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HB 458 (BR 931) - M. Cherry

     AN ACT relating to emergency management.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 39E to create a cost recovery program for hazardous materials teams and fire departments, and establish liabilities; amend KRS 39E.060 to authorize the Kentucky Emergency Management Commission to commence any civil action necessary in assisting hazardous materials teams and fire departments in recovering costs relating to the release of any hazardous substance; amend KRS 39E.040 to expand the duties of the commission; repeal, reenact and amend KRS 39E.190 to specify notification protocol in the event of hazardous substance release or imminent release that exceeds or could exceed authorized limits.


     HCS - Retain original provisions; limit cost recovery to fire departments, hazardous materials teams, and emergency management personnel that are requested by the responsible party or by the incident commander, and to emergency response agencies that are dispatched by a 911 call center; state that nothing in the Kentucky Revised Statutes should be construed to allow hazardous materials teams or fire departments to engage in recovery or cleanup.

     Feb 11-introduced in House
     Feb 14-to Local Government (H); reassigned to State Government (H)
     Feb 15-posted in committee
     Feb 17-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 18-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 22-recommitted to State Government (H)

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