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Kentucky Legislative Session: The 2018 Kentucky Regular Legislative Session is a long session limited to 60 days that began on January 2. February 16 is the last day for new bill requests. February 26 is the last day for new House Bills and February 28 is the last day for new Senate Bills. The legislature will not meet during the Veto Period of March 29 through April 9. The final two days scheduled are April 12 and 13. The schedule may change.

Read How a Bill Becomes Law to learn how a bill goes through the Legislative process, including how it can be changed and passed without any public knowledge.

Bills of interest to EMS:

March 20, 2018

KAPA Legislative Report

 

BILLS IN THE SENATE:

 

SB 142/FN (BR 1391)D. Carroll
     AN ACT relating to training for telecommunicators.


     Amend KRS 15.550 to require telecommunicators that provide dispatch for emergency medical conditions to be trained in high-quality telephone cardiopulmonary resuscitation (T-CPR).

     Feb 12, 2018 - introduced in Senate
     Feb 13, 2018 - to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S)
     Mar 01, 2018 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 02, 2018 - 2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 05, 2018 - posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 6, 2018
     Mar 06, 2018 - 3rd reading, passed 37-1
     Mar 07, 2018 - received in House
     Mar 09, 2018 - to Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection (H)
     Mar 12, 2018 - posted in committee

 

SB 1 / AA (BR 427) J. BowenR. Stivers IIC. McDanielD. Thayer
     AN ACT relating to retirement.


