House Bill 758

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 04/08/22: signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 177)
Title AN ACT relating to financial assistance and making an appropriation therefor.
Bill Documents Acts Chapter 177
Current/Final
Introduced
Bill Request Number 2122
Sponsors J. Gooch Jr., L. Bechler, J. Bray, P. Flannery, N. Kirk-McCormick, W. Lawrence, D. Lewis, M. Meredith, M. Prunty, B. Reed
Summary of Original Version Create new sections of KRS Chapter 224A to making findings and declarations of the General Assembly regarding the need for funding for public funding for drinking water and wastewater systems; establish a water management assistance fund which is administered by the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority to provide assistance for both capital and non-capital expenses of governmental entities that provide public drinking water and wastewater services to the public; describe the various non-capital expenses that the fund can provide funding for; amend KRS 91A.040 to make permissive the requirement for the Finance and Administration Cabinet to place a hold on the funds to cities for nonperformance of required financial audits and statements; amend KRS 224A.011 to include private water associations under the definition of "governmental agency"; amend 224A.035 to authorize the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority to make non-capital expenditure from funds that it governs; and amend KRS 224A.040 to allow expenditure for non-capital expenditures that improve the technical, managerial, or operational capacity of public drinking water and wastewater systems and allow for the purchase of obligations if the purchase does not cause interest on current or future state agency obligations to be included in gross federal income for federal tax purposes.
Index Headings of Original Version Environment and Conservation - Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, finance for non-capital expenses, maintenance public works
Pollution - Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, finance for non-capital expenses, maintenance public works
Public Utilities - Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, finance for non-capital expenses, maintenance public works
Public Works - Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, finance for non-capital expenses, maintenance public works
Water Supply - Private rural water associations, Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, funding eligibility
Waterways and Dams - Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, finance for non-capital expenses, maintenance public works
Auditor of Public Accounts - Cities, audit requirements, permissive authority to release of funds withheld for noncompliance
Audits and Auditors - Cities, audit requirements, permissive authority to release of funds withheld for noncompliance
Cities - Audit requirements, permissive authority to release of funds withheld for noncompliance
Jump to Proposed Amendments House Floor Amendment 1
Senate Committee Substitute 1
Votes Vote History

Actions

Top | Amendments
03/01/22
  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
03/09/22
  • to Natural Resources & Energy (H)
03/10/22
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
03/11/22
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 14, 2022
03/14/22
  • floor amendment (1) filed
03/17/22
  • 3rd reading, passed 94-0 with Floor Amendment (1)
03/18/22
  • received in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
03/21/22
  • to Natural Resources & Energy (S)
03/24/22
  • taken from Natural Resources & Energy (S)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Natural Resources & Energy (S)
03/25/22
  • taken from Natural Resources & Energy (S)
  • 2nd reading
  • returned to Natural Resources & Energy (S)
03/29/22
  • reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute (1) as a consent bill
03/30/22
  • posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 30, 2022
  • 3rd reading, passed 36-0 with Committee Substitute (1)
  • received in House
  • to Rules (H)
  • taken from Rules
  • posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute (1)
  • House concurred in Senate amendment
  • passed 96-0
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • delivered to Governor
04/08/22
  • signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 177)

Proposed Amendments

Top | Actions
Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor J. Gooch Jr.
Summary Delete section 3 of the bill giving permissive authority to the Auditor of Public Accounts to place holds on city accounts; add noncodified section 6 authorizing the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority to lift the holds placed by the Finance and Administration Cabinet at the behest of the Auditor of Public Accounts on city accounts solely for the purpose of allowing water and wastewater funding using federal CARES and American Rescue Plan funds to go to cities regardless of their audit compliance status.
Index Headings Environment and Conservation - Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, cities, funds in EMARS, holds released
Pollution - Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, cities, funds in EMARS, holds released
Public Utilities - Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, cities, funds in EMARS, holds released
Public Works - Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, cities, funds in EMARS, holds released
Water Supply - Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, cities, funds in EMARS, holds released
Waterways and Dams - Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, cities, funds in EMARS, holds released
Auditor of Public Accounts - Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, city fund accounts, city audits, holds released
Audits and Auditors - Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, city fund accounts, city audits, holds released
Cities - Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, cities, funds in EMARS, holds released
Counties - Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, cities, funds in EMARS, holds released

Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions, except remove provisions authorizing the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority to release funds in the EMARS accounts that consist of federal funding for water and wastewater infrastructure grants and loans restricted due to noncompliance with audit requirements.
Index Headings Flood Control and Flooding - Audits, federal funds withheld for water and wastewater projects
Public Utilities - Audits, federal funds withheld for water and wastewater projects
Public Works - Audits, federal funds withheld for water and wastewater projects
Sewer Systems - Audits, federal funds withheld for water and wastewater projects
Water Supply - Audits, federal funds withheld for water and wastewater projects
Auditor of Public Accounts - Audits, federal funds withheld for water and wastewater projects
Audits and Auditors - Audits, federal funds withheld for water and wastewater projects
Cities - Audits, federal funds withheld for water and wastewater projects

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