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  1. Introduced Jan 22, 2014
  2. Passed House
  3. Passed Senate
  4. Signed into Law

HB 235

Kentucky House Bill

AN ACT relating to appropriations providing financing and conditions for the operations, maintenance, support, and functioning of the government of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and its various officers, cabinets, departments, boards, commissions, institutions, subdivisions, agencies, and other state-supported activities. The State/Executive Branch Budget: appropriate from the General Fund (Tobacco), General Fund, Restricted Funds, Federal Funds, Road Fund, Bond Funds, Agency Bonds, Capital Construction Surplus, Investment Income, Statewide Deferred Maintenance Fund, and other funds, as follows:General Government2013-2014 $233,4002014-2015 $1,081,099,1002015-2016 $1,066,535,100Economic Development Cabinet2014-2015 $21,944,4002015-2016 $43,499,800Department of Education2014-2015 $4,957,557,4002015-2016 $5,024,652,900Education and Workforce Development Cabinet2013-2014 $1,708,4002014-2015 $1,279,027,2002015-2016 $1,281,922,900Energy and Environment Cabinet2013-2014 $742,6002014-2015 $257,233,2002015-2016 $259,788,700Finance and Administration Cabinet2014-2015 $853,848,4002015-2016 $862,562,100Health and Family Services Cabinet2013-2014 $812,842,4002014-2015 $10,300,046,5002015-2016 $10,603,884,700Justice and Public Safety Cabinet2013-2014 $13,410,2002014-2015 $931,724,9002015-2016 $943,080,000Labor Cabinet2014-2015 $234,944,7002015-2016 $227,360,200Personnel Cabinet2014-2015 $63,473,3002015-2016 $64,800,700Postsecondary Education2013-2014 $3,750,0002014-2015 $6,796,519,1002015-2016 $7,042,881,200Public Protection Cabinet2014-2015 $97,733,4002015-2016 $98,922,900Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet2013-2014 $18,716,9002014-2015 $229,688,9002015-2016 $229,839,900Funds Transfer to General Fund2014-2015 $235,057,6002015-2016 $99,325,900Phase I Tobacco Settlement Funding Program2014-2015 $101,879,5002015-2016 $74,579,500Not included in the above appropriation amounts are capital project amounts as follows:Capital Projects2014-2015 $4,796,031,0002015-2016 $428,191,300;provide General Fund (Tobacco) moneys for the Early Childhood Advisory Council; authorize the Kentucky Veterans' Centers to continue weekend and holiday pay incentives; allow the Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs to approve travel and per diem expenses for Congressional Medal of Honor recipients; provide debt service to the Department of Veterans' Affairs; cap the amount of principal an applicant can owe the Kentucky Agricultural Finance Corporation; allow for the allocation of Tobacco Settlement Funds to county councils for administrative costs; provide General Fund (Tobacco) moneys for the Agricultural Development Fund's counties account; authorize an administrative fee on Infrastructure for Economic Development Fund projects; provide debt service to the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority; provide General Fund moneys to support services provided to coal-producing counties by the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority; provide that the Governor's call of the Kentucky National Guard to active duty is a necessary government expense; provide that disaster or emergency aid funds are necessary government expenses; provide debt service for the Department of Military Affairs; provide funds to support the 12 multi-county regional industrial park authorities; declare that General Fund moneys appropriated for the Local Government Economic Development Fund (LGEDF) are based on the State Budget Director's official estimate of coal severance tax collections; detail transfer of funds to the Osteopathic Medicine Scholarship Program; provide that the quarterly calculation and transfer of moneys from the General Fund to the LGEDF be made only after funds are appropriated to the Trover Clinic; provide that the quarterly calculation and transfer of moneys from the General Fund to coal-producing counties through the LGEDF be made only after funds are appropriated to the School Facilities Construction Commission, Water and Sewer Resources Development Fund for Coal-Producing Counties, KIA Infrastructure for Economic Development Fund for Coal-Producing Counties, Infrastructure for Economic Development Fund for Coal-Producing Counties, Read to Achieve, Robinson Scholars Program, Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, Department for Local Government, Mining Engineering Scholarship Program, Operations and Support Services for school technology in coal-producing counties, Office of Mine Safety and Licensing, and Save the Children Program; provide that 17.5 percent of severance and processing taxes on coal be transferred to the Local Government Economic Assistance Fund; provide funds for the Regional Strategic Development Fund from the Single County Fund; transfer funds from the LGEDF Multi-County Fund to Operation Unite, Energy Research and Development Fund, 12 multi-county regional industrial park authorities, Shaping Our Appalachian Region administrative costs, and the Coal County College Completion Scholarship Program; provide debt service to LGEDF; establish parameters for county flexibility with LGEDF allocations; establish an appropriation