98RS HB1


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HB 1 (BR 930) - Ro. Adams, J. Adams, S. Alexander, H. Anderson, J. Arnold Jr., A. Arnold, J. Barrows, S. Baugh, M. Bowling, L. Brandstetter, K. Bratcher, M. Brown, T. Burch, De. Butler, Dw. Butler, J. Callahan, S. Cave, J. Clarke, L. Clark, P. Clark, J. Coleman, B. Colter, J. Crenshaw, R. Crimm, R. Damron, B. DeWeese, W. Gee, C. Geveden, J. Gooch, G. Graham, J. Gray, P. Hatcher Jr, J. Haydon, B. Heleringer, C. Hoffman, D. Horlander, J. Jenkins, S. Johns, E. Jordan, T. Kerr, J. Lee, M. Long, J. Lovell, P. Marcotte, A. Maricle, M. Marzian, P. Mason, T. McKee, H. Moberly, R. Murgatroyd, D. Newsome, S. Nunn, R. Palumbo, B. Polston, T. Pope, M. Rader, F. Rasche, J. Reinhardt, J. Richards, S. Riggs, T. Riner, W. Scott, C. Siler, A. Simpson, D. Sims, K. Stein, J. Stewart, K. Stine, R. Thomas, M. Treesh, J. Vincent, C. Walton, J. Wayne, M. Weaver, P. Worthington, B. Yonts, J. Zimmerman

     AN ACT relating to water safety and declaring an emergency.
     Amend KRS 235.010 to define "personal watercraft"; create a new section of KRS Chapter 235 to establish age limits for operators and other criteria to enhance the safe operation of personal watercraft; amend KRS 235.240 to establish penalties for boating under the influence; EMERGENCY.


     HCS - Retain original provisions; define "safe boating certificate", and include instruction by the Coast Guard Auxiliary or the US. Power Squadron; clarify that nonresidents 12 through 17 years old may operate a motorboat or personal watercraft if they have a Kentucky safe boating certificate or a recognized license or certificate from another state or country; prohibit the operation of a boat while the operator is under the influence of a substance which impairs driving ability, rather than a drug; deem a person who operates a boat to have given consent to a test for alcohol or drugs by an officer who has probable cause to believe there is an offense; specify that the penalties for drunk driving do not apply to boating violations, and that refusal to submit to a test for intoxication is an offense subject to the penalties provided in the bill; allow that completion of a safe boating course may be required in lieu of or in addition to the other specified penalties.
     SCA (1, E. Rose) - Retain the original provisions of the bill with the following exception: delete subsection (9) of Section 2 in its entirety relating to responsibility for owning, operating, or loaning a motorboat or personal watercraft, to limit responsibility to a parent, legal guardian, or other adult with direct supervision over a minor under the age of 18 who is operating a motorboat or personal watercraft.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 6-introduced in House
     Jan 7-to Tourism Development and Energy (H)
     Jan 12-posted in committee
     Jan 21-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Jan 22-2nd reading, to Rules
     Jan 27-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for January 28, 1998
     Jan 28-3rd reading, passed with Committee Substitute
     Jan 29-received in Senate
     Feb 2-to Transportation (S)
     Feb 18-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Amendment (1)
     Feb 19-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 20-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for February 23, 1998
     Feb 24-3rd reading, passed 37-0 with Committee Amendment (1)
     Feb 25-received in House; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Amendment (1)
     Feb 26-House concurred in Senate committee amendment (1); passed 92-0
     Feb 27-enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
     Mar 2-enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor
     Mar 3-signed by Governor

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