House Bill 605

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Last Action 02/25/22: to Committee on Committees (H)
Title AN ACT relating to the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and declaring an emergency.
Bill Documents Introduced
Bill Request Number 1915
Sponsors C. Massey, D. Fister, A. Bowling, D. Frazier Gordon, C. Freeland, D. Hale, B. Wesley
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 or pursuant to administrative regulations it promulgates; provide that the department's procurement procedures or administrative regulations be designed with the best interests of the Commonwealth, the department, and the public in mind; allow the department to conduct its own bidding and procurements or to utilize the services of the Finance and Administration Cabinet, or both; allow the commissioner of the department, in lieu of the secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet, to declare an emergency for purchasing purposes; 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 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; provide that a member, including a member appointed prior to the effective date of the Act, shall not take office or act in an official capacity until confirmed by the Senate; provide that a person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor violation of game and fish laws of Kentucky, another state, or the United States shall not be eligible to serve on the Fish and Wildlife Resources Commission; 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; require that member candidate lists for the Fish and Wildlife Resources Commission be submitted no later than January 1 of the year following the year in which the term for the commissioner to be replaced has 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 150.0241, 235.010, and 235.130 to conform; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings of Original Version Effective Dates, Emergency - Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, commission membership, terms, appointment
Financial Responsibility - Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, procurement authority
Fish and Wildlife - Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, commission membership, terms, appointment
Purchasing - Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, procurement authority
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, procurement procedures
Boats and Boating - Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, administrative attachment only
Boards and Commissions - Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, commission membership, terms, appointment
Hunting and Fishing - Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, commission membership, candidacy, confirmation

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02/25/22
  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)


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