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Legislative Report June 12, 2021
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ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS
(UPCHURCH K)

AN ACT relating to administrative regulations.

AN ACT relating to administrative regulations.

  RECENT STATUS

3/28/2019 - delivered to Secretary of State

3/28/2019 - Enrolled, Signed by President of the Senate

3/28/2019 - Enrolled, Signed by Speaker of the House

LAW ENFORCEMENT SHOOTING INVESTIGATIONS
(SCOTT A)

AN ACT relating to the investigation of a shooting or deadly incident by a law enforcement officer.

Create new sections of KRS Chapter 15A to provide definitions and establish an Officer Shooting Review Board to investigate any shooting of an individual by a law enforcement officer or officers or any deadly incident involving law enforcement; set requirements for board members; provide duties of the board; specify requirements related to investigatory work performed by the Kentucky State Police Critical Incident Response Team on behalf of the board; establish investigatory procedures and protocols; provide requirements for submission of the board’s report to the Commonwealth's attorney of the jurisdiction in which the shooting or deadly incident took place or to the Attorney General; provide requirements for independent investigation of any shooting of an individual by a law enforcement officer or officers or any deadly incident involving law enforcement.

  RECENT STATUS

1/10/2019 - (H) Referred to Committee House Judiciary

1/8/2019 - Introduced (Pre-Filed)

6/21/2018 - Pre-Filed

BOARDS OF EDUCATION
(HART M)

AN ACT relating to local boards of education.

Amend KRS 160.190 to change a local board vacancy from being appointed by the chief state school officer to being appointed by a majority vote of the local board; establish a timeline and procedures of appointment; establish a procedure for a failure to make appointment by local board; make changes throughout to conform.

  RECENT STATUS

3/20/2019 - BECAME LAW WITHOUT GOVERNOR'S SIGNATURE

3/19/2019 - filed without Governor's signature with the Secretary of State

3/7/2019 - delivered to Governor

PROCUREMENT
(ROTHENBURGER R)

AN ACT relating to local procurement.

Amend KRS 45A.385 to increase from $20,000 to $30,000 the maximum amount of a contract for which a local public agency may use small purchase procedures; amend KRS 424.260 to allow local officals to make contracts up to $30,000, rather than up to $20,000, without taking out newspaper advertisements for bids.

  RECENT STATUS

3/25/2019 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

3/14/2019 - delivered to Governor

3/14/2019 - Enrolled, Signed by President of the Senate

NONPROFIT TAXATION EXEMPTIONS
(OSBORNE D)

AN ACT relating to nonprofit exemptions in taxation and declaring an emergency.

Amend KRS 139.495 to exempt from sales and use tax the sale of admissions by nonprofit educational, charitable, or religious institutions; amend KRS 139.200 to add the exemption; amend KRS 132.195 to exempt from property tax leasehold interests in property owned by a purely public charity when the property and income are used to further the purely public charity's mission; EMERGENCY.

  RECENT STATUS

1/10/2019 - (H) Referred to Committee House Appropriations & Revenue

1/8/2019 - Introduced (Pre-Filed)

7/13/2018 - Pre-Filed

EMPLOYMENT SCHEDULES
(JENKINS J)

AN ACT relating to employment schedules.

Create new sections of KRS Chapter 337 to require employers to give employees a written good-faith estimate of the employee's work schedule at the time of hire, maintain a voluntary standby list of employees who wish to work additional hours, post weekly work schedules at least seven days in advance, and provide certain rest periods for employees, during which the employee is not scheduled; provide that an employee may identify time limitations for scheduling work hours; establish the rate of compensation to be paid if an employer changes the schedule; set forth unlawful practices; amend KRS 337.990 to establish a penalty for violations of Sections 1 to 8 of this Act.

  RECENT STATUS

1/10/2019 - (H) Referred to Committee House Economic Development & Workforce Investment

1/8/2019 - Introduced (Pre-Filed)

9/20/2018 - Pre-Filed

PROPERTY TAXES
(LEE S)

AN ACT relating to the levy of property taxes.

Amend KRS 132.017, relating to property taxes levied by local government entities, to extend the deadline to file a petition to 75 days; allow petition papers to be substantially uniform in size and style; allow the names of voters from more than one voting precinct to be on the same sheet of the petition paper; allow electronic signatures to be counted when the signatures comply with the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act; lower the number of signatures needed for the petition to 5%; require the local governmental entity or school to levy a tax rate that is equal to the compensating tax rate when an election on the tax rate levy is canceled or the vote fails to pass the election; amend KRS 132.018 to conform.

  RECENT STATUS

3/25/2019 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

3/14/2019 - delivered to Governor

3/14/2019 - Enrolled, Signed by President of the Senate

RETIREMENT CONTRIBUTION REPORTING
(GOFORTH R)

AN ACT relating to the reporting of retirement contributions.

Amend KRS 78.625 and 61.675 to require the Kentucky Retirement Systems to notify state and local employers and employees if retirement contributions are not timely made, to list the potential consequences that may result, and to post on the systems' Web site the employer's name and the amount of delinquent contributions.

  RECENT STATUS

1/10/2019 - (H) Referred to Committee House State Government

1/8/2019 - Introduced (Pre-Filed)

10/5/2018 - Pre-Filed

CHILD FATALITY
(MOSER K)

AN ACT relating to the external child fatality and near fatality review panel.

Amend KRS 620.055 to add additional four new members to the external child fatality and near fatality review panel; require that the panel additionally report to the Child Welfare Oversight and Advisory Committee; and change the annual required published report deadline to February 1 from December 1.

  RECENT STATUS

1/10/2019 - (H) Referred to Committee House Health and Family Services

1/8/2019 - Introduced (Pre-Filed)

12/11/2018 - Pre-Filed

CRIMINAL HISTORIES
(BROWN JR. G)

AN ACT relating to criminal histories of job applicants.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 344 to prohibit employers from considering or requiring disclosure of prior criminal history as part of the initial job application; title the Act "Ban the Box - The Criminal Record Employment Discrimination Act."

  RECENT STATUS

1/10/2019 - (H) Referred to Committee House Economic Development & Workforce Investment

1/8/2019 - Introduced

GOLDEN ALERT SYSTEM
(FRAZIER D)

AN ACT creating the Kentucky Golden Alert System.

reate a new section of KRS Chapter 16 to require the Department of Kentucky State Police to operate a Kentucky Golden Alert System to provide public notification through the use of the news media and highway signs when an impaired person, as defined in KRS 39F.010, is determined to be missing.

