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HB356

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HB 356/LM/CI (BR 1413) - K. Sinnette, H. Collins, L. Combs, T. Edmonds, M. King, S. Westrom

     AN ACT relating to boat dock and marina safety.
     Create new section of KRS Chapter 235 to establish standards for marinas and boat docks owners and operators to prevent electrical shocks to persons in boats, in water, and on docks around the marina; prohibit swimming within 100 yards of a boat dock or marina, except for reasons of search and rescue; require marina and boat dock compliance by August 1, 2013; amend KRS 235.010 to amend the definition of "marina" to include a boat dock; establish definitions for "boat dock" "boat dock or marina owner or operator" and "ground fault circuit interrupter"; amend KRS 235.200 to require any equipment meeting the American Boat and Yacht Council standards to protect the public from electrical shocks; require electrical wiring onboard a vessel to be performed by a licensed electrician; amend KRS 235.990 to establish penalties for violations.

HB 356 - AMENDMENTS


     HCS/LM/CI - Retain original provisions; change the penalty for a violation of the Act that results in the injury to a person to a Class B misdemeanor; change the penalty for a violation of the Act that results in the death of a person to a Class A misdemeanor; make technical corrections so that violations of Section 1 of the Act are penalized.
     HFA (1, K. Sinnette) - Clarify that work to be done by a licensed electrician be done by a holder of valid Kentucky electrician or master electrician license; clarify references to the National Fire Protection Association's Standards for Marinas and Boatyards; specify that inspection of all sources of electrical supply on boat docks, marinas, and surrounding areas be conducted annually; remove the requirement that a violation of Section 1 of the bill be admissible in a civil action against the boat dock or marina owner or operator if the violation results in bodily injury or death of a person; remove the requirement that a structure be man-made in the definition for "boat dock"; exempt from the definition of "boat dock or marina owner or operator" private landowners who own or operate boat docks or marinas for personal use and do not allow public access.
     HFA (2, K. Sinnette) - Clarify that work to be done by a licensed electrician be done by a holder of valid Kentucky electrician or master electrician license; clarify references to the National Fire Protection Association's Standards for Marinas and Boatyards; specify that inspection of all sources of electrical supply on boat docks, marinas, and surrounding areas be conducted annually by a Kentucky certified electrical inspector; remove the requirement that a violation of Section 1 of the bill be admissible in a civil action against the boat dock or marina owner or operator if the violation results in bodily injury or death of a person; remove the requirement that a structure be man-made in the definition for "boat dock"; exempt from the definition of "boat dock or marina owner or operator" private landowners who own or operate boat docks or marinas for personal use and do not allow public access.

     Jan 31-introduced in House
     Feb 1-to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Safety (H)
     Feb 8-posted in committee
     Mar 8-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 9-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 12-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 13, 2012
     Mar 14-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 15-floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 22-3rd reading, passed 94-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendments (1) and (2)
     Mar 23-received in Senate
     Mar 26-to Appropriations & Revenue (S)

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