Senate Bill 217

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 04/13/22: delivered to Secretary of State (Acts Ch. 197)
Title AN ACT relating to the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and declaring an emergency.
Bill Documents Acts Chapter 197
Current/Final
Introduced
Bill Request Number 2145
Sponsor R. Webb
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS Chapter 150 to require the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources to conduct all procurements necessary for its performance pursuant to KRS Chapter 45A; provide that upon approval of the commission, the commissioner shall be deemed the chief purchasing officer for the purposes of conducting procurements for the department; make all department personal service contracts, tax incentive agreements, and memoranda of agreement subject to review by the Government Contract Review Committee; require the department, upon approval of the commission, to conduct its own bidding and procurement; amend KRS 150.021 to provide that the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources be attached administratively to the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet only for those limited functions and purposes expressly requested by the department; remove language making the powers conferred to the department by KRS Chapters 150 and 235 subject to KRS Chapters 42, 45, 45A, 56, and 64; require the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet to transfer to the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources copies of all records, files, and documents associated with functions that the cabinet no longer performs for the department; exempt the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources from reorganization under KRS Chapter 12; amend KRS 150.022 to change references from wildlife districts to commission districts; make commission members' terms end on December 31 of the fourth calendar year following their appointments and until their successors are duly appointed and confirmed by the Senate; require that a member serve no more than two full terms, excluding any partial terms that a member may serve; require that a candidate to be a commission member have held hunting and fishing licenses for the previous five consecutive years; require that an appointment to the commission to replace a member whose term has expired be made no later than January 20 of the year following the year in which the term expired; amend KRS 150.061 to make the commissioner the appointing authority for the department for the purposes of KRS Chapter 18A and to conform; amend KRS 235.030 to provide that the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources be attached administratively to the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet only for those limited functions and purposes expressly requested by the department; amend KRS 45A.030, 150.0241, 235.010, and 235.130 to conform.
Index Headings of Original Version Financial Responsibility - Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, procurement authority
Fish and Wildlife - Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, commission membership, terms
Purchasing - Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, procurement authority
Boats and Boating - Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, administrative attachment only
Boards and Commissions - Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, commission membership, terms
Hunting and Fishing - Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, commission membership, terms, appointment
State Agencies - Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, procurement authority
Jump to Proposed Amendments Senate Committee Substitute 1
Senate Committee Amendment 1
Senate Floor Amendment 1
House Committee Substitute 1
House Committee Amendment 1
Votes Vote History
Governor's Veto Message Veto

Actions

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02/24/22
  • introduced in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
02/28/22
  • to Natural Resources & Energy (S)
03/08/22
  • taken from Natural Resources & Energy (S)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Natural Resources & Energy (S)
03/09/22
  • reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with Committee Substitute (1) and Committee Amendment (1-title)
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 10, 2022
03/10/22
  • floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
  • passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
03/11/22
  • 3rd reading, passed 28 - 2 with Committee Substitute (1) Floor Amendment (1), and Committee Amendment (1-title)
03/14/22
  • received in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
03/23/22
  • to Tourism & Outdoor Recreation (H)
03/24/22
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1) and Committee Amendment (1-title)
03/25/22
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 29, 2022
03/30/22
  • 3rd reading, passed 62-23
  • received in Senate
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • delivered to Governor
04/06/22
  • Vetoed
04/13/22
  • received in Senate
  • to Rules (S)
  • posted for passage for consideration of Governor's veto
  • veto overridden
  • passed 29-8
  • received in House
  • to Rules (H)
  • taken from Rules
  • posted for passage for consideration of Governor's veto
  • veto overridden
  • passed 69-24
  • received in Senate
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • delivered to Secretary of State (Acts Ch. 197)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions; provide that the members of the commission, the commissioner, and the employees of the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources are subject to the Executive Branch Code of Ethics established under KRS Chapter 11A; provide that commissioners' terms shall not be extended beyond one year following the expiration of their terms; provide that commissioner nominees shall be eligible if they have hunted and fished in the Commonwealth for the previous five years and either held a license or were licensed-exempt under KRS 150.170; change a reason for which a member of the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Commission may be removed from inefficiency to nonfeasance; remove language limiting the Governor's removal authority to commission members that he or she appointed; amend KRS 150.152 to require the Auditor of Public Accounts to annually examine the department's procurement procedures and procurements to ensure compliance with KRS Chapter 45A and Section 1 of the Act; require that an opportunity for an administrative hearing conducted in accordance with KRS Chapter 13B be given before a member can be removed; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings Effective Dates, Emergency - Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, procurement authority
Financial Responsibility - Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, procurement authority
Fish and Wildlife - Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, commission membership, terms
Purchasing - Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, procurement authority
State Agencies - Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, procurement authority
Ethics - Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Executive Branch Code of Ethics, applicability
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, commission membership, removal, administrative hearing
Boats and Boating - Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, administrative attachment only
Boards and Commissions - Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, commission membership, removal
Boards and Commissions - Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, commission membership, terms
Hunting and Fishing - Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, commission membership, terms, appointment