  RECENT STATUS

3/7/2019 - (S) SECOND READING to Rules w/SCS1

3/7/2019 - Senate Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

3/6/2019 - (S) Returned to Committee Senate Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection

INSURANCE FRAUD
(FISCHER J)

AN ACT relating to insurance fraud.

Amend KRS 304.47-020 to establish a range of criminal penalties resulting from conviction of insurance fraud; amend KRS 304.47-050 to require certain Kentucky health professional boards to report suspected insurance fraud to the Department of Insurance's Division of Insurance Fraud Investigation and to require the boards to provide information requested by the insurance commissioner; amend KRS 189.635 to require the Department of Kentucky State Police to redact vehicle accident reports provided to news-gathering organizations; provide an exception to redaction for up to three reports per day; make technical revisions; create a new section of Subtitle 39 of KRS Chapter 304 to prohibit physician self-referrals of health care services for which payment may be made from basic reparations benefits provided under the Motor Vehicle Reparations Act; incorporate exceptions provided in federal law; require refund of amounts collected in violation of section; amend KRS 304.99-060 to establish civil penalties for violation of Section 4 of the Act; amend KRS 311.597 to deem violation of Section 4 or 5 of the Act by a physician "dishonorable, unethical, or unprofessional conduct."

  RECENT STATUS

3/26/2019 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

3/14/2019 - delivered to Governor

3/14/2019 - Enrolled, Signed by President of the Senate

EXPUNGEMENT
(BROWN JR. G)

AN ACT relating to expungement.

Amend KRS 431.073 to make additional offenses eligible for expungement; reduce the filing fee for felony expungement from $500 to $200; amend KRS 431.076 to allow expungement of charges dismissed without prejudice; amend KRS 431.078 to require certain records to be expunged if the law specifies a period for enhancement and that period has expired; amend KRS 431.079 to limit requirement of certification to convictions that have not been pardoned.

  RECENT STATUS

2/5/2019 - (H) Referred to Committee House Judiciary

2/5/2019 - (H) posted in committee House Judiciary

2/5/2019 - (H) posted in committee House Health and Family Services

CRIMINAL RECORDS
(PETRIE J)

AN ACT relating to expungement of criminal records.

Repeal, reenact, and amend KRS 431.076 to order concurrent expungement of the records of persons acquitted of charges or against whom charges were dismissed with prejudice and create procedures.

  RECENT STATUS

3/12/2019 - (H) recommitted to committee House Appropriations & Revenue

3/12/2019 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/HCS 1

3/7/2019 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/HCS 1

VETERANS AT RISK
(MEREDITH M)

AN ACT relating to veterans at risk.

Amend KRS 39F.010 to define "veteran at risk"; amend KRS 39F.180 to add a veteran at risk to those included in a Golden Alert; allow any agency searching for a veteran at risk to refer to the Golden Alert as a Green Alert.

  RECENT STATUS

2/25/2019 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection

2/21/2019 - received in Senate

2/20/2019 - (H) THIRD READING, passed 99-0 with floor amendment (1)

INSURANCE COMPANIES
(LEWIS D)

AN ACT relating to the supervision of insurance companies.

Create a new section of Subtitle 3 of KRS Chapter 304 to require insurers to file Corporate Governance Annual Disclosures with the Department of Insurance; specify the form and contents of the disclosures; allow insurers to comply with the section by cross-referencing other existing relevant and applicable documents; specify the level at which information shall be reported; require insurers to maintain documentation and support for information provided in the disclosure; specify the format for disclosures filed after the initial disclosure; classify disclosure-related filings, documents, and information as confidential and privileged; permit certain use and sharing of disclosure-related filings, documents, and information; permit the commissioner to retain third-party consultants and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners to assist in review of the disclosures; specify requirements for persons retained by the commissioner; amend KRS 304.37-010 to alphabetize definitions and to add definitions for "groupwide supervisor" and "internationally active insurance group"; create a new section of Subtitle 37 of KRS Chapter 304 to authorize the commissioner to act as or acknowledge another regulatory official as a groupwide supervisor for an internationally active insurance group; establish factors to be considered in making a determination of groupwide supervisor; establish criteria for when the commissioner shall acknowledge another regulatory official acting as a groupwide supervisor; authorize the commissioner to collect information; require the commissioner to make certain notifications; establish the commissioner's authority when acting as a groupwide supervisor; require certain insurers to pay the reasonable expenses of the commissioner's participation in the administration of the section; amend KRS 304.37-050 to classify information reported or provided to the department under KRS 304.37-030 and Section 3 of the Act as confidential and privileged and make technical corrections; amend KRS 304.3-090, 304.3-400, 304.24-290, and 304.37-130 to conform.

  RECENT STATUS

3/26/2019 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

3/14/2019 - delivered to Governor

3/14/2019 - Enrolled, Signed by President of the Senate

DECEPTIVE LAWSUIT ADVERTISING
(MOSER K)

AN ACT relating to deceptive lawsuit advertising and solicitation practices.

Creates new sections of KRS Chapter 367 to regulate advertising for legal services.

  RECENT STATUS

2/28/2019 - House Health and Family Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

2/21/2019 - House Health and Family Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

2/12/2019 - (H) posted in committee House Health and Family Services

FREEDOM OF SPEECH
(MADDOX S)

AN ACT relating to freedom of speech at public post-secondary education institutions.

Amend KRS 164.348 to require public postsecondary institutions to adopt policies ensuring the protection of freedom of speech and expression by students and faculty; require policies to be made available to students and faculty; create a cause of action for a violation of any policy required by the Act.

  RECENT STATUS

3/26/2019 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

3/14/2019 - delivered to Governor

3/14/2019 - Enrolled, Signed by President of the Senate

EXTERNAL DETAINEE FATALITY REVIEW PANEL
(SCOTT A)

AN ACT relating to the establishment for the External Detainee Fatality Review Panel.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 441 to establish the External Detainee Fatality Review Panel to conduct comprehensive reviews of all fatalities of individuals detained in county or regional jails, any facility operated by the Department of Corrections, the Department of Juvenile Justice, or an entity under contract with either department.

  RECENT STATUS

2/7/2019 - (H) Referred to Committee House Judiciary

2/6/2019 - Introduced

BUDGET UNIT REQUESTS
(RUDY S)

AN ACT relating to submission of budget unit requests.

