The Kentucky Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would increase legislative influence over the Cabinet for Health and Family Services in the executive branch.
The measure would create a nine-member board, chosen by the governor and confirmed by the Legislature. The board would select three candidates from which the governor would pick an undersecretary for the cabinet.
Sen. Julie Denton, a Republican from
, is sponsoring the bill. Louisville says the bill will
bring more transparency to the functions of the cabinet. Denton
Minority Leader R.J. Palmer of
expressed concern that the measure
goes too far in micromanaging the executive branch. Winchester
The bill passed on a 23-15 vote down party lines and now moves to the House for consideration.
The legislation is Senate Bill 82.