local Government, Mining Engineering Scholarship Program, Operations and Support Services for school technology in coal-producing counties, and Save the Children Program; provide funds for the Regional Strategic Development Fund from the Single County Fund; stipulate that all necessary debt service amounts shall be appropriated from the General Fund and shall be fully paid regardless of whether there are sufficient moneys available to be transferred from coal severance tax-supported funding program accounts to other accounts of the General Fund; stipulate that unexpended funds in fiscal year 2016-2017 shall not lapse and shall continue into fiscal year 2017-2018 for allocation to designated programs; establish an appropriation limit for the Area Development Fund; increase the registration fee for executive agency lobbyists; allow Restricted Funds to be used for the continuation of activities within the Office of the Secretary of State; authorize the State Board of Elections to set a rate for new voter registration fees and expenses; declare that costs associated with special elections, additional precincts with a voting machine, additional registered voters, and new voters are necessary government expenses; allow the Office of the Attorney General to request funds for expert witnesses as a necessary government expense and require the Department of Insurance to provide any available information to assist in the preparation of a rate hearing; provide annual and sick leave service credit for any former employee of the United Prosecutorial System; detail legal services contracts; allow the Attorney General to suspend payment of 50-hour blocks of compensatory time for those attorneys who have accumulated 240 hours of compensatory time and instead convert those hours to sick leave; allow funds to be expended in support of the operations of the Office of the Attorney General; require that any revenue received from the sale or renewal of Child Victims' Trust Fund license plates in excess of actual costs incurred by the Transportation Cabinet be transferred to the Child Victims' Trust Fund; require the Prosecutors Advisory Council to approve compensation for employees of the Unified Prosecutorial System; provide for a recurring Restricted Funds transfer from the Unclaimed Property Fund; allow funds to be expended in support of the operations of the Department of Agriculture; declare that no funds are provided for Auditor of Public Account's scholarships; require that the Auditor be given right of first refusal for audits; allow the Auditor to suspend payment of 50-hour blocks of compensatory time for those attorneys who have accumulated 240 hours of compensatory time and instead convert those hours to sick leave; establish charges for federal, state, and local audits; establish Personnel Board operating assessment; provide funding in each fiscal year to be applied to the unfunded pension liability of the Kentucky Retirement Systems' nonhazardous plan, hazardous plan, or state police retirement plan; provide a contingent General Fund appropriation for pension liability of the Kentucky Retirement Systems, nonhazardous plan; provide that Tier I water withdrawal fees be used to support the Kentucky River Authority and contractual services for water supply and quality studies; provide debt service to the Kentucky River authority; provide debt service to the School Facilities Construction Commission (SFCC); allow the SFCC to make additional offers of assistance; provide a General Fund appropriation in each fiscal year to be applied to the unfunded pension liability of the Kentucky Teachers' Retirement System (KTRS); provide a contingent General Fund appropriation for KTRS pension liability; provide debt service to the Teachers' Retirement System; stipulate that excess funds from the state KTRS medical insurance fund stabilization contribution shall be used to pay a portion of the prior fiscal biennium's employer contribution deficit; detail Appropriations Not Otherwise Classified; provide that repayment of awards or judgments over $5,000 or more made by the Board of Claims come from the General Fund; provide funds for guardians ad litem and cap their fees at $500; allow reissuance of uncashed State Treasurer checks; appropriate funds for police officer, firefighter, active duty National Guard, and Reserve survivor benefits; detail payment of judgments against the Commonwealth; establish that interest income from and loan repayments received by the High-Tech Construction/Investment Pool be used to support the Office of Entrepreneurship; allow unused balances for Bluegrass State Skills Corporation training grants to carry forward; provide debt service to the Cabinet for Economic Development; establish that accumulated earnings for the Common School Fund be transferred to the SEEK Program; provide for the allocation of SEEK funds; provide funds for the base SEEK program, Tier I component, vocational transportation, secondary vocational education, Teachers' Retirement System employer match, and salary supplements for nationally certified teachers; establish a timeline for final SEEK calculation; detail SEEK adjustment factors; provide funds for facilities equalization funding and retroactive equalized facility funding; require the school term for this biennium include at least 177 six-hour instructional days; establish a modified hold-harmless guarantee to provide that every local school district shall receive at least the same amount of SEEK state funding per pupil as was received in fiscal year 1991-1992; establish SEEK allocation and attendance guidelines for residential youth-at-risk programs; detail the employment of Department of Education personnel and leadership personnel; establish funding for unbudgeted costs for health and life insurance for local school district employees; provide that the Kentucky Schools for the Blind and Deaf are eligible to participate in the Kentucky Education Technology System; detail fund transfers for the Family Resource and Youth Services Centers; provide funds for employer contributions for health insurance and health reimbursement accounts for employees waiving coverage; provide school district flexibility; require the publication of school districts' annual financial statements and school report cards; allow the Commissioner of Education to use the Commonwealth School Improvement Fund to meet federal requirements; require that supplemental funding distribution include certain Category II and III programs; provide debt service to General Administration and Program Support within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet; require the Department for Libraries and Archives to distribute per capita grants within appropriated amounts; provide funds for the Local Records Grant Program; stipulate that funds from the Unemployment Compensation Administration Fund may be used to support the Wagner-Peyser program; authorize the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) to determine EPSB employment details; require EPSB to establish the minimum number of hours for teacher certification; declare that no funds are appropriated for the Kentucky Principal Internship Program; stipulate that the Secretary of the Energy and Environment Cabinet may use Restricted Funds to support the Environmental Quality Commission; declare that no funds are provided for full-time inspectors at each solid-waste municipal land fill; provide debt service to the Environmental Protection budget unit; declare that the new tire fee be collected until June 30, 2018, to continue the waste tire program; declare that the cost of emergency fire suppression exceeding $240,000 annually is a necessary government expense; appropriate General Fund (Tobacco) moneys for the Environmental Stewardship Program; provide debt service to the Public Service Commission; provide amounts that lapse from the Public Service Commission to the General Fund; provide debt service to the General Administration budget unit of the Finance and Administration Cabinet; declare that any Social Security Contingent Liability Fund expenditures are necessary government expenses; provide that any General Fund (Tobacco) moneys under the Finance and Administration Cabinet's Debt Service budget unit lapse; provide debt service to the Facilities and Support Services budget unit of the Finance and Administration Cabinet; provide for county costs; stipulate that the sheriff or other law enforcement officer serving a Circuit or District Court shall be compensated $9 per hour of service; detail the insurance surcharge rate; provide that funds may be expended for the operations of the Department of Revenue; authorize property valuation administrators to manage expenditures; provide debt service to the General Administration and Program Support budget unit of the Health and Family Services Cabinet; allow the Department for Medicaid Services to impose copayments for services rendered to Medicaid recipients; stipulate that the Department for Medicaid Services may utilize premiums and cost-sharing for services rendered to Medicaid and KCHIP recipients and suspend KCHIP premiums for the biennium; provide that mental health disproportionate share hospital funds are budgeted at maximum amounts permitted by the Social Security Administration; appropriate funds to make lease payments for Eastern State Hospital; provide General Fund (Tobacco) moneys for substance abuse prevention and treatment for pregnant women with a history of substance abuse; provide debt service to the Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities budget unit within the Health and Family Services Cabinet; provide General Fund (Tobacco) moneys for the Health Access Nurturing Development Services Program, Healthy Start initiatives, Folic Acid Program, Early Childhood Mental Health, Early Childhood Oral Health, Smoking Cessation, and Early Childhood Development Program; require that an entity contracting with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to provide essential services provide a local match equal to or greater than the amount in effect during fiscal year 2015-2016; require that excess Restricted Funds be transferred to the Department for Medicaid Services from the Kentucky Access Fund; stipulate that for participating insurers who offer Qualified Health Plans being sold on the Federal Exchange in the individual market segment, the assessment shall not be imposed in the 2017 or 2018 plan year on any health benefit plan premium written by that insurer in the individual market segment; provide funds from the LGEDF for the Operation Unite program; provide General Fund (Tobacco) moneys for the Office of Drug Control Policy; provide funds for the Kentucky Law Enforcement Foundation Program Fund, training incentive payments, and training incentive stipends; detail transfer and appropriation of Restricted Funds in the Criminal Justice Training budget unit for support of statewide law enforcement purposes; declare that expenses related to the Governor's call of the Kentucky State Police to extraordinary duty are necessary government expenses; provide funds for Kentucky State Police and Vehicle Enforcement personnel training incentives; allow Restricted Funds to be used to maintain the operations and administration of the Kentucky State Police; provide an increase on the base salary or wages for Trooper Senior, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Major, Lieutenant Colonel, Trooper R, Executive Security Officer I, and Executive Security Officer II job classifications; allow the Department of Corrections to adjust appropriations between the Community Services and Local Facilities budget unit and the Adult Correctional Institutions budget unit; require recommendations for improvement in caring for prisoners with mental illness; require jailer mental health screening and training; declare that no funds are provided for reimbursement to counties for design fees for architectural and engineering services associated with any new local correctional facility approved by the construction authority; provide debt service to the Adult Correctional Institutions budget unit; define prisoner transfer parameters; declare that local jail per diem costs that exceed budgetary limits are necessary government expenses; provide funds for the Local Corrections Assistance Fund; allow the Public Advocate to suspend payment of 50-hour blocks of compensatory time for those attorneys who have accumulated 240 hours of compensatory time and instead convert those hours to sick leave; transfer Restricted Funds to the General Fund to support debt service for the Kentucky Human Resources Information System; provide funds to support a dependent subsidy for full-time employees of quasi-governmental employers participating in the State Group Health Insurance Program; provide that the funding for the Adult Education and Literacy Funding Program and the Science and Technology Funding Program shall not lapse and shall carry forward; provide for the transfer of interest earnings from the Strategic Investment and Incentive Trust Fund; provide that General Fund (Tobacco) moneys be allotted from the Lung Cancer Research Fund to the Ovarian Cancer Screening Outreach Program; provide funds for the Workforce Development and Training Program, College Access Program, Kentucky Tuition Grant Program, Teacher Scholarship Program, Kentucky National Guard Tuition Assistance Program, Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarships; provide General Fund (Tobacco) moneys for Early Childhood Scholarships; allow Northern Kentucky University to dispose of real property and improvements located in Covington that will become surplus to its needs and retain the proceeds from any sale; provide funds for the Firefighters Foundation Program Fund and the Firefighters Training Center Fund; provide for the conveyance of Kentucky Community and Technical College System property; stipulate that the amount appropriated from the General fund to the Postsecondary Education Performance Fund shall be distributed to institutions based on achievement of performance goals; allow the Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction funding flexibility; prohibit transfer of funds to the Park Capital Maintenance and Renovation Fund; provide debt service to the Parks budget unit; provide debt service to the State Fair Board; provide funds for a training incentive stipend for Fish and Wildlife Resources Conservation officers; provide that any entity receiving $25,000 or less from state or local arts councils are exempt from open meetings and open records laws; provide funds to the Budget Reserve Trust Fund; provide a contingent General Fund appropriation to the Budget Reserve Trust Fund; provide for Capital Construction Fund appropriations and reauthorizations; provide for the expiration of existing line-item capital construction projects; detail bond proceeds investment income; provide for appropriations not line-itemized; provide that if funds from the Capital Construction and Equipment Purchase Contingency Account or Emergency Repair, Maintenance, and Replacement Account are not sufficient, then expenditures of the fund are necessary government expenses; stipulate that previously appropriated bond funds for Maxey Flats Cap shall expire upon the passage of this bill; authorize and appropriate capital projects for various state agencies and universities; require the Secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet and the State Property and Buildings Commission to approve all economic development bonds before issuance; provide for the use of New Economy High-Tech Construction/Investment Pool funds; provide that funds for the Commonwealth Office of Technology's major equipment purchases shall be transferred from the Operating Budget as funds are available and needed; provide for fund designations; provide for the expenditure of excess Restricted Funds or Federal Funds receipts; provide for interim appropriation increases; require revision of appropriation allotments to conform to statutory requirements; provide purpose and transfer restrictions for appropriations expenditure; outline permitted appropriation obligations; require that any General Fund or Road Fund appropriation made in anticipation of a lack, loss, or reduction of Federal Funds lapse to the General Fund or Road Fund Surplus Account; require a state agency entitled to Federal Funds to conform to statutory requirements; provide that any excess General Fund or Road Fund debt service shall lapse, unless directed otherwise by this bill; provide that all statutes and portions of statutes in conflict with this bill are suspended, unless otherwise provided by this bill; clarify the construction of budget provisions on statutory budget administration power and duties; provide that the Secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet shall interpret all questions arising from this bill; provide for the publication of this bill; require the State Budget Director to monitor and report on the Commonwealth's financial condition; authorize the Secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet to prorate administration costs; provide that no portion of this bill alone be construed to confirm or ratify an executive reorganization order; require the State Budget Director to provide a budget planning report and tax expenditure revenue loss estimates to each branch; provide that any duplicate appropriations be governed by the duplicate appropriation statute; provide for priority of individual appropriations and severability of budget provisions; provide all unclaimed lottery prize money be credited to the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship Reserve Account; provide workers' compensation requirements; provide that premium and retaliatory taxes be credited to the General Fund; provide for undesignated General Fund and Road Fund carry forward; allow for the reallocation of appropriations among budget units; provide for the adoption of budget reductions; provide for the use of public funds; establish the Kentucky Permanent Fund within the Finance and Administration Cabinet; stipulate that no public authority shall make the prevailing wage a part of the bidding specifications for any public works or a part of any contract for the construction of public works on or after the effective date of this bill; establish the state salary/compensation and employment policy; specify funds transfers; provide a General Fund Budget Reduction Plan and General Fund surplus expenditure plan; provide a road fund budget reduction plan and Road Fund surplus expenditure plan; outline Phase I Tobacco Settlement Funds; and provide a State/Executive Branch budget summary.


