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Kentucky House OKs public-private partnerships bill

FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 18, 2014) — Legislation to allow the use of public-private partnerships to finance major government projects in the commonwealth has cleared the House by a vote of 82-7.

The bill would give public agencies more flexibility to work with private industry on capital projects and services by allowing new projects to move forward without state-appropriated funds, said Rep. Leslie Combs, D-Pikeville, sponsor of House Bill 407.

The bill was amended by the House to prohibit tolls on interstate projects linking Kentucky and Ohio, and to clarify which entities could take part in projects approved by the quasi-governmental Kentucky Public Transportation Infrastructure Authority.

HB 407 now goes to the Senate.