00RS SB192


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SB 192/FN (BR 1720) - E. Worley, E. Scorsone, D. Adams, T. Buford, R. Leeper, M. Long, R. Sanders Jr, L. Saunders, D. Shrout

     AN ACT relating to the Kentucky River Authority.
     Create and revise sections of KRS Chapter 151 to confirm and reinforce the independent decision making status of the Kentucky River Authority; require the authority's unified long-range water resources plan to be implemented over a 6 year period; require the plan to include a 2 year construction component and a 4 year preconstruction component; direct that the construction component be implemented as authorized by the General Assembly in the budget of the authority; require the plan to be submitted to the Interim Joint Committee on Appropriations and Revenue and the Interim Joint Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources six months before the General Assembly convenes; delete the requirement that the secretary of the Revenue Cabinet establish a water use fee and allow the authority to establish the fee as authorized by the General Assembly.


     SCS - Retain original provisions; amend KRS 42.016 to attach the authority to the Finance and Administration Cabinet for administrative purposes; require a report on those plan elements authorized during the 2000 General Assembly to be submitted to the Interim Joint Committee on Appropriations and Revenue, the Capital Planning Advisory Board, and the Interim Joint Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources; include the Capital Planning Advisory Board in the required biennial reporting; allow the authority to review and comment on requests for state agency action required for the transfer between water utilities of drinking water within or into the watershed of the Kentucky River basin; broaden exemption from water use fees; coordinate authority planning with the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet.
     SFA (1, E. Worley) - Delete the language broadening the exemption from the water use fees assessed by the authority.

     Feb 3-introduced in Senate
     Feb 7-to Agriculture and Natural Resources (S)
     Feb 24-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 25-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 28-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 29, 2000
     Feb 29-taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day; passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 1-3rd reading, passed 38-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
     Mar 2-received in House
     Mar 3-to Appropriations and Revenue (H)
     Mar 6-posted in committee
     Mar 21-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 22-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 23, 2000
     Mar 23-3rd reading, passed 96-0
     Mar 24-received in Senate; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
     Apr 3-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 287)

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