HB303 - AMENDMENTS

     HCS1 - Retain original provisions with the following exceptions: restore budget stabilization reductions in Veterans' Affairs; provide $100,000 in each fiscal year for grants to support the Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky and $100,000 in each fiscal year for grants to support the Epilepsy Foundation of Kentuckiana to be used solely for the purpose of working with veterans who have experienced brain trauma and their families; provide $200,000 in each fiscal year to support Veterans’ Service Organization programs; direct any unexpended balance from fiscal year 2016-2017 and fiscal year 2017-2018 General Fund (Tobacco) Debt Service appropriations in the Finance and Administration Cabinet Debt Service budget units to continue and be appropriated to the Governor's Office of Agricultural Policy; provide $150,000 of General Fund (Tobacco) support in fiscal year 2015-2016 for the Barren County Cattlemen's Association for a Public Use Agriculture and Farm Scale project; provide $4,139,200 of General Fund (Tobacco) support in fiscal year 2015-2016 for the West Louisville FoodPort project; provide $12,810,300 of General Fund (Tobacco) support in fiscal year 2015-2016 for the Grain Crops Center of Excellence at the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center in Princeton; provide $1,000,000 of General Fund (Tobacco) support in fiscal year 2015-2016 for the Center for Environmental Stewardship of Cattle Production at Eden Shale Farm; add $1,960,000 of General Fund (Tobacco) in each fiscal year for county agricultural grants program; identify funding for the Youth Challenge academies from the Department of Education as $714,600 in each fiscal year; insert language prohibiting the National Guard Base in Maysville from closing; restore the budget stabilization reductions for the Commission on Human Rights and the Commission on Women; provide $2,116,300 of General Fund in each fiscal year for the Joint Funding Administration Program in support of the Area Development Districts; provide $275,000 of General Fund in each fiscal year to support the Mary Kendall Homes and $275,000 in each fiscal year to support the Gateway Juvenile Diversion Program; provide $200,000 of General Fund in each fiscal year for SOAR administration costs; increase General Fund support by $6,901,100 in fiscal year 2016-2017 and $12,790,300 in fiscal year 2017-2018, increasing the amount appropriated to the LGEAF from 15% to 21.25% in fiscal year 2016-2017 and 27.5% in fiscal year 2017-2018 of severance and processing taxes; increase General Fund support by $15,040,800 in fiscal year 2016-2017 and $20,930,000 in fiscal year 2017-2018, increasing the amount appropriated to LGEDF from 35% to 41.25% in fiscal year 2016-2017 and 47.5% in fiscal year 2017-2018 of severance and processing taxes; move the Robinson Scholars Program, the Mining Engineering Scholarship Program, and School Technology in Coal Counties from the off-the-middles appropriations to the off-the top appropriations; provide $200,000 each fiscal year for the 12 Multi-County Regional Industrial Park Authorities; remove funding from coal severance tax receipts for Operation UNITE, the Coal County College Completion Scholarship Program, SOAR administration, Save the Children, and the Regional Strategic Development Fund; insert language stating parameters for county flexibility; amend LGEDF allocation method; stipulate that Joint Funding Administration Program grants from the Community Development Block grant program and the Appalachian Regional Commission in support of the Area Development Districts shall be matched on a dollar-for-dollar basis; restore the budget stabilization reductions for the Executive Branch Ethics Commission; increase the Restricted Funds appropriation by $43,800 in each fiscal year to support the Executive Branch Ethics Commission's operations; allow the Executive Branch Ethics Commission to use penalties collected for conducting administrative hearings; delete language regarding the increased lobbyist fee; restore the budget stabilization reductions for the Secretary of State; add Restricted Funds of $572,300 in fiscal year 2016-2017 and $708,800 in fiscal year 2017-2018 to support the Business One-Stop Portal; provide General Fund-supported debt service of $394,000 in fiscal year 2016-2017 and $1,182,000 in fiscal year 2017-2018 to support $12,000,000 in Bond Funds for the Business One-Stop Portal – Phase III project due to movement of the project from the Finance and Administration Cabinet; administratively attach the Kentucky Business One-Stop Business Commission and the Kentucky Business One-Stop Office to the Secretary of State for oversight; restore the budget stabilization reductions for the Board of Elections; allow a necessary government expense to match the Federal Funds received from the Help America Vote Act of 2002; restore the budget stabilization reductions for the Registry of Election Finance; restore the budget stabilization reductions for the Attorney General; add $1,500,000 million of General Fund in each fiscal year to support Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and language specifying the disbursements of CASA funds; add Restricted Funds of $9,500,000 in fiscal year 2015-2016 and $4,000,000 in each fiscal year of the biennium to support the disbursement of funds received from pharmaceutical settlements; amends language to allow the Attorney General’s Office to request funds as may be necessary for expert witnesses up to $500,000 for the biennium; insert language requiring funds recovered through litigation to be managed pursuant to KRS 48.005; amend language regarding the Child Sexual Abuse license plates requiring all revenues received from the Transportation Cabinet in excess of the actual cost to produce the license plates be transferred to the Child's Victims Trust Fund; insert language specifying the disbursement of settlement funds from the Johnson and Johnson settlement and the Purdue Pharma settlement; restores the budget stabilization reductions for Treasury; restores the budget stabilization reductions for the Department of Agriculture; provide $500,000 in each fiscal year in General Fund for County Fair Grants; provide $500,000 in each fiscal year in General Fund for County Fair Grants; insert language authorizing appropriations to the Farm to Food Banks Program to be used to purchase USDA-inspected meat; restore the budget stabilization reductions for the Auditor of Public Accounts; remove the provision for Charges for Federal, State and Local Audits; authorize the Kentucky Retirement Systems Board of Trustees to make the recipients of both the Kentucky Employees Retirement System and the County Employees Retirement nonhazardous plans' monthly retirement allowance eligible for the dependent subsidy; remove the General Fund contingent appropriation in the amount of $32,100,000 in fiscal year 2016-2017 and $35,800,000 in fiscal year 2017-2018 for the pension liability in the Kentucky Employees Retirement System; clarify that the General Fund direct appropriation of $44,700,000 in each fiscal year be provided to the Kentucky Employees Retirement System nonhazardous pension fund; provide Restricted Funds support of $600 in fiscal year 2016-2017 and $1,700 in fiscal year 2017-2018 to fund the defined calculations for the Board of Podiatry; restore the budget stabilization reductions for the Kentucky River Authority; increase normal offers of assistance by $9,000,000 over the biennium for the School Facilities Construction Commission; increase Bond Funds for 2014-2016 normal offers of assistance by $9,000,000 in fiscal year 2016-2017; clarify that only local school districts that received special offers of assistance in the 2014 State/Executive Branch Budget Bill may receive funding from that reauthorized pool; insert language concerning allocation of funds to the KTRS Medical Insurance Fund; increase General Fund support by $178,700,000 in fiscal year 2016-2017 and $166,300,000 in fiscal year 2017-2018 to fully fund the ARC, add language to identify these funds, and remove language concerning the direct appropriation and contingent appropriation for the ARC; insert language to limit administrative costs to 4% of the State Accumulation Fund; insert language to identify General Fund support of the amortization of obligations for sick leave payments for members retiring in the 2016-2018 biennium; insert language to identify General Fund support for the contribution to retiree medical insurance for Medicare non-eligibles who retired after July 1, 2010; insert language allowing for the carry forward of General Fund appropriation balances from fiscal year 2013-2014 and fiscal year 2014-2015 for Bluegrass State Skills training grants; insert language requiring regional Kentucky Innovation Centers to remain open for the 2016-2018 biennium and increase the number of regional Innovation and Commercialization Centers from 12 to 13; provide $200,000 in each fiscal year in General Fund support for the Northern Kentucky Waterfront Development project; provide $450,000 in each fiscal year in General Fund support for the Louisville Waterfront Development Corporation; authorize the use of up to $2,000,000 in each fiscal year to support the Regional Strategic Development Fund; stipulate that that balances in the Kentucky Alternative Fuel and Renewable Energy Fund may be used to support research and development and commercialization activities in the areas of aerospace/aviation, Exomedicine, and other related activities; stipulate that that only General Fund moneys are appropriated relating to the allocation of SEEK funds; stipulate that only public school teachers are eligible for the Nationally Board Certified Teacher salary supplement and that the Department of Education may prorate the supplement if necessary based on the appropriation; provide additional General Fund support of $1,400,000 in each year for retroactive facilities equalization funding; remove language concerning the number of instructional days; insert language that maintains the hold-harmless provision even if SEEK appropriations are insufficient to provide base SEEK levels; transfer funding for the Youth Challenge Academies to the Department of Military Affairs and revise language to state that students in those programs shall not be counted in the SEEK formula; provide for a necessary government expense of up to $10,000,000 in each year, including the current year, if there is a SEEK funding shortfall; restore the budget stabilization cuts for Operations and Support Services; provide $1,750,000 in General Fund support in each year from Coal Severance receipts for school technology in coal counties; transfer funding for the Blind/Deaf Residential Travel Program and the School Food Services Program from the Learning and Results Services budget unit and add language to identify appropriation amounts of each program; authorize $12,000,000 in Bond Funds in fiscal year 2016-2017 to support construction and renovation projects at the Kentucky School for the Blind and Kentucky School for the Deaf; provide $1,500,000 in Bond Funds in each year to increase the maintenance pool for the Kentucky School for the Blind, Kentucky School for the Deaf, and the FFA Leadership Training Center; add General Fund support for debt service of $578,000 in fiscal year 2016-2017 and $1,220,500 in fiscal year 2017-2018 for the newly-authorized capital projects; restore the budget stabilization cuts for Learning and Results Services; amend language concerning program flexibility regarding Professional Development, Extended School Services, Instructional Resources, and Safe Schools, to specify that districts may use the funds for general operating expenses and requires them to report to the Department of Education and the Interim Joint Committee on Education; insert language to require coordination between local school districts and Head Start and to require the continued use of August 1 as the basis for determining entrance age eligibility for preschool; allow the Kentucky School for the Blind, Kentucky School for the Deaf, and the FFA Leadership Training Center to retain funds received from the sale of surplus property in a restricted account, to be used only with appropriation authority of the General Assembly; insert language allowing the re-appointment of members of the Advisory Council for Gifted and Talented Education for up to four consecutive terms and to make a member of the Kentucky Association for Gifted Education a voting member; require the Center for School Safety to develop and implement allotment policies for all Safe School Funds; insert language to allow local boards of education to reduce the allocation to individual school-based decision-making councils, with the requirement that no council shall receive less than $100 per pupil in average daily attendance; insert language to identify funding for the Kentucky School for the Blind and School for the Deaf; transfer General Fund support for the Collaborative Center for Literacy Development to the Council on Postsecondary Education; transfer General Fund support for the Blind/Deaf Residential Travel Program and the School Food Services Program to the Operations and Support Services budget unit; remove General Fund support for the Teach for America Program by $250,000 in each fiscal year; allow Area Vocational Education Centers to take part in the Kentucky Education Technology System and requiring the School Facilities Construction Commission to include those centers in their offers of assistance to local school districts for technology assistance; insert language to allow the option for state-operated secondary vocational education and technology centers to come under the authority and management of a local district; insert language to allow the option for locally-operated secondary vocational education and technology centers to come under the authority and management of the state; insert language to require that a child be considered eligible for preschool enrollment if their family income is below 200 percent of the federal poverty level; designate $7,500,000 of preschool funding in each fiscal year to create a grant program to incentivize public-private cooperation in the development of full-day programs for children eligible for assistance from the Child Care Assistance Program; insert language regarding use of local district capital funds to allow local districts to continue the flexibility to use capital funds for any general operating expenses in fiscal year 2016-2017, while limiting flexible use of the funds to maintenance-related costs in fiscal year 2017-2018; in the General Administration and Support budget unit for the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, restore the budget stabilization cuts for the Governor's Scholars Program, add $75,000 in General Fund support in each fiscal year, and insert language to identify a total of $2,050,000 in General Fund support in each fiscal year; insert language to identify $765,200 in General Fund support in fiscal year 2016-2017 and $775,000 in fiscal year 2017-2018 for the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics; remove $100,000,000 in Bond Funds for the Workforce Development Construction Pool; restore the budget stabilization cuts in each fiscal year for Kentucky Educational Television; provide an additional $2,000,000 in General Fund support in each fiscal year for the Public Libraries and Facilities Construction Fund and restore language to identify total funding for the fund; restore the budget stabilization cuts for Office for the Blind; insert language to identify $40,000 in General Fund support in each year for the Accessible Electronic Information Service Program; provide $40,000 in General Fund support in each year for the Accessible Electronic Information Service Program; authorize $1,000,000 in Restricted Funds for an HVAC replacement project at the Hopkinsville Career Center; restore the budget stabilization cuts for Vocational Rehabilitation; increase Restricted Funds appropriation by $600,000 for Education Professional Standards Board; amend language concerning the Kentucky Teacher Internship Program (KTIP) to allow EPSB to use Restricted Funds derived from professional school personnel certification fees for the operations of KTIP; reduce fund transfers to the General Fund from the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund by $2,500,000 each fiscal year and add language that fund transfers shall not include receipts from the sale of Nature License Plates; provide an additional $2,800,000 in Restricted Funds in each fiscal year for the Waste Tire Program; insert language to identify $14,750,000 in Restricted Funds in each fiscal year to support the Kentucky Pride Program; transfer an additional $500,000 each fiscal year from the Petroleum Storage Tank Environmental Assurance Fund; amend Mine Safety language to correct the name of the Division, clarify that the number of mine inspections shall equal federal requirements, and add language preventing reductions to mine rescue teams; insert language to identify $950,000 in General Fund support in each fiscal year for local conservation districts; insert language to identify $250,000 in Restricted Funds in each fiscal year for support of the Forestry Tree Nurseries; provide an additional $3,000,000 in General Fund (Tobacco) in fiscal year 2015-2016 for the Kentucky Water Resources Board; insert language exempting certain water districts