KY HB493 | 2019 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)
Status: Introduced on February 20 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-02-22 - posted in committee
Pending: House Local Government Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Create new sections of KRS Chapter 65 to provide definitions for the Act; establish procedures for the establishment of a consolidated emergency services district; establish the board of trustees of the district, county judge/executive, certain mayors dependent upon county size, and elected members; provide formula for determining the number of elected members, qualifications of elected members, terms, non-partisan elections, nomination procedures, removal, and district apportionment requirements; establish officers of the district; establish compensation of officers, $100 per day for officers by virtue of office, elected members compensated pursuant to KRS 64.527; establish quorum of board; establish advisory committee, number, qualifications of appointees, duties of committee and compensation of members; establish the powers and duties of the board; authorize the levy of an ad valorem tax not to exceed $0.20 per $100 valuation, allow for ballot question for expanded taxation for additional services to be provided, and provide that the additional tax may be either an ad valorem or occupational license tax; allow the board to levy an insurance premium tax; allow the board to levy an occupation and license tax; assert that upon creation of a district, the board assumes all duties, responsibilities, and liabilities of former departments or districts, former jurisdictions to be special taxing districts until indebted ness is relieved; establish the duties of the executive director; require that if a majority of the merging departments or districts had been participants in CERS that the board shall apply for CERS membership, if only a minority were participants the board may apply for membership; amend KRS 65.180 to include consolidated emergency services district in list of "taxing districts"; amend KRS 68.180 to grant districts in counties over 300,000 the power to levy a license and occupation tax; amend KRS 68.197 to grant districts in counties over 30,000 the power to levy a license and occupation tax; amend KRS 78.530 to allow for any districts, not all to be excluded from the provisions; amend KRS 91A.080 to include consolidated emergency services districts; amend KRS 118.305 to place elected trustees on ballot; amend KRS 118.315 to include nominating petitions for elected trustees.

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AN ACT relating to consolidated emergency services districts and making an appropriation therefor.



2019-02-22Houseposted in committee
2019-02-21Houseto Local Government (H)
2019-02-20Houseintroduced in House


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