    Amend KRS 6.505 to provide that the "inviolable contract" provisions shall not apply to legislative changes to Legislators' Retirement Plan (LRP) that become effective on or after July 1, 2018; make technical changes; amend KRS 6.520 to reduce the benefit factor of LRP members who began participating prior to 1/1/2014 to 1.97%; amend KRS 6.525 to recalculate current and future LRP retiree benefits effective 1/1/2019 so that the benefit from LRP is based solely upon salary earned as a legislator; amend KRS 6.518 to conform; amend KRS 21.360 to provide that the "inviolable contract" provisions shall not apply to legislative changes to the Judicial Retirement Plan (JRP) that become effective on or after July 1, 2018; make technical changes; amend KRS 21.374 to remove provisions relative to the election to participate in the cash balance plan by existing members and amend to provide that LRP and JRP members may elect to cease participating in LRP or JRP and participate prospectively in KERS in the new optional 401(a) money purchase plan for any future service as a legislator, judge, or justice; amend KRS 21.402 to change the interest credit in the JRP/LRP cash balance plans to 85% of the 5-year smoothed return above 0% if the member is contributing to a state-administered retirement system or plan and 0% if the person is not contributing to a state-administered retirement system or plan; amend KRS 21.460 to prohibit the purchase of recontributions of refunds to LRP/JRP by members who are participating in the 401(a) money purchase plan provided by this Act; amend KRS 21.480 to provide that the "inviolable contract" provisions shall not apply to legislative changes to JRP that become effective on or after July 1, 2018; make technical changes; amend KRS 21.372 and 21.385 to make technical/conforming amendments to JRP/LRP statutes; create a new section of KRS 61.510 to 61.705 to establish an optional 401(a) money purchase plan for new nonhazardous members who begin participating in the Kentucky Employees Retirement System (KERS) and County Employees Retirement System (CERS) on or after January 1, 2019, who elect to participate in the plan; provide that the optional money purchase plan shall be a mandatory defined contribution plan 
that will operate as another benefit tier in KERS/CERS and will include a 4% employer contribution; provide that the investment options for members of the money purchase plan shall be determined by theKentucky Retirement Systems (KRS) board and may include options for investing in system assets, investment options provided by an external vendor selected by the KRS board, or investment options provided through an agreement with the Kentucky Public Employees Deferred Compensation Authority (KDC); provide for a 5-year vesting period for employer contributions in the 401(a) money purchase plan; provide that a member can retire and take a refund or his or her account or annuitize his or her account balance in the 401(a) money purchase plan into one of the payment options provided by the system upon reaching age 65 with 5 years' service or upon meeting a combined age and service requirement of 87 years with a minimum age of 57; amend KRS 16.505, 61.510, and 78.510 relative to State Police Retirement System (SPRS), KERS, and CERS to exclude uniform and equipment allowances from the definition of creditable compensation, require that a final compensation based upon the highest 3 (hazardous) or highest 5 (nonhazardous) years of creditable compensation must contain at least 36 or 60 months, as applicable, for those members retiring on or after January 1, 2019; for Tier I nonhazardous KERS and CERS members retiring on or after July 1, 2023, prohibit lump-sum payments for compensatory time at retirement from increasing retirement benefit calculations; define "nonhazardous position" and "accumulated employer contribution" and make technical and conforming changes; amend KRS 61.546 and 78.616 to provide that members of KERS/CERS/SPRS who retire on or after August 1, 2018, shall not receive sick leave service creditfor more than the sick leave they have accumulated as of July 31, 2018, and shall not be eligible to use sick leave service credit for purposes of determining retirement eligibility; provide that no additional KERS/CERS agencies may elect to adopt a sick leave program on or after August 1, 2018; amend KRS 61.565 to define normal cost for purposes of funding for KERS, CERS, SPRS, LRP, and JRP; provide that costs for the optional 401(a) money purchase plan shall be included in the normal cost calculation; provide that for the 2019 actuarial valuation the unfunded liabilities shall be financed using a level dollar amortization method and that unfunded liability payments shall be prorated to each employer based upon the employer's average share of payroll over fiscal years 2015, 2016, and 2017, except for those employers who have ceased participation; provide that employer funding requirements shall be determined using the entry age normal cost method, a 5-year asset smoothing method, and assumptions adopted by the KRS board; provide that KERS and SPRS rates shall be adjusted annually rather than on a biennial basis in the 2020-2022 budget biennium; amend KRS 61.597 to change the interest credit for KERS/CERS nonhazardous members in the cash balance plan to 85% of the 10-year smoothed return above 0% if the member is contributing to a state-administered retirement system or plan and 0% if the person is not contributing to a state-administered retirement system or plan; amend KRS 16.601 to provide that in the event of a line-of-duty death of a KERS, CERS, or SPRS hazardous member, the spouse shall supersede the beneficiary designation on file; amend KRS 61.552 to provide that members who begin participating in the optional 401(a) money purchase plan shall not be eligible to purchase service credit and to make conforming amendments; amend KRS 61.555 to provide that a member in the optional 401(a) money purchase plan shall be credited with employee and employer contributions if called to active duty military service while working; amend KRS 61.637 to specify required breaks in employment for KERS, CERS, SPRS, LRP, JRP, and Teachers' Retirement System (TRS) retirees who retire on or after January 1, 2019, and are reemployed on or after January 1, 2019, and to provide that these reemployed retirees shall not earn a second retirement account upon reemployment; amend KRS 61.702 to require KRS employees who began participating on or after July 1, 2003, but prior to September 1, 2008, to contribute towards retiree health funding an amount equivalent to the lesser of the normal cost of the retiree health benefit or 3% of creditable compensation; provide that the increase in the employee contribution rate shall be phased-in over a 3-year period and may be adjusted annually after that date by the KRS board in increments of 0.25% of pay if the normal cost decreases/increases, but in no case shall it exceed 3% of creditable compensation; amend KRS 61.705 to provide that members who begin participating on or after January 1, 2014, shall not be eligible for the $5,000 death benefit payable to KERS, CERS, and SPRS retired members with at least 4 years of service; amend KRS 16.652, 61.692, and 78.852 to provide that the KERS, CERS, and SPRS "inviolable contract" provisions shall not apply to legislative changes that become effective on or after July 1, 2018; make technical changes; amend KRS 61.5955 to remove provisions relative to election by pre-2014 KERS, CERS, and SPRS