05RS HB59

HB59

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HB 59 (BR 292) - M. Weaver, J. Draud, C. Miller

     AN ACT relating to public agencies and declaring an emergency.
     Amend KRS 61.810 to create an Open Meetings Law exception for the discussion of certain homeland security records; amend KRS 61.878 to create an Open Records Law exception for certain homeland security records; amend KRS 313.130, 319.082, 327.070, and 342.347 to conform; EMERGENCY.

HB 59 - AMENDMENTS


     HFA (1, M. Weaver) - Add an exception to the Open Records Law for a record when the disclosure of that record will expose a homeland security vulnerability and that record describes the exact physical location of hazardous chemical, radiological, or biological materials.

     HFA (2, J. Wayne) - Permit a public agency to deny inspection of a homeland security public record only for a reason identified in the Act; require that a public agency provide the Attorney General with a copy of a written denial of a request to inspect a homeland security public record; require that the homeland security exception to the Open Records Law shall not affect the obligations of a public agency with respect to disclosure and availability of public records under state environmental, health, and safety programs.

     HFA (3, T. Riner) - Permit a member of the Kentucky General Assembly to attend that portion of any public agency meeting closed for a discussion of a homeland security record.

     HFA (4, T. Riner) - Permit a member of the Kentucky General Assembly to inspect a homeland security record otherwise exempt from disclosure.

     SCS - Retain provisions of the bill; add an Open Records Law exception for certain historic, literary, artistic, and commemorative items accepted by the archivist of a public university, museum, or government depository; limit the exception to the extent that the donor requests nondisclosure; permit an official public custodian to certify a copy of a record.

     SCA (1/Title, E. Tori) - Make title amendment.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 4-introduced in House
     Jan 6-to State Government (H)
     Feb 4-posted in committee
     Feb 8-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 9-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 10, 2005
     Feb 14-floor amendment (1) filed
     Feb 15-floor amendment (2) filed
     Feb 18-floor amendments (3) and (4) filed
     Feb 22-3rd reading, passed 93-0 with floor amendments (1) (2) (3) and (4)
     Feb 23-received in Senate
     Feb 24-to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S)
     Mar 1-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
     Mar 2-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 3-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 4, 2005
     Mar 4-3rd reading; Committee Substitute withdrawn; committee amendment (1-title) withdrawn; passed 36-0
     Mar 8-received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 16-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 93)


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