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SB 196 (BR 2105) - B. Smith, R. Stivers II, W. Blevins Jr., D. Boswell, T. Buford, P. Clark, D. Harper Angel, R. Jones II, B. Leeper, J. Pendleton, J. Rhoads, D. Ridley, D. Roeding, G. Tapp, D. Thayer, J. Turner, K. Winters, E. Worley

     AN ACT relating to parks and tourism.
     Amend KRS 148.795 to define certain terms related to the operation of the Kentucky Recreational Trails Authority; to expand the membership of the authority with representation from the Kentucky Motorcycle Association, League of Kentucky Sportsmen, Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts, ATV association representatives, hiking or backpacking organizations, Kentucky Horse Council, and others; authorize the Kentucky Recreational Trails Authority and other governmental entities to enter into recreational land use agreements through contractual arrangements establishing allowable purposes; establish provisions that these recreational land use agreements do not ensure certain privileges or rights; allow governmental entities to construct, improve, renovate, finance or otherwise provide for recreational activities and facilities on designated public and private lands where owners have entered into land use agreements with the authority or a governmental entity; provide for establishment of general use permit systems to access lands for off-road activities; enable the Commerce Cabinet to administer a nonlapsing fund for certain proceeds from the authority's operations; enable the Commerce Cabinet to promulgate regulations for the Kentucky Recreational Trails Authority, provisions, programs and activities described in the act.


     SCS - Retain original provisions of SB 196; make technical and grammatical corrections; add two representatives from the Kentucky Farm Bureau, two representatives from the coal industry, and the Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture to the Kentucky Recreational Trails Authority; change the term "support fund" to "revolving fund"; charge the Kentucky Recreational Trails Authority with the responsibility to develop and implement an informational campaign on responsible and legal recreational activity focusing on implications of trespass, vandalism, and littering; prohibit persons from entering private lands in the absence of an agreement without the owner's permission; amend KRS 150.192 to give the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources the authority to enforce the provisions of the Act upon the direction of the Secretary of the Commerce Cabinet; direct the Kentucky Recreational Trails Authority to study the impacts of and ways to reduce illegal trespass by all-terrain and off-highway vehicles on private farmland and make recommendations to the Legislative Research Commission by December 15, 2008.

     HFA (1, R. Webb) - Include rock climbing in list of activities; allow parties to recreational land use agreement to agree to termination notice and conditions; allow conservation officers to enforce provisions under a memorandum of agreement between Fish and Wildlife and the Commerce Cabinet.

     HFA (2, M. Marzian) - Retain provisions of the bill; add member from the Brain Injury Association of Kentucky to the KY Recreation Trails Authority.

     HFA (3, R. Webb) - Add rock climbing to the list of recreational activities; change terms "political subdivision" to "governmental entities" and "party" to "entity"; allow users of recreational use agreements to agree to termination notice and conditions; limit the indemnity for landowners to the same provided under KRS 411.190; allow conservation officers to enforce the recreational agreements subject to a memorandum of agreement with the Commerce Cabinet; authorize the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources to promulgate administrative regulations to implement the enforcement provisions; make technical corrections and other changes to conform.

     Feb 27-introduced in Senate
     Feb 29-to Agriculture & Natural Resources (S)
     Mar 6-taken from committee; 1st reading; returned to Agriculture & Natural Resources (S)
     Mar 7-taken from committee; 2nd reading; returned to Agriculture & Natural Resources (S)
     Mar 10-reported favorably with Committee Substitute ; 3rd reading; to Rules (S); posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 10, 2008; passed 34-0 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 11-received in House
     Mar 14-to Tourism Development & Energy (H)
     Mar 17-posted in committee
     Mar 20-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 21-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 24-floor amendment (2) filed
     Mar 25-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 26, 2008
     Mar 26-floor amendment (3) filed ; 3rd reading, passed 99-0 with floor amendments (1) and (3) ; received in Senate
     Mar 28-to Rules (S); posted for passage for concurrence in House floor amendments (1) and (3) ; Senate concurred in House floor amendments (1) and (3) ; passed 36-0
     Apr 1-enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
     Apr 2-enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House; delivered to Governor
     Apr 11-signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 70)

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