members to participate in a cash balance plan and amend to provide that KERS and CERS nonhazardous members may elect to cease participating in the pension plan and participate prospectively in the optional 401(a) money purchase plan for future service; amend KRS 61.655 to provide that no member of the General Assembly, public servant, or trustee or employee of the KRS board shall have any interest in the business of KRS while employed/serving and for a period of 5 years following employment/service (starting from July 1, 2017); amend KRS 16.583, 16.645, 61.575, 61.595, 78.640, 61.580, 61.559, 61.605, 61.640, 61.680, 78.545, and 78.650 to make technical/conforming amendments; create a new section of KRS 161.220 to 161.716 to establish a hybrid cash balance plan for new Teachers' Retirement System (TRS) members who begin participating on or after January 1, 2019; provide that the hybrid cash balance plan shall operate as another benefit tier in TRS and will include an 8% employer credit for non-university members and a 4% employer credit for university members; provide for a 5-year vesting period for employer credits in the TRS hybrid cash balance plan; provide that a member can retire and take a refund of his or her account or annuitize his or her account balance in the TRS hybrid cash balance plan into one of the payment options provided by the system upon reaching age 65 with 5 years' service or upon meeting a combined age and service requirement of 87 years with a minimum age of 57; allow a TRS member with less than 5 years of service to elect participation in the hybrid cash balance plan; amend KRS 161.155 to limit the amount of sick leave payments that can be applied to TRS retirement benefit calculations to the amount of sick days accumulated as of July 31, 2018; retain current high-3 final average salary provisions for TRS members with 20 or more years of service as of July 31, 2018; provide that TRS members with less than 20 years of service as of July 31, 2018, may qualify for a high-3 final average salary calculation if he or she is at least age 60 and has at least 35 years of service; define "university member," "nonuniversity member," "accumulated account balance," and "accumulated employer credit"; amend KRS 161.460 to provide that no member of the General Assembly, public servant, or trustee or employee of the TRS board shall have any interest in the business of TRS while employed/serving and for a period of 5 years following employment/service (starting from July 1, 2017); amend KRS 161.470 to provide that new members of TRS cannot purchase recontributions of refunds and existing members cannot use recontributions of refunds for purposes of determining the date the individual became a member of TRS; amend KRS 161.480, 161.500, 161.507, 161.515, 161.545, 161.5465, 161.547, 161.548, 161.549, and 161.595 to remove certain service purchase provisions for new TRS members effective January 1, 2019; make technical/conforming amendments; amend KRS 161.540 to provide that the employee contribution to fund TRS retiree health benefits for all members shall be increased by the TRS board in 1% of pay increments if the retiree health fund falls below 25% funded, experiences a drop in the funding level for 3 consecutive valuations, or experiences a drop in the funding level of more than 10% over 2 consecutive valuations; amend KRS 161.550 to require TRS employers to pay the full actuarially required contribution rate; provide that for the employer rates payable on or after July 1, 2020, the unfunded liabilities shall be financed using a level dollar amortization method and to prorate unfunded liability payments to each employer based upon the employer's average share of payroll over fiscal years 2015, 2016, and 2017; provide that employer funding requirements shall be determined using the entry age normal cost method; a 5-year asset smoothing method, and assumptions adopted by the TRS board; define "normal cost" and "actuarially accrued unfunded liability contribution," and provide that local school districts shall pay 2% of pay towards the costs of new TRS members retirement benefits; amend KRS 161.568 to prohibit new members, effective January 1, 2019, from transferring service into TRS from an optional defined contribution retirement plan administered by university employers; amend KRS 161.605 to provide that TRS members who retire on or after January 1, 2019, and return to work shall be subject to the amended reemployment after retirement provisions of KRS 61.637; amend KRS 161.620 to provide that TRS members with 20 or more years of service as of July 31, 2018, shall continue to beeligible for a 3% benefit factor for years of service in excess of 30; provide that TRS members with less than 20 years of service as of July 31, 2018, shall be eligible for a 3% benefit factor for years of service in excess of 35 if the member is at least 60 years of age; provide that TRS retirees will receive a 0.75% COLA in lieu of a 1.5% COLA if the pension fund is less than 90% funded as of the most recent valuation for COLAs provided from July 1, 2019, to July 1, 2030; provide that new TRS retirees will receive a 0.75% COLA in lieu of a 1.5% COLA if the pension fund is less than 90% funded as of the most recent valuation for COLAs provided for twelve years following retirement; provide that the TRS COLA provisions do not apply to new members, effective January 1, 2019; amend KRS 161.623 to limit sick leave service credit to the level of sick leave accumulated as of July 31, 2018, for TRS members receiving service credit for accumulated sick leave; provide that agencies who have not elected a TRS sick leave program may not do so on or after August 1, 2018; amend KRS 161.655 to provide that the life insurance benefit from TRS shall not be applicable to new members, effective January 1, 2019; amend KRS 161.661 to conform TRS disability provisions to the plans for new members; amend KRS 161.714 to provide that the TRS "inviolable contract" provisions shall not apply to legislative changes that become effective on or after July 1, 2018 or to new TRS members with the exception of the new member's accumulated account balance; amend KRS 161.400, 161.420, 161.480, 161.520, 161.522, 161.525, 161.580, 161.585, 161.590, 161.600, 161.612, 161.615, 161.630, 161.650, and 161.700 to make technical/conforming TRS amendments; amend KRS 7A.250 to provide that the Public Pension Oversight Board's hiring of an actuary to perform a review of state-retirement system rates is voluntary; make conforming/technical amendments; create a new section of KRS Chapter 18A to establish conflict of interest provisions for Kentucky Public Employees Deferred Compensation Authority (KDC) employees and trustees; provide that no member of the General Assembly, public servant, or trustee or employee of the KDC board shall have any interest in the business of KDC while employed/serving and for a period of 5 years following employment/service (starting from July 1, 2017); amend KRS 11A.010 to make the KDC board subject to the Executive Branch Code of Ethics; amend KRS 18A.245 to make conforming/technical amendments; require the Public Pension Oversight Board (PPOB) to establish an advisory committee to evaluate CERS separation/restructuring of the KRS systems and report recommendations to the PPOB no later than December 1, 2019; provide that line-of-duty death changes to KRS 16.601 are applicable to surviving spouses of hazardous members who died in the line of duty on or after January 1, 2017; provide severability clause.

