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Monday, September 20, 2021

9:00 am, Annex Room 149
Agenda:
Approval of the August 3, 2021 minutes Highway Safety Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Office of Highway Safety • Jason Siwula , Assistant State Highway Engineer, KYTC School Bus Safety • Elisa Hanley, Transportation Branch Manager , Kentucky Department of Education, KDE • Chay Ritter, District Support Division Director, KDE Discussion of School Bus Stop Arm Cameras • Representative David Hale, State Representative, 74th District • Jean Souliere, CEO, BusPatrol • Roberto Rego, VP of Sales, Marketing, and Government Relations, Bus Patrol Status of the Federal Infrastructure Bill • Jim Gray, Secretary , KYTC Consideration of Referred Administrative Regulations 605 KAR 001:215 Emergency • Carlos Cassady, Executive Director , Kentucky Motor Vehicle Commission • Trevor Earl, Legal Counsel, Kentucky Motor Vehicle Commission


1:00 pm, Annex Room 129
Agenda:
Approval of Minutes An Overview of Area Development Districts Waiver Activities and Programmatic Challenges to Service Provision • Jason Vincent, Executive Director, Pennyrile Area Development District • Jarrett Haley, Executive Director, Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency • Jessica Elkin, Director of Social Services, Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency Adult Day Health Services, Solutions, and the Workforce Crisis • Kelly Upchurch, Legislative Chair, Kentucky Association of Adult Day Healthcare Recommendations for Strengthening and Improving the Home and Community Based Waiver Services Workforce • Amy Staed, Executive Director, Kentucky Association of Private Providers • Brenda Wylie, State Director, Dungarvin • Julie Josphitis, State Director, Dungarvin


Tuesday, September 21, 2021

10:00 am, Annex Room 154
Agenda:
Approval of Minutes from August 26 and September 1, 2021 Meetings Discussion of Health Department and Health District Implementation of Legislation from the 2021 Special Session • Dana Cox Nickles, J.D., Executive Director, Kentucky Health Departments Association • Georgia Heise, DrPH, Director, Three Rivers District Health Department, Owen, Carroll, Pendleton, and Gallatin Counties • Scott Lockard, MSW, CSW, Director, Kentucky River District Health Department, Wolfe, Lee, Owsley, Leslie, Perry, Knott, and Letcher Counties • Sara Jo Best, MPH, KHDA President, Director, Lincoln Trail District Health Department, Meade, Hardin, Larue, Nelson, Marion, and Washington Counties Discussion of the continuing Impact of COVID-19 on Local Utilities • Gary Larimore, Executive Director, Kentucky Rural Water Association • Jeff Hurd, Kentucky Municipal Utilities Association President, General Manager, Hopkinsville Electric System and EnergyNet • Chase Azevedo, P.E., General Manager, Georgetown Municipal Utilities, Kentucky Municipal Utilities Association Announcements The next meeting of the Committee will be October 19, 2021


1:00 pm, Annex Room 149
Agenda:
Approval of Minutes - August 26 and September 1 meetings Overview of Legislative Immunity/Legislative Privilege • James F. "Ted" Booth, General Counsel, PEER Mississippi (Joint Legislative Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review) 21 RS HB 569 (AN ACT relating to actions of the General Assembly) • Representative David Meade, Speaker Pro Tempore The Future of Remote Working in State Government • Mary Elizabeth Bailey, Commissioner, Department of Human Resources Administration, Personnel Cabinet


3:00 pm, Annex Room 154
Agenda:
Approval of Minutes Discussion on Retiree COLAs Jim Carroll, President, Kentucky Government Retirees Biennial Budget Request David Eager, Executive Director, Kentucky Public Pensions Authority Beau Barnes, Deputy Executive Secretary and General Counsel, Teachers' Retirement System Bo Cracraft, Executive Director, Judicial Form Retirement System


3:00 pm, Annex Room 171
Agenda:
Approval of August 4, 2021 Minutes Tim's Law • Wendy Morris, Commissioner, Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities Severe Mental Illness Populations and Hospitalizations • Dr. Allen Brenzel, Clinical Director, Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities Severe Mental Illness Wavier Development • Leslie Hoffmann, Chief Behavioral Health Officer, Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services • Veronica Judy-Cecil, Deputy Commissioner, Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services Severe Mental Illness Issues with Prison and Jail Inmates • Terry Nunley, Jailer, Muhlenberg County Detention Center • Andrea Blake • Will Ward, Muhlenberg County Sheriff


