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SB 82 - Establishes Procedures for an Executive Cabinet Position - Key Vote

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (23-15) - (Key vote)

Title: Establishes Procedures for an Executive Cabinet Position

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes the procedure for the selection of an executive cabinet position for Health and Family Services.

Highlights:
  • Establishes the Kentucky Board of Health and Family Services to provide oversight and accountability for the functions, duties, and responsibilities of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (Sec. 4).
  • Requires the duties and responsibilities of the Kentucky Board of Health and Family Services to include, but not be limited to, the following (Sec. 5):
    • An ongoing review of the cabinet's policies, programs, and budget; 
    • A summary of all cabinet programs, including the number of individuals;
    • A summary of new programs that have been established;
    • Selection of the secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services; and 
    • Recommendations for discontinuing or reorganizing existing programs.
  • Specifies that the Kentucky Board of Health and Family Services will have 9 members appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate of the General Assembly from each of the following sources (Sec. 4):
    • The Kentucky Hospital Association; 
    • The Kentucky Medical Association; 
    • The Kentucky Psychological Association; 
    • The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce; 
    • The Kentucky Association of Health Insurers; 
    • The College of Medicine, the University of Kentucky; 
    • The College of Social Work, the University of Kentucky; 
    • The Kent School of Social Work, the University of Louisville; and 
    • The School of Medicine, the University of Louisville.  
  • Requires the Kentucky Board of Health and Human Services to fill the role of secretary for the Cabinet of Health and Family Services by conducting a nationwide search, choosing 3 names from those candidates and submitting them to the governor who will then fill the vacancy from that list (Sec. 6).
  • Establishes the undersecretaries of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services as part of the Governor’s Executive Cabinet (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to employ the undersecretaries of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (Sec. 6).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Establishes Procedures for an Executive Cabinet Position

Sponsors

  • Julie Carman Denton (KY - R) (Out Of Office)
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