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Report created on May 5, 2021
 
HB45STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES (ROLLINS C) AN ACT relating to postsecondary financial aid for students with intellectual disabilities.

Amend KRS 164.740 to define a comprehensive transition and postsecondary program; amend KRS 164.7535 and 164.785 to provide grants to students enrolled in a comprehensive transition and postsecondary program; create a new section of KRS 164.7874 to 164.7885 to provide Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarships to students enrolled in a comprehensive transition and postsecondary program.
 Current Status:   3/21/2013 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 
HB46HIGHER EDUCATION (ROLLINS C) AN ACT relating to the Council on Postsecondary Education.

Amend KRS 164.011 to add the executive director of the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority to the Council on Postsecondary Education; provide that ex officio members or their designees are voting members.
 Current Status:   2/26/2013 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Education
 
HB49KENTUCKY HIGHER EDUCATION STUDENT LOAN CORPORATION (DENHAM M) AN ACT relating to the Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corporation educational loan program.

Amend KRS 164A.240 to allow the Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corporation to establish an administrative garnishment process for the collection of defaulted educational loans made pursuant to KRS 164A.240(2)(a); limit the garnishment amount to 10% of disposable pay.
 Current Status:   3/19/2013 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 
HB59HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION (MONTELL B) AN ACT relating to early high school graduation.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to be numbered KRS 158.142 to establish the option for early high school graduation beginning in the 2014-2015 school year; define the curriculum requirements for early graduation and conditional admission into a Kentucky public two-year institution or four-year university; specify that students shall obtain a qualifying benchmark score on each of the end-of-course examinations that make up the high school achievement portion of the accountability system under KRS 158.6453 and that students shall obtain a qualifying benchmark score on a world language proficiency assessment approved by the Kentucky Board of Education; establish the Early Graduation Certificate and the processes for awarding it; amend KRS 158.140 to restrict the Kentucky Board of Education or a local board from imposing graduation requirements that would prohibit a student from pursuing an early graduation program; amend KRS 164.7879 to prescribe how an annual KEES award for an early graduate would be calculated.
 Current Status:   1/8/2013 - (H) Referred to Committee House Education
 
HB88VETERAN TUITION WAIVERS (COMBS L) AN ACT relating to postsecondary education tuition and fee waivers for families of veterans.

Amend KRS 164.507 to clarify that family members of deceased veterans are eligible for postsecondary education tuition and fee waivers for a period not to exceed 45 consecutive or nonconsecutive months until completion of the first bachelor's degree; amend KRS 164.515 to clarify that family members of permanently or totally disabled veterans are eligible for postsecondary education tuition and fee waivers for a period not to exceed 45 consecutive or nonconsecutive months until completion of the first bachelor's degree.
 Current Status:   2/6/2013 - (H) posted in committee House Education
 
HB142TAXATION (WAYNE J) AN ACT relating to taxation.

Amend KRS 140.130 to decouple from changes to the federal estate tax since 2003; amend KRS 141.010 to provide for a reduction and phase-out of the pension exclusion, establish a cap for itemized deductions, update the Internal Revenue Code reference date, and define "taxpayer"; amend KRS 141.020 to provide for changes to income tax rates; amend KRS 141.0401 to lower the exclusion threshold; amend KRS 141.120 to change apportionment methods to use a "throwback" rule; amend KRS 141.200 to require"combined"reporting for corporations; amend KRS 136.310, 136.530, 141.040, 141.121, 141.205, 141.206, and 141.420 to conform; amend KRS 141.066 to provide for a refundable earned income credit; amend KRS 141.0205 to recognize changes in income tax credits; amend KRS 141.383, 148.544, and 148.546 to make the film industry tax credit nonrefundable and nontransferable; create a new section of KRS 6.905 to 6.935 to require review and sunset of all economic development tax credits; amend KRS 131.190 to allow LRC employees to review selected tax documents; amend KRS 138.210 to set the "floor" price at $2.616 per gallon; amend KRS 138.220 to reduce dealer compensation to 1%; amend KRS 132.020 to make the real property tax rate 12.2 cents per $100, remove the rate adjustment provision, and remove the recall provision; amend KRS 132.200 to clarify the exemption for telephone/TV equipment and pollution control equipment; amend KRS 132.260 to clarify requirements for reporting of rental space for mobile/manufactured homes, private aircraft, and certain boats/vessels; amend KRS 132.010, 132.730, 132.751, 132.810, 132.815, and 132.810 to clarify property tax treatment of manufactured homes; amend KRS 140.300 to clarify the treatment of agricultural valuation on inherited property; amend KRS 217.015 to conform; amend KRS 279.200, 279.530, 279.220, and 139.530 to repeal rural electric and telephone co-op taxes; amend KRS 132.097 and 132.099 to amend the exemption for personal property shipped out of state; amend KRS 139.105, 139.200, 139.220, 139.270, and 139.340 to impose sales tax on selected services; amend KRS 139.470 to remove the exclusion of school tax on telecom services; amend KRS 139.480 to provide an exclusion for combine header wagons and trailers; amend KRS 243.0305 and 243.990 to recognize changes in the distilled spirits case tax; create a new section of KRS 138.130 to 138.205 and amend KRS 138.130, 138.140, 138.143, and 138.195 to change the tax on cigarette rolling papers, to raise the tobacco taxes, and to impose a floor stock tax; amend KRS 65.125, 65.674, 67.862, 67.938, 67A.843, 68.245, 68.248, 82.095, 97.590, 132.018, 132.0225, 132.023, 132.024, 132.027, 132.029, 157.440, 160.470, 160.473, 67C.147, 78.530, and 342.340 to remove the provisions of HB 44 that allow for recall of certain tax rates and make conforming and technical changes; create a new section of KRS 138.510 to 138.550 and amend KRS 138.511, 138.530, and 138.550 to provide for an excise tax on advance deposit wagering; repeal KRS 132.017, 132.025, 132.720, 143A.035, and 243.710; provide that income tax provisions apply for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2014, estate tax provisions apply for deaths occurring on or after August 1, 2013, sales tax provisions are effective for periods beginning on or after October 1, 2013, property tax provisions are for assessments on and after January 1, 2014, and advance deposit wagering provisions apply to licensees beginning August 1, 2013.
 Current Status:   2/6/2013 - (H) Referred to Committee House Appropriations and Revenue
 
