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HB 449 (BR 889) - T. Riner, D. Horlander

     AN ACT relating to waste-to-energy facilities.
     Amend KRS 224.40-310 to require the cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations on waste-to-energy facilities to take effect by January 1, 2017; prohibit the cabinet from approving a permit for a waste-to-energy facility that is or will be located within a certain distance of a school, hospital, place of worship, or residential property; allow the cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations establishing additional minimum setback distances for waste-to-energy facilities from other dangerous or vulnerable locations; exempt waste-to-energy facilities located on landfills, wastewater treatment facilities, and agricultural property from the minimum setback requirements; define "waste-to-energy facility" for the purposes of the subsection.


HB 449 - AMENDMENTS

     HCS1 - Retain original provisions; change the definition of "waste-to-energy facility" so that it only applies to facilities that are located or will be located in counties with populations of 500,000 or more people.
     SCS1/AA - Amend KRS 21.540 to require the Legislators' Retirement Plan and Judicial Retirement Plan to follow the provisions of KRS Chapters 45, 45A, 56, and 57 regarding procurement of services, goods, and property; prohibit funds of the Legislators' Retirement Plan or Judicial Retirement Plan from being used to pay placement agents; require the Judicial Form Retirement System, who administers the Legislators' Retirement Plan and the Judicial Retirement Plan, to post descriptive and financial information to the system's website; amend KRS 61.645 to modify the minimum requirements for gubernatorial appointees to the Kentucky Retirement Systems board of trustees; require the Kentucky Retirement Systems to follow the provisions of KRS Chapters 45, 45A, 56, and 57 regarding budgeting and the procurement of services, goods, and property; require the Kentucky Retirement Systems to disclose on its Web site and upon request investment fees in addition to investment holdings and commissions; require investment fee and commission reporting requirements for KRS to include profit sharing, carried interest, and partnership incentives; require the Kentucky Retirement Systems to disclose on its Web site and upon request all contracts and offering documents for services, goods, or property purchased or utilized by the systems; require all contracts to be released to the trustees, State Auditor, and Government Contract Review Committee; prohibit funds of the Kentucky Retirement Systems from being used to pay placement agents; require annual increments paid to Kentucky Retirement Systems employees to not exceed the amount provided to general state employees; amend KRS 61.650 to require the Kentucky Retirement Systems board, staff, and investment advisors to adhere to the CFA Institute's codes of conduct; amend KRS 161.250 to increase by two the number of trustees on the Kentucky Teachers' Retirement System board of trustees, both of whom shall have investment experience and shall be appointed by the Governor; require Kentucky Teachers' Retirement System to disclose on its Web site, and upon request, investment fees in addition to investment holdings and commissions; require investment fee and commission reporting requirements for KTRS to include profit sharing, carried interest, and partnership incentives; require the Kentucky Teachers' Retirement System to disclose on its Web site, and upon request, all contracts and offering documents for services, goods, or property purchased or utilized by the systems; require all contracts to be released to the trustees, State Auditor, Governor and the Government Contract Review Committee; amend KRS 161.340 to require the Kentucky Teachers' Retirement System to follow the provisions of KRS Chapters 45, 45A, 56, and 57 regarding budgeting and the procurement of services, goods, and property; amend KRS 161.430 to require the Kentucky Teachers' Retirement System's board, staff, and investment advisors to adhere to the CFA Institute's codes of conduct; prohibit funds of the Kentucky Teachers' Retirement System from being used to pay placement agents; amend KRS 161.300 to increase the quorum requirements of the Kentucky Teachers' Retirement System's board of trustees; amend KRS 7A.220 to add six additional legislative members to the Public Pension Oversight Board; amend KRS 61.661, 161.585, and 21.540 to require the disclosure, upon request, of the retirement benefit information of current and former members of the General Assembly, including their name, status, and projected or actual retirement benefit payments and benefits of the same from Kentucky Retirement Systems, Kentucky Teachers' Retirement System, Legislators' Retirement Plan, and the Judicial Retirement Plan. Amend KRS 147A.070 to require area development districts to use specific hiring practices when hiring an executive director and to comply with state accountability and transparency standard measures. Create a new section of KRS Chapter 147A to require a report to the Legislative Research Commission from the Cabinet for Health and Families Servicesand the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet on allocations of funds provided to the area development district; require that the amendments in the bill requiring the state-administered retirement systems to be subject to state procurement laws and banning the use of system assets to pay placement agents to apply to contracts established or renewed on or after July 1, 2016; require amendments in the bill modifying the requirements for gubernatorial appointments to the Kentucky Retirement Systems' board to apply to appointments or reappointments made on or after the effective date of the bill; declare an EMERGENCY.
     SCA1( J. Bowen ) - Make title amendment.

     Feb 19, 2016 - introduced in House
     Feb 22, 2016 - to Tourism Development & Energy (H)
     Mar 01, 2016 - posted in committee
     Mar 15, 2016 - posted in committee
     Mar 17, 2016 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
     Mar 18, 2016 - 2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 21, 2016
     Mar 22, 2016 - 3rd reading, passed 74-24 with Committee Substitute (1)
     Mar 23, 2016 - received in Senate
     Mar 24, 2016 - to Natural Resources & Energy (S)
     Mar 28, 2016 - taken from Natural Resources & Energy (S); 1st reading; returned to Natural Resources & Energy (S)
     Mar 29, 2016 - reassigned to Appropriations & Revenue (S); taken from Appropriations & Revenue (S); 2nd reading; returned to Appropriations & Revenue (S); reported favorably, to Rules
     Apr 15, 2016 - recommitted to State & Local Government (S); reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute (1) and committee amendment (1-title); posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, April 15, 2016; 3rd reading, passed 37-0 with Committee Substitute (1) and committee amendment (1-title); received in House