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SB 38 (BR 199) - C. Embry Jr., J. Bowen, D. Parrett

     AN ACT relating to timber theft.
     Amend KRS 364.130 to specify that a person, regardless of state of mind or whether the person believes to be authorized or not, is liable for three times the stumpage value of the timber and three times the cost of any damages to property when he or she takes the timber of another without legal right or color of title.


AMENDMENTS

     HFA1( R. Rothenburger ) - Add a new subsection to KRS 364.130 to exempt certain property owners who mistakenly remove the timber of an adjoining property owner from the requirement to pay treble damages and make them only liable for the reasonable value of the timber, the actual damages caused to the property, and legal costs incurred; make conforming changes.
     HFA2( R. Rothenburger ) - Add a new subsection to KRS 364.130 to exempt residential property owners and farmland owners maintaining their fence rows who mistakenly remove the timber of an adjoining property owner from the requirement to pay treble damages and make them only liable for the reasonable value of the timber, the actual damages caused to the property, and legal costs incurred; make conforming changes.

     Oct 04, 2016 - Prefiled by the sponsor(s).
     Jan 03, 2017 - introduced in Senate
     Jan 07, 2017 - to Agriculture (S)
     Feb 14, 2017 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 15, 2017 - 2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 16, 2017 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 16, 2017; 3rd reading, passed 35-0
     Feb 17, 2017 - received in House
     Feb 21, 2017 - to Agriculture (H); posted in committee
     Feb 22, 2017 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 23, 2017 - 2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 28, 2017
     Feb 24, 2017 - floor amendment (1) filed
     Feb 28, 2017 - floor amendment (2) filed
     Mar 07, 2017 - 3rd reading, passed 95-0 with floor amendment (2)
     Mar 08, 2017 - received in Senate; to Rules (S); posted for passage for concurrence in House floor amendment (2) for Wednesday, March 8, 2017; Senate concurred in House floor amendment (2); Bill passed 37-0; enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
     Mar 14, 2017 - enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House; delivered to Governor
     Mar 21, 2017 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 66)