On March 18, the Kentucky House of Representatives passed House Bill 407, which would enable the financing of public-private partnerships (P3) throughout the state.  The House voted  82-7 in favor of the P3 enabling legislation, and now the the bill will undergo consideration in the Senate.

Representative Leslie Combs (D) sponsored this P3 bill, which would authorize local governments to engage in public-private partnerships and would also allow for the development of a public-private partnership model system.  Representative Combs’ bill would also authorize major transportation projects to be financed using public-private partnerships in Kentucky.

You can read the full House vote breakdown here: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/14RS/HB407/vote_history.pdf