2013 County Legislative Issues. Interim Joint Committee on Local Government November 28, 2012. Legislative Committee Members. Hon. Tommy Turner Committee Chairman Larue County Judge/Executive KACo President. KY Association of Circuit Court Clerks
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Interim Joint Committee on
November 28, 2012
Hon. Tommy Turner
Larue County Judge/Executive
KY Association of Circuit Court Clerks
Hon. David Nicholson, President, Jefferson County Circuit Court Clerk
Hon. Sally Jump, Legislative Chair; Franklin Circuit Court Clerk
KY Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Association
Hon. Matthew Leveridge, President, 57th Judicial Circuit
Hon. Christopher T. Cohron, Legislative Director; 8th Judicial Circuit
KY Coroners Association
Hon. John P. Goble, Scott County Coroner
KY County Attorneys Association
Hon. John Estill, President; Mason County Attorney
Hon. Marc Robbins, Legislative Committee; Madison County Attorney
Bill Patrick, Executive Director
KY County Clerks Association
Hon. Kay Schwartz, President; Whitley County Clerk
Bill May, Executive Director
KY County Judge/Executive Association
Hon. R.T. “Tucker” Daniel, President; Johnson County Judge/Executive
Hon. Vince Lang, Executive Director
KY Jailers Association
Hon. Mike Simpson, President; Oldham County Jailer
Renee Craddock, Executive Director
KY Magistrates & Commissioners Association
Hon. Stephen Stark, President; Trimble County Magistrate
Hon. HubiePollett, Legislative Chair; Shelby County Magistrate
Richard Tanner, Executive Director
KY Property Valuation Administrators Association
Hon. Ben Brown, President; Logan County PVA
Mack Bushart, Executive Director
KY Sheriff’s Association
Hon. Steve Sparrow, President; Oldham County Sheriff
Jerry Wagner, Executive Director
Hon. Alex Barnett
Harrison County Judge/Executive
Hon. Ben Brown
Logan County PVA
Hon. Karen R. Bushart
Clark County PVA
Hon. Matthew Leveridge
Hon. R. T. “Tucker” Daniel
Johnson County Judge/Executive
Hon. John Goble
Scott County Coroner
Hon. John A. Goble
Floyd County Magistrate
Hon. Dennis Brooks
Wolfe County Judge/Executive
Hon. Stanley H. Humphries
Trigg County Judge/Executive
Hon. Carl Tolliver
Boyd County Commissioner
Hon. John A. Settles
Washington County Judge/Executive
Hon. Mike Simpson
Oldham County Jailer
Hon. Stephen Stark
Trimble County Magistrate
Hon. Steve Sparrow
Oldham County Sheriff
Hon. Jim Townsend
Webster County Judge/Executive
Hon. Ronald Wright
Casey County Judge/Executive
Hon. John “Spike” Wright
Gallatin County Attorney
Hon. David Brown
Henry County Magistrate
Hon. Tommy Turner
Larue County Judge/Executive
Hon. Jerry “Peanuts” Gaines
Warren County Sheriff
Hon. Buddy Nichols
1st Vice President
Lyon County Magistrate
2nd Vice President
Hon. John Wilson
Garrard County Judge/Executive
Hon. Dean Johnson
Laurel County Clerk
Hon. Kay Schwartz
Whitley County Clerk
Hon. Patrick Boggs
Mason County Sheriff
Hon. Darrell L. Link
Grant County Judge/Executive
Hon. Mike Miller
Marshall County Judge/Executive
Hon. David L. Nicholson
Jefferson County Circuit Court Clerk
Hon. Jim Nickell
Rowan County Judge/Executive
Hon. Sue Carole Perry
Shelby County Clerk
Hon. N. E. Reed
Edmonson County Judge/Executive
Hon. Marc Robbins
Madison County Attorney
Board of Directors
Each affiliate organization of KACo has one vote on the Legislative Committee. The affiliate organizations of KACo are the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks Association, the Kentucky Commonwealth ‘s Attorneys Association, the Kentucky Coroners Association, the Kentucky County Attorneys Association, the Kentucky County Clerks Association, the Kentucky County Judge/Executives Association, the Kentucky Jailers Association, the Kentucky Magistrates and Commissioners Association, the Kentucky Property Valuation Administrators Association, and the Kentucky Sheriffs Association.