limit for the Area Development Fund; allow Area Development District flexibility; allow Restricted Funds to be used for the continuation of activities within the Office of the Secretary of State; declare that amounts above those appropriated to match Federal Funds for the Help America Vote Act are necessary government expenses; authorize the State Board of Elections to set a rate for new voter registration fees and expenses; declare that costs associated with special elections, additional precincts with a voting machine, additional registered voters, and new voters are necessary government expenses; declare that costs associated with expert witnesses are necessary government expenses; provide annual and sick leave service credit for any former employee of the Unified Prosecutorial System; detail legal services contracts; allow the Attorney General to suspend payment of 50-hour blocks of compensatory time for those attorneys who have accumulated 240 hours of compensatory time and instead convert those hours to sick leave; allow funds to be expended in support of Office of Attorney General; require the Prosecutors Advisory Council to approve compensation for employees of the Unified Prosecutorial System; provide for a recurring Restricted Fund transfer from the Unclaimed Property Fund; allow funds to be expended for the support of operations of the Department of Agriculture; declare that no funds are provided for Auditor of Public Account's scholarships; require that the Auditor be given right of first refusal for audits; allow the Auditor to suspend payment of 50-hour blocks of compensatory time for those attorneys who have accumulated 240 hours of compensatory time and instead convert those hours to sick leave; establish charges for federal, state, and local audits; establish Personnel Board operating assessment; provide dependent subsidy for retirees in the Kentucky Employee and County Employee Retirement Systems; declare that water withdrawal fees are tax-exempt; provide that Tier I water withdrawal fees be used to support the Kentucky River Authority and contractual services for water supply and quality studies; provide debt service to the School Facilities Construction Commission (SFCC); establish the Urgent Need School Trust Fund; allow the SFCC to make additional offers of assistance; provide State Medical Insurance Fund financing; provide dependent subsidy for retired teachers younger than 65; provide debt service for the Kentucky TeachersÂ’ Retirement System budget unit; pledge lesser debt service requirements in future budget bills to reduce the unfunded pension liability; detail Appropriations Not Otherwise Classified; provide that repayment of awards or judgments of $5,000 or more made by the Board of Claims come from the General Fund; provide funds for guardians ad litem and cap their fees at $500; allow reissuance of uncashed State Treasurer checks; appropriate funds for police officer, firefighter, active duty National Guard, and Reserve survivor benefits; detail payment of judgments against the Commonwealth; establish that interest income from and loan repayments received by the High-Tech Construction/Investment Poolbe used to support the Office of Commercialization and Innovation; provide debt service to the Economic Development budget unit; allow unused balances for Bluegrass State Skills Corporation training grants to carry forward; provide for transfer from the Common School Fund to the SEEK fund; provide for the allocation of SEEK funds; require local school districts to provide certified and classified employee pay increases; provide funds for the base SEEK program, Tier I component, vocational transportation, secondary vocational education, Teachers' Retirement System employer match, and salary supplements for nationally certified teachers; establish a timeline for final SEEK calculation; detail SEEK adjustment factors; provide funds for facilities equalization funding and retroactive equalized facility funding; require the school term for this biennium include at least 177 six-hour instructional days; establish a modified hold-harmless guarantee; detail the employment of Department of Education personnel and leadership personnel; provide funding for School Technology in Coal Counties; provide debt service for the Operations and Support Services budget unit; establish funding for unbudgeted costs for health and life insurance for local school district employees; provide that the Kentucky Schools for the Blind and Deaf are eligible to participate in the Kentucky Education Technology System; detail fund transfers for the Family Resource and Youth Services Centers; provide funds for employer contributions for health insurance and health reimbursement accounts for employees waiving coverage; provide school district flexibility; require the publication of school districts' annual financial statements and school report cards; require local district coordination with Head Start; allow the Commissioner of Education to use the Commonwealth School Improvement Fund to meet federal requirements; allow local school boards to request permission from the Commissioner of Education to use capital funds for operating expenses; provide that any funds received from the disposal of surplus property at the Kentucky School for the Deaf and the