Wednesday, September 22, 2021

10:00 am, Annex Room 154
Agenda:
Approval of Minutes - August 24, 2021 Defense Communities Within the Commonwealth U.S. Army Fort Knox • Colonel Lance O'Bryan, Garrison Commander • Brigadier General (Ret.) Jim Iacocca, President and CEO, Knox Regional Development Alliance U.S. Army Fort Campbell • Colonel Andrew Jordan, Garrison Commander • Kelli Pendleton, President and CEO, Campbell Strong Defense Alliance Blue Grass Army Depot • Colonel Stephen "Steve" Dorris, U.S. Army, Commander U.S. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley • Captain Amy Beach, Commanding Officer U.S. Army Corps of Engineers • Brandon Brummett, Louisville District Outreach Coordinator Kentucky Environmental Foundation • Craig Williams, Program Director Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs • Brigadier General (Ret.) Steve Bullard, Executive Director


11:00 am, Annex Room 149


1:00 pm, Annex Room 154
Agenda:
Approval of Minutes August 26, 2021 and September 2, 2021 Meetings Vaccination Rates and Hospital Capacity Statewide • Nancy Galvagni, President, Kentucky Hospital Association • Jim Musser, Vice President, Policy and Government Relations, Kentucky Hospital Association • Steven J. Stack, MD, MBA, FACEP, Commissioner, Department for Public Health, Cabinet for Health and Family Services • Irfan Budhani, M.D., Pulmonologist, Critical Care Medicine Specialist, Crestview Hills, Kentucky Department for Public Health Transformation Update • Steven J. Stack, MD, MBA, FACEP, Commissioner, Department for Public Health, Cabinet for Health and Family Services • Jan Chamness, MPH, Public Health Transformation Project Lead, Director, Division of Women’s Health, Department for Public Health, Cabinet for Health and Family Services Health Care Worker Shortages • Nancy Galvagni, President, Kentucky Hospital Association • Representative, Kentucky Medical Association • Donna Meador, MSN, RN, CENP, CPHQ, President, Board of Directors, Kentucky Nurses Association Items Received for Review Half-Year Block Grant Status Reports Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)


3:00 pm, Annex Room 149
Agenda:
Approval of the August 18, 2021 Minutes Western Academy • Olga McKissic, Director, Western Academy Healthcare Disparities • Mackenzie Wallace Longoria, Director, Public Policy, Alzheimer's Association • Edie Yau, Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Engagement, Alzheimer's Association Next Meeting: October 20, 2021


Thursday, September 23, 2021

9:00 am, Annex Room 154
Agenda:
Approval of Minutes Unemployment Insurance for Victims of Domestic Violence and Abuse • Representative Samara Heavrin • Representative Nima Kulkarni • Tanya Thomas, Springhaven • Jillian Carden, Silverleaf • Katie Showalter, University of Kentucky KY Affordable Housing Act • Representative Randy Bridges Apprenticeship Program Update Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Craft Breweries • Charley Hamilton, President , Kentucky Guild of Brewers • Adam Watson , Government Relations Chairman, Kentucky Guild of Brewers


11:00 am, Annex Room 131
Agenda:
Approval of Minutes from August 12, 2021, meeting Massage Therapy Licensing Issues • Matthew Koch, State Representative • Rebecca Hartsough, Ph.D., Policy Director, Babbage Cofounder • Heather Wagers, Executive Director of Office of Trafficking and Abuse Prevention and Prosecution, Office of the Attorney General • Major Jeremy Murrell, Kentucky State Police Audiologists and Specialists in Hearing Instruments • Adam Haley, Executive Director, Kentucky Academy of Audiology • Casey Rutledge-Roof, Au.D., Immediate Past President, Kentucky Academy of Audiology • Greg Brotzge, Government Affairs Consultant, Hearing Aid Association of Kentucky HVAC License Exemption for Duct Cleaning • Jonathan Dixon, State Representative • Dave Chrisman, Monster Cleaning, Inc. Other Aspects of the Horse Industry • Anne Sabatino Hardy, Executive Director, Horse Country Tours


1:00 pm, Annex Room 154
Agenda:
Approval of Minutes Seizure Safe Workplaces • Representative Mark Hart • Deb McGrath , Executive Director and Co-Founder, Kentuckiana Epilepsy Foundation Boyd Station Project • Representative Mark Hart OpenFiberKY • Tyler Campbell , Executive Director , Kentucky Telecom Association Impact of Kentucky Wired on City Utility Broadband • Mark Iverson , General Manager , Kentucky Municipal Utilities Association


