05RS HB36


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HB 36/FN (BR 184) - E. Ballard, J. Carr, J. Gray, C. Hoffman, R. Palumbo, M. Weaver

     AN ACT relating to the provider tax.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 142 to require the Cabinet for Health Services to submit a waiver application to the Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to exempt state-operated veterans nursing homes from the provider tax; provide that if the waiver is granted veterans nursing homes shall be exempt from the tax beginning on the effective date of the waiver.


     HCS - Delete original provisions; amend KRS 142.301, relating to definitions for the health care provider tax, to exclude state veterans nursing home facilities from the definitions of "nursing-facility services" and "provider"; amend KRS 142.307, relating to the provider tax on nursing-facility services, to exempt state veterans nursing home facilities from the tax; amend KRS 142.361, relating to additional assessments, on gross revenues received by all nursing facility services, to exempt state veterans nursing home facilities from the tax; apply the exemptions retroactively to July 1, 2004.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 4-introduced in House
     Jan 6-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Feb 8-posted in committee
     Feb 10-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 11-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 15-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 16, 2005
     Feb 16-3rd reading, passed 95-0 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 17-received in Senate
     Feb 23-to Appropriations and Revenue (S)

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