House Bill 95

Actions | Amendments
Last Action to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
Title AN ACT relating to fire protection and making an appropriation therefor.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Introduced
Impact Statements Local Mandate
Bill Request Number 159
Sponsors R. Rothenburger, M. Hart, B. Reed
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 75.015 to allow a fire district to charge up to $0.15 per $100 of assessed valuation of property in its district when the fire district is a result of a merger of 2 or more districts on or after the effective date of the Act if no emergency ambulance service is operated within the district, and up to $0.25 when one is; amend KRS 95A.520 to make the section relating to payments made to merging volunteer fire departments apply to fire departments merging prior to the effective date of the Act; create a new section of KRS Chapter 95A to create a new payment protocol for volunteer fire departments merging on or after the effective date of the Act; amend KRS 95A.540 to provide for the creation of new volunteer fire departments out of a merged volunteer fire department applicable to volunteer fire departments having merged prior to the effective date of the Act; create a new section of KRS Chapter 95A to provide for the creation of new volunteer fire departments out of a merged volunteer fire department applicable to volunteer fire departments merging after the effective date of the Act; APPROPRIATION.
Index Headings of Original Version Local Mandate - Fire districts, merger, maximum tax rate
Cities - Fire departments, volunteer, merger, volunteer fire department aid, payments to
Cities - Fire districts, merger, maximum tax rate
Counties - Fire departments, volunteer, merger, volunteer fire department aid, payments to
Counties - Fire districts, merger, maximum tax rate
Fire Prevention - Fire departments, volunteer, merger, volunteer fire department aid, payments to
Fire Prevention - Fire districts, merger, maximum tax rate
Firefighters and Fire Departments - Fire departments, volunteer, merger, volunteer fire department aid, payments to
Firefighters and Fire Departments - Fire districts, merger, maximum tax rate
Local Government - Fire departments, volunteer, merger, volunteer fire department aid, payments to
Local Government - Fire districts, merger, maximum tax rate
Public Safety - Fire departments, volunteer, merger, volunteer fire department aid, payments to
Public Safety - Fire districts, merger, maximum tax rate
Special Districts - Fire departments, volunteer, merger, volunteer fire department aid, payments to
Special Districts - Fire districts, merger, maximum tax rate
Special Purpose Governmental Entities - Fire departments, volunteer, merger, volunteer fire department aid, payments to
Special Purpose Governmental Entities - Fire districts, merger, maximum tax rate
State Agencies - Commission on Fire Protection Personnel Standards and Education, volunteer fire department aid
Taxation - Fire districts, merger, maximum tax rate
Taxation, Property - Fire districts, merger, maximum tax rate
Appropriations - Fire departments, volunteer, payments to
Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1
House Committee Amendment 1
House Floor Amendment 1
Votes Vote History

Actions

Top | Amendments
01/02/18
  • introduced in House
01/04/18
  • to Local Government (H)
01/08/18
  • posted in committee
03/12/18
  • posted in committee
03/14/18
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute & committee amendment (1-title)
  • floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
03/15/18
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
03/16/18
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 19, 2018
03/19/18
  • 3rd reading, passed 63-21 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) and floor amendment (1)
03/20/18
  • received in Senate
03/21/18
  • to Appropriations & Revenue (S)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Impact Statements Local Mandate
Summary Retain original provisions of the bill, but add new sections of KRS Chapter 75 to provide for an alternative governance model of a fire district that may be created by permission of fiscal courts that would allow for four of the seven members of the board of trustees to be citizen members of the board, elected by the citizens, rather than only two, and one member appointment by the county judge/executive or executive head of a merged government rather than three members; remove the tax cap from the taxes that the district board may set, but subject those rates to the compensating tax rates and recall provisions in KRS Chapter 132; provide that when converting over to the alternative board and tax structure that the tax rates in place at the time of conversion shall be the initial rates upon conversion; amend KRS 132.023 to conform to changes.
Index Headings Local Mandate - Fire districts, merger, maximum tax rate
Cities - Fire departments, volunteer, merger, volunteer fire department aid, payments to
Cities - Fire districts, merger, maximum tax rate
Counties - Fire departments, volunteer, merger, volunteer fire department aid, payments to
Counties - Fire districts, merger, maximum tax rate
Fire Prevention - Fire departments, volunteer, merger, volunteer fire department aid, payments to
Fire Prevention - Fire districts, merger, maximum tax rate
Firefighters and Fire Departments - Fire departments, volunteer, merger, volunteer fire department aid, payments to
Firefighters and Fire Departments - Fire districts, merger, maximum tax rate
Local Government - Fire departments, volunteer, merger, volunteer fire department aid, payments to
Local Government - Fire districts, merger, maximum tax rate
Public Safety - Fire departments, volunteer, merger, volunteer fire department aid, payments to
Public Safety - Fire districts, merger, maximum tax rate
Special Districts - Fire departments, volunteer, merger, volunteer fire department aid, payments to
Special Districts - Fire districts, merger, maximum tax rate
Special Purpose Governmental Entities - Fire departments, volunteer, merger, volunteer fire department aid, payments to
Special Purpose Governmental Entities - Fire districts, merger, maximum tax rate
State Agencies - Commission on Fire Protection Personnel Standards and Education, volunteer fire department aid
Taxation - Fire districts, merger, maximum tax rate
Taxation, Property - Fire districts, merger, maximum tax rate
Appropriations - Fire departments, volunteer, payments to