and water associations from obtaining a certificate of public convenience and necessity if the project will cost less than $500,000 or the project will not incur obligations requiring PSC approval and prohibit customer rate increases as a result of those projects; remove General Fund-supported debt service of $394,000 in fiscal year 2016-2017 and $1,182,000 in fiscal year 2017-2018 to support $12,000,000 in Bond Funds for the Business One-Stop Portal – Phase III project due to movement of the project to the Secretary of State; insert language requiring reporting of the use of the State Motor Vehicle Fleet and limiting the use of permanently assigned fleet vehicles; insert language specifying that $2,187,500 from Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government is to be reimbursed to the Local Government Economic Development Fund prior to any further investment by the General Assembly in the Lexington Convention Center project; remove $3,000,000 in General Fund support due to conversion of the performance audit of state-administered retirement systems to a necessary government expense; transfer $1,000,000 in both fiscal years from the Fleet Management Fund to the General Fund with corresponding reduction of expenditure authority per the spending plan of the Secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet; transfer $208,100 in both fiscal years from the Property Management Fund to the General Fund with corresponding reduction of expenditure authority per the spending plan of the Secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet; insert language mandating the reporting of Computer Services Fund receipts; transfer $1,960,000 in fiscal year 2015-2016 and $8,000,000 in both fiscal years from the Computer Services Fund to the General Fund with corresponding reduction of expenditure authority per the spending plan of the Secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet; remove language provision referencing the insurance surcharge rate; provide $5,288,100 in General Fund support in both fiscal years to partially restore 4.5% and 9% cuts per the spending plan of the Secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet; restore the budget stabilization reductions for Property Valuation Administrators; insert language prohibiting participants in the Kentucky Works Program from participating in the Human Services Transportation Delivery Program; authorize the Health and Family Services Cabinet to fill all federally funded positions; insert language authorizing the Secretary to transfer funds between appropriation units up to 10% of General Fund or Restricted Funds appropriations; insert language allowing Medicaid administration funds to be used for Medicaid benefits with permission of the State Budget Director and the Secretary of Finance and Administration; insert language requiring Medicaid managed care organizations to collect Medicaid expenditure data; direct $5,600,000 in Restricted Funds and $11,500,000 million in Federal Funds in each year to fully fund Medicaid Administration to continue current services and to cover the Benefind contract; include language within the Medicaid Benefits budget unit to set the disproportionate share factor at the same level in fiscal year 2016-2017 and fiscal year 2017-2018 as it was in fiscal year 2013-2014, provide methodology for calculating a one-time catch up DSH payment, and direct the Cabinet to work with hospitals to develop a new method for calculating DSH payments; include language prohibiting hospitals from billing a patient if a DSH payment has also been made; insert language to prevent providers from only posting that a provider tax was paid without also notifying the public that DSH payments were also received; insert language requiring that any extra Federal Funds received through an IGT involving the Department for Medicaid Services has to be used for Medicaid Benefits and requiring the Secretary of the Health and Family Services Cabinet to make interim requests; insert language requiring the Department for Medicaid Services to submit a quarterly report to the Appropriations and Revenue Committee; insert language allowing the transfer of Medicaid Benefits General Fund appropriation to Medicaid Benefits if deemed necessary; insert language to prohibit an acute care hospital from converting to a critical access hospital unless the hospital receives permission from the Kentucky State Office of Rural Health; insert language requiring Medicaid MCOs to submit quarterly reports to the Department for Medicaid Services; insert language allowing an appeal for denial of service by a Medicaid MCO; insert language to identify an additional 171 Supports for Community Living slots, 249 Michelle P waiver slots, and 16 Acquired Brain Injury slots over the biennium; insert language requiring Medicaid pharmacies to provide a 72-hour emergency supply of medicine if a recipient cannot provide the necessary co-pay; insert language requiring an evaluation of indigent care provided in Jefferson County by the Health and Family Services Cabinet; direct the Health and Family Services Cabinet to implement the reimbursement rates for adult day health services as provided for in administrative regulations; provide $24,800,000 of General Fund in each fiscal year for employer retirement contribution aid for each Mental Health/Mental Retardation Board and directs the method for BHDID to calculate those amounts; provide General Fund support of $200,000 in each fiscal year for the operations of the Arc of Kentucky; direct General Fund amounts of $26,300,000 in fiscal year 2016-2017 and $27,000,000 in fiscal year 2017-2018 to assist with the retirement contribution for each local health department; insert language to prohibit the DPH from interfering with local health department reimbursement; provide $10,000 in General Fund support in each fiscal year for the Kentucky LEADS Collaborative to support lung cancer care and control research; provide $729,000 in General Fund support in each fiscal year for Norton's Poison Control Center; provide $70,000 in General Fund Support in each fiscal year for the Donated Dental Services Program; provide $500,000 in General Fund support in each year for the Kentucky Colon Cancer Screening Program; $1,000,000 in General Fund support in fiscal year 2017-2018 to increase the number of women receiving breast and cervical cancer screenings; provide $1,536,200 in fiscal year 2016-2017 and $1,598,800 in fiscal year 2017-2018 in General Fund support for employer contribution retirement aid to domestic violence shelters, rape crisis centers, and child advocacy centers; provide $1,000,000 in each fiscal year for Relative Placement Support Benefits including start-up costs for placing children with non-parental relatives; provide $250,000 in General Fund support in each fiscal year for Domestic Violence Shelters and $250,000 in each year for Rape Crisis Centers; provide an additional $10,600,000 in General Fund support in each fiscal year to provide child care assistance to families at or below 160% of the federal poverty level; provide an additional $1,600,000 in General Fund support in each fiscal year to increase foster parent reimbursement rates; 50,000 in General Fund support in each fiscal year for the Family and Children's Place; $100,000 in General Fund support in each fiscal year to Madison County Fiscal Court for early intervention services; delete language exempting insurers participating on the Federal Exchange from the Kentucky Access assessment; direct the transfer of $23,500,000 from the Kentucky Access Assessments Fund in each fiscal year to support the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange; stipulate that if the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange is decommissioned the funds will be transferred from the Kentucky Access Assessments Fund with 50% to be applied to the unfunded pension liability of the Kentucky Teachers' Retirement System and 50% to be applied to the unfunded pension liability of the Kentucky Employees Retirement System nonhazardous pension fund; direct that no funds in excess of $1,600,000 are expended in fiscal year 2017-2018 to support the decommissioning of the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange; provide $2,000,000 in General Fund each fiscal year for the support of Operation UNITE; $250,000 in General Fund support in each fiscal year for the Kentucky Legal Education Opportunity Program and requires the summer institute be at the University of Kentucky; provide $327,200 in General Fund support in each fiscal year for the Madisonville Medical Examiner's Office and prohibit its relocation or closure; provide $1,100,000 in support of Public Safety First Initiatives; provide $750,000 in General Fund each fiscal year for the support of the Access to Justice Program; provide for the distribution of $10,000,000 each fiscal year in General Fund support of substance abuse treatment and prevention efforts; provide $10,000,000 in federal funding in each fiscal year for the Victims of Crime Act grant to support victims and victim service providers; amend language to include School Resource Officers to the list of recipients of the $4,000 proficiency grant in each fiscal year; transfer $1,500,000 in each fiscal year from the Department's Program Operations Fund to the General Fund; provide $100,000 in General Fund in each fiscal year for local juvenile delinquency prevention programs; replace $15,000,000 of Road Fund with General Fund in each fiscal year; provide $398,000 in fiscal year 2016-2017 and $397,600 in fiscal year 2017-2018 in General Fund support for Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officer salary increases; mandate that the State Police conduct a study to determine a method by which Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers can transition into becoming a State Police Trooper; remove language preventing the reimbursement to counties for county jail construction projects; include language for the Department to reimburse counties for costs incurred related to county jail construction projects that received construction approval from the Local Correctional Facilities Construction Authority on or before January 1, 2016; restore language identifying $6,800,000 in General Fund support in each fiscal year for substance abuse programs; require the Department to report revenues and expenditures related to the Canteen Fund to the Interim Joint Committee on Appropriations and Revenue; reduce General Fund support for an increased inmate population by $3,200,000 in fiscal year 2016-2017 and $5,400,000 in fiscal year 2017-2018; provide authorization for the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet and the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to coordinate the parole of infirm inmates and includes authorization to contract with community providers for their care; require that the Office of State Budget Director supply information related to state inmate projections to the Interim Joint Committee on Appropriations and Revenue; require that the Office of State Budget Director supply information relating to the calculation of costs avoided as a result of previous legislative actions of the General Assembly; require that the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet contract with private prison facilities if it is determined that there is overpopulation of state inmates in county jails and that the threat of litigation is present; provide a distribution formula for the Local Corrections Assistance Fund to support county jail operations; restore language identifying $960,000 in General Fund support in each fiscal year to provide $20,000 annually to counties with a life safety or closed jail; restore language that identifies a total of $1,900,000 in General Fund for medical services to support county jails; provides an additional $250,000 in General Fund in each fiscal year for the Apprenticeship Program; provide $297,800,000 in fiscal year 2016-2017 and $202,200,000 in fiscal year 2017-2018 from the Public Employee Health Insurance Trust Fund to partially support employer retirement contributions; provide a fund transfer of $1,250,000 in fiscal year 2017-2018 to the General Fund from the Workers' Compensation Fund; restore the budget stabilization reductions for all Postsecondary institutions; restore the Performance Fund reduction in fiscal year 2017-2018 to all Postsecondary institutions; provide language to identify funding for the Lung Cancer Research Fund with General Fund (Tobacco) in the amount of $4,700,000 in fiscal year 2016-2017 and $5,200,000 in fiscal year 2017-2018; add language to provide an additional $25,000 of General Fund (Tobacco) in each fiscal year of the biennium to fund Ovarian Cancer from the Lung Cancer Research Fund allocation; insert language to allow universities that have issued debt through not-for-profit corporations, municipalities, or county governments to refinance those obligations on the condition that the principal amount of the debt obligations is not increased and the rental payments of the university are not increased; increased language to identify General Fund support for the Adult Education program; insert language to provide General Fund support in the amount of $5,680,100 in each fiscal year of the biennium for the Contract Spaces Program; insert language to provide General Fund support to fully fund 164 Veterinary slots. Requires CPE to fully fund the 164 slots if the General Fund appropriations are not sufficient; insert language to provide General Fund support to fully fund 44 Optometry slots and require CPE to fully fund the 44 slots if the General Fund appropriations are not sufficient; requires existing slots previously awarded to out of state colleges be honored and renewed, with all new slots going forward to be devoted to the Kentucky College of Optometry; insert language to require the Council on Postsecondary Education to set the salary of the President at an amount no greater than the salary received on January 1, 2012; insert language to establish a Postsecondary Education Working Group for the purpose of developing a comprehensive funding model for the allocation of state General Fund appropriations for institutional operations; insert language previously included in the Department of Education's budget to provide General Fund support in the amount $1,225,600 in each fiscal year for the Collaborative Center for Literacy Development at the University of Kentucky; remove General Fund support for the Workforce Development and Training Program and transfer the funding to the College Access Program (CAP), and Kentucky Tuition Grant (KTG) programs; decrease General Fund support by $900,000 for the Kentucky National Guard Tuition Program in fiscal year 2015-2016 due to demand; insert language to provide General Fund support in the amount of $400,000 in each fiscal year for the Work Study program; language to require lottery revenues transferred to KHEAA in excess of the appropriated amounts for the College Access Program (CAP), Kentucky Tuition Grant Program (KTG), Kentucky Coal County College Completion Scholarship, the Teacher Scholarship Program, and the National Guard Tuition Assistance Program to be allocated to CAP and KTG,and require excess funds above what is required to fully fund KEES to be transferred to the KEES Reserve Trust Fund; insert language to require any lottery proceeds above the CFG estimate in each fiscal year to be transferred to KHEAA and appropriated according to statute; increase General Fund support to provide General Fund support $13,009,500 in fiscal year 2016-2017 and $19,987,500 in fiscal year 2017-2018 for the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship Program, and adds language to identify the funding; insert language concerning the Kentucky Coal County College Completion Scholarships, removes the $2,000,000 from Coal Severance support in each year and replaces it with $3,000,000 in General Fund support in each year; insert language to identify Coal Severance support of $540,000 in fiscal year 2016-2017 and $580,000 in fiscal year 2017-2018 for the Pharmacy Scholarship Program; provide Coal Severance support of $306,000 in fiscal year 2016-2017 and $326,000 in fiscal year 2017-2018 for the Osteopathic Medicine Scholarship Program; transfer $3,000,000 in each year from the Firefighters Foundation Program Fund; restore language to identify General Fund support $200,000 in each fiscal year of the biennium for the Community Operations Board for personnel and programmatic operations, community areas and the performing arts center in the Business/Technology Center at EKU; increase General Fund support by $2,730,500 in each year to leverage federal matching funds for the Land Grant Program, and adds language to identify the funding; insert language to provide General Fund support of $2,880,000 in each fiscal year for the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics; insert language to authorize conveyance of surplus property from Morehead State University to Morgan County and use the proceeds to purchase the Rowan County Board of Education Building for $2,000,000; insert language to identify General Fund support of $366,900 in each year for the Breathitt Veterinary Center, add language to provide $1 million General Fund (Tobacco) support for operations and maintenance in each fiscal year, and prohibit the appropriation from being subject to any budget reduction; amend language to state that when NKU