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HB 66 (BR 298) - S. Riggs, D. Floyd, R. Heath

     AN ACT relating to radon contractors.
     Amend KRS 211.9109, 211.9111, and 211.9113 to delete the requirement for a radon measurement contractor to maintain errors and omissions coverage in an amount of $500,000 at all times during the certification period; enable a radon mitigation or measurement contractor to become certified without filing a license and permit bond; amend KRS 211.9117 to remove the diagnostic-purposes-only exemption from the prohibition on a person dually certified as both a measurement and mitigation contractor conducting mitigation on a residential or commercial building from conducting measurement on that same structure to determine the need for the mitigation; amend KRS 211.9121 to conform.


     SCS - Define "actuarial soundness," "Date of establishment of the fund," "discount rate," "Kentucky Reclamation Guaranty Fund," "Reclamation guaranty fund commission," and "Voluntary bond pool"; create sections to establish the Kentucky reclamation guaranty fund and identify the funding sources and use of moneys into the fund; establish the Kentucky Reclamation guaranty fund commission as a seven-member commission; identify the members of the commission and the terms of membership; assign the commission to the Energy and Environment Cabinet and authorize the commission's functions and duties; establish the Office of the Reclamation Guaranty Fund and allow the commission to hire an executive director; prescribe the duties of the director; prescribe the start-up funding mechanisms for the Kentucky Reclamation Guaranty Fund and require payment of onetime assessment within 30 days after notice and prohibit issuance of a permit until onetime assessment is paid; create exemption from the onetime assessment for former voluntary bond pool members; establish tonnage fees for members and a deviation from those fees for former voluntary bond pool members; allow a permittee to post full cost bond in lieu of participation in the fund; require audits and actuarial studies; require report of the financial status of the Reclamation Guaranty Fund annually to the Interim Joint Committee on Natural Resources and Environment; establish sanctions and penalties for nonpayment of fees and assessments; make documents issued in response to subpoenas confidential and not subject to open records; amend KRS 12.020 to add the Office of the Reclamation Guaranty Fund; amend KRS 350.595 to add the Reclamation Guaranty fund and delete references to the former voluntary bond pool; amend KRS 350.990 to send 50 percent of recovered funds to the reclamation guaranty fund rather than the voluntary bond pool; repeal the following KRS sections: 350.700, 350.705, 350.710, 350.720, 350.725, 350.730, 350.740, 350.745, 350.750, and 350.755; add noncodified section to wind up operations of the Kentucky Reclamation Guaranty Fund; add noncodified section to declare an emergency.
     SCA (1/Title, J. Carpenter) - Make title amendment.
     SFA (1, D. Seum) - Insert provision amending KRS 258.095 to alter the definition of who qualifies as the owner of a dog to include persons permitting the dog to remain on or about premises owned and occupied by the person.
     SFA (2/Title, D. Seum) - Make title amendment.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 8-introduced in House; to Licensing & Occupations (H)
     Jan 11-posted in committee
     Feb 6-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Feb 7-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Monday, February 11, 2013
     Feb 11-3rd reading, passed 97-0
     Feb 12-received in Senate
     Feb 14-to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)
     Mar 5-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 6-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 7-floor amendments (1) and (2-title) filed ; taken from Rules; recommitted to Natural Resources & Energy (S); reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) as a Consent Bill; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 7, 2013; 3rd reading, passed 38-0 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
     Mar 11-received in House; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; passed 98-0
     Mar 12-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 22-signed by Governor (Acts Chapter 78)

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