SB 162/LM (BR 1676) - J. Bowen
AN ACT relating to registered geologists.
Amend KRS 322A.010 to remove the definition of "qualified geologist," an outdated term from the initial formation of the geologist board; amend KRS 322A.020 to authorize the state geologist to designate a person to represent him or her at meetings of the board; amend KRS 322A.030 to grant the board specific investigatory powers so that it may enforce the chapter, investigate complaints or suspected violations, and notify law enforcement; hear appeals of board actions in the Circuit Court of the county where the person resides or where the person has his or her principal office; amend KRS 322A.040 to allow a local or state government geologist to become a registered geologist by meeting the education and experience requirements; amend KRS 322A.060 to establish biennial registration renewal rather than annual registration renewal; amend KRS 322A.080 to end the registration exemption for local or state government geologists; amend KRS 322A.100 to allow the board to discipline a licensee by imposing an administrative fine of up to $1,000 per violation; permit discipline against a licensee who is convicted of a felony involving sexual misconduct or a crime where dishonesty is a necessary element; delete several references to the transitional period surrounding the initial formation of the board.
SB 162 - AMENDMENTS
SCS/LM - Retain original provisions, except amend KRS 322A.030 to hear an out-of-state resident's appeal of a board action in the Franklin Circuit Court; amend KRS 322A.040 to allow a local or state government geologist to become a registered geologist by meeting the education, experience, and examination requirements by July 31, 2015; amend KRS 322A.080 to end the registration exemption for local or state government geologists after July 31, 2015.
Feb 21-introduced in Senate
Feb 23-to Natural Resources & Energy (S)
Mar 5-taken from Natural Resources & Energy (S); 1st reading; returned to Natural Resources & Energy (S)
Mar 7-reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with Committee Substitute as a Consent Bill
Mar 13-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Mar 14-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
Mar 15-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
Mar 19-taken from the Regular Orders of the Day; placed in the Consent Orders of the Day; 3rd reading, passed 38-0 with Committee Substitute
Mar 20-received in House
Mar 21-to Natural Resources & Environment (H)
Mar 26-posting waived
Mar 27-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
Mar 28-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 29-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 29, 2012; 3rd reading, passed 97-0; received in Senate
Mar 30-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
Apr 11-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 140)