Kentucky School for the Blind be deposited in a restricted account; detail requirements for Residential Youth-at-Risk Programs; require that supplemental funding distribution include certain Category II and III programs; allow the Environmental Education Council to use interest earnings; require the Department for Libraries and Archives to distribute per capita grants within appropriated amounts; provide funds for the Local Records Grant Program; authorize the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) to determine EPSB employment details; require EPSB to establish the minimum number of hours for teacher certification; declare that no funds are appropriated for the Kentucky Principal Internship Program; provide debt service to the Office of the Secretary of the Energy and Environment Cabinet; declare that no funds are provided for full-time inspectors at each solid-waste municipal landfill; provide debt service to the Environmental Protection budget unit; declare that the new tire fee be collected until June 30, 2016, to continue the waste tire program; declare that the cost of emergency fire suppression exceeding $240,000 annually is a necessary government expense; provide funds for the Office of Mine Safety and Licensing; provide for energy research and development; provide debt service to the Public Service Commission; provide amounts that lapse from the Public Service Commission to the General Fund; provide debt service to the General Administration budget unit of the Finance and Administration Cabinet; declare that any Social Security Contingent Liability Fund expenditures are necessary government expenses; provide that General Fund (Tobacco) moneys under the Finance and Administration Cabinet's Debt Service budget unit lapse; provide debt service to the Facilities and Support Services budget unit of the Finance and Administration Cabinet; provide for county costs; declare the rate of compensation for sheriffs and other law enforcement officers servicing a Circuit or District Court; detail the insurance surcharge rate; provide that funds may be expended for the operations of the Departmentof Revenue; authorize property valuation administrators to manage expenditures; prohibit the Kentucky Works Program from participating in the Human Services Transportation Delivery Program or the Coordinated Transportation Advisory Committee; provide debt service to the General Administration and Program Support budget unit under the Cabinet for Health and Family Services; provide for transfer of excess administrative funds for Medicaid benefits; prohibit payment to Medicaid managed care vendors unless their contract requires collection of service category expenditure information; provide funds to support additional Supports for Community Living slots; allow any unexpended General Fund appropriation to carry forward; define the parameters of the Disproportionate Share Hospital Program; prohibit hospitals from billing patients for services that have been reported to the Cabinet and for which the hospital has received disproportionate share payments; require that any provider that publicizes that it has paid the provider tax also publicize the amount of payment received from the Department for Medicaid Services during the same period; require that any funds received through an intergovernmental transfer agreement between the Department for Medicaid Services and other governmental entities be used for the provision of Medicaid benefits; require quarterly Medicaid budget analysis reports; establish guidelines for a Medicaid budget deficit contingency plan; provide for transfer of Medicaid Benefits funds; prohibit acute care hospitals from converting to critical access hospitals unless certain requirements are met; allow Medicaid copayments; suspend KCHIP premiums; establish Medicaid Managed Care Organization reporting requirements; establish appeals process for denial of service by a Medicaid Managed Care Organization; provide that mental health disproportionate share hospital funds are budgeted at maximum amounts permitted by the Social Security Administration; provide for lease payments for the new Eastern State Hospital; provide General Fund (Tobacco) moneys for substance abuse prevention and treatment for pregnant women with a history of substance abuse; provide funds to the regional mental health-mental retardation boards for increased retirement contribution rates; provide debt service to the Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities budget unit; provide General Fund (Tobacco) moneys for the Health Access Nurturing Development Services Program, Healthy Start, Folic Acid Program, Early Childhood Mental Health, Early Childhood Oral Health, and Smoking Cessation; provide funds to local and district health departments for increased retirement contribution rates; provide debt service for the Public Health budget unit; provide General Fund (Tobacco) moneys for Early Childhood Development; require that an entity contracting with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services provide essential services provide a local match equal to or greater than the amount in effect during fiscal year 2013-2014; provide funds for Operation Unite; provide General Fund (Tobacco) moneys for the Office of Drug Control Policy; provide funds for the