09RS HB258
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HB258

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HB 258/FN/LM (BR 1196) - A. Wuchner, M. King

     AN ACT relating to swimming pool safety and declaring an emergency.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 211 to require public swimming pools to meet federal main drain cover and equipment standards; make violators subject to a fine ranging from $500 to $2,500; close public swimming pools not in compliance; grant a 30-day grace period for violations due to a manufacturer backlog on fulfilling drain cover orders; amend KRS 211.180 to require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to comply with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act when promulgating administrative regulations relating to swimming pool safety and sanitation; permit the cabinet to allow public swimming pools to be operated or maintained without a main outlet or main drain, or with an existing main outlet or main drain removed or disabled; authorize any public pool equipment option permitted by federal law; indicate that cabinet powers and duties regarding the promulgation of public swimming pool administrative regulations will be EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2010; direct that the swimming pool equipment requirement and related closures and fines for violation are effective immediately as an EMERGENCY.

HB 258 - AMENDMENTS


     HCS/FN/LM - Delete original provisions of bill; create new section of KRS Chapter 211 to establish legislative intent; require public swimming pools to meet the federal main drain cover and equipment standards of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act; define "public swimming pool;" require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to promulgate administrative regulations relating to the compliance of this federal law; establish that the administrative regulations may include the establishment of fines, grants of extensions of time for compliance, and the establishment of one-time fees for on-site inspections; amend KRS 211.180 to require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to comply with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act when promulgating administrative regulations relating to swimming pool safety and sanitation; and establish that cabinet powers and duties regarding the promulgation of public swimming pool administrative regulations will be EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2010.

     HCA (1/Title, A. Wuchner) - Make title amendment.

     HFA (1, R. Webb) - Amend to exclude health facilities defined by KRS 216B.015 from the definition of "public swimming pool."

     Feb 4-introduced in House
     Feb 5-to Health & Welfare (H)
     Feb 11-posted in committee
     Feb 12-posting waived retroactively
     Feb 26-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
     Feb 27-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 4-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 5, 2009
     Mar 6-3rd reading, passed 73-14 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
     Mar 9-received in Senate
     Mar 10-to Licensing, Occupations & Administrative Regulations (S)

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