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HB 513 (BR 454) - J. Tipton, R. Webber, L. Belcher, D. Graham

     AN ACT relating to privately owned small wastewater treatment plants.
     Create new sections of Subchapter 73 of KRS Chapter 224 to define "sewage" and "small wastewater treatment plant"; allow the Energy and Environment Cabinet to require structural analyses of small wastewater treatment plants under certain conditions; allow the cabinet to require small wastewater treatment plants' owners to secure financial or performance measures that may include insurance policies or financial instruments, surety bonds or other instrument or reasonable guaranties, the utilization of asset management plans or capacity, management, operation and maintenance measures, and financial assurance measures that ensure the plant operates in conformity with applicable laws and that the plant is maintained properly; allow the cabinet have the ability to seek the appointment of a permanent or temporary receiver, custodian, or fiduciary to assume the management and operations of a plant.


AMENDMENTS

     HCS1 - Amend Section 1 of the Act, but redefine "sewage" and "privately owned small wastewater treatment plant"; amend Section 2 of the Act to require the cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations to require the plant's owner, as a part of the issuance or renewal of a discharge plant to obtain insurance policies or financial instruments to ensure service of the plant, implement an asset management plan, maintain revenue to operate the plant pursuant to law and implement the asset management plan, and when necessary, conduct a structural analysis; delete the provisions of Section 3 to reflect the transfer of some of the former requirements to those stated in Section 2; and modify the methods for seeking receivership in the former Section 4 of the bill, while making it a new Section 3.
     SCS1 - Retain original provisions of bill, but expand definition of "privately owned small wastewater treatment plant" to exclude a system designed to serve an individual household and to exclude agricultural operations, and provide specificity to the types of insurance and financial instruments to be kept by owners to ensure service to customers.
     SFA1( J. Bowen ) - Make title amendment.
     SFA2( J. Bowen ) - Amend KRS 65.240, relating to interlocal agreements, KRS 74.407, relating to water districts, KRS 76.080, relating to metropolitan sewer districts, KRS 76.231, relating to joint sewer agencies, KRS 76.232, relating to specific joint sewer agencies, KRS 76.325, relating to sewer construction districts, and create a new section of KRS 220.010 to 220.540, relating to sanitation districts, to allow each agency or entity to contract with other entities to acquire wastewater facilities in connection with the acquisition, construction, operation, repair, or maintenance when the entity's facilities are outside of that particular agency's jurisdictional boundaries, and add exemption in each section for projects coming under the provisions of KRS Chapter 278 .

     Feb 26, 2018 - introduced in House
     Feb 28, 2018 - to Natural Resources & Energy (H)
     Mar 06, 2018 - posted in committee
     Mar 08, 2018 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
     Mar 09, 2018 - 2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 13, 2018 - posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 14, 2018
     Mar 14, 2018 - taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day
     Mar 15, 2018 - 3rd reading, passed 84-4 with Committee Substitute (1)
     Mar 16, 2018 - received in Senate
     Mar 19, 2018 - to Natural Resources & Energy (S)
     Mar 21, 2018 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
     Mar 22, 2018 - 2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 29, 2018 - posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Monday, April 2, 2018; floor amendment (1-title) floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute
     Apr 02, 2018 - taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day; passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
     Apr 13, 2018 - passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day; placed in the Orders of the Day for Friday, April 13, 2018; 3rd reading, passed 37-0 with Committee Substitute (1) floor amendments (1-title) and (2); received in House; to Rules (H); posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute (1) and floor amendments (1-title) and (2)
     Apr 14, 2018 - House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute and floor amendments (1-title) and (2); Bill passed 66-25; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House; enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor