05RS SB40


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SB 40 (BR 157) - D. Kelly

     AN ACT relating to reorganization.
     Amend various sections of the Kentucky Revised Statutes to abolish the Tourism Development Cabinet and create the Commerce Cabinet; create within the Commerce Cabinet the Office of Finance and Administration, Office of Legal Affairs, Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, Office of Human Resources, Office of Public Affairs and Constituent Services ,Office of Communications, and the Office of Information Technology; transfer the Department of Travel, Department of Parks, Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Kentucky Horse Park Commission, State Fair Board, Office of Administrative Services, and the Tourism Development Finance Authority from the Tourism Development Cabinet to the Commerce Cabinet; abolish the State Parks Commission; transfer the Kentucky Appalachian Commission to the Department of Local Government from the Office of the Governor; transfer the Kentucky Arts Council, the Kentucky Historical Society, the Kentucky Center for the Arts, the Kentucky Craft Marketing Program, the Governors' School for the Arts, the Kentucky African-American Heritage Commission, and the Kentucky Heritage Council from the Education, Arts, and Humanities Cabinet to the Commerce Cabinet; repeal KRS 148.815, 148.820, and 148.825; confirm Executive Order 2004-729 to the extent that it is not otherwise confirmed by this Act.


     SCS - Retain original provisions of SB 40; transfer the Division of Energy to the Commerce Cabinet; list the internal divisions within the Department of Parks; make technical corrections.

     SFA (1, D. Kelly) - Amend various sections of the KRS to rename and reorganize agencies under the Kentucky Economic Development Partnership and the Office of the Governor; amend to restructure and reorganize the Commission on Small Business Advocacy; amend to require the Commissioner of Economic Development be appointed by the Governor; amend to establish the Office of Energy Policy within the Commerce Cabinet.

     Jan 5-introduced in Senate
     Jan 7-to Economic Development, Tourism & Labor (S)
     Feb 1-taken from committee; laid on clerk's desk; taken from clerk's desk; 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 2-2nd reading; returned to Economic Development, Tourism & Labor (S)
     Feb 8-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute
     Feb 9-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 10, 2005; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 10-3rd reading, passed 34-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
     Feb 11-received in House
     Feb 14-to Economic Development (H)
     Feb 18-posted in committee
     Feb 23-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 24-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 25-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, February 28, 2005
     Mar 4-3rd reading, passed 94-0; received in Senate; enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
     Mar 8-enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House; delivered to Governor
     Mar 16-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 95)

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