HB 293/FN/LM (BR 937) - L. Clark, D. Horlander
AN ACT relating to fire inspection fees and making an appropriation therefore.
Create a new section of the KRS Chapter 227 establishing definitions; create a new section of the KRS Chapter 227 to require inspections by fire marshal, require payment of fees, establish fee schedule for inspections, and determine fees for violation of fire safety code; exclude fire districts established under KRS Chapter 75 from the provisions of this Act; create a new section of the KRS Chapter 227 establishing a revolving account to pay for fire inspection program; make provisions of the Act effective July 1, 2009.
HB 293 - AMENDMENTS
HCS/FN/LM - Retain original provisions of the bill, except clarify that "educational occupancy" as used in KRS Chapter 227 does not include any building occupied by a common school or a nonpublic primary or secondary school; clarify that the state fire marshal shall receive the fees assessed for inspections performed by that agency and that additional fees may be assessed as provided in KRS 227.336 if violations are found during the inspection; clarify that if another state agency performs an inspection without prior consent from or agreement with the state fire marshal, fees received by the other state agency are to be deposited into the fire safety inspection trust fund; clarify that a fire department recognized under KRS Chapter 95A shall receive the inspection fees if the fire department is deputized by the state fire marshal and performs inspections in accordance with the established guidelines; clarify that when no inspection program exists, the state fire marshal shall retain jurisdiction and the established fees; make technical corrections.
Feb 5-introduced in House
Feb 6-to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
Feb 13-posted in committee
Mar 3-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Mar 4-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 5, 2009
Mar 9-3rd reading, passed 81-10 with Committee Substitute ; received in Senate; taken from Committee on Committees; 1st reading; returned to Committee on Committees (S)
Mar 10-taken from Committee on Committees; 2nd reading; returned to Committee on Committees (S); to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
Mar 11-reassigned to Licensing, Occupations & Administrative Regulations (S)