HB 272/FN (BR 1415) - J. Callahan, L. Clark, M. Cherry, T. McKee, R. Webb
AN ACT relating to the merger of volunteer fire districts.
Amend KRS 75.020 to allow 2 or more fire districts to merge; provide a formula to calculate the aid received under KRS 95A.262; require fire districts to notify the Commission on Fire Protection Personnel Standards and Education of merger; provide for payments to districts that merge prior to the effective date of the Act; make provision for the maintenance of required qualifications by the newly merged district; amend KRS 95A.262 to provide for the increased payment to merged fire districts.
HB 272 - AMENDMENTS
HCS/FN - Create new section of KRS 95A establishing procedures for merger of two (2) or more volunteer fire departments; create new section of KRS 95A defining qualified fire department and qualified share; create new section of KRS 95A establishing merger incentives; create new section of KRS 95A requiring volunteer fire departments to notify the Fire Commission of mergers and splits; create new section of KRS 95A establishing requirements concerning split fire departments; create new section of KRS 95A to establish criteria for State Fire Commission to disburse insufficient funds; create new section of KRS 95A establishing requirement that newly merged fire departments remain qualified to receive volunteer department aid and establish deadlines for compliance; and amend KRS 95A.262 to incorporate merged volunteer fire departments within the aid program.
HCA (1/Title, J. Callahan) - Amend House Bill 272 title to read as follows: "AN ACT relating to the merger of volunteer fire departments."
Jan 9-introduced in House
Jan 10-to Local Government (H)
Jan 11-posted in committee
Jan 17-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
Jan 18-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, January 22, 2002
Jan 23-3rd reading, passed 97-1 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; received in Senate
Jan 25-to State and Local Government (S)