05RS HB136

HB136

WWW Version

NOTE: The hyperlink to a bill draft that precedes a summary contains the most recent version (Introduced/GA/Enacted) of the bill. If the session has ended, the hyperlink contains the latest version of the bill at the time of sine die adjournment. Note that the summary pertains to the bill as introduced, which is often different from the most recent version.


HB 136 (BR 805) - D. Floyd, G. Lynn

     AN ACT relating to highways.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 189 to define the terms "emergency situation," "owner," and "safety officer"; require drivers in noninjury accidents on an interstate highway or parkway to stop or move their vehicles off the roadway if possible; allow peace officers or safety officers to remove, with or without the owner's consent, vehicles, cargo, or other property blocking the roadway of an interstate highway or parkway; provide exceptions for hazardous materials accidents and delay removal until after fire, medical, and police personnel have finished their duties at the accident scene; provide immunity for peace officers, local governments, and businesses or persons they employ from damage claims arising from the removal of vehicles, cargo, or property; make owner or operator who caused the accident liable for expenses in clearing the roadway; provide immunity for peace officers and local governments from damage claims for failure to exercise clearance authority.

     Jan 7-introduced in House
     Feb 1-to Judiciary (H)
     Feb 16-posted in committee


Kentucky Legislature Home Page | Record Front Page