HB181FINANCIAL AID (ROLLINS C) AN ACT relating to financial aid for pharmacy students.

Amend KRS 164.7890 to limit the coal-producing county pharmacy scholarship amount to 40 percent of the average of pharmacy school tuition in the United States.
 Current Status:   3/22/2013 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 
HB186POLICE OFFICERS (BUTLER D) AN ACT relating to police officers of public institutions of postsecondary education.

Amend KRS 61.315 to include police officers at public institutions of postsecondary education. Amend KRS 164.950; KRS 164.955; KRS 164.960; KRS 164.965; KRS 164.970; KRS 164.975; and KRS 164.980 to conform.
 Current Status:   2/26/2013 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Judiciary
 
HB207REORGANIZATION (STONE W) AN ACT relating to reorganization.

Amend KRS 12.020 to remove the Office of Career and Technical Education and the Kentucky Technical Education Personnel Board from the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet and to place the Kentucky Technical Education Personnel Board under the Department of Education; repeal, reenact, and amend KRS 151B.010 to establish the authority of the commissioner of education over the Office of Career and Technical Education; amend KRS 151B.020 to remove the Office of Career and Technical Education and the Kentucky Technical Education Personnel Board from the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet; repeal, reenact, and amend KRS 151B.025 to create the office of Career and Technical Education within the Department of Education, to clarify the role of the Kentucky Board of Education, the disposition of state leadership activities and funds, and the assumption of responsibilities by the commissioner previously held by the executive director; repeal, reenact, and amend KRS 151B.030 to attach the Kentucky Technical Education Personnel Board to the Department of Education for administrative purposes; repeal, reenact, and amend KRS 151B.035 to establish the authority of the Kentucky Board of Education to promulgate administrative regulations, personnel policies, and procedures relating to staff in the Office of Career and Technical Education; create a new section of KRS Chapter 156 to establish the Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee and its membership; create a new section of KRS Chapter 156 to permit a local board of education to petition the commissioner of education to assume management and control of a state-operated secondary vocational education and technology center and clarify issues relating to transfer of employees; create a new section of KRS Chapter 156 to permit a local board of education to relinquish management and control of a vocational education center to the Department of Education and clarify issues relating to the transfer of employees; repeal, reenact, and amend various sections of KRS Chapter 151B as new sections of KRS Chapter 156 to conform; repeal and reenact KRS 151B.125 to 151B.130 and 151B.410 as new sections of KRS Chapter 164 to place the Kentucky Adult Education Program with related statutes; amend KRS 158.814 to authorize the department to implement a comprehensive plan of secondary career and technical education programs in consultation with the Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee; repeal KRS 151B.250 and 151B.255; amend various sections to conform; clarify procedures for merging Office of Career and Technical Education components and employees within the department; clarify benefit protections of employees; direct statute reviser to replace references as needed; confirm Executive Order 2012-737.
 Current Status:   3/21/2013 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 
HB210DEGREE ATTAINMENT RATES (COMBS L) AN ACT relating to increasing bachelor's degree attainment rates in underserved coal-producing counties and making an appropriation therefor.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to establish the Kentucky Coal County College Completion Program to include the Kentucky Coal County College Completion Scholarship and the Kentucky Coal County College Completion Student Services Grant; create the Kentucky Coal County District to include coal-producing counties as defined in KRS 42.4592(1)(c); direct the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority to administer the program; define student and institutional eligibility for scholarships and grants; define the maximum grant amounts; require the authority to make an annual report on the program and a program evaluation every four years; fund the program with amounts appropriated from coal severance tax receipts in the biennial budget; APPROPRIATION.
 Current Status:   3/5/2013 - (S) Returned to Committee Senate Education
 
HB239REORGANIZATION (ROLLINS C) AN ACT relating to reorganization.

