House Bill 377

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 02/10/22: recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
Title AN ACT relating to county clerks and making an appropriation therefor.
Bill Documents Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statements Fiscal Note
Local Mandate
Additional Fiscal Impact Statements Exist
Bill Request Number 936
Sponsors M. Meredith, R. Bridges, P. Flannery, DJ Johnson, A. Tackett Laferty
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS Chapter 67 to define "recorded instrument" and "portal"; establish deadlines for county clerks to maintain portals for the electronic filing and searching of recorded instruments; amend KRS 64.012 to provide that the $10 storage fee collected by a county clerk shall be held by the county fiscal court or legislative body of a consolidated local government or urban-county government or the exclusive purpose of providing funding for the permanent storage of recorded instruments; amend KRS 142.010 to provide that 90 percent of the funds held for the local records grant program shall be set aside and distributed as grants for county clerks; create a new section of KRS Chapter 64 to allow a county clerk in a county containing a population of less than 70,000 to receive an advancement to defray necessary official expenses; appropriate $25,000,000 from the General Fund to the Department for Local Government for the purpose of providing grants to county clerks to establish and maintain portals for the electronic filing and searching of recorded instruments; APPROPRIATION.
Index Headings of Original Version County Clerks - Counties with a population of less than 70,000, advancement to defray expenses
County Clerks - Document storage fee, collection and distribution to county clerk
County Clerks - Department for Libraries and Archives, local records grant program, grants to county clerks
County Clerks - Recorded instruments, electronic filing and searching
Deeds and Conveyances - Recorded instruments, electronic filing and searching
Property - Recorded instruments, electronic filing and searching
Consolidated Local Governments - Document storage fee, collection and distribution to county clerk
Appropriations - County clerk modernization, grants to aid implementation
Counties - Document storage fee, collection and distribution to county clerk
Counties, Urban - Document storage fee, collection and distribution to county clerk
Local Mandate - Department for Libraries and Archives, local records grant program, grants to county clerks
Fiscal Note - Document storage fee, collection and distribution to county clerk
Jump to Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1 with Fiscal Impact Statements

Actions

Top | Amendments
01/26/22
  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
02/01/22
  • to Local Government (H)
02/09/22
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
02/10/22
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Fiscal Impact Statements Fiscal Note to House Committee Substitute 1
Local Mandate to House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions; provide that county clerks may redact certain personal information listed on electronic copies of official records; provide that the actual cost incurred by county clerks may include contracting with a private vendor for the development and maintenance of a portal to access recorded instruments and insurance premiums; amend KRS 64.012 to provide that KRS 68.275 shall not apply to requests from county clerks for expenses relating to the electronic storage and access to official documents; provide that funds advanced to county clerks to defray necessary expenses shall be repaid by the end of the calendar year or the county clerk or their surety shall be liable for the amount not repaid; provide that the Department for Local Government shall not use the $25 million appropriation for administrative costs and that counties must advertise for bids in accordance with KRS 424.260 or KRS 45A.343 to 45A.460.
Index Headings County Clerks - Advancement, liability for repayment of funds
County Clerks - Recorded instruments, redaction of personal information
Fiscal Note - County clerks, liability for repayment of funds
Consolidated Local Governments - County clerks, recorded instruments, redaction of personal information
Counties - County clerks, recorded instruments, redaction of personal information
Counties, Urban - County clerks, recorded instruments, redaction of personal information
Local Mandate - County clerks, liability for repayment of funds

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