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SB 222/LM (BR 1230) - D. Seum, J. Adams, E. Harris

     AN ACT relating to consolidated local governments.
     Amend KRS 67C.103 to set forth additional requirements relating to redistricting procedures and the filling of vacancies on the legislative council; clarify the audit and investigation powers of the legislative council; grant power to the council to subpoena persons and documents and administer oaths; establish procedures for failure to comply with subpoenas and require a resolution to create certain procedures; amend KRS 67C.105 to limit the mayor to two consecutive terms; clarify budget requirements; establish a requirement to submit certain contracts to the legislative council for review and approval; require appointment of a deputy mayor; establish terms and duties of the deputy mayor; provide that the deputy mayor will become temporary mayor in case of mayoral vacancy; establish procedures for mayoral vacancy and the simultaneous vacancy of mayor and deputy mayor; amend 67C.111 to allow annexation of territory by city within the consolidated local government with the approval of 80% of property owners, all other annexations subject to previous requirements of annexation; amend KRS 67C.115 to authorize the legislative council and political caucuses to retain outside legal counsel if desired; amend KRS 67C.131 to authorize two to four two staff persons be hired for recognized caucuses of the legislative council; amend KRS 67C.139 to require the mayor to take certain criteria into account in making appointments; establish procedures for the mayor's failure to make required appointments; establish procedures whereby legislative council members may serve on agencies, boards, and commissions; require examination of "incompatible offices" prior to appointments; amend KRS 67C.143 to allow removal of a member of a board or commission by legislative council; prohibit removed persons from holding same office or position for five years; amend KRS 424.290 to clarify that certain publication costs are to be borne by units of local government; allow county clerk in a county containing a consolidated local government to publish in a newspaper candidates and issues on ballot and allow Internet publication of other ballot information.


AMENDMENTS

     SCS1/LM - Amend KRS 67C.103 relating to the filling of vacancies on the legislative council; clarify the audit and investigation powers of the legislative council; grant power to the council to establish the Government Oversight and Audit Committee, establish membership of committee, grant committee the power to subpoena persons and documents and administer oaths, and grant the committee the power to recommend removal of officials; establish procedures for failure to comply with subpoenas; require a resolution to create certain procedures, require council to vote to remove officials only upon recommendation of Government Oversight Committee, and prohibit the delegation of subpoena or oath powers by council; amend KRS 67C.105 to clarify budget requirements; establish a requirement to submit certain contracts to the legislative council for review and approval; require appointment of a deputy mayor; establish terms and duties of the deputy mayor; provide that the deputy mayor will become temporary mayor in case of mayoral vacancy; establish procedures for mayoral vacancy and the simultaneous vacancy of mayor and deputy mayor; amend KRS 67C.115 to authorize the legislative council and political caucuses to retain outside legal counsel if desired; amend KRS 67C.131 to require that two to four staff persons be hired for recognized caucuses of the legislative council; amend KRS 67C.139 to require the mayor to take certain criteria into account in making appointments; establish procedures for the mayor's failure to make required appointments; establish procedures whereby legislative council members may serve on agencies, boards, and commissions; require examination of "incompatible offices" prior to appointments; amend KRS 67C.143 to allow removal of a member of a board or commission by legislative council; prohibit removed persons from holding same office or position for five years.
     SFA1( D. Seum ) - Remove requirements for vacated council seats; change staffing requirements to a maximum of 4 full-time staff, eliminating previous minimum/maximum staffing levels.
     HCS1/LM - Amend KRS 67C.103 concerning the filling of vacancies on the legislative council; clarify the audit and investigation powers of the legislative council; grant power to the council to establish Government Oversight and Audit Committee; establish membership of committee; grant committee the power to subpoena persons and documents, administer oaths, and recommend removal of officials; establish procedures for failure to comply with subpoenas and require a resolution to create certain procedures; require council to vote to remove officials only upon recommendation of Government Oversight Committee; prohibit the delegation of subpoena or oath powers by council; amend KRS 67C.105 to clarify budget requirements; establish a requirement to submit certain contracts to the legislative council for review and approval; require appointment of a deputy mayor; establish terms and duties of the deputy mayor; require the deputy mayor to become temporary mayor in case of mayoral vacancy; establish procedures for mayoral vacancy and the simultaneous vacancy of mayor and deputy mayor; amend KRS 67C.115 to authorize the legislative council and political caucuses to retain outside legal counsel if desired; amend KRS 67C.131 to require that two to four staff persons be hired for recognized caucuses of the legislative council; amend KRS 67C.139 to require the mayor to take certain criteria into account in making appointments; establish procedures for the mayor's failure to make required appointments; establish procedures whereby legislative council members are authorized to serve on agencies, boards, and commissions; require examination of "incompatible offices" prior to appointments; amend KRS 67C.143 to allow removal of a member of a board or commission by legislative council; prohibit removed persons from holding office or position for five years; amend KRS 65.003 to create subpoena power for ethics commissions in consolidated local governments.

     Feb 16, 2017 - introduced in Senate
     Feb 21, 2017 - taken from Committee on Committees (S); 1st reading; returned to Committee on Committees (S); to State & Local Government (S)
     Feb 22, 2017 - taken from State & Local Government (S); 2nd reading; returned to State & Local Government (S)
     Feb 23, 2017 - reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 24, 2017 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 24, 2017; 3rd reading, passed 24-10 with Committee Substitute and floor amendment (1)
     Feb 27, 2017 - received in House
     Mar 01, 2017 - to Local Government (H); posted in committee
     Mar 07, 2017 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 08, 2017 - 2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 14, 2017
     Mar 14, 2017 - 3rd reading, passed 56-34 with Committee Substitute; received in Senate; to Rules (S)
     Mar 15, 2017 - posted for passage for concurrence in House Committee Substitute for Wednesday, March 15, 2017; Senate concurred in House Committee Substitute; Bill passed 26-12; enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House; delivered to Governor
     Mar 27, 2017 - became law without Governor's Signature (Acts, ch. 150)