In order for the KACo Legislative Committee to either support or oppose legislation, 75% of the members in attendance must vote to take that position. Following is a summary of the positions which may be taken by the Legislative Committee and what they mean.
The KACo Legislative Committee believes this legislation would be harmful to counties or county officials and will work to defeat this bill.
The KACo Legislative Committee believes this legislation would be beneficial to counties or county officials and will work to help it win passage.
1) The KACo Legislative Committee has not yet taken a position because members wish to obtain additional information about the bill and how it could affect county governments.
2) One or more affiliate associations of KACo are on each side of a bill and KACo does not support any affiliate association against another affiliate association.
The KACo Legislative Committee believes this bill would have no direct effect on county officials or county governments and will not track the legislation.
Six-month effort results in call for legislative reform, more transparency and accountability
Supreme Court of Kentucky
In Re: Emergency Suspension of 12-hour time restriction imposed by RCr 4.20(1)
Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on October 21, 2012, the 12-hour time
restriction imposed by RCr 4.20(1) is suspended. Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on
October 21, 2012, the period of time in which pretrial officers are required to
present information to a judge or trial commissioner to assist the
determination of pretrial release and supervision is governed by Administrative
Procedure Part XIV, Section 2.
This Order shall be effective at 12:01 a.m. on October 21, 2012, and
until further Order of this Court.
Minton, C.J.; Abramson, Cunningham, Noble, Scott, and Venters, JJ.,
sitting. Minton, C.J.; Abramson, Cunningham, Noble, and Venters, JJ.,
concur. Scott, J., dissents and would not amend the twelve-hour rule.
Schroder, J., not sitting.
Entered this 17th day of October, 2012.
Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform
Still under consideration:
Proposal # 58: Remove the HB44 recall provisions for local and school real property taxes
Proposal # 52: Increase funding for PVA offices, or create a dedicated funding stream for PVA offices
Proposal # 71: Allow all classes of local governments to have a local option food and beverage tax
Proposal # 72: Amend the Constitution to allow a local general sales tax
5. Pension Spiking
Recommendation: Employers required to also pay any additional actuarial costs for salary increases above 10% during the last 5 years employment.
6. Proposed KRS Board Structure
Recommendation: Increase from current 9 to 11 members-5 elected, 5 appointed, with one chosen from a list submitted by the following groups: KACo, KLC and KSBA.
7. Proposed Plan for New Hires
Recommendation: Hybrid Cash Balance Plan
1. Funding Phase-In: KERS/SPRS
Recommendation: Begin full ARC payments in FY 14-15 for KERS, SPRS
2. Retiree Cost of Living Adjustment
Recommendation: Repeal COLA provisions.
3. Funding-Amortization Period
Recommendation: Reset for KERS, CERS and SPRS.
4. Reemployment after Retirement
Recommendation: Extend required break in employment to 2 years for those reemployed on/after 7/1/13 (1-year exception for hazardous duty)
1. Insist that the Commonwealth continue to honor the promises made to current retirees and active employees.
2. Urge the General Assembly to address the unfunded liability of KRS (including the consideration of a bond issue) and to statutorily recognize that a retirement plan is adequately funded at 80%, with an ultimate goal of 100% full funding.
3. Encourage the General Assembly to consider separating the governance of CERS from KRS and creating an independent CERS governing board.
4. Urge the General Assembly to exhaust all possibilities to remedy the pension crisis, before considering measures that would affect the retirement benefits of new hires.
*Numbers based on KRS audit, year ending June 30, 2011
KACo & Affiliates
Thursday, February 21, 2013
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Frankfort Civic Center
Denny Nunnelley, Executive Director
Brian Roy, Deputy Director
Tim Sturgill, General Counsel
Shellie Hampton, Director of Governmental Relations
Roger Recktenwald, Director of Research & Planning
Ellen Williams, Contract Lobbyist