01RS HB15


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HB 15 (BR 43) - H. Cornett

     AN ACT relating to oil and gas.
     Amend KRS 278.502, concerning condemnation for pipelines, by prohibiting natural gas companies from exercising eminent domain in siting of main transmission lines.


     HCS - Amend KRS 278.502, dealing with eminent domain, to require some natural gas companies to provide an appraisal and precise description of the subject property; amend KRS 416.570, dealing with eminent domain actions, to require separate petitions against individual parcels of land.
     HFA (1, R. Webb) - Amend to provide that description of property to be condemned must be a "legal", and not a "precise" description.
     HFA (2, R. Webb) - Amend to provide publication of notice describing project, completion time, and map showing affected areas.
     HFA (3, J. Turner) - Amend KRS 278.502 to allow real estate fiduciaries to perform appraisals as part of "good faith effort", require condemnor to pay for appraisal, reasonable attorney fees and court costs.
     HFA (4, J. Turner) - Amend KRS 416.570 to require natural gas transmission companies to bring eminent domain petitions in state court.
     HFA (5, J. Turner) - Amend KRS 416.610 to require court finding of least effect on property value, not within 300 ft of residence and least danger to persons and property.

     Jan 2-introduced in House
     Jan 3-to Tourism Development and Energy (H)
     Feb 23-posted in committee; posting waived
     Feb 27-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 28-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendments (1) and (2) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 1-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 2, 2001; floor amendments (3) (4) and (5) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 2-3rd reading; floor amendment (5) rejected ; floor amendment (1) withdrawn ; passed 65-29 with Committee Substitute, floor amendments (3) and (4)
     Mar 5-received in Senate

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