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SB 162/LM (BR 1676) - J. Bowen

     AN ACT relating to registered geologists.
     Amend KRS 322A.010 to remove the definition of "qualified geologist," an outdated term from the initial formation of the geologist board; amend KRS 322A.020 to authorize the state geologist to designate a person to represent him or her at meetings of the board; amend KRS 322A.030 to grant the board specific investigatory powers so that it may enforce the chapter, investigate complaints or suspected violations, and notify law enforcement; hear appeals of board actions in the Circuit Court of the county where the person resides or where the person has his or her principal office; amend KRS 322A.040 to allow a local or state government geologist to become a registered geologist by meeting the education and experience requirements; amend KRS 322A.060 to establish biennial registration renewal rather than annual registration renewal; amend KRS 322A.080 to end the registration exemption for local or state government geologists; amend KRS 322A.100 to allow the board to discipline a licensee by imposing an administrative fine of up to $1,000 per violation; permit discipline against a licensee who is convicted of a felony involving sexual misconduct or a crime where dishonesty is a necessary element; delete several references to the transitional period surrounding the initial formation of the board.

SB 162 - AMENDMENTS


     SCS/LM - Retain original provisions, except amend KRS 322A.030 to hear an out-of-state resident's appeal of a board action in the Franklin Circuit Court; amend KRS 322A.040 to allow a local or state government geologist to become a registered geologist by meeting the education, experience, and examination requirements by July 31, 2015; amend KRS 322A.080 to end the registration exemption for local or state government geologists after July 31, 2015.

     Feb 21-introduced in Senate
     Feb 23-to Natural Resources & Energy (S)
     Mar 5-taken from Natural Resources & Energy (S); 1st reading; returned to Natural Resources & Energy (S)
     Mar 7-reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with Committee Substitute as a Consent Bill
     Mar 13-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 14, 2012
     Mar 14-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
     Mar 15-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
     Mar 19-taken from the Regular Orders of the Day; placed in the Consent Orders of the Day; 3rd reading, passed 38-0 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 20-received in House
     Mar 21-to Natural Resources & Environment (H)
     Mar 26-posting waived
     Mar 27-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 28-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 29-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 29, 2012; 3rd reading, passed 97-0; received in Senate
     Mar 30-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 11-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 140)

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