2016 Results For Business publication - Page 7

Members of a coalition supporting public-private partnership legislation , including bill sponsors Rep . Leslie Combs and Sen . Max Wise and Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Dave Adkisson gathered at the Capitol Rotunda for a news conference during the legislative session .

After two years of non-passage , public-private partnerships get support from House , Senate and governor

One of the Chamber ’ s top priorities , House Bill 309 , which authorizes public-private partnerships ( P3 ), was successfully signed into law this session after being vetoed by Governor Beshear two years ago and dying in the Senate last year . The Chamber began advocating for P3 legislation after its publication of “ Private Solutions to Public Problems ” in 2013 .
P3s provides a much-needed tool for our state and local governments , especially during tight budget times , which allows them to leverage private investment to complete necessary infrastructure projects and efficiently serve the public .
The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted in November 2015 to help address Kentucky ’ s qualified workforce shortage by for the first time supporting legislation that would expunge some non-violent Class D felonies , which could provide work opportunities for thousands of individuals who are currently limited by a single past mistake . Such a bill had been introduced in the Kentucky legislature for many years and would pass the House but had never received a hearing in the Senate .
The version of House Bill 40 that passed both legislative chambers and was signed into law by the governor requires a judge to vacate the felony before having it expunged , contains a five-year waiting period and limits the number of felonies that would be applicable for expungement .
Upon the bill ’ s passage , bill sponsor Rep . Darryl Owens thanked the Kentucky Chamber for our support of the legislation .
“ Having the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce ’ s endorsement was truly the turning point on the road to success ,” Owens wrote .
House Bill 309 , sponsored by Rep . Leslie Combs , was the result of work with a broad base of coalition members and legislators on both sides of the aisle who worked hard to ensure this legislation offers a transparent mechanism for projects and services at the state and local level .
With the passage of House Bill 309 , the legislature sent a strong signal to Kentucky ’ s business community , local governments , contractors and workforce that Kentucky is open for business and serious about forging ahead to provide needed infrastructure and services in an innovative fashion .

Non-violent Class D felons now have a chance to help address Kentucky ’ s qualified workforce shortage

Gov . Matt Bevin signed legislation enabling the expungement of some non-violent class D felonies along with Rep . Darryl Owens , Sen . Gerald Neal , Justice Secretary John Tilley , Rep . David Floyd and Senate President Robert Stivers .
“ Having the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce ’ s endorsement was truly the turning point on the road to success , and convincing the Chamber ’ s Board and members that House Bill 40 is a workforce issue was the crucial first step in capturing the Senate ’ s ultimate approval . Scores of Kentuckians will experience life-changing opportunities once their record is expunged and , in turn , our Commonwealth will be a more compassionate and economically viable place to live .
Darryl Owens , State Representative
Members of a coalition supporting public-private partnership legislation, including bill sponsors Rep. Leslie Combs and Sen. Max Wise and Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Dave Adkisson gathered at the Capitol Rotunda for a news conference during the legislative session. After two years of non-passage, public-private partnerships get support from House, Senate and governor One of the Chamber’s top priorities, House Bill 309, which authorizes public-private partnerships (P3), was successfully signed into law this session after being vetoed by Governor Beshear two years ago and dying in the Senate last year. The Chamber began advocating for P3 legislation after its publication of “Private Solutions to Public Problems” in 2013. P3s provides a much-needed tool for our state and local governments, especially during tight budget times, which allows them to leverage private investment to complete necessary infrastructure projects and efficiently serve the public. House Bill 309, sponsored by Rep. Leslie Combs, was the re [وܚ]HY\Hو[][ۈY[X\[Y\]ܜۈY\وHZ\HܚY\[\B\Y\][ۈٙ\H[\[YX[\H܈ڙX[\X\]H]H[[][ ]H\YHو\H[ KHY\]\H[BۙYۘ[[Xx&\\[\[][]K[ݙ\Y[۝Xܜ[ܚٛܘH][XH\[܂\[\[\[\X]ܙ[ZXYݚYHYYY[\X\H[\X\[[[ݘ]]H\[ۋۋ][[\[ۜ]HH[H[Y\[Xx&\œ]X[YYYܚٛܘHܝYBH[XH[X\و[Y\H\و\XܜY[ݙ[X\ MH[Y\[Xx&\]X[YYYܚٛܘHܝYBH܈H\[YH\ܝ[Y\][ۈ][^[HYBۋ][[\[ۚY\X[ݚYHܚܝ[]Y\™܈\[و[]YX[\H\[H[Z]YHH[H\Z\ZKXH[YY[[XY[H[XHY\]\H܂X[HYX\[[\H\H]Y]\XZ]YHX\[š[H[]KH\[ۈو\H[ ]\YY\]]H[X\˜[\YۙY[]HHݙ\܈\]Z\\HYHX]HB[۞HYܙH][]^[Y ۝Z[H]K^YX\Z][\[[[Z]H\و[ۚY\][H\XXH܂^[[Y[ \ۈH[8&\\YK[ۜ܈\ \[[[YB[XH[X\܈\\ܝوHY\][ۋ'][H[XH[X\و[Y\x&\[ܜ[Y[\[HH\[[ۈHYX\8'H[ܛK݋X]][YۙYY\][ۈ[X[H^[[Y[قYHۋ][[\[ۚY\[ۙ]\ \[[[\[X[ \XHXܙ]\H[^K\ ]YY[[]H\Y[ؙ\]\˂'][H[XH[X\و[Y\x&\[ܜ[Y[\[HH\[[ۈHYX\[۝[[H[X\&\\[Y[X\]\H[ \HܚٛܘH\YH\HܝXX[\\[\\[H[]x&\[[X]H\ݘ[ ܙ\و[XX[[^\Y[HYKX[[›ܝ[]Y\ۘHZ\Xܙ\^[Y[ [\\[[۝X[[HH[ܙH\\[ۘ]H[XۛZX[HXXHXH]K\[[]H\\[]]B