Amend KRS 48.050, relating to submission of budget unit requests, to require submission of requests by November 1, rather than November 15.

  RECENT STATUS

3/28/2019 - delivered to Secretary of State

3/28/2019 - Enrolled, Signed by President of the Senate

3/28/2019 - Enrolled, Signed by Speaker of the House

BUDGET FORMS
(RUDY S)

AN ACT relating to budget forms and instructions.

Amend KRS 48.040 to change from September 1 to August 1 of each odd-numbered year the date by which the Finance and Administration Cabinet must provide uniform budget forms and instructions and agency expenditures to the branches of government.

  RECENT STATUS

3/27/2019 - BECAME LAW WITHOUT GOVERNOR'S SIGNATURE

3/26/2019 - filed without Governor's signature with the Secretary of State

3/26/2019 - Filed with Secretary of State

CITIES
(MEREDITH M)

AN ACT relating to cities.

Amend KRS 24A.140, 29A.180, and 61.900 to remove references to "city marshal"; amend KRS 57.285, relating to local printing of materials, to remove reference to "city"; amend KRS 65.710, relating to ambulance service contracts, to include all legislative bodies in the various forms of city governance; amend KRS 65.805, relating to nontaxing special districts, to remove a reference to previously repealed statutes; amend KRS 67.750, relating to the taxation of business, to remove the definition of "city"; amend KRS 67.850, relating to the formation of charter county governments, to specify that the charter county government has the authorities of home rule class cities in lieu of the city of the highest class at formation; amend KRS 67.922, relating to unified local governments, to allow the unified local government to exercise authorities belonging to the various classes of cities which may be a part of it; amend KRS 80.010, relating to housing authorities, to include the legislative bodies of all forms of city governments within definition of "governing body"; amend KRS 81.005, relating to the classification of cities, to make technical correction; amend KRS 82.082, relating to city home rule, to remove reference to KRS Chapter 95, relating to city fire and police, and KRS Chapter 96, relating to city utilities; amend KRS 92.281, relating to city license fees, to remove the restriction of cities with populations of less than 1,000 from being able to levy license fees on businesses, trades, occupations, or professions at a percentage basis; amend KRS 95.761, relating to pension plans and civil service plans in cities with populations of 1,000 to 7,999 to make technical changes, to clarify authorizations of cities eligible to provide retirement plans pursuant to KRS 90.400 or 90.410, and to stipulate that no city shall adopt any civil service system during November or December of any even-numbered year; amend KRS 96.045, relating to the rights of utilities in existence in cities, to redefine "municipality" as any county, city of any class, or municipal corporation; amend KRS 96.060, relating to city grants of rights-of-way to utilities, to stipulate that cities have supervising control over the use of their streets, alleys, and other public grounds, to remove population range from a reference to city, and to stipulate that the grant of rights-of-way, in addition to the presently enumerated utilities, subject other utilities to that grant; provide that cities regulate streetcars, and can exercise control over railroad companies' crossings while fixing penalties for violations regarding streetcars and railroad crossings; preserve the rights of property owners whose property abuts a street on which a railroad is granted a right-of-way when there is damage caused by the railroad to the owner's property; amend KRS 96.120 to stipulate that cities that own and operate their own water or light plants can acquire a franchise to furnish water and light to other cities, allow cities that own and operate their own water or light plants to contract with other cities to provide those services to the other cities, and allow any city to install the necessary conveyance infrastructure to receive water and light services from another city; amend KRS 96.189 to allow any city, rather than cities with a certain population, to acquire streetcar systems; amend KRS 96.200 to make technical correction; amend KRS 107.020, 107.030, 107.140, and 107.190, relating to fire hydrant controls, to remove city population restrictions; amend KRS 154.1-010, relating to economic development, to remove "village" and "township" from definition of "municipality"; amend KRS 281.765, relating to the general provisions of motor carriers, to remove a reference to city marshals; amend KRS 146.280, 177.230, 177.240, 177.270, 177.280, 177.290, 262.180, 267.130, and 353.610 to remove the term "village" and, when in the context of incorporation, "town"; amend KRS 95.010 to conform; repeal KRS 79.010, 79.020, 79.030, 79.040, 79.050, 79.060, 96.130, 96.140, 96.330, 96.340, 79.070, 81A.480, 82.088, 95.505, 95.630, and 96.070.

  RECENT STATUS

3/21/2019 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

3/12/2019 - delivered to Governor

3/12/2019 - Enrolled, Signed by President of the Senate

TAXATION
(RUDY S)

AN ACT relating to taxation.

Amend KRS 132.010 to define terms related to qualified heavy equipment; amend KRS 132.020 to assess qualified heavy equipment at a rate of 15 cents upon each $100 of value and reorder other property by the tax rates imposed; amend 132.360 to allow a 60-day protest period for property tax; amend various KRS sections to make technical corrections and conforming changes; create a new section of KRS Chapter 139 to prohibit class actions against a marketplace provider on behalf of purchasers; amend KRS 139.010 to create and amend definitions of marketplace providers, admissions, and marketplace retailer; amend KRS 139.200 to exclude admissions charged by nonprofit educational, charitable, or religious institutions exempt from taxation under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) and to clarify that small animal veterinary services exclude services for poultry; amend KRS 139.260 to allow acceptance of a resale certificate for certain services; Amend KRS 139.270, 139.280, and 139.340 to conform; amend KRS 139.450 to require a marketplace provider to collect and remit sales tax; amend KRS 139.480, 160.613, and 160.6131 to clarify who is a toller; amend KRS 139.495 to exempt the sales of admissions by nonprofit educational, charitable, or religious institutions exempt from tax under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3); create a new section of KRS Chapter 139 to exempt the first $10,000 of sales in a calendar year made by nonprofit civic, governmental, or other nonprofit organizations; amend KRS 139.550 and 139.720 to conform; amend KRS 141.010 to update to the Internal Revenue Code reference date for 2019 and clarify the provisions for 2018; amend KRS 141.170 to allow one additional month for an extension of time to file a corporation income tax return; amend KRS 241.010 to expand the definition of a small farm winery to include a winery that produces no more than 500,000 gallons in a calendar year; amend KRS 243.884 to clarify that sales made by a small farm winery during a calendar year of the first 50,000 gallons of wine are exempt; amend various sections in KRS Chapters 141 and 154 to make technical corrections and conforming changes; repeal KRS 136.078, 136.090, and 136.100.

