HB 492 (BR 1524) - F. Steele
AN ACT relating to reclamation.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 350 to declare the importance of supporting pollinator habitat on reclamation sites to speed up revegetation and improve soil and hydrologic stability; amend KRS 350.100 to allow the cabinet to advise an operator on use of pollinator sites to improve vegetative cover; amend KRS 350.113 to include pollinator colonies in the planting reports; amend KRS 350.435 to include pollinator habitat when dealing with introduced species on reclamation sites; create noncodified section to request the interim joint committee with jurisdiction over mine reclamation to examine the issue of pollinator habitat and ways to support beekeeping on mine reclamation sites.
Feb 23-introduced in House
Feb 24-to Natural Resources & Environment (H)