Kentucky Law Enforcement Foundation Program Fund, training incentive payments, and training incentive stipends; declare that expenses related to the Governor's call of the Kentucky State Police to extraordinary duty are necessary government expenses; provide funds for Kentucky State Police and Vehicle Enforcement personnel training incentives; allow restricted funds to be used to maintain the operations of the State Police; provide debt service to the State Police budget unit; allow the Department of Corrections to adjust appropriations between the Community Services and Local Facilities budget unit and the Adult Correctional Institutions budget unit; require recommendations for improvement in caring for prisoners with mental illness; require jailer mental health screening training; declare that no funds are provided for reimbursement to counties for correctional facility design fees; provide debt service to the Adult Correctional Institutions budget unit; define prisoner transfer parameters; declare that local jail per diem costs that exceed budgetary limits are necessary government expenses; provide funds for local jails; provide funds for the Local Corrections Assistance Fund; allow the Public Advocate to suspend payment of 50-hour blocks of compensatory time for those attorneys who have accumulated 240 hours of compensatory time and instead convert those hours to sick leave; transfer Restricted Funds to the General Fund to support debt service for the Kentucky Human Resources Information System; provide funds to support a dependent subsidy for full-time employees of quasi-governmental employers participating in the State Group Health Insurance Program; provide that the funding for the Adult Education and Literacy Funding Program and the Science and Technology Funding Program shall not lapse and shall carry forward; provide for transfer of interest earnings from the Strategic Investment and Incentive Trust Fund; provide General Fund (Tobacco) moneys for the Ovarian Cancer Screening Outreach Program; provide debt service to the Council on Postsecondary Education; provide funds for the College Access Program, Kentucky Tuition Grant Program, Teacher Scholarship Program, Kentucky National Guard Tuition Assistance Program, and Kentucky Education Excellence Scholarships, Kentucky Coal County College Completion Scholarships, and Pharmacy Scholarships; provide funds for the Mining Engineering Scholarships and Robinson Scholars; provide debt service to the University of Louisville; provide funds for the Quality and Charity Care Trust Agreement; provide funds for the Firefighters Foundation Program Fund and the Firefighters Training Center Fund; provide for the conveyance of Kentucky Community and Technical College System property; allow the Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction funding flexibility; prohibit transfer of funds to the Park Capital Maintenance and Renovation Fund; provide debt service to the Parks budget unit; provide debt service to the State Fair Board; require proceeds from sale of real property assigned to the State Fair Board to be deposited for the benefit of the State Fair Board; provide funds for a training incentive stipend for Fish and Wildlife Resources Conservation officers; provide debt service for the Historical Society budget unit; provide that any entity receiving $25,000 or less from state or local arts councils is exempt from open meetings and open records laws; provide debt service for the Kentucky Center for the Arts budget unit; provide for Capital Construction Fund appropriations and reauthorizations; provide for the expiration of existing line-item capital construction projects; detail bond proceeds investment income; provide for appropriations for projects not line-itemized; provide for bond issues for tobacco and non-coal producing counties; provide that if funds from the Capital Construction and Equipment Purchase Contingency Account or Emergency Repair, Maintenance, and Replacement Account are not sufficient, then expenditures of the fund are necessary government expenses; declare that certain previously appropriated bond funds shall expire; authorize and appropriate capital projects for various state agencies and universities; require the Secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet and the State Property and Buildings Commission to approve all economic development bonds before issuance; provide for the use of New Economy High-Tech Construction/Investment Pool funds; provide that funds for the Commonwealth Office of Technology's major equipment purchases shall be transferred from the Operating Budget as funds are available and needed; provide for fund designations; provide for the expenditure of excess Restricted Funds or Federal Funds receipts; provide for interim appropriation increases; require revision of appropriation allotments to conform to statutory requirements; provide purpose and transfer restrictions for appropriations expenditure; outline permitted appropriation obligations; require that any General Fund or Road Fund appropriation made in anticipation of a lack, loss, or reduction of Federal Funds lapse to the General Fund or Road Fund Surplus Account; require a state agency entitled to Federal Funds to conform to statutory requirements; provide that any excess General Fund