01.26.06

House Bill 316

Posted in Legislation at 8:36 pm by Administrator

HB 316 (BR 1113) – S. Lee

AN ACT making an appropriation to the Kentucky Horse Park Commission.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky:

Section 1. The General Assembly authorizes a $35,000,000 capital project for the Kentucky Horse Park Commission to construct a new indoor equestrian arena, and appropriates $3,259,000 in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $3,259,000 in fiscal year 2007-2008 for debt service.
Section 2. The General Assembly authorizes a $4,600,000 capital project to resurface, widen, and reseal the existing roads and parking facilities and construct a new service road and a new campground access road at the Kentucky Horse Park, and appropriates $431,000 in fiscal year 2006-2007 and $431,000 in fiscal year 2007-2008 for debt service.

Jan 11-introduced in House
Jan 12-to Appropriations and Revenue (H)

House Bill 223

Posted in Legislation at 8:31 pm by Administrator

HB 223 (BR 1107) – S. Westrom, B. Farmer

AN ACT making an appropriation to the Kentucky Horse Park Commission and declaring an emergency.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky:

Section 1. (1) There is appropriated to the Kentucky Horse Park Commission in fiscal year 2005-2006 $35,000,000 in Bond Funds to construct a new indoor equestrian arena and $4,600,000 in Bond Funds to resurface, widen, and reseal the existing roads and parking facilities and construct a new service road and a new campground access road.
(2) There is appropriated to the Kentucky Horse Park Commission in fiscal year 2005-2006 $1,629,500 from the General Fund for debt service on bonds issued for the indoor arena project described above and $216,000 from the General Fund for debt service on bonds issued for the road renovation and construction project described above.
Section 2. Whereas time is of the essence in facilitating expeditious development of these programs and projects and the administrative mechanisms related thereto during the current fiscal year, an emergency is declared to exist, and this Act shall become effective upon its passage and approval by the Governor.

Jan 4-introduced in House
Jan 5-to Appropriations and Revenue (H)

01.03.06

KY Legislative Session Opens

Posted in Government, News Worthy at 10:51 pm by Thomas

Though education is what is drawing the initial buzz out of Frankfort to start the new Legislative session that opened today. Kentucky’s hosting of the 2010 World Equestrian Games is getting some press. Our concern however is still that now that we have won the bid those in government have decided the games are a long way in the future and that there are more pressing problems.

Though we understand that sentiment we still believe that the size of this project is going to require steady planning and execution over the next 4 years to be the success we know it can be for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Kentucky’s Legislature only meets for 60 day sessions every 2 years (2006,2008,2010) in order to draft the state budget for the most part and that has become an exercise in brinkmanship of the worst kind.

Currently there are no specific bills dealing with the games though Fayette and surrounding counties are readying their lobbying efforts to get State funding for projects that do have relevance to the games as reported in this Lexington Herald article.