  RECENT STATUS

3/26/2019 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

3/14/2019 - delivered to Governor

3/14/2019 - Enrolled, Signed by President of the Senate

UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS
(BANTA K)

AN ACT relating to unmanned aircraft systems.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 183 to prohibit local governments from regulating use or ownership of drones, other than by the local government itself.

  RECENT STATUS

2/19/2019 - (H) posted in committee House Small Business & Information Technology

2/15/2019 - (H) Referred to Committee House Small Business & Information Technology

2/14/2019 - Introduced

FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY
(NEMES J)

AN ACT relating to financial transparency.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 27A to require the Administrative Office of the Courts to procure an annual financial audit of all funds and accounts under its jurisdiction; require audits to be conducted in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards; the Administrative Office of the Courts may enter into a contract to perform an audit only after the Auditor of Public Accounts has declined to perform the audit; if the Auditor of Public Accounts performs the audit the Administrative Office of the Courts will be charged for expenses incurred by the Auditor of Public Accounts to perform the audit; if the Administrative Office of the Courts contracts to perform an audit, a copy of the audit report and management letter shall be forwarded to the Auditor of Public Accounts and the Legislative Research Commission; the Auditor of Public Accounts has the right to review work papers and documents developed by the entity contracted to perform the audit; the Auditor of Public Accounts may conduct a special audit or examination of the Administrative Office of the Courts with expenses to be borne by the Administrative Office of the Courts.

  RECENT STATUS

2/20/2019 - House Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

2/15/2019 - (H) Referred to Committee House Judiciary

2/14/2019 - Introduced

INSURANCE INDUSTRY
(ROWLAND B)

AN ACT relating to the insurance industry.

Create new sections of Subtitle 3 of KRS Chapter 304 to define terms, including "beta test,"; "exclusivity period"; "insurance innovation"; "limited no-action letter" "permanent no-action letter," and "regulatory sandbox"; create an application process for admitting companies to the regulatory sandbox for the purpose of permitting the company to beta test an insurance innovation under a limited no-action letter; impose certain disclosure and financial stability requirements for companies making an application; establish a director of insurance innovation within the Department of Insurance; establish procedures and requirements for the review and acceptance of applications; grant the commissioner authority to modify, increase, or change certain application requirements; grant the commissioner authority to reject applications; allow companies to file a petition for reconsideration and request a hearing upon rejection of an application; establish requirements for issuing a limited no-action letter; establish how long the safe harbor of a limited no-action letter persists; set time period for a beta test at one year; allow a beta test to be extended for up to one year; establish requirements for a beta test; establish company's rights during a beta test; authorize the commissioner to issue certain orders to enforce the terms and conditions of a beta test; establish requirements for an exclusivity period; authorize the commissioner to issue an order terminating the exclusivity period; establish a cause of action for infringement of exclusivity period; establish reporting requirements for evaluation of beta test by the commissioner; establish requirements for issuance of a permanent no-action letter by the commissioner; establish that certain documents relating to the financial condition of a company are confidential and not subject to public disclosure pursuant to the Kentucky Open Records Act; establish certain disclosure rights of the commissioner; require the commissioner to submit reports relating to the administration of Sections 1 to 9 of this Act.

  RECENT STATUS

3/26/2019 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

3/14/2019 - delivered to Governor

3/14/2019 - Enrolled, Signed by President of the Senate

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
(PETRIE J)

AN ACT relating to public records for economic development.

Amend KRS 61.878 to exclude trade secrets as protected information; protect confidential or proprietary information maintained by regulators; exclude information declared confidential through administrative regulation by the Cabinet for Economic Development and all preliminary records not finalized from January 1, 2016; include locating and relocating in a place outside of the Commonwealth as protected information.

  RECENT STATUS

3/28/2019 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/HCA 1T, HCS 1, HFA 1,2,3,4,5,6,7T

3/14/2019 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/HCA 1T, HCS 1, HFA 1,2,3,4,5,6,7T

3/13/2019 - (H) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day; w/HCA 1T, HCS 1, HFA 1,2,3,4,5,6,7T

PUBLIC RECORDS
(MASSEY C)

AN ACT relating to public records.

Amend KRS 61.878, regarding public records to exclude from the Open Records Act client and case files maintained by the Department of Public Advocacy and the department's contractors.

  RECENT STATUS

2/19/2019 - (H) Referred to Committee House Judiciary

2/15/2019 - Introduced

HEALTH INSURANCE EXPANSION
(BOWLING A)

AN ACT relating to the expansion of health insurance options within Kentucky.

Amend KRS 304.17A-005 to revise definitions of "employer-organized association," "health benefit plan," "insurer," and "large group"; make technical corrections; amend KRS 304.17A-0954 to conform with definitions in KRS 304.17A-005; revise application of permissible amount or rate of premiums for an employer-organized association health plan; make technical corrections; amend KRS 304.17A-808 to increase filing fee to $1,000 for self-insured employer-organized association groups; amend KRS 304.17A-812 to add exception to capital and surplus requirements for self-insured employer-organized association groups; amend KRS 304.17A-834 to require self-insured employer-organized association groups to file required forms with the commissioner.

  RECENT STATUS

3/26/2019 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

3/14/2019 - delivered to Governor

3/14/2019 - Enrolled, Signed by President of the Senate

TAX EXPENDITURES
(PETRIE J)

AN ACT relating to the repeal of tax expenditures.

Amend KRS 132.020 to eliminate the tax expenditures for certified alcohol production facility property and fluidized bed energy production facility property; amend KRS 139.200 to eliminate the tax expenditure for pay telephones; amend KRS 141.019 to eliminate the tax expenditure for capital gains income attributable to property taken by eminent domain; amend KRS 141.039 to eliminate the tax expenditure related to coal royalty income; amend KRS 141.0401 to eliminate the tax expenditure related to certain entities exempt from paying the limited liability entity tax; amend KRS 164.0062 to eliminate the GED employer tax credit; repeal KRS 139.505 related to interstate business communications service; repeal KRS 139.537 related to coal-based near zero emission power plants; repeal KRS 141.041 related to the coal conversion tax credit; repeal KRS 141.412 related to the qualified farming operation tax credit; repeal KRS 143.023 related to the incentive for coal used in burning solid waste; amend various sections in KRS Chapters 134, 139, and 141 to conform.

