HB 397 (BR 354) - L. Combs
AN ACT relating to forest conservation.
Amend KRS 149.348 to increase the maximum civil penalty for violation of bad actor provisions; allow the cabinet to contract with local county attorneys or Commonwealth's attorneys to enforce collection of fines imposed under the bad actor provisions and to share in the amount of recovery; allow the Commonwealth to attach the defendant's property in recovery actions for fines imposed under the bad actor provisions; allow the cabinet to direct a logger to cease operations for failure to pay a civil penalty; give the Circuit Court of Franklin County concurrent jurisdiction over enforcement actions for fines imposed under the bad actor provisions; Amend KRS 425.301 and KRS 425.306 to conform.
Feb 10-introduced in House
Feb 11-to Natural Resources & Environment (H)
Feb 23-posted in committee