Sen. Douglas appointed to watchdog committee

Published 5:14 pm Monday, January 17, 2022

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FRANKFORT – Senate Majority Leadership announced this week that Senator Donald Douglas, M.D. (R-Nicholasville) has been appointed to the Government Contract Review Committee (GCRC).

“I appreciate President Stivers and Senate Leadership for trusting in me to serve on this committee,” Douglas said. “I believe it is important for those of us in public service should serve as a watchdog for the taxpayer and precious dollars they contribute to make public services possible and government operate.”

The GCRC provides legislative review of all nonexempt memoranda of agreement by and between state agencies and of all nonexempt personal service contracts by state agencies and by off-budget agencies that include, but are not limited to, the Kentucky Lottery Corporation, the Kentucky Housing Corporation, state universities within the Commonwealth, the Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance Corporation, the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, Kentucky Student Loan Corporation, the Kentucky Retirement Systems, and other municipal corporations, to examine the stated need for the service, whether the service could or should be performed by state personnel, the amount and duration of the contract or agreement, and the appropriateness of any exchange of resources or responsibilities.

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The next Government Contract Review Committee meeting will be on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, upon adjournment of both chambers of the Kentucky General Assembly, in Room 131 of the Capitol Annex. Meetings are streamed live via the Legislative Research Commission’s YouTube Channel, which you can find by clicking here. Footage of past meetings can also be found there.