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SB 188 (BR 1682) - J. Carpenter, J. Turner

     AN ACT relating to oil and gas well sites.
     Amend KRS 353.510 to add a definition for "stratigraphic test well"; amend KRS 353.570 to require a permit before drilling a stratigraphic test well and delete test holes from permitting requirement; amend KRS 353.590 to subject a permitted stratigraphic test well to various sections of KRS Chapter 353 for regulatory purposes and to impose plugging requirements; require stratigraphic test wells to be permitted as oil and gas wells prior to producing oil or gas and deviating from true vertical; and impose stratigraphic test wells converted to oil and gas wells to regulatory requirements of KRS 353.590 and 353.660 once the permit terminates; delete confidentiality requirements on test holes; amend KRS 353.660 to change termination of operations to completion of drilling; require that persons applying for a permit for a stratigraphic test well be granted a 3-year confidentiality period for all drilling records and subject well records, surveys and other logs on stratigraphic wells to confidentiality requirements; delete references to test holes.


     SCS1 - Make technical corrections to delete references to termination of operations and completion of drilling as technical change.

     Feb 16, 2016 - introduced in Senate
     Feb 18, 2016 - to Natural Resources & Energy (S)
     Feb 24, 2016 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
     Feb 25, 2016 - 2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 29, 2016 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 3, 2016
     Mar 03, 2016 - 3rd reading, passed 38-0 with Committee Substitute (1)
     Mar 04, 2016 - received in House
     Mar 07, 2016 - to Natural Resources & Environment (H)
     Mar 14, 2016 - posted in committee
     Mar 17, 2016 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 18, 2016 - 2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 23, 2016
     Mar 23, 2016 - 3rd reading, passed 99-0
     Mar 24, 2016 - received in Senate; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 05, 2016 - filed without Governor's signature with the Secretary of State