AMENDMENTS

SB 1 (As Introduced)

 

     SCS1/AA - Retain original provisions except to: amend KRS 6.525 to provide that non-legislative compensation earned on or after January 1, 2019, shall not be used to determined benefits in the Legislators' Retirement Plan (LRP); amend KRS 21.374 and 61.5955 to provide that members of LRP, the Judicial Retirement Plan (JRP), and the Kentucky Employees Retirement System (KERS) and the County Employees Retirement System (CERS) nonhazardous plans who elect to participate prospectively in the 401(a) money purchase plan shall do so by January 1, 2021; amend KRS 21.385, 61.637, and 161.605 to provide stand-alone reemployment after retirement provisions for the Teachers' Retirement System (TRS), LRP, and the Judicial Retirement Plan (JRP) and provide that no second retirement accounts shall be provided to members who retire on or after January 1, 2019 and are reemployed after that date; amend KRS 16.505, 61.510, and 78.510 to provide that all expense allowances paid on or after 1/1/2019 shall not be included in the definition of creditable compensation; amend KRS 61.546 and 78.616 to alter effective dates of changes to KERS, CERS, and SPRS sick leave provisions; amend KRS 61.565 and 161.550 to reset the amortization period to finance pension unfunded liabilities to a new 30 year period for KERS, CERS, SPRS, and TRS; amend KRS 61.702 to provide that KERS, CERS, and SPRS employees participating in the system on or after July 1, 2003, but prior to September 1, 2008, shall contribute 1% of pay to help fund retiree health benefits; amend KRS 161.155 and 161.623 to alter effective dates of changes to TRS sick leave provisions; amend KRS 161.620 to provide that the TRS COLA shall be 1.0% instead of 1.5% until the TRS pension fund is 90% funded; make technical amendments.
     
SFA1( D. Ridley ) - Amend Section 73 of the bill to restore cost-of-living adjustments of 1.5% per year for retired members and beneficiaries of retirement options of the Teachers' Retirement System.
     
SFA2( D. Ridley ) - Delete Sections 43 through 80 relating to the Teachers' Retirement System.
     
SFA3( M. McGarvey ) - Amend Sections 1, 5, 11, 32, 33, 34, and 80 to restore the "inviolable contract" provisions to apply to legislative changes to state-administered retirement systems that become effective on or after July 1, 2018.
     
SFA4( J. Bowen ) - Retain original provisions, except to change the effective date of establishing the optional 401(a) money purchase plan to July 1, 2019, from January 1, 2019; provide that new nonhazardous members of the Kentucky Employees Retirement System (KERS) and County Employees Retirement System (CERS) on or after January 1, 2019, but prior to July 1, 2019, may elect with 90 days of July 1, 2019, to participate in the optional 401(a) money purchase plan and transfer their accumulated account balance
     
SFA5( J. Carroll ) - Amend Section 9 to provide that, for members of the Legislators' Retirement Plan (LRP) and the Judicial Retirement Plan (JRP) participating on or after January 1, 2014, but prior to January 1, 2019, in the hybrid cash balance plan, the annual interest credit applied shall be an increase equal to four percent (4%) plus seventy-five percent (75%) of the systems' five (5) year geometric return above four percent (4%) and that for members of LRP and JRP participating on or after January 1, 2019, in the hybrid cash balance plan, the annual interest credit applied shall be an increase equal to eighty-five percent (85%) of the systems' five (5) year geometric return but not less than zero percent (0%); and amend Section 19 to provide that, for members of the Kentucky Employees Retirement System (KERS), the County Employees Retirement System (CERS), and the State Police Retirement System (SPRS) participating on or after January 1, 2014, but prior to January 1, 2019, in the hybrid cash balance plan, the annual interest credit applied shall be an increase equal to four percent (4%) plus seventy-five percent (75%) of the systems' ten (10) year geometric return above four percent (4%) and that for members of KERS, CERS, and SPRS participating on or after January 1, 2019, in the hybrid cash balance plan, the annual interest credit applied shall be an increase equal to eighty-five percent (85%) of the systems' ten (10) year geometric return but not less than zero percent (0%).

     Feb 20, 2018 - introduced in Senate
     Feb 21, 2018 - to State & Local Government (S)
     Mar 05, 2018 - taken from State & Local Government (S); 1st reading; returned to State & Local Government (S)
     Mar 06, 2018 - taken from State & Local Government (S); 2nd reading; returned to State & Local Government (S)
     Mar 07, 2018 - reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute (1); floor amendments (1), (2) and (3) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 08, 2018 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 9, 2018; floor amendments (4) and (5) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 09, 2018 - recommitted to State & Local Government (S)

 

BILLS in the HOUSE:

 HB 32 / AA (BR 25)J. DonohueM. CantrellA. GentryJ. Sims Jr

     AN ACT relating to death in the line of duty benefits and declaring an emergency.

