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2005 House Bill 267: State Budget 2004-2006

Public Act 173 of 2005

  1. Introduced by Rep. Jeffrey Hoover (R) on February 2, 2005, an omnibus budget bill authorizing state spending for fiscal years 2004-2006. The bill was supposed to have been agreed upon by both houses in the 2004 legislative session.
    • Referred to the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee on February 3, 2005.
      • Amendment offered by Rep. Russ Mobley (R) on February 18, 2005. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 18, 2005.
      • Substitute offered in the House on February 18, 2005. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on February 18, 2005.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Jim Wayne (D) on February 18, 2005, to require the LRC to study the total costs to the state of administering the death penalty since 1976, and report to the legislature.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Jim Wayne (D) on February 18, 2005, to shift $1 million each year from drug abuse programs to low income housing programs.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Joseph M. Fischer (R) on February 18, 2005, to authorize $47 million in debt for a Regional Special Events Center at Northern Kentucky University.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Joseph M. Fischer (R) on February 18, 2005, to authorize $47 million in debt for a Regional Special Events Center at Northern Kentucky University.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Joseph M. Fischer (R) on February 18, 2005, to authorize an additional $2 million in spending for work to be done on the Campbell County Courthouse.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Joseph M. Fischer (R) on February 18, 2005, to authorize an additional $500,000 in spending for work on the Municipal Building in Alexandria.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Joseph M. Fischer (R) on February 18, 2005, to authorize an additional $2 million in spending for work on the Campbell County Courthouse.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Joseph M. Fischer (R) on February 18, 2005, to authorize an additional $500,000 in spending for work to be done on the Alexandria municipal building.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Robin L. Webb (D) on February 18, 2005, to authorize an additional $187,500 in spending to pay for a new faculty position at the University of Kentucky, the purpose of which will be to create a Kentucky Health Care Infrastructure Authority jointly with the University of Louisville. Also, to add another $125,000 in spending for a "Kentucky e-Health Network Board." See also Senate Bill 2.
      • Withdrawn in the House on February 18, 2005.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Rick Nelson (D) on February 18, 2005, to include writing portfolios consisting of samples of student work as one of the instructional tools used in the public school "continuous assessment process".
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Rick Nelson (D) on February 18, 2005, to include writing portfolios consisting of samples of student work as one of the instructional tools used in the public school "continuous assessment process".
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Addia Wuchner (R) on February 18, 2005.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Addia Wuchner (R) on February 18, 2005, to revise the portion of the annual operating funds appropriation for community colleges that comes from the state general fund. The Legislative Research Council describes this as a measure "to provide additional base funding for Gateway Community College".
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Addia Wuchner (R) on February 18, 2005, to allow a local board of education to place a tax levy subject to recall.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Addia Wuchner (R) on February 18, 2005, authorize an additional $22 million in spending for work on highway KY 237 in Boone County.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Bill Farmer (R) on February 18, 2005, to exempt the state university construction projects that would be authorized by House Bill 45 from the "prevailing wage" law, which prohibits awarding contracts to contractors who submit the lowest bid unless the contractor pays "prevailing wages." These based on union pay scales and may be above the market rate in a particular area.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Stan Lee (R) on February 18, 2005, to require a higher guaranteed per-pupil funding level for all public school districts based on the 1996-1997 "SEEK" formula level, rather than on a spending limitation formula adopted in 2004.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Harry Moberly, Jr. (D) on February 18, 2005, to ratify expenditures made in the current fiscal year under the Governor's spending plan up to the effective date of the budget bill. The amendment provides hundreds of millions of dollar sin bond funds for water and sewer projects, among other items. The amendment passed 95 to 0 in the House on February 18, 2005.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  2. Passed 100 to 0 in the House on February 18, 2005.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on February 22, 2005.
    • Referred to the Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee on February 22, 2005.
    • Amendment offered by Sen. Charlie Borders (R) on February 28, 2005. The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 28, 2005.
    • Amendment offered by Sen. Alice Kerr (R) on February 28, 2005. The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 28, 2005.
    • Amendment offered by Sen. Charlie Borders (R) on February 28, 2005. The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 28, 2005.
    • Amendment offered by Sen. Gary Tapp (R) on February 28, 2005. The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 28, 2005.
    • Amendment offered by Sen. Charlie Borders (R) on February 28, 2005. The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 28, 2005.
    • Amendment offered by Sen. Dan Kelly (R) on February 28, 2005. The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 28, 2005.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on February 28, 2005. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 28, 2005.
  4. Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on February 28, 2005, an omnibus budget bill authorizing state spending for fiscal years 2004-2006. The bill was supposed to have been agreed upon by both houses in the 2004 legislative session. It authorizes $7.780 billion in spending from the state general fund (not including special state restricted fund, state road tax and federal pass-through dollars) in FY 2004-2005, and $8.372 billion in FY 2005-2006, compared to $7.327 billion in FY 2003-2004. Gross spending from all sources would be $20.188 billion in the first year and $20.143 billion in FY 2005-2006.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on March 1, 2005, to not concur with a Senate-passed version of the bill. The vote sends the bill to a House-Senate conference committee to work out the differences.
  6. Passed 99 to 0 in the House on March 8, 2005, to adopt a compromise version of the bill reported by a House-Senate conference committee. This authorizes gross spending from all sources would be $20.193 billion in Fiscal Year 2005-2006, and $20.159 billion in FY 2005-2006.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Received in the Senate on March 1, 2005.
  8. Passed 34 to 2 in the Senate on March 8, 2005, to adopt a compromise version of the bill reported by a House-Senate conference committee.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  9. Signed with line-item veto by Gov. Ernie Fletcher on March 22, 2005.

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