House Bill 178

Last Action 02/15/19: posted in committee
Title AN ACT relating to reorganization.
Bill Documents Introduced
Bill Request Number 160
Sponsor A. Koenig
Summary of Original Version Establish and create various sections of KRS Chapter 308, relating to Public Protection Cabinet oversight of state occupational boards; define terms; declare policy regarding occupational licensing; list boards that are regulated under KRS Chapter 308; require the Department of Professional Licensing to provide administrative services, technical assistance, personnel staffing, and meeting space to the boards; organize the boards under eight authorities within the department; manage each authority with an executive director; set standards regarding board members, including appointments by the Governor, quorum via majority, and voting eligibility; institute board reimbursement and travel expense rules; direct board officer elections, board member disqualification standards, and semiannual meeting requirements; establish general board powers; require executive director approval before a board may promulgate an administrative regulation; authorize the executive director to hear and issue a final order regarding any board decision that would otherwise be subject to appeal; allow an aggrieved party to appeal an executive director's final order to the Circuit Court; instruct boards to keep a register of licensees and make an annual report to the Governor and the Legislative Research Commission; establish rules for board review of license applications and board-administered examinations; require a licensee to report criminal convictions to the licensee's board; immunize board members, staff, legal counsel, and other persons from civil liability for conduct that is taken in good faith and is within the scope and arising out of the performance of their duties; direct the boards to send licensees a thirty-day notice of expiration both before and after the expiration occurs; prohibit a board from issuing an advisory opinion unless authorized by the board's enabling act; establish the Prescribing Boards Advisory Council within the department, composed of eight ex officio members with expertise in combatting prescription drug abuse; amend KRS 12.020 to add the new authorities to the cabinet; amend various sections of KRS Chapters 198B, 216A, 309, 310, 311, 311B, 312, 313, 314, 314A, 315, 316, 317, 317A, 319, 319A, 319B, 319C, 320, 322, 322A, 323, 323A, 324, 324A, 325, 326, 327, 329A, 330, 334, 334A, and 335 to conform; amend KRS 325.230 to place the State Board of Accountancy within the Department of Financial Institutions; amend KRS 325.240 and 325.360 to grant the commissioner of the department authority over the accountant board's administrative regulations and disciplinary decisions; repeal KRS 310.080, 311.882, 311B.060, 312.045, 312.065, 315.171, 319A.040, 319A.050, 319A.060, 322.260, 323.180, 323.200, 323A.150, 323A.180, 323A.200, 324.2811, 324.284, 324A.025, 324A.060, 324B.010, 324B.020, 324B.030, 324B.040, 334.170, 334A.100, and 334A.110.
Index Headings of Original Version Governor - Occupational board members, appointment of
Legislative Research Commission - Occupational boards and commissions, annual reports from
Licensing - Omnibus administrative revision relating to numerous occupations and professions
Occupations and Professions - Omnibus administrative revision relating to numerous occupations and professions
Reorganization - Omnibus administrative revision relating to numerous occupations and professions
State Agencies - Omnibus administrative revision relating to numerous occupational boards
Boards and Commissions - Omnibus administrative revision relating to numerous occupational boards
Advisory Boards, Commissions, and Committees - Prescribing Boards Advisory Council, creation of


  • introduced in House
  • to Licensing, Occupations, & Admin Regs (H)
  • posted in committee

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