HB 139/LM (BR 396) - D. Pasley, D. Graham, B. Montell
AN ACT relating to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning and making an appropriation therefor.
Create new sections of KRS 198B.650 to 198B.689 to require a permit for the installation or major repair of HVAC systems; establish requirements for permit; create exemptions from permitting process; grant the Office of Housing, Buildings and Construction the authority to promulgate administrative regulations for HVAC permitting process and impose fees to fund permitting process; grant local authorities the right to act as the agent for the office, enter into contractual relations to act as agent, and fix compensation of local inspectors; forbid local authorities from establishing additional permitting or inspection programs for HVAC; establish an agency trust and surplus account for the fees to fund the HVAC permitting process; define the powers of HVAC inspectors to include "stop work" authority; allow county, city, or Commonwealth's Attorneys, or the Attorney General to represent the office or its agents; grant the Circuit Court where a violation occurs and the Franklin Circuit Court concurrent venue and jurisdiction for civil and injunctive actions; grant Circuit Courts venue and jurisdiction for criminal action, and the Franklin Circuit Court appeals jurisdiction for criminal action; grant aggrieved parties administrative hearings in accordance with KRS Chapter 13B; amend KRS 198B.650 to define "major repair" and "permit"; amend KRS 198B.990 to include infractions of the HVAC permitting process within the fines and punishment section; create a noncodified section to allow the initial funding of the program from existing agency trust and surplus accounts; require repayment of these accounts within two fiscal years; provide that the Act takes effect January 1, 2007.
HB 139 - AMENDMENTS
HCS/LM - Retain original provisions, except exempt HVAC permits or inspections of installations or repairs performed on any other buildings except those buildings designed for human occupancy; provide for installations, repairs, and inspections to be subject to the Uniform State Building Code; provide that HVAC inspection can be scheduled in conjunction with other inspections; require HVAC inspectors to have at least 6 years experience; permit the Office of Housing, Building and Construction to appoint and assign HVAC inspectors for each county; provide that the Act takes effect July 1, 2008.
(Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)
Jan 3-introduced in House; to Labor and Industry (H)
Jan 27-posted in committee
Feb 28-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Mar 1-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 7-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 8, 2006
Mar 21-taken from the Regular Orders of the Day; recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (H)