or Road Fund debt service shall lapse, unless directed otherwise by the budget bill; provide that all statutes and portions of statutes in conflict with this bill are suspended, unless otherwise provided; clarify the construction of budget provisions on statutory budget administration power and duties; provide that the Secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet shall interpret all questions arising from the budget bill; provide for the publication of the budget bill; require the State Budget Director to monitor and report on the Commonwealth's financial condition; authorize the Secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet to prorate administration costs; provide that no portion of the budget bill alone can be construed to confirm or ratify an executive reorganization order; require the State Budget Director to provide a budget planning report and tax expenditure revenue loss estimates to each branch; provide that any duplicate appropriations be governed by the duplicate appropriation statute; provide for priority of individual appropriations and severability of budget provisions; provide that all unclaimed lottery prize money be credited to the Kentucky Education Excellence Scholarship Reserve Account; provide various workers' compensation requirements; provide for the sale of abandoned property by the Finance and Administration Cabinet; provide that premium and retaliatory taxes be credited to the General Fund; provide for undesignated General Fund and Road Fund carry forward; allow for the reallocation of appropriations among budget units; establish the Next Generation Kentucky Information Highway Fund within the Finance and Administration Cabinet; declare that the average wholesale price be set at $2.878 per gallon for periods on or after June 1, 2014; establish the state salary/compensation and employment policy; specify funds transfers; provide a General Fund Budget Reduction Plan and General Fund Surplus Expenditure Plan; provide a Road Fund Budget Reduction Plan and a Road Fund Surplus Expenditure Plan; outline Phase I Tobacco Settlement Funds; provide a State/Executive Branch Budget Summary.
Session:
2014 Regular Session
Bill Subjects:
Recreation Federal, State, and Local Relations Public Services Legal Issues Labor and Employment Drugs Energy Judiciary Crime Agriculture and Food Environmental Other Health Commerce Budget, Spending, and Taxes Military State Agencies Housing and Property Nominations Education Animal Rights and Wildlife Issues
Sponsors (6):

Votes

There are currently no roll call votes recorded for this bill.

Actions

Date Chamber  
Apr 28, 2014 House delivered to Secretary of State (Acts ch. 117)
Apr 15, 2014 House veto(es) not acted upon
Mar 31, 2014 House Conference Committee report filed in House and Senate; Conference Committee report adopted in House and Senate; Free Conference Committee appointed in House and Senate; Free Conference Committee report filed in House and Senate; Free Conference Committee report adopted in Senate; Bill passed 37-1; received in House; Free Conference Committee report adopted in House; Bill passed 89-11; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
Mar 26, 2014 House Conference Committee appointed in House
Mar 25, 2014 Senate taken from Rules; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute ; House refused to concur in Senate Committee Substitute ; received in Senate; to Rules (S); posted for passage for receding from Senate Committee Substitute ; Senate refused to recede from Committee Substitute ; Conference Committee appointed in Senate
Mar 24, 2014 House reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute ; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 24, 2014; 3rd reading, passed 25-2-11 with Committee Substitute ; received in House; to Rules (H)
Mar 21, 2014 Senate taken from Appropriations & Revenue (S); 2nd reading; returned to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
Mar 20, 2014 Senate taken from Appropriations & Revenue (S); 1st reading; returned to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
Mar 17, 2014 Senate to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
Mar 14, 2014 Senate received in Senate
Mar 13, 2014 House floor amendment (15) filed ; floor amendment (16) filed to floor amendment (14) ; 3rd reading; floor amendment (1) defeated ; passed 53-46 with floor amendments (11-title) and (14)
Mar 12, 2014 House floor amendment (14) filed
Mar 11, 2014 House reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute ; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 12, 2014; floor amendments (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) (12) and (13) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendment (11-title) filed; floor amendments (2) and (7) withdrawn
Mar 7, 2014 House floor amendment (1) filed
Mar 5, 2014 House taken from Appropriations & Revenue (H); 2nd reading; returned to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
Mar 4, 2014 House taken from Appropriations & Revenue (H); 1st reading; returned to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
Feb 28, 2014 House posted in committee
Jan 23, 2014 House to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
Jan 22, 2014 House introduced in House

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