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HB 325/LM (BR 349) - D. Keene

     AN ACT relating to supervision of public documents and records and making an appropriation therefor.
     Create a new section of KRS Ch.65 to create position of "regional public records and licensing administrator," establish number at 15, establish appointment criteria, make administrators, deputies, and employees eligible for state benefits, create procedures for removal of administrators; create a new section of KRS 65 to establish procedures for temporary vacancies in post; create a new section of KRS 65 to require Commonwealth to provide office space and furniture; create a new section of KRS 65 to establish compensation range for administrators and make compensation subject to annual CPI adjustment, allow advances in grade for deputies, require Department for Local Government to prepare budget request for FY 2018-2020 for administrator's offices with a minimum of 16 full-time employees per office, require each administrator beginning, FY 2020-2022, to submit a budget request to the Department for Local Government, establish minimum requirements for deputies and require Local Government and Personnel Cabinet to collaborate to create a system for administrator personnel; create a new section of KRS 65 to mandate administrators and deputies be paid from State Treasury; create a new section of KRS 65 to establish duties as the issuance of marriage licenses, recording, and keeping certain legal documents, preparation of tax bills, and other duties established by statute; create a new section of KRS 65 to require all fees collected by administrators to be remitted to the State Treasury; create a new section of KRS Ch. 65 establishing the Task Force for Uniform Indexing System, establish members, reporting date for findings, and date for promulgation of administrative regulations; amend various sections throughout the KRS to amend duties and responsibilities of county clerks and to specify duties and responsibilities of county clerks and of regional public records and licensing administrators; create a noncodified section of the KRS requiring certain executive branch departments to study issues concerning regional public records and licensing administrators and county clerks, such as electronic storage and dissemination of records, electronic filing and voting, office space and budgetary issues, require an initial report to their departments, to the Office of Policy and Management, and to the Legislative Research Commission by July 1, 2017; repeal KRS 142.015, 382.220, and 382.225; DELAYED EFFECTIVE DATE.



     Feb 02, 2016 - introduced in House
     Feb 04, 2016 - to Local Government (H)
     Feb 05, 2016 - posted in committee