  RECENT STATUS

2/22/2019 - (H) posted in committee House Appropriations & Revenue

2/19/2019 - (H) Referred to Committee House Appropriations & Revenue

2/15/2019 - Introduced

COUNTY TAXES
(ELLIOTT D)

AN ACT relating to county taxes.

Amend KRS 68.197 and 68.199 to raise the 1% cap of an occupational license fee from counties with populations of 30,000 or more to counties with populations of 40,000 or more.

  RECENT STATUS

2/20/2019 - (H) Referred to Committee House Local Government

2/19/2019 - Introduced

DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST
(SOROLIS M)

AN ACT relating to disclosure of interest in public matters.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 45A to require contractors to disclose entities having an interest in their contract with the state; create a new section of KRS Chapter 56 to require contractors or lessors to disclose entities having an interest in their contracts or leases with the state; create a new section of KRS Chapter 65 to require contractors or lessors to disclose entities having an interest in their contracts or leases with local governments; create a new section of KRS Chapter 154.1 to require contractors or lessors to disclose entities having an interest in their contracts or leases with the state; create a new section of KRS Chapter 160 to require contractors or lessors to disclose entities having an interest in their contracts or leases with the district; create a new section of KRS 164A to require contractors or lessors to disclose entities having an interest in their contracts or leases with the governing board; create a new section of KRS Chapter 176 to require contractor to disclose entities having an interest in their contracts with the department; amend KRS 61.878 to provide for disclosure under the Open Records law of records relating to public service, demonstrating a potential bias affecting the public, creating a financial obligation for the public, or where the private entity is working under the authority of a public agency.

  RECENT STATUS

2/20/2019 - (H) Referred to Committee House State Government

2/19/2019 - Introduced

BUSINESS ENTITIES
(OSBORNE D)

AN ACT relating to business entities.

Amend KRS 273.161 to include a definition of limited liability company; amend KRS 273.277 to allow merger of a limited liability company with a domestic corporation; amend KRS 273.293 to allow for merger of limited liability companies; amend KRS 275.345 to allow merger of a nonprofit limited liability company with a domestic nonprofit corporation.

  RECENT STATUS

3/26/2019 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

3/14/2019 - delivered to Governor

3/14/2019 - Enrolled, Signed by President of the Senate

TAXATION
(RUDY S)

AN ACT relating to taxation.

Amend KRS 141.023 to make a technical correction.

  RECENT STATUS

4/9/2019 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

3/28/2019 - delivered to Governor

3/28/2019 - 2nd and 3rd readings dispensed with

STATE EXECUTIVE BRANCH BUDGET
(CARNEY J)

AN ACT amending the 2018 and 2020 State Executive Branch Budget and making an appropriation therefor.

Amend the 2018-2020 State/Executive Branch Budget to stipulate that the salary of the Chief Information Officer not exceed the salary of the highest-paid Chief Information Officer of the states contiguous to Kentucky; APPROPRIATION.

  RECENT STATUS

3/28/2019 - (S) recommitted to committee Senate Appropriations & Revenue

3/28/2019 - (S) Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day

3/14/2019 - (S) Passed Over and retained in the Orders of the Day

CIVIL ACTIONS
(STIVERS R)

AN ACT relating to civil actions.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 26A to allow appointment of a special judge in certain civil actions.

  RECENT STATUS

3/12/2019 - House Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

3/6/2019 - House Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

3/4/2019 - (H) Returned to Committee House Judiciary

ELECTIONS
(THAYER D)

AN ACT relating to elections.

Amend KRS 121.120 to require the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance to publish a manual for contributing organizations to describe the legal requirements relating to campaign finance; require all candidates, slates of candidates, committees, and contributing organizations, beginning with elections scheduled in 2020, to electronically submit all campaign finance reports to the registry; require the registry to publish the names of any candidate, slate of candidates, committee, or contributing organization as a delinquent filer, if the required campaign finance reports are submitted in a nonelectronic format, and until such time as the campaign finance reports are properly filed in an electronic format; require all independent expenditure reports to be submitted electronically to the registry within 48 hours of the date that the communication is publicly distributed or otherwise publicly disseminated, beginning with elections scheduled in 2020; make technical corrections; amend KRS 121.180 to permit all candidates to amend their spending intent consistent with what the candidate is actually spending in the election, so long as the amendment is made prior to the period in which the first campaign finance report is required to be filed with the registry; extend the length of time in which a candidate may change his or her spending intent with the registry, to conform with the campaign finance report deadlines in KRS Chapter 121, instead of candidate ballot access deadlines in Chapter 118; provide for a $500 minimum penalty to be assessed by the registry against candidates who declare an exemption from filing but then exceed their spending intent without filing the required reports; eliminate the five-day grace period for the filing of required reports to the registry, and instead require the reports to be submitted to the registry within two business days after the filing deadline; make technical corrections to conform; amend KRS 121.210 to allow a candidate or slate of candidates to designate one central campaign committee as a candidate-authorized committee; make technical corrections to conform; amend KRS 121.005 to conform.

  RECENT STATUS

3/6/2019 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

2/26/2019 - delivered to Governor

2/26/2019 - Enrolled, Signed by Speaker of the House

LOBBYING
(STIVERS R)

AN ACT relating to executive agency lobbying.

Amend KRS 11A.211 to require disclosure of executive agency lobbyist compensation. Amend KRS 11A.236 to prohibit executive agency lobbyist compensation contingent on awarding of a government contract or based on a percentage of a government contract awarded.

  RECENT STATUS

3/25/2019 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

3/14/2019 - delivered to Governor

3/14/2019 - Enrolled, Signed by Speaker of the House

PERSONAL INFORMATION
(CARROLL D)

AN ACT relating to personal information.

Create new sections of KRS Chapter 61 to provide definitions; enumerate what information is protected from disclosure for a person who is a law enforcement officer or other listed individual; provide the requirements for use or disclosure of protected persons' information by a public agency or third party contractor; enumerate the penalties for use of a person's Social Security number in violation of Sections 1 to 7 of the Act; establish requirements of third party contractors who contract with public agencies; establish requirements for filing a civil action for claims of violation; set out penalties for violations; specify scope and application.