disposes of its surplus property in Covington, the funds must be used in Covington; insert language to identify Coal Severance funding in the amount of $300,000 in each fiscal year for the Mining Engineering Scholarship Program; insert language to identify General Fund support of $366,900 in each fiscal year for the University of Kentucky Diagnostics Laboratories, and prohibit the appropriation from being subject to any budget reduction; insert language to allow the Secretary of Finance and Administration Cabinet to request a NGE not to exceed $4,500,000 in fiscal year 2016-2017 and $6,000,000 in fiscal year 2017-2018 for the Quality and Charity Care Trust Fund; insert language to direct the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to study the effect of the reduction in contributions to the Quality and Charity Care Trust on the delivery of indigent care in Jefferson County; increases General Fund support of $750,000 in each fiscal year for Kentucky Mesonet, and adds language to identify the funding; increase the Firefighter Foundation Program Fund by $2,200,000 in both fiscal years to provide $11,000 in each fiscal year to aid qualifying volunteer fire departments; amend language to allow KCTCS to dispose of certain real property at the Ashland, Gateway, and Maysville campuses and use the proceeds for capital projects at those respective campuses; insert language to prevent KCTCS from providing lower salary increases to KCTCS employees who are in UK's personnel system in order to offset money paid to UK for the cost of providing health insurance to these employees; insert language to allow KCTCS to negotiate their own Guaranteed Energy Savings Performance Contracts; insert language to require KCTCS to assess a mandatory student fee not to exceed $8 per credit hour to be used exclusively for debt service on BuildSmart projects, and prohibit the fee to be used in the tuition-setting process for KCTCS by the Council on Postsecondary Education; insert language to stipulate that the President of KCTCS receive no housing allowance; reauthorize acquisition of CPAT Building for firefighter training in the amount of $1,500,000; remove all funding and language requiring General Fund dollars to be distributed to institutions based on achievement of performance goals; restore the budget stabilization cuts for the Board of Claims/Crime Victims' Compensation Board; amend language concerning funding flexibility to make it mandatory, rather than permissive, that any funds transferred from a restricted fund to another restricted fund shall be returned within the fiscal biennium; insert language identifying Restricted Fund support for various arts and culture programs; insert language to direct the Cabinet to develop a detailed statewide marketing plan and present it to the Interim Joint Committee on Appropriations and revenue by October 1, 2016; insert language to identify $50,000 in General Fund support in each year for the Bluegrass State Games; amend language to state that the proceeds from the sale of State Fair Board property, up to $8,900,000, will be transferred to the Finance and Administration Cabinet to offset debt service, and that any proceeds over that amount shall be deposited to a Restricted Fund account for use by the State Fair Board; insert language to identify $50,000 in General Fund support in each year for oral history grants; restore the budget stabilization cuts to the Governor's School for the Arts program, and provide additional General Fund support of $75,000 in each year; remove the Contingent Appropriations to the Budget Reserve Trust Fund; provide General Fund (Tobacco) moneys in the amount of $3,000,000 for the Kentucky Water Resources Board, $4,100,000 for the West Louisville FoodPort, $1,000,000 for Environmental Stewardship for Cattle Production, $12,800,000 for the UK Center for Grain Excellence, $150,000 for a farm scale project for the Barren County Cattlemen's Association, and $2,000,000 for Early Childhood Development Program in fiscal year 2015-2016; make debt service appropriations of General Fund (Tobacco) moneys in fiscal year 2016-2017 and fiscal year 2017-2018 off-the-top before allocations to the Agricultural Development, Early Childhood Development, and Health Care Improvement Funds are made; increase General Fund (Tobacco) funding to the County Accounts by $1,600,000 in fiscal year 2016-2017 and fiscal year 2017-2018; provide General Fund (Tobacco) moneys of $1,000,000 in fiscal year 2016-2017 and fiscal year 2017-2018 for the Breathitt Veterinary Center at Murray State University; remove references to Workforce Development Construction Pool under appropriations for projects not line-itemized; insert provisions regarding debt issued on behalf of state agencies, capital projects for public postsecondary institutions, awarding of construction contracts for capital projects, and operations and maintenance funding; delete provisions relating to construction of budget provisions regarding executive reorganization orders, reallocation of appropriations among budget units, adoption of budget reductions, use of public funds, the Kentucky Permanent Fund, and prevailing wage; insert provisions relating to budget implementation, information technology, equipment services contracts and energy efficiency measures, Kentucky Wine and Vine fest, debt restructuring, language provisions, unexpended debt service, health benefit exchange, effects of subsequent legislation, permitted use of water and sewer bond funds, allotment reductions, contingent appropriation of excess lottery revenues, and executive branch budget recommendation; and amend language relating to lapse of road fund excess debt service appropriations and tax expenditure revenue loss estimates.
     HCA1( R. Rand ) - Make title amendment.
     HFA1( S. Riggs ) - Insert language providing General Fund moneys in fiscal years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 for the Every1 Reads Program.
     HFA2( S. Riggs ) - Insert language providing General Fund moneys for Louisville Waterfront Development in fiscal years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018.
     HFA3( J. York ) - Remove prevailing wage language provision.
     HFA4( S. Rudy ) - Amend original provisions of the bill with the following: Retain original provisions with the following exceptions: increase General Fund appropriation for the Department of Veterans' Affairs in each fiscal year; provide funding for grants to Veterans' Service Organization programs; provide debt service for the Bowling Green Veterans' Center contingent upon federal funding; reduce General Fund (Tobacco) appropriation for the Governor's Office of Agricultural Policy in fiscal year 2015-2016; provide funding for the Breathitt Veterinary Center in fiscal year 2015-2016; provide funding for water management initiatives in fiscal year 2015-2016; insert language regarding the appropriation of unexpended tobacco debt service; provide funding for residential youth at-risk programs; increase General Fund (Tobacco) appropriation in fiscal year 2015-2016 and reduce General Fund appropriation in each fiscal year of the biennium for the Department for Local Government; provide funding for Mary Kendall Homes and Gateway Juvenile Diversion; provide funding for the Trover Clinic Grant; increase General Fund appropriation in each fiscal year for the Local Government Economic Assistance Fund; increase General Fund appropriation for the Local Government Economic Development Fund; stipulate that no funds are provided for the Osteopathic Medicine Scholarship Program and Pharmacy Scholarships within the Local Government Economic Development Fund budget unit; remove Trover Clinic Grant, Operation Unite, Coal County College Completion Scholarship Program, Shaping Our Appalachian Region Administrative Costs, Robinson Scholars, Mining Engineering Scholarship Program, School Technology in Coal Counties, Save the Children, Regional Strategic Development Fund, and Local Government Economic Development Fund language provisions within the Local Government Economic Development Fund budget unit; amend Kentucky Infrastructure Authority and Department for Local Government language provisions within the Local Government Economic Development Fund budget unit; stipulate that Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government remit payment to the Commonwealth for reimbursement to the Local Government Economic Development Fund; set out parameters for county flexibility and distribution of funds; provide for Area Development District flexibility; reduce General Fund appropriation and increase Restricted Funds appropriation for the Executive Branch Ethics Commission; increase executive agency lobbyists registration fee to $250; direct Executive Branch agencies with employees covered under Chapter 11A to be assessed each fiscal year the amount required for the operation of the Executive Branch Ethics Commission; direct funds recovered through litigation by the Attorney General to the General Fund Surplus Account; increase General Fund appropriation for County Attorneys in each fiscal year; reduce General Fund appropriation and Restricted Funds appropriation in each fiscal year for Kentucky Retirement Systems; remove Direct Appropriation for Pension Liability and Contingent General Fund Appropriation for Pension Liability language provisions from the Kentucky Retirement Systems budget unit; insert Operations and Transparency language provision for Kentucky Retirement Systems; increase Restricted Funds appropriation in each fiscal year for Podiatry; change debt service fund source from General Fund to Restricted Funds for the Kentucky River Authority; decrease General Fund appropriation and Restricted Funds appropriation in each fiscal year for the Teachers' Retirement System; remove language regarding direct appropriation for pension liability from the Teachers' Retirement System; amend State Annual Appropriations Deficit language provision; insert language regarding the dependent subsidy for retirees under age 65, amortization of sick leave, contribution for retiree medical insurance, operations and transparency, and employer contribution rate within the Teachers' Retirement System budget unit; increase General Fund appropriation in each fiscal year for SEEK; amend SalarySupplements for Nationally Certified Teachers, Retroactive Equalized Facility Funding, and Hold Harmless Guarantee language provisions; provide additional SEEK funding in fiscal year 2015-2016 as a necessary government expense; insert language regarding increased Teachers' Retirement System employer match; insert language regarding the review of the classification of primary and secondary school buildings; decrease General Fund appropriation in each fiscal year for Learning and Results Services; insert language regarding preschool program eligibility, use of local district capital funds, surplus property, advisory council for gifted and talented education, allocation of Safe School Funds, Kentucky School for the Blind and Kentucky School for the Deaf, Learning and Results Service programs, and participation in the Education Technology Program by area vocational education centers within the Learning and Results Services budget unit; provide funds for the Governor's Scholars Program, the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics, and public libraries facilities construction; increase General Fund appropriation in each fiscal year for the Office for the Blind; provide funding for the Accessible Electronic Information Service Program and interpreter services; increase Restricted Funds appropriation in each fiscal year for Environmental Protection; remove language regarding the Waste Tire Trust Fund; require the number of mine safety inspections to be equal to the number required annually by the Mine Safety and Health Administration, one of which shall be a full electrical inspection; provide funding for conservation districts; insert language regarding the state motor vehicle fleet and computer services fund receipts; remove language regarding the insurance surcharge rate; increase the General Fund appropriation in each fiscal year for General Administration and Program Support within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services; insert language regarding human services transportation delivery, reallocation of appropriations among budget units, expenditure of waste, fraud, and abuse savings, ensuring safe standards for surgical procedure facilities, and Medicaid service category expenditure information; reduce General Fund appropriation and increase Restricted Funds appropriation in each fiscal year for Medicaid Benefits; insert language regarding the Disproportionate Share Hospital Program, hospital indigent patient billing, Medicaid budget analysis reports, critical access hospitals, waiver slots, waste, fraud, and abuse, Medicaid Managed Care reporting, appeals, and health facility licensing; reduce General Fund appropriation in each fiscal year for Community Based Services; insert language regarding the SNAP program; increase the Federal Funds appropriation in each fiscal year for Justice Administration; provide funding for the Madisonville Medical Examiner's Office; include School Resource officers in the training incentive stipend expansion; increase the General Fund appropriation in each fiscal year for State Police; include CVE Captain, CVE Lieutenant, CVE Sergeant, and CVE Officer I and II positions in the salary increase provision for State Police; provide funding for Trooper R Class Officers; insert language regarding local correctional facilities design fees; reduce the Restricted Funds appropriation in each fiscal year for General Operations within the Personnel Cabinet; provide a General Fund appropriation in each fiscal year for the State Salary and Compensation Fund; increase the General Fund appropriation in each fiscal year for the Council on Postsecondary Education; provide funding for adult education and contract spaces; insert language regarding veterinary medicine and optometry slots; stipulate that there be no salary increase for the President of the Council on Postsecondary Education; insert language regarding increased Teachers' Retirement System employer match; provide General Fund (Tobacco) appropriation in fiscal year 2015-2016 and decrease General Fund appropriation in each fiscal year for the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority; provide General Fund (Tobacco) funding for the Pharmacy Scholarship Program and Osteopathic Medicine Scholarship Program; provide funding for the Work Study Program; insert language regarding retirement system options, fire and tornado insurance, and employee tuition waivers under comprehensive universities and KCTCS; increase General Fund appropriation in fiscal year 2017-2018 for Eastern Kentucky University; increase General Fund appropriation in each fiscal year for Kentucky State University; provide funding for special initiative funding, and land-grant match at Kentucky State University; increase General Fund appropriation in each fiscal year for Morehead State University; provide funding for the Craft Academy at Morehead State University; increase General Fund appropriation in fiscal year 2017-2018 for Murray State University; increase General Fund appropriation in fiscal year 2017-2018 for Northern Kentucky University; provide General Fund (Tobacco) appropriation in fiscal year 2015-2016, reduce General Fund appropriation in fiscal year 2016-2017, and increase General Fund appropriation in fiscal year 2017-2018 for the University of Kentucky; provide funding for the Robinson Scholars Program at the University of Kentucky; reduce General Fund appropriation in fiscal year 2016-2017 and increase General Fund appropriation in fiscal year 2017-2018 for the University of Louisville; increase General Fund appropriation in each fiscal year for Western Kentucky University; provide funding for the Gatton Academy at Western Kentucky University; increase General Fund appropriation in fiscal year 2017-2018 and increase Restricted Funds appropriation in each fiscal year for KCTCS; increase funding for the Firefighters Foundation Program Fund; stipulate that no housing allowance be provided for the President of KCTCS; remove language regarding the Postsecondary Education Performance Fund; direct the establishment of the Postsecondary Education Performance Task Force; provide funding for the Bluegrass State Games; insert provisions regarding the expenditure of bond proceeds, lease-purchase agreements for public postsecondary institutions, operations and maintenance funding, and capital projects for public postsecondary institutions; amend provision relating to expenditure of excess Restricted Funds or Federal Funds and interim appropriation increases; delete provisions relating to reallocation of appropriations among budget units; the Kentucky Permanent Fund, and prevailing wage; insert provisions relating to budget implementation, civil war reenactors, language provisions, unexpended debt service, effects of subsequent legislation, permitted use of water and sewer bond funds, settlement funds received by constitutional officers, the Kentucky Public Employee Benefit Reserve Trust Fund, and line of duty death benefits; amend the state salary/compensation, benefit, and employment policy; amend language relating to the General Fund Budget Reduction Plan, General Fund Surplus Expenditure Plan, and Phase I Tobacco Settlement; make technical corrections.
