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SB 152 (BR 1634) - M. Wilson

     AN ACT relating to underground facility damage protection.
     Amend sections of KRS Chapter 367 relating to 811 "Call before you dig" to include timber harvesting with mechanized equipment within the activities potentially damaging to underground utilities; amend KRS 367.4909 to create 3 types of locate requests with response times for each and require new underground facilities to be installed with the means to locate them from the surface; amend KRS 367.4911 to allow excavators to begin work before the 2 day time period has elapsed if all utilities have responded; amend KRS 367.4913 to specify the makeup of the board of a one-call center; amend KRS 367.4915 to include in the list of exempted activities hand probing and nonintrusive excavating done to locate underground facilities; amend KRS 367.4917 to create a penalty for making a false report of an emergency.


     SCS - Retain original provisions; change response time for emergency locate request from 3 hours to not greater than 48 hours; change composition of board of directors for the one-call center.
     SFA (1, M. Wilson) - Return to existing definition of "damage"; limit definition of "mechanized equipment"
     HCS - Retain original provisions; make technical corrections; remove loaders and harvesters from the definition of mechanized equipment.

     Feb 14-introduced in Senate
     Feb 16-to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S)
     Feb 23-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 24-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 29-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 1-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 1, 2012; 3rd reading, passed 36-2 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
     Mar 2-received in House
     Mar 5-to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Safety (H)
     Mar 6-posted in committee
     Mar 8-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 9-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 12-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 14, 2012
     Mar 13-taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day
     Mar 14-3rd reading, passed 97-0 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 15-received in Senate
     Mar 30-posted for passage for concurrence in House Committee Substitute ; Senate concurred in House Committee Substitute ; passed 34-2; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 11-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 137)

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