  RECENT STATUS

1/9/2019 - (S) WITHDRAWN

1/8/2019 - Introduced (Pre-Filed)

12/14/2018 - Pre-Filed

SPECIAL GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES
(ALVARADO R)

AN ACT relating to special purpose governmental entities.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 65A to require proposed increases in ad valorem taxes and certain fees and the levy of new ad valorem taxes or fees by special purpose governmental entities to be submitted to the legislative body of the county or city in which the special purpose governmental entity is located for review; amend various sections of the Kentucky Revised Statutes to conform; repeal KRS 65A.100; EFFECTIVE January 1, 2020.

  RECENT STATUS

3/12/2019 - (H) Returned to Committee House Appropriations & Revenue

3/12/2019 - (H) FIRST READING

3/12/2019 - (H) Taken From Committee

LEVY OF TAXES
(ALVARADO R)

AN ACT relating to the levy of taxes.

Amend KRS 132.017, 160.485, and 160.597 to extend the deadline to file a property tax recall petition to 75 days; allow petition papers to be substantially uniform in size and style; allow the names of voters from more than one voting precinct to be on the same sheet of the petition paper; allow electronic signatures to be counted when the signatures comply with the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act; lower the number of signatures needed for the petition to five percent; amend KRS 132.017 to require the local governmental entity or school to levy a tax rate that is equal to the compensating tax rate when an election on the tax rate levy is canceled or when the election is held and the vote on the proposed increase fails to pass; amend KRS 160.470 to subject a tax increase by the district board of education in excess of the amount of revenue produced by the compensating tax rate to a recall vote; amend KRS 82.095 and 132.018 to conform.

  RECENT STATUS

1/8/2019 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate State & Local Government

1/8/2019 - Introduced (Pre-Filed)

12/13/2018 - Pre-Filed

ELECTIONS
(THAYER D)

AN ACT relating to elections.

Amend KRS 117.025 to restrict voter registration data from being accessed, modified, or altered by any individual member of the State Board of Election, including the Secretary of the State and his or her staff.

  RECENT STATUS

3/4/2019 - House Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

2/25/2019 - (H) posted in committee House Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs

2/21/2019 - (H) Referred to Committee House Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs

DEFERRED DEPOSIT TRANSACTIONS
(PARRETT D)

AN ACT relating to deferred deposit transactions.

Amend KRS 286.9-010 to define "annual percentage rate," "consideration," and "interest"; amend KRS 286.9-100, relating to deferred deposit transactions, to delete the service fee of $15 per $100 loan and establish a tiered maximum annual percentage rate of 36 percent; provide that making a deferred deposit transaction in violation of the maximum interest provisions is an unfair, false, misleading and deceptive practice in violation of the Consumer Protection Act and subject to its rights and remedies; prohibit a licensee from engaging in deceptive practices to evade the requirements of Subtitle 9 of KRS Chapter 286; create a new section of Subtitle 9 of KRS Chapter 286 to provide that knowing violation of the maximum allowable interest rate provisions shall be deemed a forfeiture of the entire interest for the transaction and the person who paid the interest, or his or her legal representative, may recover twice the amount paid in any action against the lender if commenced within two years of the deferred deposit transaction; cite as the Responsible Payday Lending Act.

  RECENT STATUS

1/8/2019 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Banking & Insurance

1/8/2019 - Introduced (Pre-Filed)

12/12/2018 - Pre-Filed

EXPUNGEMENT
(HIGDON J)

AN ACT relating to expungement and making an appropriation therefor.

Amend KRS 431.073 to allow discretionary expungement of Class D felonies with a ten-year waiting period; amend KRS 431.076 to allow a person against whom charges have been dismissed with or without prejudice to petition for expungement; set time limits for filing petitions; amend KRS 431.079 to require a certificate of eligibility only if a petition or application seeks expungement of a conviction; create a new section of KRS Chapter 431 to create an expungement fund and specify distribution of money from the fund; APPROPRIATION.

  RECENT STATUS

3/26/2019 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

3/14/2019 - delivered to Governor

3/14/2019 - Enrolled, Signed by Speaker of the House

SALES AND USE TAX
(SCHICKEL J)

AN ACT relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain nonprofit entities and declaring an emergency.

Amend KRS 139.010 to define "fundraising"; amend KRS 139.200 to exempt from sales and use tax the sale of admissions by nonprofit educational, charitable, or religious institutions; amend KRS 139.495 to exempt from sales and use tax the fundraising activities done by nonprofit educational, charitable, or religious institutions; amend KRS 139.496 and 139.497 to conform; EMERGENCY.

  RECENT STATUS

1/10/2019 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Appropriations & Revenue

1/8/2019 - Introduced

ELECTIONS
(MCDANIEL C)

AN ACT relating to elections.

Amend KRS 83A.045, 118.165, and 118A.060 to change the filing deadline for certain candidates for election from the last Tuesday in January to the first Friday following the first Monday in January; amend KRS 118.367 to change the deadline for filing a statement-of-candidacy form from April 1 to the first Friday following the first Monday in January; amend various sections to conform.

  RECENT STATUS

3/26/2019 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

3/14/2019 - delivered to Governor

3/14/2019 - floor amendment (1) ruled not germane

BOARDS OF EDUCATION
(SCHICKEL J)

AN ACT relating to local boards of education.

Amend KRS 160.190 to require vacancies on any local board of education be filled by appointment by majority vote of those remaining members of the local board, and provide for filling vacancies when the remaining members cannot agree; designate when a vacancy is to be filled at a regular election; move provisions of KRS 160.210(1)(b) and (c) into KRS 160.190 and amend to provide for filling openings on any local board of education arising from no candidate filings; and provide for application of law to apply to vacancies occurring after the date of the Act.

  RECENT STATUS

1/10/2019 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Education

1/8/2019 - Introduced

FREEDOM OF SPEECH
(SCHRODER W)

AN ACT relating to freedom of speech in public post-secondary institutions.

Amend KRS 164.348 to require public postsecondary institutions to adopt policies ensuring the protection of freedom of speech and expression by students and faculty; require policies to be made available to students and faculty; create a cause of action for a violation of any policy required by the Act.

  RECENT STATUS

2/7/2019 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Education

2/5/2019 - Introduced

FINANCIAL SETTLEMENTS
(HIGDON J)

AN ACT relating to financial settlements.