Amendment Senate Committee Amendment 1
Sponsor R. Webb
Summary Make title amendment.
Index Headings Title Amendments - SB 217

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor R. Webb
Summary Direct the secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet to acquire perpetual conservation easements for the benefit of the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources on approximately 54,000 acres of real property located in Knox, Bell, and Leslie Counties; require the Finance and Administration to procure outside legal counsel to advise the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources on the conservation easement acquisition process; require that the terms of the conservation easements protect the Commonwealth from all liability arising from the conditions of the property prior to the acquisition of the conservation easements; provide that the funds for purchasing the conservation easements be paid from federal funds, grants, and gifts made available to the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, not to exceed $250 per acre and substantiated by an appraisal paid for by Cumberland Forest LP or The Nature Conservancy; and require that all transactions for the acquisition of the conservation easements close within 18 months of the effective date of the Resolution; APPROPRIATION.
Index Headings Environment and Conservation - Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, conservation easements, eastern Kentucky, purchase
Fish and Wildlife - Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, conservation easements, eastern Kentucky, purchase
Land Use - Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, conservation easements, eastern Kentucky, purchase
Property - Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, conservation easements, eastern Kentucky, purchase
Public Buildings and Grounds - Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, conservation easements, eastern Kentucky, purchase
Purchasing - Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, conservation easements, eastern Kentucky, purchase
Appropriations - Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, conservation easements, eastern Kentucky, purchase
Hunting and Fishing - Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, conservation easements, eastern Kentucky, purchase

Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions; change the scope of the annual Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources audit conducted by the Auditor of Public Accounts to examine the procurements, expenditures, and procurement policies of the department to ensure compliance with KRS Chapter 45A and Section 1 of the Act; remove all language relating to the process of removing a member of the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Commission that is outside of the administrative hearing process established in KRS Chapter 13B; allow, but not require, the Finance and Administration Cabinet to procure outside council to advise the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources on the acquisition of conservation easements pursuant to the Act; include nonfederal funds in the amounts that may be used to acquire conservation easements under the Act; create a new section of KRS Chapter 151 to establish definitions for KRS 151.700 to 151.730, regarding the Kentucky River Authority; amend KRS 151.710 to clarify membership requirements for directors of the Kentucky River Authority; make conforming changes.
Index Headings Financial Responsibility - Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, conservation easements, acquisition
Fish and Wildlife - Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, conservation easements, acquisition
Fish and Wildlife - Fish and Wildlife Resources Commission, member removal, administrative hearing, KRS Chapter 13B
Public Authorities - Kentucky River Authority, qualifications of directors
Purchasing - Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, conservation easements, acquisition
Transportation - Kentucky River Authority, qualifications of directors
Water Supply - Kentucky River Authority, qualifications of directors
Waterways and Dams - Kentucky River Authority, qualifications of directors
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Fish and Wildlife Resources Commission, member removal, administrative hearing, KRS Chapter 13B
Auditor of Public Accounts - Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, annual audit, procurement procedures
Boats and Boating - Kentucky River Authority, qualifications of directors
Boards and Commissions - Kentucky River Authority, qualifications of directors
Advisory Boards, Commissions, and Committees - Fish and Wildlife Resources Commission, member removal, administrative hearing, KRS Chapter 13B

Amendment House Committee Amendment 1
Sponsor K. King
Summary Make title amendment.
Index Headings Title Amendments - SB 217/GA

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