Senate Bill 167

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 04/14/22: delivered to Secretary of State (Acts Ch. 221)
Title AN ACT relating to library district boards.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Introduced
Bill Request Number 1820
Sponsors P. Wheeler, J. Turner, J. Schickel
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS Chapter 173 relating to public library districts to require the terms of library board members to expire as of January 1, 2023; establish requirements for new members; amend KRS 173.480, relating to public library districts' initial board appointments, to allow a county judge/executive with the approval of the fiscal court to appoint the first members of the newly created library board; amend KRS 173.490, relating to public library districts, to allow a county judge/executive with the approval of the fiscal court to appoint members or fill vacancies of the library board; amend KRS 173.520 to provide libraries the authority to lease and build to lease buildings for use by educational institutions; require unanimous vote of the board and fiscal court approval for leasing or constructing buildings for use by educational institutions and expenditures of capital projects over $500,000; define appropriate buildings for use by educational institutions; create a new section of KRS Chapter 173 relating to library districts formed by petition to require the terms of library board members to expire as of January 1, 2023, and establish requirements for new members; amend KRS 173.725, relating to petition-created library districts' initial board appointments, to allow a county judge/executive with the approval of the fiscal court to appoint the first members of the newly created library board; amend KRS 173.730, relating to library districts created by petition, to allow a county judge/executive with the approval of the fiscal court to appoint members or fill vacancies of the library board; amend KRS 173.745 to provide libraries the authority to lease buildings for use by educational institutions; require unanimous vote of the board and fiscal court approval for leasing buildings for use by educational institutions and expenditures of capital projects over $500,000; define appropriate buildings for use by educational institutions; EFFECTIVE January 1, 2023.
Index Headings of Original Version Courts, Fiscal - Library district boards, approval of county judge/executive appointments
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Library district boards, building usage permitted
Education, Higher - Library district boards, building usage permitted
Education, Vocational - Library district boards, building usage permitted
Effective Dates, Delayed - Library district boards, January 1, 2023
Libraries - Library district boards, appointments
Local Government - County judge/executive, library district boards, appointments
Special Districts - Library district boards, county judge/executive appointments
Counties - Judge/executive, library district boards, appointments
Jump to Proposed Amendments Senate Committee Substitute 1
Senate Floor Amendment 1
Senate Floor Amendment 2
Senate Floor Amendment 3
House Committee Substitute 1
Votes Vote History
Governor's Veto Message Veto

Actions

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02/14/22
  • introduced in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
02/15/22
  • to State & Local Government (S)
03/02/22
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
03/03/22
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 07, 2022
03/07/22
  • floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
  • passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
03/08/22
  • passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
03/09/22
  • floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute
  • passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
03/10/22
  • floor amendment (3) filed to Committee Substitute
  • passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
03/11/22
  • 3rd reading, passed 20-10 with Committee Substitute (1) and Floor Amendments (1), (2) and (3)
03/14/22
  • received in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
03/22/22
  • taken from Committee on Committees (H)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Committee on Committees (H)
03/23/22
  • to Local Government (H)
03/24/22
  • taken from Local Government (H)
  • 2nd reading
  • returned to Local Government (H)
03/25/22
  • reassigned to State Government (H)
03/29/22
  • reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute (1)
  • taken from Rules
  • placed in the Orders of the Day
03/30/22
  • 3rd reading, passed 52-37 with Committee Substitute (1)
  • received in Senate
  • to Rules (S)
  • posted for passage for concurrence in House Committee Substitute (1)
  • Senate concurred in House Committee Substitute (1)
  • passed 25-11
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • delivered to Governor
04/08/22
  • Vetoed
04/13/22
  • received in Senate
  • to Rules (S)
  • posted for passage for consideration of Governor's veto
  • veto overridden
  • passed 23-13
  • received in House
  • to Rules (H)
  • taken from Rules
  • posted for consideration of Governor's veto
  • veto sustained 48-39
  • vote on passage reconsidered
04/14/22
  • placed in the Orders of the Day
  • veto overridden
  • passed 52-39
  • received in Senate
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • delivered to Secretary of State (Acts Ch. 221)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions; eliminate the requirement for library members to have a postsecondary credential that is at least the level of an associate degree, certificate, or diploma.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - Library district board members, education requirements, adjusted
Education, Higher - Library district board members, education requirements, adjusted
Education, Vocational - Library district board members, education requirements, adjusted
Libraries - Library district board members, education requirements, adjusted
Special Districts - Library district board members, education requirements, adjusted
Counties - Library district board members, education requirements, adjusted

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor M. Nemes
Summary Remove requirement that existing library board members' terms expire as of December 31, 2022; allow the library board members to finish serving their terms; require vacancies to be filled.
Index Headings Libraries - Board members' terms, expiration mandate, removal
Boards and Commissions - Library board members' terms, expiration mandate, removal

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor P. Wheeler
Summary Lower the requirement of an unanimous vote of the board to a majority vote of the board when voting on leasing or constructing appropriate buildings for use by educational institutions or approving expenditures for capital projects over $500,000; increase the total capital project expenditure amount that requires a vote of the board and approval of the fiscal court from $500,000 to $1,000,000; make technical corrections.
Index Headings Courts, Fiscal - Library district boards, building usage and capital project expenditure, approval
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Library district boards, building usage, vote requirements
Education, Higher - Library district boards, building usage, vote requirements
Education, Vocational - Library district boards, building usage, vote requirements
Libraries - Building usage and capital project expenditure, vote requirement
Libraries - Capital projects, total expenditure amount, approval requirement
Technical Corrections - SB 167/SCS 1

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 3
Sponsor P. Wheeler
Summary Remove the requirement that the terms of the existing board members expire; remove the requirement that new persons be appointed to the board as of January 1, 2023; remove the age, residency, and geographical requirements of board members; allow the county judge/executive to use an alternative appointment process for appointing members to a library board when the fiscal court adopts an alternative appointment process through the passage of a resolution.
Index Headings County Judges/Executive - Library boards, membership requirements, alternative appointment process
Courts, Fiscal - Library boards, membership requirements, alternative appointment process
Libraries - Board membership requirements, alternative appointment process
Boards and Commissions - Library districts, membership requirements, alternative appointment process

Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions, except amend the process when appointing board members or filling vacancies throughout the bill to require the county judge/executive to request the Department for Libraries and Archives to submit two additional recommendations for each board position that remains unfilled from the first set of recommendations prior to allowing the judge/executive to appoint members of his or her choosing; exempt public library construction fund awards that were made before the effective date of this Act from the requirement that projects costing $1,000,000 or more must receive a majority vote of the board and approval of the fiscal court.
Index Headings County Judges/Executive - Library districts, board appointment process
Courts, Fiscal - Library districts, board appointment process
Courts, Fiscal - Library districts, public library facilities construction fund, award approval of awards, timing
Libraries - Library districts, board appointment process
Libraries - Library districts, public library facilities construction fund, award approval of awards, timing
Local Government - Library districts, board appointment process
Local Government - Library districts, public library facilities construction fund, award approval of awards, timing
Special Districts - Library districts, board appointment process
Special Districts - Library districts, public library facilities construction fund, award approval of awards, timing
Counties - Library districts, board appointment process
Counties - Library districts, public library facilities construction fund, award approval of awards, timing

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