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HB 385 (BR 1568) - J. Gooch Jr., F. Steele, H. Collins, T. Couch, K. Hall, M. Rader, J. Short, K. Sinnette, J. Stewart III, W. Stone

     AN ACT relating to coal mine safety.
     Amend KRS 351.010, relating to mine safety, to add definitions for "probation" and "final order of the commission"; amend KRS 351.120 to establish notification requirements for failure of an alcohol or drug test required for certification or licensing relating to mining; provide for notice of right to appeal of certification or licensing suspension; allow for deferral from certification or licensing revocation for medical treatment; establish consequences for failure to appeal or complete the deferral program; amend KRS 351.122 to require the commissioner of the Department for Natural Resources to impose analogous sanctions against the Kentucky licenses or certifications of a miner who has violated corresponding drug and alcohol testing requirements in reciprocal states with Kentucky; amend KRS 351.182 to replace methaqualone with buprenorphine in the panel urine test required to establish drug-free status; allow the Mine Safety Review Commission to set additional panels for the urine test by order; amend KRS 351.183 to conform; amend KRS 351.184 to conform; establish the rights of appeal or deferral for certification denial for failure of a drug or alcohol test; provide for consequences for failure to appeal or successfully complete deferral; amend KRS 351.990 to establish penalties for first, second, and third offenses for failure of a drug or alcohol test required for a mining certification or license.

     Feb 9-introduced in House
     Feb 13-to Natural Resources & Environment (H); posted in committee
     Feb 23-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Feb 24-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 27-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 29, 2012
     Feb 29-3rd reading, passed 98-0
     Mar 1-received in Senate
     Mar 5-to Natural Resources & Energy (S)
     Mar 7-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 8-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 26-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Monday, March 26, 2012; 3rd reading, passed 36-0
     Mar 27-received in House; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
     Mar 30-enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor
     Apr 11-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 89)

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