     HFA5( J. Hoover ) - Increase General Fund appropriation for the Department of Veterans' Affairs in each fiscal year; provide debt service for the Bowling Green Veterans' Center contingent upon federal funding, remove language provision regarding Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky and the Epilepsy Foundation of Kentuckiana; reduce General Fund (Tobacco) appropriation for the Governor's Office of Agricultural Policy in fiscal year 2015-2016; increase General Fund appropriation for the Governor's Office of Agricultural Policy in each fiscal year of the biennium; provide funding for the Breathitt Veterinary Center in fiscal year 2015-2016; provide funding for water management initiatives in fiscal year 2015-2016; remove language regarding the West Louisville FoodPort; remove language regarding Grain Crops Center of Excellence; remove language regarding Environmental Stewardship of Cattle Production; remove language regarding Agriculture and Farm Scale Project; increase General Fund appropriation for Kentucky Infrastructure Authority in each fiscal year of the biennium; insert language regarding administrative fee on Economic Development Fund projects; reduce General Fund appropriation for Military Affairs in each fiscal year of the biennium; provide funding for Residential Routh At-Risk Programs; remove language regarding the Maysville National Guard Base; reduce General Fund appropriation for Commission on Human Rights in each fiscal year of the biennium; reduce General Fund appropriation for Commission on Women in each fiscal year of the biennium; increase General Fund (Tobacco) for the Department for Local Government in fiscal year 2015-2016 and increase General Fund appropriation for the Department for Local Government in each fiscal year of the biennium; decrease funding for Mary Kendell Homes and Gateway Juvenile Diversion; provide funding for the Trover Clinic Grant; remove language regarding the Shaping Our Appalachian Region Administrative Costs; remove language regarding Area Development District Funding; reduce General Fund appropriation for the Local Government Economic Assistance Fund in each fiscal year of the biennium; decrease funding for the Local Government Economic Development Fund in each fiscal year of the biennium; amend language regarding coal severance tax collections calculations and transfers; stipulate that no funds are provided for the Osteopathic Medicine Scholarship Program and Pharmacy Scholarships within Local Government Economic Development Fund budget unit; remove Trover Clinic Grant, Robinson Scholars Program, School Technology in Coal Counties, Mining Engineering and Local Government Economic Development; insert language provisions within the Local Government Fund budget unit; insert language regarding Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, and Department for Local Government within the Local Government Economic Development Fund budget unit; insert language that Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government remit payment to the Commonwealth for reimbursement to the Local Government Economic Development Fund; remove language regarding the support of the 12 Multi County Regional Industrial Park Authorities; set out parameters for county flexibility and distribution of funds; insert language regarding distribution of funds to the Local Government Economic Development Fund; reduce General Fund appropriation and increase Restricted Funds appropriation in each fiscal year of the biennium for the Executive Branch Ethics Commission; increase executive agency lobbyists registration fee to $250; insert language regarding Executive Branch agencies with employees covered under Chapter 11A to be assessed each fiscal year the amount required for the operation of the Executive Branch Ethics Commission; remove language regarding use of restricted funds; decrease General Fund appropriation for Secretary of State in each fiscal year of the biennium and decrease Restricted Funds in each fiscal year of the biennium; remove language provision regarding debt service and One Stop Business Portal within the Secretary of State; decrease General Fund appropriation for the Board of Election in each fiscal year of the biennium; remove language provision regarding the Help America Vote Act of 2002 for the Board of Election; decrease General Fund appropriation in each fiscal year of biennium, and decrease Restricted Funds in 2015-2016 for the Attorney General budget unit; reduce funding for Expert Witnesses; amend language provision regarding Child Victims' Trust Fund License Plate Statutory Suspension in the Attorney General budget unit; direct funds recovered through litigation by the Attorney General to the General Fund Surplus Account; remove language regarding Risperdal Settlement Funds, Purdue Pharma Settlement Funds, and Court Appointed Special Advocate funding in the Attorney General's budget unit; increase General Fund appropriation for County Attorneys in each fiscal year; reduce General Fund appropriation for Treasury in each fiscal year of the biennium; reduce General Fund appropriation for Agriculture in each fiscal year of the biennium; remove language provision regarding County Fair Grants and Farms to Food Banks in Agriculture's budget unit; reduce General Fund appropriation for Auditor of Public Accounts in each fiscal year of the biennium; insert language provision regarding charges for federal, state, and local audits for the Auditor of Public Accounts; insert language provision regarding the personnel board operating assessment for the Personnel Board; reduce General Fund appropriation and Restricted Funds appropriation in each fiscal year for Kentucky Retirement Systems; remove Direct Appropriation for Pension Liability from the Kentucky Retirement Systems budget unit; insert Operations and Transparency language provision, remove dependent subsidy for Kentucky Employee Retirement System language provision, and remove dependent subsidy for County Employees Retirement System language provision for Kentucky Retirement Systems; reduce General Fund appropriation in each fiscal year of the biennium and increase Restricted Funds in fiscal year 2017-2018 for the Kentucky River Authority; insert language within the Kentucky River Authority regarding water withdrawal fees; increase debt service appropriation in fiscal year 2017-2018 for Kentucky River Authority; decrease General Fund appropriation for School Facilities Construction Commission in each fiscal year of the biennium; increase debt service in fiscal year 2016-2017 for the School Facilities Construction Commission; decrease additional offers of assistance for School Facilities Construction Commission; decrease General Fund appropriation and Restricted Funds appropriation in each fiscal year for the Teachers' Retirement System; insert language regarding the Contingent General Fund Appropriation for Pension Liability for the Teachers' Retirement System; amend State Annual Appropriations Deficit language provision; insert language regarding the dependent subsidy for retirees under age 65, contribution for retiree medical insurance, operations and transparency, and employer contribution rate within the Teachers' Retirement System budget unit; remove language provision regarding State Medical Insurance Fund financing, and administrative costs within the Teachers' Retirement System budget unit; remove language regarding contribution for Retiree Medical, additional Employer Contribution for Pension Fund; increase General Fund appropriation for Economic Development in fiscal year 2017-2018; amend language provision regarding lapse and carry forward of general appropriation balance for Bluegrass State Skills Corporation within the Economic Development budget unit; increase debt service support within the Economic Development budget unit; remove language provisions regarding Kentucky Innovation and Commercialization Center Program, the Northern Kentucky Waterfront Development, Louisville Waterfront Development Corporation, Regional Strategic Development Fund, funding for Aerospace/Aviation and Exomedicine Research and Development within the Economic Development budget unit; increase General Fund appropriation in each fiscal year for SEEK; amend language regarding allocation of SEEK funds to include federal fund appropriations; amend language regarding increase to Teachers' Retirement System Employer Match; insert language provision regarding instructional days within the SEEK budget unit; amending language provision regarding residential Youth-At-Risk programs; amend language provision regarding additional SEEK funding in fiscal year 2015-2016 as a necessary government expense; insert language regarding increase to Teachers' Retirement System employer match; decrease General Fund appropriation for Operations and Support Services within the Department of Education's budget unit; insert language regarding increased Teachers' Retirement System Employer Match and the review of the classification of primary and secondary school buildings within the Operations and Support Services budget unit; remove language provision regarding School Technology in Coal Counties, debt service, Blind/Deaf Residential Travel Program, and School Food Services within the Operations and Support Services budget unit; decrease General Fund appropriation in each fiscal year for Learning and Results Services; decrease General fund support for health insurance within the Learning and Results Services budget unit; amend language provision regard program flexibility within the Learning and Results Services budget unit; amend language regarding preschool program eligibility, Use of Local District Capital Funds, Learning and Results Service programs, use of local district capital funds, insert language regarding the Kentucky School for the Blind and Kentucky School for the Deaf; remove language provisions regarding coordination with head start, allocations to School Based Decision Making Councils, Transfer of State and Locally Operated Secondary Vocational Education and Technology Centers; increase General Fund appropriation for the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet in each fiscal year of the biennium; insert language regarding debt service within the General and Administration Support budget unit within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet; amend language regarding Governor's Scholars Program, amend language provision regarding the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics; decrease General Fund appropriations for Kentucky Education Television in each fiscal year of the biennium; decrease General Fund appropriations for Direct Local Aid within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet; amend language provision related to Public Libraries Facilities Construction, decrease the General Fund appropriation for Office for the Blind in each fiscal year of the biennium; decrease General Fund appropriation within the Vocational Rehabilitation budget unit; insert language provision regarding interpreter services within the Vocational Rehabilitation budget unit, decrease Restricted Funds for the Education Professional Standards Board in each fiscal year of the biennium; amend language provision regarding Kentucky Teacher Internship Program within the Education Professional Standards Board's budget unit; increase Restricted Funds appropriation in each fiscal year for Environmental Protection; provide additional debt service support for Environmental Protection; remove language regarding Kentucky Pride Program within the Environmental Protection budget unit; decrease General Fund appropriation for Natural Resources in fiscal year 2015-2016; require the number of mine safety inspections to be equal to the number required annually by the Mine Safety and Health Administration; decrease General Fund support for conservation districts in Natural Resources; remove language provisions regarding forestry tree nurseries and the Kentucky Water Resources Board within the Natural Resources budget unit; remove language regarding water districts and associations in Public Service Commission; increase General and Restricted fund support in each fiscal year for General Administration budget unit within the Finance and Administration Cabinet; increase debt service support in the General Administration budget unit within the Finance and Administration Cabinet; remove language regarding Lexington Convention Center Project and Performance Audit of State Administered Retirement Systems in the General Administration budget unit within the Finance and Administration Cabinet; decrease General Fund appropriation for Revenue in each fiscal year of the biennium; decrease General Fund appropriation in each fiscal year of the biennium and increase Restricted Funds in each fiscal year of the biennium for the Property Valuation Administrators; increase General Fund support in General Administration and Program Support under Cabinet for Health and Family Services; increase debt service support; insert language provision regarding expenditure of waste fraud and abuse savings, insuring safe standards for surgical procedure facilities within the General Administration and Program Support budget unit for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services; remove language regarding federally funded positions; decrease Restricted and Federal Funds in each fiscal year of the biennium for Medicaid Administration; remove language provisions regarding transfer of excess administrative funds for medical benefits and the language provision regarding eligibility in enrollment system operation and maintenance within the Medicaid Administration budget unit for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services; decrease General Fund appropriation and increase Restricted Funds in each fiscal year of the biennium for Medicaid benefits; amend language provision regarding Disproportionate Share Hospital Program and Waiver Slots; remove language provisions regarding provider tax information intergovernmental transfers, Medicaid benefits budget deficit, transfer of Medicaid benefits funds, Medicaid Pharmacy, evaluation of indigent care, and adult day health services reimbursement rates; insert language provision regarding waste, fraud, and abuse within the Medicaid Benefits budget unit; increase General Fund appropriation in each fiscal year of the biennium for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities; remove language provisions regarding Regional Mental Health/Mental