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SB 54 (BR 910) - K. Winters

     AN ACT relating to sand and gravel operations.
     Create new subchapter of KRS Chapter 224 to provide for a limited sand and gravel permit for extraction operations of under one acre conducted by the property owner.


     SCS - Retain original provisions of SB 54; limit eligible permittees to only agricultural users; specify the area where the gravel is extracted is no more than one acre and that the extraction is done by the owner and that the excavated material is not washed and graded; require a statement that the applicant owns both surface and mineral rights; qualify that the total area and depth of the operation; clarify that the excavation and loading area not be 100 feet from certain boundaries; prohibit fracturing of rock strata with vibrational equipment; document that the proposed excavation not harm certain protected areas or harm public safety; describe the best management practices used and minimize dust from the excavation; prohibit the applicant from owning or controlling a limited gravel operation or noncoal permit; authorize the cabinet to suspend or revoke the permit if it poses a danger to public safety or the environment; and if the operation exceeds the limited size then the operation shall be subject to standard regulatory controls and penalties.

     SFA (1/Title, K. Winters) - Make title amendment.

     SFA (2, R. Palmer II) - Prohibits resale of extricated gravel.

     SFA (3, R. Palmer II) - Prohibits sale of gravel.

     SFA (4, R. Palmer II) - Subjects gravel extracted pursuant to this Act to the taxes imposed under KRS 143A.020 and KRS 132.820.

     Jan 8-introduced in Senate
     Jan 9-to Agriculture & Natural Resources (S)
     Feb 14-floor amendment (1-title) filed ; reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 15-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 19-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 21, 2008; floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 20-floor amendments (3) and (4) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 21-3rd reading; floor amendment (3) defeated ; floor amendment (4) withdrawn ; passed 21-15 with Committee Substitute, floor amendments (1-title) and (2)
     Feb 25-received in House
     Feb 28-to Transportation (H)

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