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HB 130 (BR 185) - K. Hall, F. Steele, J. York

     AN ACT relating to outdoor recreation and tourism development and making an appropriation therefor.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 148 to establish the Kentucky Mountain Trail Authority (KMTA) as an independent, de jure municipal corporation attached to the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet for administrative purposes only; authorize the KMTA to establish the Kentucky Mountain Regional Recreation Area for tourism and outdoor recreation opportunities for residents and visitors; establish the process by which counties participate in the authority and appoint representatives to serve on the board; authorize board meetings and establish duties; authorize the board to adopt bylaws for governance; outline methods for appointing an executive director and hiring additional staff; establish that all personnel and operational costs of the corporation shall be paid from funds accruing to the corporation, through fees, grants, or other self-funding mechanisms; enable the authority to procure insurance, execute contracts, accept grants and loans, maintain an office, assess fees for trails, parking, and other trail-related recreational purposes, and to promulgate administrative regulations to govern the Kentucky Mountain Regional Recreational Area; authorize the board to hire trail rangers; establish procedures for the authority to issue revenue bonds and revenue refunding bonds; ensure that participating landowners are not liable for willful negligence or similar damages; establish a framework for adopting administrative regulations for a penalty schedule for violations of trail laws and rules.

HB 130 - AMENDMENTS


     HCS - Create new sections of KRS Chapter 148 to establish the Kentucky Mountain Trail Authority (KMTA) as an independent, de jure municipal corporation attached to the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet for administrative purposes only; authorize the KMTA to establish the Kentucky Mountain Regional Recreation Area for tourism and outdoor recreation opportunities for residents and visitors; prioritize the development of trails and outdoor recreation on private lands, through agreements with willing landowners who would become participating landowners, with the KMTA; identify eighteen (18) eastern Kentucky counties which would be target counties for initial development of the KMTA; identify a process whereby target counties would become full participating counties in the authority and authorized to appoint two representatives, one from the governmental sector and one representing participating landowners, to serve on the KMTA board; establish a process whereby counties outside the target counties could fulfill requirements to become a participating county in the KMTA through one of the fifteen (15) area development districts (ADDs); require the chair of each ADD board to designate a county, which has fulfilled the requirements to become a “participating county” as the district’s designated liaison county, which would serve on the KMTA’s board; authorize the ADDs to assist counties throughout the state in planning and developing involvement with the KMTA; amend KRS Chapter 147A to authorize ADDs to provide assistance to counties interested in participating in the KMTA as part of the regular duties of the ADD board and staff; authorize KMTA board meetings and establish duties; authorize the KMTA board to adopt bylaws for governance; outline methods for appointing an executive director and hiring additional staff; establish that all personnel and operational costs of the corporation shall be paid from funds accruing to the corporation, through fees, grants, or other self-funding mechanisms; enable the authority to procure insurance, execute contracts, accept grants and loans, maintain an office, assess fees for trails, parking, and other trail-related recreational purposes, and to promulgate administrative regulations to govern the Kentucky Mountain Regional Recreational Area; authorize the board to hire trail rangers and establish experience and training requirements for rangers; establish procedures for the authority to issue revenue bonds and revenue refunding bonds; ensure that participating landowners are not liable for willful negligence or similar damages; establish a framework for adopting administrative regulations for a penalty schedule for violations of trail laws and rules.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 4-introduced in House; to Tourism Development & Energy (H)
     Feb 3-posting waived; reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 4-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 7-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 9, 2011
     Feb 9-3rd reading, passed 99-0 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 10-received in Senate
     Feb 14-to State & Local Government (S)

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