Retardation Boards retirement cost increase and Arc of Kentucky with the Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities budget unit; decrease General Fund appropriation in each fiscal year of the biennium for Public Health; remove language provisions regarding local and district health department retirement cost increase, local and district health department payments, Kentucky Lung Cancer Education, Awareness, Detection, and Survivorship Collaborative, Norton Kosair Children's Hospital Poison Control Center, Donated Dental Services Program, Kentucky Colon Cancer Screening Program, and Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program within the Public Health budget unit; insert language provision regarding health facility licensing within the Health Policy budget unit; decrease General Fund appropriation in each fiscal year for Community Based Services; remove language provisions regarding contracted entities retirement cost increase, relative placement support benefit, domestic violence shelters, rape crisis centers, Home of the Innocence, Child Care Assistance Program, foster home rate equity, Family and Children's Place, and Early Intervention Services; insert language provision regarding Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program within the Community Based Services budget unit; insert language provision regarding assessment on insurers; remove language regarding Kentucky Access Assessments Fund within the Health Benefit and Information Exchange budget unit; increase General Fund appropriation in each fiscal year for the Justice Administration Cabinet; reduce funding for the Madisonville Medical Examiner's Office; remove language provisions regarding Public Safety First Programs, Access to Justice, distribution of savings, and Kentucky Legal Education Opportunity Program within the Justice Administration budget unit; remove language provision regarding Local Prevention Programs within the Juvenile Justice budget unit; decrease General Fund appropriation in each fiscal year and increase Road Fund appropriation in each fiscal year for the Kentucky State Police budget unit; insert language provision regarding Trooper R Class Officers; remove language provision regarding Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Candidacy Study within the State Police budget unit; amend language provisions related to appropriations adjustments and local correctional facilities design fees with thin the Corrections Management budget unit; insert language regarding Local Correctional Facilities; increase General Fund appropriation in each fiscal year for Adult Correctional Institutions; remove language provisions regarding expenditure of savings for substance abuse treatment and Canteen Fund proceeds within the Adult Correctional Institutions budget unit; increase General Fund support in each fiscal year of the biennium for the Community Services and Local Facilities; amend language provision regarding excess local jail per diem costs; remove language provisions regarding parole for infirm inmates, participation in transparent governing-full disclosure of inmate population forecasts and related materials, participation in transparent governing- calculating avoided costs relating to legislative action, and management of the state inmate population within the Community Services and Local Facilities budget unit; amend language provision regarding Local Corrections Assistance Fund allocation; remove language provisions regarding Local Corrections Assistance funds, life safety or closed jails, and inmate medical care expenses within the Local Jail Support budget unit; decrease General Fund appropriation in each fiscal year of the biennium for Workplace Standards budget unit; remove language provisions regarding Apprenticeship Program within the Workplace Standards budget unit; decrease Restricted Funds in each fiscal year for General Operations in the Personnel Cabinet; amend language provision regarding pro rata assessment within the Personnel Cabinet; increase General Fund appropriation for the State Salary and Compensation Fund in the Personnel Cabinet; increase General Fund appropriation in each fiscal year for the Council on Postsecondary Education; increase General Fund (Tobacco) moneys for Ovarian Cancer; amend language regarding veterinary medicine, optometry slots, and contract spaces; insert language provisions regarding increased Teachers' Retirement System Employer Match; remove language provisions regarding Lung Cancer Research Fund, Postsecondary Education Working Group, Collaborative Center for Literacy, and Postsecondary Education Debt within the Council on Postsecondary Education; provide General Fund (Tobacco) and General Fund appropriations in fiscal year 2015-2016, decrease General Fund appropriation in each fiscal year for the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority; decrease General Fund support for College Access Program in each fiscal year; decrease General Fund support in each fiscal year for Kentucky Tuition Grant Program; increase General Fund support in fiscal year 2015-2016 for the National Guard Tuition Award; provide General Fund (Tobacco) funding and decrease General Fund support for the Pharmacy Scholarship Program and Osteopathic Medicine Scholarship Program; amend language regarding the Work Study Program; remove language provisions regarding contingent appropriation of excess lottery revenues, excess lottery revenues; Kentucky Coal College Completion Scholarships, Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship Program within the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority; decrease General Fund appropriation in each fiscal year for Eastern Kentucky University; remove language provision regarding Community Operations Board; insert language regarding retirement system options, fire and tornado insurance, and employee tuition waivers under comprehensive universities and KCTCS; increase General Fund appropriation in fiscal year 2016-2017 and decrease General Fund appropriation in fiscal year 2017-2018 for Kentucky State University; insert language regarding special initiative funding; decrease General Fund appropriation in each fiscal year for Morehead State University; amend language regarding Craft Academy and remove language regarding conveyance of property; decrease General Fund (Tobacco) and General Fund appropriations in each fiscal year for Murray State University; remove language for the Breathitt Veterinary Center for Murray State University; increase General Fund appropriation in each fiscal year for Northern Kentucky University; amend language regarding conveyance of property; provide General Fund (Tobacco) appropriation in fiscal year 2015-2016, reduce General Fund appropriation in each fiscal year for the University of Kentucky; remove language regarding Mining Engineering Scholarship Program and University of Kentucky diagnostic laboratories; amend language regarding the Robinson Scholars Program at the University of Kentucky; reduce General Fund appropriation in each fiscal year for the University of Louisville; remove language provision regarding the Quality and Charity Care Trust Fund, evaluation of indigent care, and the Trover Clinic Grant within the University of Louisville budget unit; decrease General Fund appropriation in each fiscal year for Western Kentucky University; insert language for the Gatton Academy at Western Kentucky University; remove language provision for the Kentucky Mesonet; decrease General Fund appropriation in each fiscal year and increase Restricted Funds appropriation in fiscal year 2016-2017 for KCTCS; amend language regarding the Firefighters Foundation Program Fund; amend language regarding conveyance of property; remove language regarding BuildSmart, equity for legacy employees and guaranteed energy savings performance contracts within the KCTCS; insert language regarding the Postsecondary Education Performance Task Force within the Postsecondary Education Performance Fund budget unit; decrease General Fund appropriation in each fiscal year for the Board of Claims/Crime Victims' Compensation Board; remove language regarding tourism grants and statewide marketing plan within the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet; decrease funding for the Bluegrass State Games; increase General Fund appropriation in each fiscal year for Parks budget unit; increase General fund appropriation in each fiscal year for the State Fair Board; remove language provision regarding property sale proceeds within the State Fair Board budget unit; remove language provision for Oral History Grants within the Historical Society budget unit; decrease funding in each fiscal year for Kentucky Center for the Arts budget unit; increase General Fund appropriation in each fiscal year for the Budget Reserve Trust Fund; amend language regarding direct appropriation to budget reserve trust fund; insert language regarding contingent General Fund appropriation to Budget Reserve Trust Fund; amend Parts II through XI
     HFA6( J. Hoover ) - Delete original language provisions for the Department of Veterans' Affairs; insert language provisions relating to weekend and holiday premium pay incentive, Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, veterans' service organization funding, and debt service for the Bowling Green Veterans' Center.
     HFA7( J. Hoover ) - Adjust appropriations for the Department of Education; insert and amend language provisions under the Support Education Excellence in Kentucky, Operations and Support Services, and Learning and Results Services budget units.
     HFA8( J. Hoover ) - Adjust appropriations for Postsecondary Education; insert language provisions under the Council on Postsecondary Education, Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, Eastern Kentucky University, Morehead State University, Murray State University, Northern Kentucky University, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Western Kentucky University, and Kentucky Community and Technical College System budget units; and create the Postsecondary Education Performance Task Force.
     HFA9( J. Hoover ) - Amend various general provisions; insert language regarding line of duty death benefits; and create the Kentucky Public Employee Benefit Reserve Trust Fund.
     HFA10( J. Hoover ) - Adjust appropriations for the Department of Veterans' Affairs; delete original language provisions; insert language provisions relating to weekend and holiday premium pay incentive, Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, veterans' service organization funding, and debt service for the Bowling Green Veterans' Center; and add a capital project to the Department of Veterans' Affairs budget unit, along with contingency language.
     HFA11( J. Hoover ) - Delete General Fund appropriation and decrease Restricted Funds appropriation in each fiscal year for the Kentucky Retirement Systems; provide funding in each fiscal year to be applied to the unfunded pension liability of the Kentucky Retirement Systems' nonhazardous plan, hazardous plan, or state police retirement plan; provide a contingent General Fund appropriation for pension liability of the Kentucky Retirement Systems, nonhazardous plan; decrease General Fund appropriation and Restricted Funds appropriation in each fiscal year for the Teachers' Retirement System; remove language regarding direct appropriation for pension liability from the Teachers' Retirement System; amend State Annual Appropriations Deficit language provision; insert language regarding the dependent subsidy for retirees under age 65, amortization of sick leave, contribution for retiree medical insurance, operations and transparency, and employer contribution rate within the Teachers' Retirement System budget unit; increase General Fund appropriation in each fiscal year for SEEK; amend Salary Supplements for Nationally Certified Teachers, Retroactive Equalized Facility Funding, and Hold Harmless Guarantee language provisions; provide additional SEEK funding in fiscal year 2015-2016 as a necessary government expense; insert language regarding increased Teachers' Retirement System employer match; insert language regarding the review of the classification of primary and secondary school buildings; decrease General Fund appropriation in each fiscal year for Learning and Results Services; insert language regarding preschool program eligibility, use of local district capital funds, surplus property, advisory council for gifted and talented education, allocation of Safe School Funds, Kentucky School for the Blind and Kentucky School for the Deaf, Learning and Results Service programs, and participation in the Education Technology Program by area vocational education centers within the Learning and Results Services budget unit; reduce the Restricted Funds appropriation in each fiscal year for General Operations within the Personnel Cabinet; provide a General Fund appropriation in each fiscal year for the State Salary and Compensation Fund; and insert language regarding increased Teachers' Retirement System employer match; establish the state salary/compensation and employment policy.
     HFA12( J. Hoover ) - Adjust appropriations for the Health and Family Services Cabinet, and insert and amend language provisions.
     HFA13( J. Hoover ) - Delete language provisions within the Governor's Office of Agricultural Policy budget unit and replace with language provisions relating to the Breathitt Veterinary Center and water management initiatives.
     HFA14( J. Hoover ) - Adjust appropriations for Justice Administration, the Department of Criminal Justice Training, the Department of Juvenile Justice, and the Kentucky State Police; insert language provisions relating to Operation Unite, Tobacco Settlement Funds, and Madisonville Medical Examiner's Office within the Justice Administration budget unit; insert language provisions relating to the Kentucky Law Enforcement Foundation Program Fund, training incentive payments, training incentive stipends expansion to other peace officers, and support for statewide law enforcement purposes within the Department of Criminal Justice Training budget unit; insert language provisions relating to call to extraordinary duty, state police and vehicle enforcement personnel training incentive, Restricted Funds uses, dispatcher training incentive, salary increase, and Trooper R Class Officers within the State Police budget unit.
     HFA15( R. Rand ) - Insert coal severance tax projects for Knox County; APPROPRIATION.
