06RS HB470


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HB 470 (BR 1675) - J. Gooch Jr, B. Smith

     AN ACT relating to administrative hearings and declaring an emergency.
     Amend KRS 224.10-440 to require that administrative hearings held by the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet be finished within a 180-day window; set procedures for requesting an extension; require secretary to remove a case from a hearing officer who fails to meet the imposed deadline and decide the case or transfer it to another hearing officer.


     HCS - Amend KRS 224.10-440 and the bill to provide that the secretary has 90 days in which to decide a case that has been referred to the secretary because a hearing report was not filed timely; amend the statute and the bill to provide that the secretary may not transfer a particular case to another hearing officer more than once.

     HFA (1, J. Gooch Jr) - Allow secretary to require testimony to be filed in writing for all or some categories of cases; declare an EMERGENCY.

     HFA (2/Title, J. Gooch Jr) - Make title amendment.

     SFA (1, T. Jensen) - Amend KRS 224.10-440 and the bill to require the secretary to decide cases within 90 days of receipt of a report and recommended order and prohibit more than one 45-day extension of this deadline.

     Jan 30-introduced in House
     Jan 31-to Natural Resources and Environment (H)
     Feb 2-posted in committee
     Feb 7-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 8-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 9, 2006; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendment (2-title) filed
     Feb 10-3rd reading, passed 91-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendments (1) and (2-title)
     Feb 13-received in Senate
     Feb 15-to Agriculture and Natural Resources (S)
     Mar 9-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 10-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 14-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 15, 2006; floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 15-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
     Mar 16-3rd reading, passed 37-0 with floor amendment (1) ; received in House; to Rules (H)
     Mar 20-posted for passage for concurrence in Senate floor amendment (1) for Tuesday, March 21, 2006
     Mar 23-House concurred in Senate floor amendment (1) ; passed 99-0
     Mar 24-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 4-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 128)

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