Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Rep. Mike Cherry: 2010 Session

Rep. Mike Cherry represents District 4 in the Kentucky House of Representatives which includes Caldwell, Crittenden, Livingston, & part of McCracken county. Cherry is Chairman of the House State Government Committee. Rep. Cherry has sponsored the following legislation:
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(HB-145) Amend KRS 18A.205 to provide that a retiree who has been reemployed in a full-time position within state government on or after Sept. 1,2008, shall be eligible for life insurance benefits; amend KRS 61.510 and 78.510 to provide that the retirement systems shall add one or more fiscal years to the fianl compensation calculation for employees participating in the Kentucky Employee Retirement System or the County Employee Retirement System on or after Sept. 1, 2008, if the member does not have five complete fiscal years of service upon retirement; amend KRS 61.637 to make technical changes.
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(HB-146) Amend KRS 61.645 to require that two of the three members appointed by the Governor to the Kentucky Retirement Systems Board of Trustees posses ten years of investment experience and to define investment experience; amend KRS 61.650 to establish a five member investment committee for the Kentucky Retirement Systems comprised of the two gubernatorial appointess with investment experience and three trustees appointed by the board chair; limit the amount of assets managed by a single external investment manager to no more than 15% of the systems' portfolio; amend KRS16.642 and 78.790 to clarify that the investment committee established by KRS 61.650 is the investment committee for the State Police Retirement System adn the County Employees Retirement System; limit the amount of assets managed by a single external investment manager to no more than 15% of the systems' portfolio.
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(HB-164) An act relating to the transfer of faculty and staff providing educational services to Dept. of Corrections' inmates and declaring an emergency.
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(HB-75) An act to honoring military service. Amend KRS 18A.150 t require that an employing state agency offer an interview to all finalists entitled to preference points if there are fewer than five finalist, and to no fewer than five if there are five or more; amend to clarify veteran eligibility.
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(HB-96) To permit the surviving spouse of a Purple Heart recipient to keep special license plate assigned to the recipient.
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(HB-147) Amend KRS 65.003 to include property valuation administrators with in local governments' codes of ethics'. Require codes of ethics to include policy on employment of members of families of PVA's with exemption as to employees hired prior to effective date of Act; amend KRS 132.370 to provide that PVA's are subject only to local governments codes of ethics.
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(HB-148) relating to organizational units with the Dept. of Law, to create an office of Criminal Appeals, office of Consumer Protection, Department of Criminal Investigations, office of Special Prosecutions, office of Prosecutors Advisory Council, office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control, office of Civil and Environmental law, office of Victim's Advocacy and office of Administrative Services, and abolish the Child Support Enforcement Commission, Administrative Hearing Division, and Financial Integrity Enforcement Division; amend various other statutes to conform.
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(HB-149) An act relating to executive branch employees and declaring an emergency.

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