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HB 13/FN (BR 58) - M. Meredith, J. DeCesare, J. Greer, R. Heath, T. Moore, P. Pratt, M. Prunty, B. Reed, J. Richards, S. Riley, B. Rowland, W. Stone, W. Thomas

     AN ACT relating to veterans centers, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring an emergency.
     Authorize to the Department of Veterans' Affairs federal funds and bond funds in fiscal year 2016-2017 for the construction of the Bowling Green Veterans Center nursing home; establish conditions; provide that if debt service is required it shall be a necessary government expense to be paid from the general fund surplus account or the budget reserve trust fund; APPROPRIATION; EMERGENCY.


     HCS1/FN - Retain original language; clarify that the bond funds authorized in fiscal year 2016-2017 is the required matching funds to complement the federal funds provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; declare an EMERGENCY.
     HFA1( J. Blanton ) - Direct the commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans' Affairs to withdraw the application for matching funds provided by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs for the 90-bed facility for the Bowling Green Veterans Center, and to resubmit an application for matching funds for a 60-bed facility for the Bowling Green Veterans Center and a 77-bed facility for Magoffin County, which utilizes the 137-bed total allotment for the Commonwealth; declare an EMERGENCY.
     HFA2( R. Nelson ) - Provide $10,500,000 of bond funds in fiscal year 2016-2017 for the Magoffin County Veterans Center in case the Magoffin County site is selected by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, utilizing the additional allotment of beds within the Commonwealth.
     HFA3( J. Blanton ) - State expressly that it is the desire of the General Assembly that any future beds allocated be dedicated to a state veterans nursing home in Magoffin County to serve that area.
     HFA4( M. Meredith ) - Make title amendment.
     SCS1 - Retain original provisions of the bill, except provide that any General Fund moneys appropriated to the Finance and Administration Cabinet for debt service that are not needed to satisfy any debt service obligation first be used to support debt service for the construction of the Bowling Green Veterans Center before being used to support availability payments required by the Kentucky Communications Network Authority's public-private partnership contract.

     Jun 28, 2016 - Prefiled by the sponsor(s).
     Jan 03, 2017 - introduced in House; to Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection (H)
     Feb 14, 2017 - posted in committee
     Feb 15, 2017 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 16, 2017 - 2nd reading, to Rules; recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
     Feb 21, 2017 - reported favorably, to Rules; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 22, 2017 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 23, 2017; floor amendments (2) and (3) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 23, 2017 - floor amendment (4-title) filed; 3rd reading, passed 99-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendments (3) and (4-title)
     Feb 24, 2017 - received in Senate
     Feb 27, 2017 - to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
     Mar 06, 2017 - taken from Appropriations & Revenue (S); 1st reading; returned to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
     Mar 07, 2017 - reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with Committee Substitute as a consent bill
     Mar 29, 2017 - posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 29, 2017; 3rd reading, passed 38-0 with Committee Substitute; received in House; to Rules (H)
     Mar 30, 2017 - posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute; House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute; Bill passed 92-1; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House; enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor
     Apr 11, 2017 - line items vetoed (Acts, ch. 194)