© 2023 Louisville Public Media

Public Files:
89.3 WFPL · 90.5 WUOL-FM · 91.9 WFPK

For assistance accessing our public files, please contact info@lpm.org or call 502-814-6500
89.3 WFPL News | 90.5 WUOL Classical 91.9 WFPK Music | KyCIR Investigations
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

House Passes Bill Allowing for University Capital Projects 97-1

FRANKFORT — A proposal to allow six of Kentucky's  public universities to start more than $360 million in infrastructure projects overwhelming passed the House today, 97-1. House Bill 7 allows the universities to issue their ownagency bonds to build new dorms, academic buildings and other improvements,including a stadium renovation at the University of Kentucky. House budget chairman Rick Rand, a Democrat from Bedford, is the sponsor of the bill and told his colleagues that no state money would be used for the projects."This bill does not take any General Fund dollars, zero General Fund dollars," Rand said. "It will be all agency funds and restricted funds from the universities."The bill now heads to the Senate for consideration. If passed by both chambers and signed by the governor, the universities would immediately be able to start the projects.The lone no vote came from state Rep. Toby Herald, a Republican from Beattyville.