     Amend KRS 16.601 and 61.621 to increase minimum death benefits payable to the surviving spouse of a member of the state-administered retirement systems from 25% to 50% of the deceased member's final rate of pay if the member died as a result of an act occurring in the line of duty; amend KRS 61.542 to provide that the surviving spouse shall supersede all previously designated beneficiaries in the case of line-of-duty death benefits payable from the systems administered by the Kentucky Retirement Systems unless the member files a valid beneficiary designation form after marriage to his or her spouse; provide that eligible surviving spouses of members who died in the line of duty prior to the effective date of the Act shall receive the increased line of duty death benefits; provide that a surviving spouse of a hazardous duty member who died as a result of an act occurring in the line of duty on or after January 1, 2017, who was ineligible for the minimum monthly death benefits because he or she was not named beneficiary shall be eligible for the benefits provided by this Act; EMERGENCY.

HB 61/CI/FN (BR 372) G. WatkinsL. BrownD. MayfieldC. McCoyC. MorganB. ReedR. Rothenburger
     AN ACT relating to criminal attempted murder.


     Amend KRS 439.3401 to make criminal attempt to commit murder of a peace officer or a firefighter an offense for which at least 85 percent of the sentence must be served before probation or parole.

AMENDMENTS

HB 61 (As Introduced)

     HFA1( R. Rothenburger ) - Amend to include emergency medical personnel in protections for police officers and firefighters.


     Nov 17, 2017 - Prefiled by the sponsor(s).
     Jan 02, 2018 - introduced in House; to Judiciary (H)
     Jan 04, 2018 - posted in committee
     Jan 10, 2018 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Jan 11, 2018 - 2nd reading, to Rules; recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
     Jan 16, 2018 - floor amendment (1) filed

 

HB 135/HM (BR 916)J. GreerJ. RichardsS. Westrom

     AN ACT relating to emergency air ambulance coverage.


     Amend KRS 304.17A-005 to define balance bill and insured; create a new section of subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to define registered air ambulance service provider, to prohibit a health benefit plan from using an allowed amount for air ambulance services under certain conditions, to determine when an air ambulance transport is medically necessary, to require assumption of charges by the insurer under certain conditions, to require notification to the air ambulance service of assumption by the insurer, prohibit the air ambulance provider from certain actions following receipt of notification, to establish payment requirements for the insurer, to establish the Independent Dispute Resolution program for disputed air ambulance service charges within the Department of Insurance, to require reporting by registered air ambulance service providers and the department, to set requirements for registration in the program, to set requirements to be an independent reviewer for the program, and to establish procedures for the Independent Dispute Resolution program; and amend KRS 304.17A-096, 304.17A-430, 304.17B-001, 304.17B-015, 304.17B-033, 304.17C-010, 304.18-114, 304.38A-010, and 304.39-241 to conform.


     Jan 04, 2018 - introduced in House
     Jan 08, 2018 - to Banking & Insurance (H)

 

HB 147/FN (BR 399)M. HartP. PrattD. BentleyJ. CarneyJ. GreerD. HorlanderM. PruntyB. ReedS. Riley

     AN ACT relating to seizure disorders in schools.


     Amend KRS 159.832 to apply defined terms through KRS 158.838 and define "seizure action plan"; amend KRS 158.838 to include any medication prescribed to treat seizure disorder symptoms; require seizure disorder trainings to comply with Epilepsy Foundation of America guidelines; require parent or guardian of student diagnosed with a seizure disorder to collaborate with school personnel to create a seizure action plan; require the Kentucky Board of Education to promulgate administrative regulations regarding contents and development of seizure action plans; create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to require every public school to provide a seizure education program; require Kentucky Board of Education to promulgate administrative regulations for development and implementation of the seizure education program; amend KRS 158.070 to require a minimum of one hour of self-study review of seizure disorder materials annually for all principals, guidance counselors, and teachers; provide that the Act may be cited as the Lindsey Crunk Act.

AMENDMENTS

HB 147 (As Introduced)

 

     HFA1( R. Nelson ) - Require public charter schools to provide seizure education program.
     
HFA2( S. Overly ) - Require public charter schools to provide seizure education program.
     
HFA3( M. Hart ) - Amend to move new language in Section 4 from KRS 158.070(b) to KRS 156.095; reduce self-study requirement from every year to every other year; change the short title to "the Lindsey Crunk Act."


