FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/6/13) – The State Senate on Wednesday voted 23-10 to pass House Bill 1, which will reform a $2.7 billion layer of government in the Commonwealth.
The bill, however, was amended in the Senate State and Local Government Committee earlier in the day to give fiscal courts control over special districts – a proposal that Auditor Adam Edelen, House Speaker Greg Stumbo, who is the bill sponsor, and the majority of fiscal courts oppose.
“House Bill 1 represents a historic opportunity to bring accountability and transparency to special districts,” Auditor Edelen said. “It would be a travesty to jeopardize the chance of passing meaningful reform this session to address a governance issue that hasn’t been studied and would jeopardize special districts’ ability to deliver vital public services.”
The measure is likely headed to a conference committee that will negotiate a final version.
“It is my hope that statesmanship will reemerge in a conference committee and a bill that enjoys broad bipartisan support passes into law before this session ends,” Auditor Edelen said.
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