     SCS1 - Retain original provisions with the following exceptions: reinstate budget stabilization reductions of 4.5% in the current year and 9% in the upcoming biennium for most budget areas; delete capital project and debt service for the Bowling Green Veterans' Center; remove language providing General Fund (Tobacco) funding in fiscal year 2015-2016 for the Barren County Cattlemen's Association; remove language providing General Fund (Tobacco) support for the West Louisville FoodPort; remove language providing General Fund (Tobacco) support in fiscal year 2015-2016 for the Grain Crops Center of Excellence; remove language providing General Fund (Tobacco) funding in fiscal year 2015-2016 for the Center for Environmental Stewardship of Cattle Production; add language authorizing an administrative fee on Infrastructure for Economic Development Fund projects; provide General Fund moneys from coal severance taxes for the administration of coal severance tax-funded projects; include language to transfer unexpended fund balances from closed KIA water and sewer grant projects to be transferred to the Finance and Administration Cabinet in fiscal year 2016-2017 to pay debt service; delete language that prohibits the National Guard base in Maysville from closing; remove language identifying General Fund support for SOAR; add language to establish the Water and Sewer Local Match Grant Program; remove reauthorizations for capital projects for the City of Covington, Times Star Commons, and the West Covington Fire Station; direct a 50/50 split of coal severance funds between the General Fund and coal severance programs; include a new program to offer off-the-top appropriations for coal severance programs for the Family Medicine Residency Program at Owensboro Health; reduce the off-the-top appropriation for the Trover Clinic; include language to move the following program to the off-the-top coal severance tax revenue appropriations: Operation UNITE, the Coal County College Completion Scholarship Program, SOAR administrative costs, LGEDF project administration for KIA and DLG, Save the Children, Regional Strategic Development Fund, and debt service for previously issued bonds for water and sewer projects; remove funding for the Multi-County Regional Industrial Park Authorities; transfer all LGEDF funds after satisfaction of the off-the-top appropriations to the LGEAF Program and provide remaining balance to local governments; remove language providing flexibility to Area Development Districts; move the Business One-Stop capital project, including debt service, to the Finance Cabinet; delete language allowing a necessary government expense to match the Federal Funds received from the Help America Vote Act of 2002; delete language and General Fund support for the Court Appointed Special Advocate program; amend language specifying the disbursement of settlement funds received from pharmaceutical settlements; increase Restricted Funds appropriation in each fiscal year for Treasury; increase Restricted Funds appropriation in each fiscal year for the Department of Agriculture; provide $45,000,000 in fiscal year 2016-2017 and $30,000,000 in fiscal year 2017-2018 for the unfunded liability in KERS nonhazardous pension fund; provide $15,000,000 in fiscal year 2016-2017 and $10,000,000 in fiscal year 2017-2018 for the unfunded liability in the KERS hazardous pension fund; provide $15,000,000 in fiscal year 2016-2017 and $10,000,000 in fiscal year 2017-2018 for the unfunded liability in the SPRS pension fund; add language and funding for the unfunded liability in the KERS nonhazardous pension fund, contingent on state revenue receipts; amend language to require that the KRS board of trustees submit a report detailing any changes to the actuarial unfunded liability in connection with dependent subsidies for the KERS and CERS nonhazardous pension funds; delete language allowing for the General Fund appropriation balance for Bluegrass State Skills training grants from fiscal year 2013-2014 and fiscal year 2014-2015 to carry forward; remove language requiring regional Kentucky Innovation Centers to remain open for the 2016-2018 fiscal biennium; remove funding for the Northern Kentucky Waterfront development project; remove funding for the Louisville Waterfront Development Corporation; revise language regarding new recallable nickels to sunset their state equalization after 20 years or bond pay-off, whichever is earlier, and to clarify that past actions do not imply future actions for districts that choose to levy the recallable nickel; remove language regarding school technology in coal counties; remove $15 million in bond funds to support construction, renovation, and maintenance projects at the Kentucky School for the Blind, Kentucky School for the Deaf, and the FFA Leadership Training Center; transfer funding for Dropout Prevention, Every1Reads, Georgia Chaffee Teenage Parent Program, Lexington Hearing and Speech Center, Heuser Hearing and Language Academy, and Visually Impaired Preschool Services, and transfers that funding to Family Resource and Youth Service Centers; add language regarding Lexington Hearing and Speech Center, Heuser Hearing and Language Academy, and Visually Impaired Preschool Services to state that the local school districts where those programs are located shall absorb the costs removed by the state; restore funding for Teach for America; remove language regarding the Preschool Program's income threshold for eligibility and regarding the Preschool Program's collaboration with the Child Care Assistance Program; revise language regarding the use of capital outlay funding to state that local districts must limit their flexibility to maintenance-related costs in fiscal year 2016-2017, and that statutory language controls in fiscal year 2017-2018; provide bond funding to the Workforce Development Construction Pool at $50,000,000; remove language regarding the Governor's Scholars Program; remove language regarding the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics; add funding for the Governor's School for Entrepreneurs; remove the additional $2,000,000 in General Fund support in each fiscal year for the Public Libraries and Facilities Construction Fund; remove $1,000,000 in Restricted Funds for an HVAC replacement project at the Hopkinsville Career Center; provide additional General Fund in fiscal year 2016-2017 for the relocation of the Department for Environmental Protection's laboratory equipment to the new state office building and for the construction of a maintenance and equipment garage to house the Energy and Environment Cabinet's machinery and equipment; transfer an additional $900,000 in fiscal year 2016-2017 from the Petroleum Storage Tank Environmental Assurance Fund; amend Mine Safety language to require three underground mine inspections, with one of those being a complete electrical inspection; remove language identifying $250,000 in Restricted Funds in each fiscal year for Forestry Tree Nurseries; remove $3,000,000 in General Fund (Tobacco) funding for the Kentucky Water Resources Board; add General Fund-supported debt service of $1,536,000 in fiscal year 2017-2018 to support $12,000,000 in Bond Funds for the Business One-Stop Portal -- Phase III project due to return of the project from the Secretary of State's appropriation unit; remove language specifying that $2,187,500 from Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government is to be reimbursed to the LGEDF prior to any further investment by the General Assembly in the Lexington Convention Center project; remove language stipulating that the performance audit of state-administered retirement systems in a necessary government expense due to assignment of the expenditures to the Permanent Fund and corresponding language in Part III; add language mandating a performance review of the state motor vehicle fleet; add $736,000 in Restricted Funds from balances allocated from closed KIA water and sewer grant projects per Part II, (3) with a corresponding reduction in General Fund; amend language directing the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to fill all federally-funded positions to include the FRYSC's and the Department for Aging and Independent Living; delete language permitting rather than mandating imposition of copayments in the Medicaid program; amend language to set the disproportionate share factor at the same level in fiscal years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 as it was in fiscal year 2015-2016; delete language requiring an evaluation of indigent care provided in Jefferson County by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the University of Louisville; delete language directing CHFS to implement the reimbursement rates for adult day health services as provided for in administrative regulations; delete language providing $200,000 in each fiscal year to support the operations of the Arc of Kentucky; delete language to identify $70,000 in General Fund support in each fiscal year for the Donated Dental Services Program; delete language to identify $500,000 in General Fund support in each fiscal year for the Kentucky Colon Cancer Screening Program; delete language to identify $1,000,000 in General Fund support in fiscal year 2017-2018 to increase the number of women receiving breast and cervical cancer screenings; remove language to identify General Fund support of $1,536,200 in fiscal year 2016-2017 and $1,598,800 in fiscal year 2017-2018 for employer contribution retirement aid to domestic violence shelters, rape crisis centers, and child advocacy centers; remove language to identify $550,000 in each fiscal year for the Home of the Innocents; remove allocation of an additional $10,600,000 in General Fund support in each year to provide child care assistance to families at or below 160% of the federal poverty level as determined annually by HHS; remove allocation of an additional $1,600,000 in General Fund support in each fiscal year to increase foster parent reimbursement rates; remove language to identify $50,000 in General Fund support in each fiscal year for The Family and Children's Place; remove language to identify $100,000 in General Fund support in each fiscal year to the Madison County Fiscal Court for early intervention services; add language to transfer Restricted Funds in excess of $23,800,000 in fiscal year 2015-2016 from the Kentucky Access Fund to Medicaid Services and direct that any excess Restricted Funds not needed for the operations, maintenance, or transition cost for the Health Benefit Exchange in fiscal years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 be transferred from the Kentucky Access Fund to the Department for Medicaid Services; add language to direct that the assessment to be imposed on insurers who offer QHPs in the 2017 or 2018 Plan Years in the individual market segment on the federal exchange is to be determined by the Department of Insurance not to exceed the maximum allowed in statute; remove language to direct the transfer of $23,500,000 from the Kentucky Access Assessments Fund in each fiscal year to support the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange; remove language to direct that if the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange is decommissioned, that $23,500,000 be transferred from the Kentucky Access Assessments Fund with 50% to be applied to the unfunded pension liability of the KTRS and 50% to be applied to the unfunded pension liability of the KERS; remove language provision regarding heroin treatment and prevention and appropriate $15.7 million in fiscal year 2017 and $16.3 million in fiscal year 2018 for heroin treatment in the Justice Administration Cabinet; add General Fund support for Operation Unite and remove language provision identifying the program; remove language provision regarding Kentucky Legal Education Opportunity; amend language provision regarding Madisonville Examiners’ Office; remove language provision regarding Access to Justice Program in the Criminal Justice Training budget unit; reduce Restricted Fund transfers by $7 million in the current fiscal year and over the upcoming biennium and replace Restricted Funds with Risperdal Settlement funds for Kentucky State Police; remove language for local prevention programs in the Juvenile Justice budget unit; Remove funding and language regarding identical salaries for Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers and State Troopers; insert language regarding an alternative salary schedule for State Police Trooper classifications; include language regarding a fee feasibility study for Kentucky State Police; remove language regarding substance abuse treatment funding for Adult Correctional Institutions; remove language requiring the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet to transfer inmates due to overcrowding; remove funding for 44 additional attorneys in the amount of $3.1 million in fiscal year 2017 and $3.2 million in fiscal year 2018 in the Department for Public Advocacy budget unit; remove $250,000 in additional General Fund support in each fiscal year for the Apprenticeship Program; provide $125 million in each fiscal year from the Public Employee Health Insurance Trust Fund for employer retirement contributions in the Personnel Cabinet; add language provision and expenditure authority of up to $400,000 from the Kentucky Employees’ Health Plan and Kentucky Medicaid State Plan programs for cost savings projects in the Personnel Cabinet budget unit; remove language provision regarding the Lung Cancer Research Fund; reduce General Fund (Tobacco) appropriation by $25,000 in each fiscal year to fund Ovarian Cancer research from the Lung Cancer Research Fund allocation; remove language provision requiring the Council on Postsecondary Education to fully fund 44 Optometry slots; remove language provision requiring existing slots previously awarded to be honored and renewed, with all new slots devoted to UPike's Kentucky College of Optometry; removes language provision regarding a Postsecondary Education Working Group for purpose of developing a comprehensive funding model for institutional operations; remove language provision regarding the Collaborative Center for Literacy Development and return appropriation to the Department of Education's budget; reduce General Fund support for CAP and KTG by removing Workforce Development Scholarships; include language provision to identify General Fund support for KEES Dual Credit Scholarship Program, and stipulate any excess funds be returned to CAP and KTG programs; includes language provision regarding the National Guard Tuition Award Program; include language provision regarding lottery proceeds; remove language provision and General Fund support in the amount of $13,009,500 in fiscal year 2017 and $19,987,500 in fiscal year 2018 for the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship Program; remove language provision regarding the Pharmacy scholarship Program; remove fund transfer for Firefighter's Foundation Program; remove language provision regarding capital managed projects owned by public postsecondary institutions; remove language provision and General Fund support in the amount of $200,00 in each fiscal year for the Community and Operations Board at Eastern Kentucky University; increase General Fund support by $569,500 in each fiscal year for the Land Grant Program at Kentucky State University; add language provision regarding a four year performance and transition plan for Kentucky State University; remove General Fund support by $580,000 for the Craft Academy at Morehead State University; add language provision authorizing conveyance of surplus property for Morehead State University remove language provision and General Fund (Tobacco) support in the amount of $1 million in each fiscal year for operations and maintenance of Breathitt Veterinary Center at Murray State University; add equity funding for Northern Kentucky University in fiscal year 2018; remove language provision regarding the Mining Engineering Scholarship Program at the University of Kentucky; remove language provision regarding the Robinson Scholars Program at the University of Kentucky; include language regarding the University of Kentucky Diagnostic Laboratories; remove language provision regarding NGE for the University of Louisville; remove language provision to identify Coal Severance support for the Quality and Charity Care Trust at the University of Louisville; remove language provision regarding the Trover Clinic Grant at the University of Louisville; remove language provision and General Fund support in the amount of $750,000 in each fiscal year for Kentucky Mesonet at Western Kentucky University; add equity funding for Western Kentucky University in fiscal year 2018; add language provision regarding the Postsecondary Education Performance Fund; remove language provision regarding Tourism Grants; provide additional General Fund support in the amount of $214,000 in fiscal year 2017 and $428,000 in fiscal year 2018 for debt service on a new Life Safety Maintenance Pool; provide bond funds in the amount of $5 million in fiscal year 2017 for the Life Safety Maintenance Pool capital project; add language provision regarding permitted use of funds for Life Safety Maintenance Pool projects; add language provision regarding Stream Mitigation Project resources; remove language provision providing $50,000 in each fiscal year for Oral History Grants; remove additional General Fund support in the amount of $75,000 in each fiscal year for the Governor's School for the Arts Program; transfer $162 million to the Budget Reserve Trust Fund; appropriate $21,100,000 of General Fund (Tobacco) funds to the Governor's Office of Agricultural Policy and $2,000,000 for the Early Childhood Development Program; decrease appropriation to the County's Accounts by $1,960,000 in each fiscal year and increase the appropriation to the State Account by that amount; remove $1,000,000 in funding in each fiscal year for the Breathitt Veterinary Center at Murray State University that was provided through General Fund (Tobacco) moneys; remove language requiring financings executed on behalf of a state agency for capital projects to be subject to the same statutory review and approval provisions as debt directly issued by a state agency; remove language permitting postsecondary institutions to undertake self-funded capital construction projects not included in the budget bill under certain parameters; remove language clarifying that contracts issued by all postsecondary institutions are to be awarded in compliance with statute, including public opening and inspection of bids and application of the reciprocal resident bidder preference; remove language advising postsecondary institutions against expectation of General Fund moneys for operations and maintenance of authorized capital projects; remove language stating that KCTCS may undertake a capital construction project under the removed operating provisions of this Act relating to disposition of property; add provision confirming that the budget bill does not confirm or ratify any executive reorganization; amend provision that give cabinet secretaries and the Commissioner of Education the authority to reallocate up to 10% of General Fund appropriations among budget units under their authority and grant the Governor the authority to reallocate up to 10% of General Fund appropriations among cabinets under his authority, add provision confirming General Fund and Road Fund budget reduction orders issued during fiscal years 2014-2015 and 2015-2016; add provision to prohibit funding of any entity that provides abortions or that is an affiliate of an entity that provides abortions, except in cases of medical emergency or medical necessity; add provision creating the Kentucky Permanent Fund and provide up to $3,000,000 to be expended for a performance audit of state-administered retirement systems during the 2016-2018 fiscal biennium; add provision suspending prevailing wage for any public works during the biennium; remove provision related to budget implementation that requires the Executive Branch to carry out the appropriations and budgetary language in the budget and allow the LRC to order an audit or review the agency's expense if there is reason to believe an agency is out of compliance; remove provision designating the Kentucky Wine and Vine Fest of Nicholasville as the official state wine festival; remove the requirement that funds not usedspecifically for items outlined in language provisions be transferred to the Budget Reserve Trust Fund; amend provision to transfer unexpended debt service to the Permanent Fund instead of the Budget Reserve Trust Fund; remove provision prohibiting use of General Fund for the Affordable Care Act, specifically for the Health Benefit Exchange; remove language describing permitted use of water and sewer bond funds; remove provision prohibiting allotment reductions to constitutional officers and postsecondary institutions; amend provision related to contingent appropriations of excess lottery revenues to require that $5,000,000 of revenues over the CFG estimate for the biennium be transferred to the General Fund; add provision directing the Attorney General to transfer funds recovered through litigation on behalf of the Commonwealth to the General Fund Surplus Account; remove provision limiting the amount of Road Fund that can be included in the budget recommendations for agencies outside of the Transportation Cabinet in the next fiscal biennium; and add a provision requiring the Governor to deposit the net proceeds from the sale of real property and settlements from litigation into the Permanent Fund for the purpose of addressing the Commonwealth's unfunded pension liabilities and prohibiting the appropriation of funds outside of the legislative process, except as provided in this Act.