     Jan 05, 2018 - introduced in House
     Jan 09, 2018 - to Education (H)
     Jan 18, 2018 - posted in committee
     Jan 23, 2018 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar; floor amendment (1) filed
     Jan 24, 2018 - 2nd reading, to Rules
     Jan 25, 2018 - recommitted to Education (H); floor amendment (2) filed
     Feb 22, 2018 - floor amendment (3) filed
     Mar 02, 2018 - taken from Education (H); to Rules (H)
     Mar 06, 2018 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 7, 2018
     Mar 07, 2018 - 3rd reading, passed 92-1 with floor amendments (1) and (3)
     Mar 08, 2018 - received in Senate
     Mar 09, 2018 - to Education (S)

 

HB 176 (BR 1023) R. RothenburgerJ. MillerB. ReedR. WebberS. Westrom

     AN ACT relating to fee disclosures by licensed ambulance providers.


     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 311A to require ambulance providers to post fee schedules and provide them to beneficiaries; require the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services to assess a fee of $150 for failure to post a fee schedule and modifications to the fee schedule; require the board to promulgate administrative regulations to implement the requirements.

AMENDMENTS

HB 176 (As Introduced)

 

     HCA1( R. Rothenburger ) - Amend to require that the fee schedule be provided upon request.
     
HFA1( M. Meredith ) - Require licensed ambulance provider companies to post fees on their Web site only when the companies maintain a Web site.


     Jan 10, 2018 - introduced in House
     Jan 16, 2018 - to Local Government (H)
     Jan 18, 2018 - posted in committee
     Jan 24, 2018 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with committee amendment (1); floor amendment (1) filed
     Jan 25, 2018 - 2nd reading, to Rules
     Jan 29, 2018 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, January 30, 2018
     Jan 30, 2018 - 3rd reading, passed 91-0 with committee amendment (1) and floor amendment (1)
     Jan 31, 2018 - received in Senate
     Feb 01, 2018 - to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)
     Mar 13, 2018 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 14, 2018 - 2nd reading, to Rules

 

HB 181 (BR 1066)A. ScottG. Brown JrJ. JenkinsM. MarzianR. MeeksD. OwensR. Palumbo

     AN ACT relating to hate crimes.

 
     Amend KRS 532.031 to remove language relating to an offense committed as a result of a hate crime because of the individual's actual or perceived employment as a city, county, state, or federal peace officer, member of an organized fire department, or emergency medical services personnel; remove language defining "emergency medical services personnel."


     Jan 11, 2018 - introduced in House
     Jan 17, 2018 - to Judiciary (H)

HB 185 / AA/FN (BR 1005)J. BlantonL. BelcherK. BratcherM. CantrellJ. CarneyJ. DonohueK. Fleming K. FloodC. FugateA. GentryJ. Gooch Jr.D. HaleM. HartR. HeathR. HuffK. ImesJ. JenkinsK. KingS. LeeJ. MillerR. MillsC. MorganK. MoserR. NelsonJ. NemesR. PalumboP. PrattM. PruntyB. ReedJ. RichardsR. RothenburgerS. SantoroD. SchamoreJ. ShellJ. Sims JrD. St. OngeW. ThomasJ. TiptonR. WebberS. WestromA. WuchnerJ. York

     AN ACT relating to death-in-line-of-duty benefits and declaring an emergency.


     Amend KRS 16.505 to include in the definition of "dependent child," solely as it applies to a member who dies as a direct result of an act in line of duty or a duty-related injury, a disabled child of any age; define "monthly average pay" to mean the higher of a member's final rate of pay or average monthly creditable compensation earned during the deceased member's last 12 months of employment; amend KRS 16.601 and 61.621 to increase minimum act in line of duty or duty-related death benefits payable to the surviving spouse of a member of any of the systems administered by the Kentucky Retirement Systems from 25% to 75% of the deceased member's monthly average pay and, if there is no surviving spouse, to the dependent children at the rate of 50% for one dependent child, 65% for two dependent children, and 75% for three or more dependent children; amend KRS 61.510 to define "monthly average pay"; amend KRS 61.542 to provide that the surviving spouse shall supersede all previously designated beneficiaries in the case of line-of-duty death benefits payable from the systems administered by the Kentucky Retirement Systems unless the member files a valid beneficiary designation form after marriage to his or her spouse; amend KRS 61.702 to ensure full and timely hospital and medical insurance benefits for the spouse and dependents of a member who died as a direct result of an act in line of duty or duty-related injury; amend KRS 78.510 to define "monthly average pay"; provide that an eligible surviving spouse of a member who died as a result of an act line of duty or duty-related injury prior to the effective date of the Act shall receive the increased line of duty or duty-related death benefits; provide that a surviving spouse of a hazardous duty member who died as a result of an act in line of duty on or after January 1, 2017, who was ineligible for the minimum monthly death benefits because he or she was not named beneficiary shall be eligible for the benefits provided by this Act; EMERGENCY.

