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SB 200 (BR 1397) - R. Stivers II

     AN ACT relating to executive orders.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 11 to require executive orders issued by the Governor to be identified by year of issuance and subject area, to be numbered consecutively within year of issuance and subject area categories, and to be filed with the Secretary of State; require the Secretary of State to forward certain executive orders identified to the director of the Legislative Research Commission on the date filed; require the co-chairs of the Legislative Research Commission to refer executive orders relating to reorganization of state government and other matters pertaining to the operation or official policy of the government, to the legislative committee of jurisdiction within two working days after the order is received by the Legislative Research Commission; provide that executive orders relating to appointments requiring confirmation, reorganization of state government, and other matters pertaining to the operation or official policy of the government shall not become effective until 35 days after being filed with the Secretary of State; require the committee of referral to review the executive order within 30 days and report its findings and objections; require an objection by the reviewing committee to be upon the vote of a majority of the committee members of either chamber; direct that executive orders pertaining to governmental policy which were objected to by a reviewing committee be identified in legislation drafted for introduction by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House on the first day of the regular session; require the proposed legislation to declare each identified deficient executive order void upon enactment of the legislation, prohibit the Governor from adopting executive orders that are the same or substantially the same as the voided executive order for one year from sine die adjournment of the legislative session in which the legislation is enacted, and contain an emergency clause; permit the General Assembly to amend the proposed legislation to add executive orders, delete executive orders, or include reorganization orders which have not been enacted into law; require the Governor to compile a list of all executive orders currently in effect and provide the list to the Legislative Research Commission by September 30, 2018; require the Governor to identify executive orders that should remain in effect and those he or she shall revoke or repeal as obsolete or no longer necessary; provide that executive orders the Governor does not continue in effect or revoke or repeal on another date will cease to exist as of October 1, 2018; require legislative review of executive orders that the Govenor has identified should remain in effect; create a new section of KRS Chapter 12 to require each administrative body created by executive order or administrative order to cease to exist at the end of the issuing Governor's or other statewide elected official's term of office unless established by General Assembly enactment; amend KRS 12.028, relating to the reorganization of state government, to conform.


     SFA1( R. Stivers II ) - Delete the provision requiring each administrative body created by an administrative order to cease to exist at the end of the term of office of the Governor whose appointee created the administrative body unless established by enactment of the General Assembly.

     Feb 23, 2018 - introduced in Senate
     Feb 26, 2018 - to State & Local Government (S)
     Mar 14, 2018 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 15, 2018 - 2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 16, 2018; floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 16, 2018 - 3rd reading, passed 35-1 with floor amendment (1)