Create a new section of KRS 6.601 to 6.849 to require that any financial settlement resulting from actions of members or staff of the General Assembly and implemented with the expenditure of public funds be disclosed by the person or persons who authorized or approved the settlement to the Legislative Ethics Commission, including financial settlements resulting from cases of breach of contract, discrimination, harassment, severance at termination of employment, and sexual harassment; require the Legislative Ethics Commission to post a listing of all such financial settlements on its Web site; failure to report such financial settlements by each person who authorized or approved the settlement is punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 for each offense; define certain terms; create a new section of KRS Chapter 11A to require that any financial settlement resulting from actions of public servants or employees of the executive branch of state government and implemented with the expenditure of public funds shall be disclosed by each person who authorized or approved the settlement to the Executive Branch Ethics Commission, including financial settlements resulting from cases of breach of contract, discrimination, harassment, severance at termination of employment, and sexual harassment; require the Executive Branch Ethics Commission to post a listing of all such financial settlements on its Web site; failure to report such financial settlements by each person who authorized or approved the settlement shall be punishable by a fine of up to S1,000 for each offense; define certain terms; create a new section of KRS Chapter 21A to require that any financial settlement resulting from actions of Supreme Court justices, judges, or other employees of the Kentucky Court of Justice and implemented with the expenditure of public funds shall be disclosed by each person who authorized or approved the settlement to the Clerk of the Kentucky Supreme Court, including financial settlements resulting from cases of breach of contract, discrimination, harassment, severance at termination of employment, and sexual harassment; require the Clerk of the Kentucky Supreme Court to post a listing of all such financial settlements on the Web site of the Kentucky Court of Justice; failure to report such financial settlements by each person who authorized or approved the financial settlement shall be punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 for each offense; define certain terms; create a new section of KRS 164.011 to 164.098 to require that any financial settlement that results from actions of employees of any public institution of higher learning in Kentucky and implemented with the expenditure of public funds shall be disclosed by each person who authorized or approved the settlement to the Council on Postsecondary Education, including cases of breach of contract, discrimination, harassment, severance at termination of employment, and sexual harassment; require the Council on Postsecondary Education to post a listing of all such financial settlements on its Web site; failure to report such financial settlements by each person who authorized or approved the settlements shall be punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 for each offense; define certain terms.

  RECENT STATUS

2/7/2019 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Judiciary

2/5/2019 - Introduced

EXPUNGEMENT
(SCHICKEL J)

AN ACT relating to expungement.

Amend KRS 431.073 to remove the filing fee for applications to expunge offenses which have been the subject of an executive pardon.

  RECENT STATUS

2/8/2019 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Judiciary

2/6/2019 - Introduced

STATE CONTRACTS
(WILSON M)

AN ACT relating to state contracts and declaring an emergency.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 45A to prohibit governmental bodies from contracting with a contractor who engages in boycotting a person or entity with which Kentucky can enjoy open trade; EMERGENCY.

  RECENT STATUS

3/25/2019 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

3/13/2019 - delivered to Governor

3/13/2019 - Enrolled, Signed by Speaker of the House

CHECK CASHING AND DEFERRED DEPOSIT BUSINESSES
(GIRDLER R)

AN ACT relating to check casing and deferred deposit service businesses.

Amend KRS 286.9-010 to create distinct licenses for check cashing and for deferred deposit service business; make technical corrections; create a new section of Subtitle 9 of KRS Chapter 286 to allow the commissioner to require certain actions by licensees be filed with the State Regulatory Registry.

  RECENT STATUS

3/19/2019 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

3/7/2019 - delivered to Governor

3/7/2019 - Enrolled, Signed by Speaker of the House

EXPUNGEMENT
(NEAL G)

AN ACT relating to expungement and making an appropriation therefor.

Amend KRS 431.073 to allow discretionary expungement of Class C and Class D felonies and offenses committed prior to January 1, 1975; reduce filing fee to $200; amend KRS 431.076 to allow a person against whom charges have been dismissed without prejudice to petition for expungement and set time limits for filing petitions; amend KRS 431.078 to conform; amend KRS 431.079 to require a certificate of eligibility only if a petition or application seeks expungement of a conviction.

  RECENT STATUS

2/11/2019 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Judiciary

2/7/2019 - Introduced

SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTIONS
(MCDANIEL C)

AN ACT relating to sales and use tax exemptions.

Amend KRS 139.480 to exempt from sales and use tax tangible personal property purchased by a person for incorporation into a structure or improvement to real property under a contract with the federal, state, or local government, or a resident, nonprofit educational, charitable, or religious institution; apply to sales made after July 1, 2019, but before July 1, 2023; require the Department of Revenue to report the claimed exemptions to the Interim Joint Committee on Appropriations and Revenue; amend KRS 131.190 to give the Department authority to provide the report to LRC.

  RECENT STATUS

2/27/2019 - (H) Referred to Committee House Appropriations & Revenue

2/26/2019 - received in House

2/25/2019 - (S) THIRD READING, passed 26-7

DRONES
(WESTERFIELD W)

AN ACT relating to drones.

Amend KRS 511.100 to protect correctional institutions from trespass; amend KRS 520.010 to include drones in definition of dangerous contraband.

  RECENT STATUS

3/25/2019 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

3/13/2019 - delivered to Governor

3/13/2019 - Enrolled, Signed by Speaker of the House

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREAMENT
(ADAMS J)

AN ACT relating to law enforcement programs for substance abuse treatment.

Amend KRS 15.525, relating to programs created by law enforcement agencies to refer persons for substance use treatment, to delete the requirement that the person seeking assistance be immediately paired with a volunteer mentor; provide that a person is ineligible for the program if he or she places law enforcement in reasonable apprehension of physical injury; clarify that information gathered on program participants is exempt from the Kentucky Open Records Act; provide criminal and civil immunity for those who provide referrals and services pursuant to the program.

  RECENT STATUS

3/25/2019 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

3/13/2019 - delivered to Governor

3/13/2019 - Enrolled, Signed by Speaker of the House

PUBLIC RETIREMENT INFORMATION
(BUFORD T)

AN ACT relating to disclosure of public retirement information.

Amend KRS 21.540, 61.661, and 161.585 to require the Judicial Form Retirement System, the Kentucky Retirement Systems, and the Teachers' Retirement System to disclose upon request the names, status, projected or actual benefit payments, and other retirement information of any member, inactive member, or retiree of a retirement system or plan; EFFECTIVE January 1, 2020.

  RECENT STATUS

2/25/2019 - (S) Returned to Committee Senate State & Local Government

2/25/2019 - (S) SECOND READING to Rules

2/25/2019 - (S) Taken From Committee

LOCAL FINANCIAL REPORTING
(WILSON M)

AN ACT relating to local financial reporting.