AMENDMENTS

HB 185 (As Introduced)

     HCS1/AA - Retain original provisions except to amend KRS 16.601 and 61.621 to provide that the monthly payments to a surviving spouse of a system member who dies in the line of duty shall be reduced upon remarriage; amend KRS 61.702 to make technical amendments; EMERGENCY.
     
HFA1( J. Blanton ) - Amend to provide that payments to the surviving spouse shall be reduced to 25% of pay upon remarriage.


     Jan 11, 2018 - introduced in House
     Jan 17, 2018 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
     Mar 14, 2018 - posting waived; posted in committee
     Mar 15, 2018 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1); floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 16, 2018 - 2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 19, 2018

    *     March 19, 2018 – Passed the House 89-0

HB 279 (BR 1181)R. RothenburgerM. HartC. McCoyP. PrattJ. Sims Jr

     AN ACT relating to emergency medical services.


    Amend KRS 311A.010 to define "advanced emergency medical technician" and "emergency medical responder, " and update other definitions; amend KRS 311A.015 to change "first responder" to "emergency medical responder"; amend KRS 311A.020 to change "first responder" to "emergency medical responder"; add certification of advanced emergency medical technicians; amend KRS 311A.025 to change "first responder" to "emergency medical responder"; amend KRS 311A.030 to update licensing categories; amend KRS 311A.050 to change "first responder" to "emergency medical responder"; add advanced emergency medical technicians; amend KRS 311A.055 to change "first responder" to "emergency medical responder"; add advanced emergency medical technicians; amend KRS 311A.060 change "first responder" to "emergency medical responder"; add advanced emergency medical technicians; amend KRS 311A.065 to update psychological or physical evaluation requirements; amend KRS 311A.075 to update board membership; amend KRS 311A.095 to change "first responder" to "emergency medical responder"; add advanced emergency medical technicians; add electronic mail application requirements; delete outdated transition language; amend KRS 311A.105 to add electronic mailing requirements; amend KRS 311A.120 to change "first responder" to "emergency medical responder"; add advanced emergency medical technicians and paramedics; amend KRS 311A.125 to delete contiuing competency documentation requirement; amend KRS 311A.130 to change "first responder" to "emergency medical responder"; add advanced emergency medical technicians; amend KRS 311A.140 to clarify certification and licensure requirements; change "first responder" to "emergency medical responder"; add advanced emergency medical technicians; amend KRS 311A.190 to change "run form" to "patient care record"; create new section of KRS Chapter 311A to set requirements for advanced emergency medical technicians; amend KRS 95A.262,189.910, and 311.550 to conform; repeal KRS 311A.110, 311A.115, and 311A.127.


     Jan 31, 2018 - introduced in House
     Feb 02, 2018 - to Licensing, Occupations, & Admin Regs (H)
     Feb 09, 2018 - posted in committee
     Feb 14, 2018 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Feb 15, 2018 - 2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, February 16, 2018
     Feb 16, 2018 - 3rd reading, passed 84-0
     Feb 20, 2018 - received in Senate
     Feb 21, 2018 - to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)

 

HB 361 (BR 594)T. Moore

     AN ACT relating to reorganization.


     Amend KRS 65.7623 to adjust the membership of the Kentucky 911 Services Board; establish terms of service on board; provide for an administrative relationship with the Office of Homeland Security; amend KRS 65.7625 to delineate the financial responsibilities of the board and the Office of Homeland Security; confirm Executive Order 2017-298.


     Feb 13, 2018 - introduced in House
     Feb 15, 2018 - to Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection (H)
     Feb 20, 2018 - posted in committee

HB 406 / AA/FN (BR 1687) R. AdkinsG. Brown JrT. BurchM. CantrellJ. DonohueK. FloodA. GentryD. GrahamC. HarrisJ. JenkinsD. KeeneM. MarzianR. MeyerC. MillerR. NelsonS. OverlyR. RandJ. RichardsS. RiggsA. SimpsonJ. Sims JrW. StoneJ. Wayne

AN ACT relating to employer funding for the County Employees Retirement System and declaring an emergency.


     Amend KRS 61.565 to establish a phase-in of the actuarially required employer contributions to the County Employees Retirement System (CERS) so that by July 1, 2024, the full actuarially required contribution rate is paid; provide that the maximum annual increase in projected dollars paid shall not exceed 10% of the value from the prior fiscal year through June 30, 2023, provide that rates payable by CERS employers from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2023; shall be based upon the assumptions established in the 2017 actuarial valuation; require the systems' board of trustees to amend employer rates payable on or after July 1, 2018, accordingly; EMERGENCY.

