Senate Bill 343

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Last Action 03/23/22: recommitted to State & Local Government (S)
Title AN ACT relating to financial assistance and making an appropriation therefor.
Bill Documents Introduced
Bill Request Number 2055
Sponsors P. Wheeler, J. Turner
Summary of Original Version Create new sections of KRS Chapter 224A to make 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 Senate Committee Substitute 1
Senate Floor Amendment 1

Actions

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03/03/22
  • introduced in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
03/07/22
  • to State & Local Government (S)
03/16/22
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
03/17/22
  • floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
03/23/22
  • recommitted to State & Local Government (S)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions; delete amendments to KRS 11A.040 giving permissive authority to the Auditor of Public Accounts to place holds on city accounts; add a noncodified section authorizing the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority to lift the holds placed by 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 Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor P. Wheeler
Summary Delete Section 6 which authorized the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority to release the hold of city funds in the Finance and Administration cabinet that consisted of grant and loan moneys for drinking and wastewater infrastructure.
Index Headings Auditor of Public Accounts - Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, city funds in Finance and Administration, audits
Cities - Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, city funds in Finance and Administration, audits
Environment and Conservation - Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, city funds in Finance and Administration, audits
Public Works - Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, city funds in Finance and Administration, audits
Sewer Systems - Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, city funds in Finance and Administration, audits
Water Supply - Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, city funds in Finance and Administration, audits
Waterways and Dams - Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, city funds in Finance and Administration, audits

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