Amendment House Committee Amendment 1
Sponsor R. Rothenburger
Summary Make title amendment.
Index Headings Local Mandate - Fire districts, merger, maximum tax rate
Cities - Fire departments, volunteer, merger, volunteer fire department aid, payments to
Cities - Fire districts, merger, maximum tax rate
Counties - Fire departments, volunteer, merger, volunteer fire department aid, payments to
Counties - Fire districts, merger, maximum tax rate
Fire Prevention - Fire departments, volunteer, merger, volunteer fire department aid, payments to
Fire Prevention - Fire districts, merger, maximum tax rate
Firefighters and Fire Departments - Fire departments, volunteer, merger, volunteer fire department aid, payments to
Firefighters and Fire Departments - Fire districts, merger, maximum tax rate
Local Government - Fire departments, volunteer, merger, volunteer fire department aid, payments to
Local Government - Fire districts, merger, maximum tax rate
Public Safety - Fire departments, volunteer, merger, volunteer fire department aid, payments to
Public Safety - Fire districts, merger, maximum tax rate
Special Districts - Fire departments, volunteer, merger, volunteer fire department aid, payments to
Special Districts - Fire districts, merger, maximum tax rate
Special Purpose Governmental Entities - Fire departments, volunteer, merger, volunteer fire department aid, payments to
Special Purpose Governmental Entities - Fire districts, merger, maximum tax rate
State Agencies - Commission on Fire Protection Personnel Standards and Education, volunteer fire department aid
Taxation - Fire districts, merger, maximum tax rate
Taxation, Property - Fire districts, merger, maximum tax rate
Appropriations - Fire departments, volunteer, payments to

Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor J. Miller
Summary Amend Sections 5, 6, and 7 to require the election and appointment of fire district trustees to occur on the date and times of the regular election in November; synchronize the terms of the existing and future board members to accommodate the change; require that a sign informing voters be placed in precincts containing all or a portion of the fire district of the trustee election; specify contents and visibility standards of the sign; make the location of the sign subject to the State Board of Elections regulation; apply the prohibitions established by KRS 117.235, 119.185, and 119.255 to the posting and contents of the sign.
Index Headings Local Mandate - Fire districts, merger, maximum tax rate
Cities - Fire departments, volunteer, merger, volunteer fire department aid, payments to
Cities - Fire districts, merger, maximum tax rate
Counties - Fire departments, volunteer, merger, volunteer fire department aid, payments to
Counties - Fire districts, merger, maximum tax rate
Fire Prevention - Fire departments, volunteer, merger, volunteer fire department aid, payments to
Fire Prevention - Fire districts, merger, maximum tax rate
Firefighters and Fire Departments - Fire departments, volunteer, merger, volunteer fire department aid, payments to
Firefighters and Fire Departments - Fire districts, merger, maximum tax rate
Local Government - Fire departments, volunteer, merger, volunteer fire department aid, payments to
Local Government - Fire districts, merger, maximum tax rate
Public Safety - Fire departments, volunteer, merger, volunteer fire department aid, payments to
Public Safety - Fire districts, merger, maximum tax rate
Special Districts - Fire departments, volunteer, merger, volunteer fire department aid, payments to
Special Districts - Fire districts, merger, maximum tax rate
Special Purpose Governmental Entities - Fire departments, volunteer, merger, volunteer fire department aid, payments to
Special Purpose Governmental Entities - Fire districts, merger, maximum tax rate
State Agencies - Commission on Fire Protection Personnel Standards and Education, volunteer fire department aid
Taxation - Fire districts, merger, maximum tax rate
Taxation, Property - Fire districts, merger, maximum tax rate
Appropriations - Fire departments, volunteer, payments to

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