     Feb 20, 2018 - introduced in House
     Feb 22, 2018 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

 

HB 424 (BR 1766) J. Carney

     AN ACT relating to the Kentucky 911 Services Board.


     Amend KRS 65.7623 to reconstitute the Kentucky 911 Services Board; establish means and terms of service on board; provide for an administrative relationship with the Office of Homeland Security; exempt the board from the provisions of KRS 12.028; amend KRS 65.7625 to delineate the financial responsibilities of the board and the Office of Homeland Security.

AMENDMENTS

HB 424 (As Introduced)

 

     HCS1 - Retain original provisions, except adjust board membership of the Kentucky 911 Services Board under KRS 65.7623 to seven; remove the commissioner of the Department for Local Government and the director of the Division of Emergency management; one elected city official appointed by KLC, one elected county official appointed by KACo; one director of a PSAP, one representative rotating between city and county officials, and one member representing CMRS providers, all appointed by the Governor; establish terms of service on the board depending on member; establish an advisory council; specify that only those costs associated directly with the administration of CMRS related duties shall be eligible for payment from funds under KRS 65.7631(2); amend KRS 65.7631 to increase the non-obligated CMRS fund balance from $2,000,000 to $3,000,000 before it is distributed to eligible PSAPs.
     
HFA1( J. Carney ) - Amend membership of the board to reflect that the director of a certified PSAP shall be jointly appointed by the Kentucky Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials and the Kentucky Emergency Number Association; amend membership of the advisory council to reflect that the representatives to the Kentucky Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials and the Kentucky Emergency Number Association be chosen by the executive director of the Office of Homeland Security from a list of three names submitted by each organization.


     Feb 21, 2018 - introduced in House
     Feb 23, 2018 - to Local Government (H)
     Mar 01, 2018 - posted in committee
     Mar 07, 2018 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)

     Mar 08, 2018 - 2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 12, 2018 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 13, 2018
     Mar 13, 2018 - 3rd reading, passed 86-11 with Committee Substitute and floor amendment (1)
     Mar 14, 2018 - received in Senate
     Mar 15, 2018 - to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S)

 

HB 428 (BR 288)K. MoserA. WuchnerJ. Gooch Jr.J. NemesD. St. Onge

     AN ACT relating to opioid overdose.


     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 222 to provide for an opioid assessment detention at an appropriate medical facility when a person has had an opioid overdose and been treated with naloxone or another opioid overdose intervention drug.

AMENDMENTS

HB 428 (As Introduced)

 

     HCS1/FN - Create a new section of KRS Chapter 222 to provide for an immediate detention at an appropriate medical facility within particular service areas when a person has had an opioid overdose and been treated with naloxone or another opioid overdose intervention drug.


     Feb 21, 2018 - introduced in House
     Feb 23, 2018 - to Health and Family Services (H)
     Mar 06, 2018 - posted in committee
     Mar 09, 2018 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 12, 2018 - 2nd reading, to Rules; recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
     Mar 15, 2018 - taken from Appropriations & Revenue (H); to Rules (H)
     Mar 16, 2018 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 19, 2018

 

HB 265 (BR 1234)J. BlantonM. HartR. PalumboM. PruntyS. SantoroJ. Sims JrS. Wells

     AN ACT relating to training for telecommunicators.


     Amend KRS 15.550 to require telecommunicators that provide dispatch for emergency medical conditions to be trained in high-quality telephone cardiopulmonary resuscitation (T-CPR).

AMENDMENTS

HB 265 (As Introduced)

 

     HCS1/FN - Retain original provisions except clarify that T-CPR training is the minimum level of training required; specify that online T-CPR training is acceptable; PSAPs and facilities with any employee performing medical emergency dispatch may enter into reciprocal agreements to provide T-CPR; and that employees providing medical emergency dispatch shall provide T-CPR or transfer the call to a facility with which they have a reciprocal agreement to provide T-CPR.

 


     Jan 29, 2018 - introduced in House
     Jan 31, 2018 - to Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection (H)
     Feb 02, 2018 - posted in committee
     Feb 07, 2018 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
     Feb 08, 2018 - 2nd reading, to Rules; recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
     Mar 01, 2018 - posted in committee
     Mar 06, 2018 - reported favorably, to Rules as a Consent Bill
     Mar 08, 2018 - posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, March 9, 2018
     Mar 09, 2018 - 3rd reading, passed 84-0 with Committee Substitute (1)
     Mar 12, 2018 - received in Senate
     Mar 13, 2018 - to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S)
     Mar 15, 2018 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 16, 2018 - 2nd reading, to Rules