3:30 pm, Annex Room 169
Agenda:
Approval of Minutes (August 25, 2021) Information Item - Local School District Bond Issues - Estill, Jefferson, and Kenton Counties Project Report from the University of Louisville - Request for Appropriation Increase - Athletics Enhancements in New Dormitory Project Report from the Finance and Administration Cabinet • Kevin Cardwell, Deputy State Budget Director, Office of State Budget Director New Information Technology System - Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, Kentucky Educational Television - Next Gen Conversion project Report of Pool Projects in Excess of $1,000,000 Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, Department of Criminal Justice Training - Schwendeman-Thompson HVAC and Building Systems project Finance and Administration Cabinet, Department for Facilities and Support Services - HVAC and Piping Phase Two project Fees-In-Lieu-of Stream Mitigation Pool projects - Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, Department of Fish and Wildlife - Crow Creek and East Fork Indian Repair projects Emergency Repair, Maintenance, or Replacement Project (Amended) - Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, Department of Parks, Fort Boonesborough Parkwide Flood Reconstruction Report from the Office of Financial Management Kentucky Infrastructure Authority Loans • Sandy Williams, Deputy Executive Director, Kentucky Infrastructure Authority Fund A Loans City of Elkton, Todd County City of Hopkinsville, for the benefit of Hopkinsville Water Environment Authority, Christian County City of Sebree, Webster County Fund F Loans City of Somerset, Pulaski County Cave Run Water Commission, Menifee County Morgan County Water District Letcher County Water and Sewer District (two loans) New Debt Issues • Ryan Barrow, Executive Director, Office of Financial Management Kentucky Housing Corporation Single Family Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2021 A and B Northern Kentucky University General Receipts Refunding Bonds Series 2021B. Previous Debt Issues • Ryan Barrow, Executive Director, Office of Financial Management Kentucky Housing Corporation Conduit Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds (330 Newton Apartments), Series 2021 School District Debt Issues with School Facilities Construction Debt Service • Ryan Barrow, Executive Director, Office of Financial Management Bowling Green Independent (Warren County) Lyon County Scott County (new) Scott County (refunding) Webster County Next Meeting Thursday, October 21, 2021 3:30 PM Rm. 169, Capitol Annex Building


Friday, September 24, 2021

8:30 am, Annex Room 129
Agenda:
Approval of Minutes August 4, 2021 meeting Update on the Department of Corrections • Robyn Bender, General Counsel, Justice and Public Safety Cabinet • Cookie Crews, Commissioner, Department of Corrections • Hilarye Dailey, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Corrections


8:30 am, Annex Room 154
Agenda:
Approval of 8-4-2021 Minutes Broadband Deployment Status • Mike Hayden, Executive Director, Kentucky Communications Network Authority/KyWired • Mitch Powers, Chief Operating Officer, Kentucky Communications Network Authority/KyWired • David Flessas, Chief Executive Officer, OpenFiber/Accelecom • John Hicks, State Budget Director, Office of State Budget Director Louisville Botanical Gardens Update • Kasey Maier, President and Chief Executive Officer, Waterfront Botanical Gardens


8:30 am, Annex Room 131
Agenda:
Approval of Minutes August 4, 2021 Auditor of Public Accounts • Mike Harmon, Auditor of Public Accounts • Sara Beth Gregory, Chief of Staff, APA • Tim Gutman, Director of Financial Operations, APA KY Coal and Mineral County Coalition • Dan Mosley, Harlan County Judge-Executive, President, KY Coal and Mineral County Coalition • Steve Henry, Webster County Judge-Executive, Vice President, KY Coal and Mineral County Coalition • JC Young, Executive Director, KY Coal and Mineral County Coalition • David Fields, Pendeton County Judge-Executive


10:30 am, Annex Room 154
Agenda:
Approval of Minutes from August 4, 2021 Kentucky's Preschool Program Kentucky Department of Education • Veronica Sullivan, Director, Division of IDEA Implementation and Preschool • Bill Buchanan, Program Consultant, Division of IDEA Implementation and Preschool • Karen Wirth, Director, Division of Budgets and Financial Management Full-Day Kindergarten Funding • Matt Robbins, Superintendent , Daviess County Public Schools • Alvin Garrison, Superintendent, Covington Independent Schools • Sarah Wasson, Superintendent, Lee County Public Schools Next Meeting will be held on October 6, 2021


10:30 am, Annex Room 129
Agenda:
Approval of Minutes August 4, 2021 meeting Medicaid Budget Update: Fiscal Year 2021 Year-End Report and Fiscal Year 2022 Outlook • Lisa Lee, Commissioner, Department for Medicaid Services, Cabinet for Health and Family Services • Steve Bechtel, Chief Financial Officer, Department for Medicaid Services, Cabinet for Health and Family Services Reimbursement for Adult Day Health Centers • Kelly Upchurch, Legislative Chair, Kentucky Association of Adult Day Centers


10:30 am, Annex Room 131


12:00 Noon, Annex Room 149