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SB 249 (BR 2061) - A. Robinson, C. Embry Jr.

     AN ACT relating to fire department reporting standards.
     Amend KRS 65A.010 to exclude certain fire departments that receive or expend less than $100,000 from the definition of a special purpose governmental entity; amend KRS 75.430 to set reporting requirements for certain recognized and certified fire departments; create a new section of KRS Chapter 95A to establish administrative and fiscal reporting requirements for fire departments as defined by the section; require the fire commission to review the reports and communicate deficiencies to the affected fire department; provide penalties for noncompliance; allow the fire commission to report irregularities to appropriate authorities and to prescribe corrective actions to bring certain fire departments into compliance; affirm that the records collected by the commission are public records; require the commission to promulgate administrative regulations.


     SCS1 - Add a subsection to Section 3 that requires the fire commission to issue a report to the Legislative Research Commission detailing fire department compliance with the reporting requirements of Section 3 of the bill each year beginning with no later than October 1 of this year.

     Feb 29, 2016 - introduced in Senate
     Mar 02, 2016 - to State & Local Government (S)
     Mar 04, 2016 - reassigned to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S)
     Mar 10, 2016 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
     Mar 11, 2016 - 2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 18, 2016 - posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Monday, March 21, 2016 (Consent Orders #1)
     Mar 21, 2016 - 3rd reading, passed 38-0 with Committee Substitute (1)
     Mar 22, 2016 - received in House; to Local Government (H); taken from Local Government (H); 1st reading; returned to Local Government (H); posting waived
     Mar 23, 2016 - reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules as a Consent Bill; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, March 25, 2016
     Mar 25, 2016 - 3rd reading, passed 97-0; received in Senate
     Mar 28, 2016 - enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
     Mar 29, 2016 - enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House; delivered to Governor
     Apr 09, 2016 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 91)