AN ACT relating to reorganization.
Amend KRS 12.020 and 12.023 to transfer the Council on Postsecondary Education from the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet to the Office of the Governor; amend KRS 151B.020 and 151B.130 to conform; confirm Executive Order 2012-419.
 Current Status:   3/4/2013 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Education
 
HB331FINANCIAL AWARENESS (GLENN J) AN ACT relating to college student financial awareness.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to require public postsecondary education institutions to provide entering students with educational materials related to the responsible use of credit cards and management of personal debt; to encourage independent postsecondary education institutions to do same; to require the Council on Postsecondary Education to assist institutions in identifying appropriate curricula and materials suitable to fulfill this Act.
 Current Status:   3/4/2013 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Education
 
HB384KENTUCKY EDUCATION EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP (LINDER B) AN ACT relating to the Kentucky Education Excellence Scholarship.

Amend KRS 164.7881 to permit high school seniors beginning with the 2014-2015 academic year, and high school juniors and seniors beginning with the 2015-2016 academic year, to use their KEES awards to pay for dual credit courses; require that the funds they would have received as eligible postsecondary students be reduced proportionally over a four-, or in some cases, five-year period by an amount equal to the amount used for dual credit; amend KRS 164.7885 to conform; designate the expenditures as necessary governmental expenses if KEES funds appropriated for fiscal years 2015 and 2016 are not adequate.
 Current Status:   2/15/2013 - (H) Referred to Committee House Education
 
HCR13TASK FORCE ON STUDENT AID (ROLLINS C) A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION directing the Legislative Research Commission to establish a task force to study issues related to postsecondary education appropriations and student financial aid.

Direct the Legislative Research Commission to establish a task force to study postsecondary education appropriations and student financial aid; identify areas to be studied and task force membership; require findings and recommendations to be reported by November 29, 2013.
 Current Status:   2/28/2013 - Senate Education, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
 
SB59REORGANIZATION (WILSON M) AN ACT relating to reorganization.

Amend KRS 12.020 and 12.023 to transfer the Council on Postsecondary Education from the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet to the Office of the Governor; amend KRS 151B.020 and 151B.130 to conform; confirm Executive Order 2012-419.
 Current Status:   3/19/2013 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 
SB61EARLY GRADUATION (WILSON M) AN ACT relating to early high school graduation and making an appropriation therefore.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to be numbered KRS 158.142 to establish the option for early high school graduation beginning in the 2014-2015 school year; define the curriculum requirements for early graduation and conditional admission into a Kentucky public two-year institution or four-year university; specify that students shall obtain a qualifying benchmark score on each of the end-of-course examinations that make up the high school achievement portion of the accountability system under KRS 158.6453; establish the Early Graduation Scholarship Certificate and the processes for awarding it and using it; create a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to create the early graduation scholarship fund to be administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority; amend KRS 157.360 to describe how state funds from the SEEK appropriation will be transferred to the scholarship fund to support early high school graduates; amend KRS 158.140 to limit the powers of the Kentucky Board of Education or a local board from imposing graduation requirements that would prohibit a student from pursuing an early graduation program; amend KRS 164.7879 to prescribe how an annual KEES award for an early graduate would be calculated; amend KRS 157.420 to conform; APPROPRIATION.
 Current Status:   3/22/2013 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 
SB64KENTUCKY EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIPS (HUMPHRIES S) AN ACT relating to the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarships.

Amend KRS 164.7879 to provide a Kentucky educational excellence scholarship award amount for the fourth year of high school to students who graduate in three years.
 Current Status:   3/22/2013 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 
SB95TUITION WAIVERS (HIGDON J) AN ACT relating to tuition waivers for adopted children who served in the military.

Amend KRS 164.2847 to extend the five-year tuition waiver eligibility period for adopted children who serve in the military.
 Current Status:   3/21/2013 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 
SB109SCHOLARSHIPS (GIVENS D) AN ACT relating to the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship.

Amend KRS 164.7881 to permit high school seniors beginning with the 2014-2015 academic year, and high school juniors and seniors beginning with the 2015-2016 academic year, to use their KEES awards to pay for dual credit courses; require that the funds they would have received as eligible postsecondary students be reduced proportionally over a four-, or in some cases, five-year period by an amount equal to the amount used for dual credit; amend KRS 164.7885 to conform; designate the expenditures as necessary governmental expenses if KEES funds appropriated for fiscal years 2015 and 2016 are not adequate.
 Current Status:   3/1/2013 - (H) Returned to Committee House Education
 
SB154TUITION (JONES R) AN ACT relating to postsecondary education tuition.

Amend KRS 164.507 to clarify that family members of deceased veterans are eligible for postsecondary education tuition and fee waivers for a period not to exceed 45 consecutive or nonconsecutive months until completion of the first bachelor's degree; amend KRS 164.515 to clarify that family members of permanently or totally disabled veterans are eligible for postsecondary education tuition and fee waivers for a period not to exceed 45 consecutive or nonconsecutive months until completion of the first bachelor's degree.
 Current Status:   2/19/2013 - (S) Referred to Committee Senate Education
 
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