Amend KRS 91A.040 to move the date cities with populations greater than 2,000 are required to forward a copy of their audit report to the Department for Local Government to no later than March 1 immediately following the fiscal year being audited; allow cities with populations equal to or less than 1,000 to have an audit performed every other fiscal year and have the audit only encompass that single year and allow the electronic copy to be sent by March 1 following the fiscal year being audited; allow cities with populations exceeding 1,000 but less than 2,000 have an audit be performed every other year and have the audit encompass both years and allow the electronic copy to be sent by March 1 following the fiscal year being audited; amend KRS 424.220 to relocate language dealing with officers who are exempt from presenting financial statement; stipulate that every officer of a board, commission, or other authority of a city, county, or district who deals with any funds collected from the public prepares a report as prescribed in the section; require that in order to provide notice to the public of the completion of the city's financial statement, the appropriate officer of the city performing an audit publishes the audit report in accordance with KRS 91A.040(9) and the appropriate officer of a city not conducting an annual audit for the fiscal year under exemptions, publish a legal display advertisement and provide financial statements to various media; require the appropriate officers in counties to publish the audit in the same manner that city audits are published; amend KRS 42.460 to conform.

  RECENT STATUS

3/25/2019 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

3/13/2019 - delivered to Governor

3/13/2019 - Enrolled, Signed by Speaker of the House

PUBLIC FINANCE
(WEST S)

AN ACT relating to public finance.

Amend KRS 58.190 to apply the statute of limitations for challenging an action by a governmental agency adopting a lease to be the same 30-day period for challenging any ordinance or resolution; amend KRS 65.942 and 58.040 to conform; amend KRS 424.360 to allow notices of competitive bond sales to be posted in an electronic bidding system as an alternative advertising method; amend KRS 103.200 to include within the definition of industrial building any use by an entity recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as an organization described in 26 U.S.C. sec. 501(c)(3) in any manner related to or in the furtherance of that entity's exempt purposes; amend KRS 103.2101 to conform notice date and extend the maximum length of any bond authorization to 40 years; amend KRS 424.130 to clarify that failure to properly publish a notice of adoption of an ordinance or resolution will not void the adoption unless the failure continues for a period of 15 days; amend KRS 66.310 to conform the notice date for a hearing; amend KRS 66.400 to clarify that a general obligation pledge is a pledge of taxes, to limit garnishment of public funds, and allow for periodic payment of judgments in the case of bankruptcy.

  RECENT STATUS

3/19/2019 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

3/7/2019 - delivered to Governor

3/7/2019 - Enrolled, Signed by Speaker of the House

PERSONAL INFORMATION
(CARROLL D)

AN ACT relating to personal information.

Amend KRS 156.690 to insert gender-neutral language.

  RECENT STATUS

3/7/2019 - Senate Judiciary, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)

2/27/2019 - (S) reassigned to committee Senate Judiciary

2/27/2019 - (S) Taken From Committee

EXPUNGEMENT.
(MCGARVEY M)

AN ACT relating to expungement and making an appropriation therefor.

Amend KRS 431.073 to allow discretionary expungement of certain Class D or Class C felonies with a waiting period of up to ten years; reduce filing fee to $200; amend KRS 431.076 to allow a person against whom charges have been dismissed without prejudice to petition for expungement; set time limits for filing petitions; amend KRS 431.079 to require a certificate of eligibility only if a petition or application seeks expungement of a conviction; amend KRS 431.078 to conform; APPROPRIATION.

  RECENT STATUS

2/26/2019 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Judiciary

2/14/2019 - Introduced

ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS
(WEST S)

AN ACT relating to administrative regulations.

Amend KRS 13A.040 to require the regulations compiler to respond to an agency technical amendment letter within 30 business days of receipt; make the response include the status of the request, including which changes are accepted or are not accepted as technical amendments; amend KRS 13A.3102 to extend the deadline for expiration of older ordinary administrative regulations outside the certification process to March 1, 2020; set separate regulation expiration deadlines depending on whether a regulation's last effective date was before March 1, 2013, or on or after that date; require the regulations compiler to publish an expired regulation list on September 1, 2020, and every six months thereafter; direct publication of a similar list of existing regulations with their last effective dates; amend KRS 13A.3104 to exclude KRS Chapter 13A drafting and formatting requirements from a regulation's certification review process.

  RECENT STATUS

2/19/2019 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Licensing, Occupations, and Administrative Regulations

2/14/2019 - Introduced

EXPUNGEMENT.
(MCGARVEY M)

AN ACT relating to expungement and making an appropriation therefor.

Amend KRS 431.073 to allow the court to set fees of $20 to $500 for expungement of felony convictions; require 10 percent of those fees to be deposited into the account for county clerks; APPROPRIATION.

  RECENT STATUS

2/26/2019 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Judiciary

2/14/2019 - Introduced

OPEN RECORDS
(SCHRODER W)

AN ACT relating to open records.

Amend KRS 61.872 to allow application for inspection of records to be by email and fax.

  RECENT STATUS

3/25/2019 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

3/13/2019 - delivered to Governor

3/13/2019 - Enrolled, Signed by Speaker of the House

PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION
(SCHRODER W)

AN ACT relating to dissemination of personally identifying information.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 525 to create a new felony of disseminating personally identifying information on the Internet about a minor.

  RECENT STATUS

3/13/2019 - (H) posted in committee House Judiciary

3/13/2019 - (H) Returned to Committee House Judiciary

3/13/2019 - (H) SECOND READING

PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE PROVIDERS
(ALVARADO R)

Urge all private health insurance providers doing business in Kentucky to study the potential impacts of implementing programs similar to the Kentucky Employees' Health Plan's Diabetes Value Benefit plan and Diabetes Prevention Program and to implement similar programs if the results of their studies indicate a likelihood of cost savings or improved client health outcomes.

Urge all private health insurance providers doing business in Kentucky to study the potential impacts of implementing programs similar to the Kentucky Employees' Health Plan's Diabetes Value Benefit plan and Diabetes Prevention Program and to implement similar programs if the results of their studies indicate a likelihood of cost savings or improved client health outcomes.

  RECENT STATUS

1/8/2019 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Banking & Insurance

1/8/2019 - Introduced (Pre-Filed)

12/13/2018 - Pre-Filed