     SCA1( C. McDaniel ) - Remove Lexington Convention Center capital project and appropriation for debt service.
     CCR1 - Do not agree.
     FCCR1 - Retain original provisions with the following exceptions: increase the General Fund appropriations for the following budget units: Commission on Human Rights, Commission on Women, Department for Local Government, Local Government Economic Assistance Fund, Local Government Economic Development Fund, Secretary of State, Board of Elections, Registry of Election Finance, Treasury, Agriculture, Auditor of Public Accounts, Kentucky River Authority, School Facilities Construction Commission, Economic Development, Kentucky Department of Education - Operations and Support Services, Learning and Results Services, Education and Workforce Development Cabinet - General Administration and Program Support, Kentucky Educational Television, Direct Local Aid, Office for the Blind, Finance and Administration Cabinet - General Administration and Debt Service, Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities, Community Based Services, Justice Administration, Workplace Standards, Council on Postsecondary Education, Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, Eastern Kentucky University, Kentucky State University, Morehead State University, Murray State University, Northern Kentucky University, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Western Kentucky University, and Kentucky Community and Technical College System; increase Restricted Funds appropriations for the following budget units: Attorney General, Medicaid Benefits, and Department of Criminal Justice Training, decrease General Fund appropriations for the following budget units: Kentucky Retirement Systems, Medicaid Benefits, and Postsecondary Education Performance Fund; decrease Restricted Funds appropriations for the following budget units: Kentucky Teachers' Retirement System and Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities; insert language regarding the Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky and the Epilepsy Foundation of Kentuckiana Funding; delete language regarding Closed Kentucky Infrastructure Authority Water and Sewer Grant Projects; Insert language regarding directive for fiscal year 2015-2016 General Fund (Tobacco) Appropriations; Insert language regarding the Maysville National Guard Base; delete language regarding the Water and Sewer Local Match Grant Program; insert language regarding publishing requirements; delete language regarding the Coal County College Completion Scholarship Program; delete language regarding the Regional Strategic Development Fund; insert language regarding additional coal severance transfers; insert language regarding coal severance tax transfers; insert language regarding additional coal severance transfers; insert language regarding Area Development District flexibility; insert language regarding the Help America Vote Act of 2002; amend language regarding genomics research at the University of Louisville in conjunction with Medicaid; amend language regarding the Rocket Docket Program; amend language regarding Risperdal settlement funds; amend language regarding Purdue Pharma settlement funds; delete language regarding direct appropriations for pension liability; delete language regarding contingent General Fund appropriation for pension liability; delete language regarding dependent subsidy for retirees(KERS); delete language regarding dependent subsidy for retirees (CERS); insert language regarding State Police Retirement Pension Fund; insert language regarding Kentucky Employees Retirement System Hazardous and Non- Hazardous Funds; amend language regarding School Facilities Construction debt service; amend language regarding Urgent Needs School Assistance; insert language regarding Critical Construction Needs Schools; remove language regarding contingent General Fund appropriation for pension liability; delete language regarding Purdue Pharma settlement funds; include language regarding unexpended debt service to support availability payments; amend language regarding lapse and carry forward of General Fund appropriation balance for Bluegrass State Skills Corporation; insert language regarding KentuckyInnovation and Commercialization Center Program; insert language regarding Northern Kentucky Waterfront Development; insert language regarding Louisville Waterfront Development Corporation; insert language regarding funding for Aerospace/Aviation and Exomedicine Research and Development; insert language regarding Waterfront Botanical Gardens; amend language regarding Retroactive Equalized Facility Funding; insert language regarding School Technology in Coal Counties; insert language regarding debt service for school projects; insert language regarding view of the classification of primary and secondary school buildings; insert language regarding the Kentucky School for the Blind and Kentucky School for the Deaf; amend language within the Learning and Results Services program list; insert language regarding Preschool Education Program; amend language regarding use of local district capital funds; delete language regarding local school district program responsibilities; insert language regarding Learning and Results Services reporting; insert language regarding Governor’s Scholars Program; insert language regarding Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics; amend language regarding Public Libraries Facilities Construction; amend language regarding mine safety; insert language regarding forestry tree nurseries; insert language regarding Water Districts and Water Association; insert language regarding Lexington Convention Center project; delete language regarding source of Restricted Funds for Kentucky Infrastructure Authority; insert language regarding evaluation of indigent care; insert language regarding Adult Day Health Services reimbursement rates; insert language regarding Arc of Kentucky; insert language regarding Kentucky Colon Cancer Screening Program; insert language regarding Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program; insert language regarding contracted entities retirement cost increase; insert language regarding dually-licensed pediatric facilities; insert language regarding Child Care Assistance Program; insert language regarding foster home rate equity; insert language regarding family dependent exchange and visitation services; insert language regarding early intervention services; insert language regarding benefind information technology system implementation; insert language regarding Home Health Services Presumptive Eligibility Pilot Program; delete language regarding assessment on insurers; insert language regarding Kentucky Legal Education Opportunity Program; insert language regarding access to justice; insert language regarding court appointed special advocate funding; delete language regarding fee feasibility study with the state police budget unit; delete language regarding state police salary schedule; insert language management of the state inmate population; insert language regarding Apprenticeship Program; insert language regarding the Lung Cancer Research Fund; insert language regarding optometry slots; delete language regarding KEES Dual Credit Scholarships; insert language regarding Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship Program; insert language regarding Kentucky Coal County Completion Scholarships; insert language regarding Pharmacy Scholarship Program; insert language regarding Osteopathic Medicine Scholarship Program; insert language regarding dual credit scholarships; insert language regarding Community Operations Board; insert language regarding the Mining Engineering Scholarship Program; insert language regarding the Robinson Scholars Program; insert language regarding the evaluation of indigent care; insert language regarding Quality and Charity Care Trust Fund; insert language regarding Risperdal Settlement funds; insert language regarding the Kentucky Mesonet; amend language regarding the conveyance of property; amend language regarding the Postsecondary Education Performance Fund; delete language regarding Kentucky State University; insert language regarding a Postsecondary Education Working Group; insert language regarding tourism grants; insert language regarding oral history grants; delete language regarding direct appropriation to Budget Reserve Trust Fund; delete language regarding contingent General Fund appropriation to Budget Reserve Trust Fund; amend language regarding appropriations for projects not line-itemized; insert language regarding debt issued on behalf of state agencies; insert language regarding closed Kentucky Infrastructure Authority Water and Sewer Grant Projects; insert language regarding awarding of construction contracts for capital projects; insert language regarding operations and maintenance funding for Postsecondary; insert language to authorize various Eastern Kentucky projects; insert language to authorize various Kentucky State University projects; insert language to authorize various Morehead State University projects; insert language to authorize various Murray State University projects; insert language to authorize Northern Kentucky University project; insert language to authorize various University of Kentucky projects; insert language to authorize various Western Kentucky University projects; insert language to authorize Kentucky Community and Technical College System project; delete language regarding the adoption of budget reductions; delete language regarding use of public funds; delete language regarding prevailing wage; insert language regarding budget implementation; amend language regarding unexpended debt service; insert language regarding permitted use of water and sewer bond funds; amend language regarding funds recovered through litigation; delete language regarding sale of real property and settlements; amend funds transfers; amend General Fund Budget Reduction Plan; amend General Fund Surplus Expenditure Plan; outline Phase I Tobacco Settlement Funds; provide supplemental appropriation for the Judicial Branch; and insert provisions relating to the levy of license fees.

     Jan 27, 2016 - introduced in House
     Jan 28, 2016 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
     Feb 24, 2016 - floor amendment (1) and (2) filed
     Feb 26, 2016 - posted in committee
     Mar 08, 2016 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar; floor amendment (3) filed
     Mar 09, 2016 - 2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 10, 2016 - recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
     Mar 14, 2016 - floor amendment (4) filed
     Mar 15, 2016 - reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute (1) committee amendments (1-title); floor amendments (5), (6), (7), (8), (9), (10), (11), (12), (13) and (14) filed to Committee Substitute; taken from Rules; placed in the Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 16, 2016
     Mar 16, 2016 - floor amendment (15) filed to Committee Substitute; 3rd reading; floor amendments (5) (8) (9) (11) (12) and (13) ruled in violation of Rule 60; passed 53-0 with Committee Substitute (1), committee amendment (1-title) and floor amendment (10)
     Mar 17, 2016 - received in Senate; taken from Committee on Committees (S); 1st reading; returned to Committee on Committees (S)
     Mar 18, 2016 - taken from Committee on Committees (S); 2nd reading; returned to Committee on Committees (S)
     Mar 21, 2016 - to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
     Mar 23, 2016 - reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute (1) and committee amendment (1); posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 23, 2016; 3rd reading, passed 27-2-9 with Committee Substitute (1) and committee amendment (1)
     Mar 24, 2016 - received in House; to Rules (H); taken from Rules; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute (1) and committee amendment (1) for Thursday, March 24, 2016; House refused to concur in Senate Committee Substitute (1) and committee amendment (1); Conference and Free Conference Committees appointed in House; Conference and Free Conference Committees appointed in Senate
     Mar 25, 2016 - received in Senate; posted for passage for receding from Senate Committee Substitutes (1) committee amendment (1); Senate refused to recede from Committee Substitute (1) and committee amendment (1)
     Apr 15, 2016 - Conference Committee report filed in House and Senate; Conference Committee report adopted in House and Senate; Free Conference Committee report filed in House and Senate; Free Conference Committee report adopted in Senate; passed 38-0 with committee title amendment; received in House; Free Conference Committee report adopted in House; passed 98-1; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 27, 2016 - line items vetoed (Acts, ch.149)