Bill Watch

KBT Bills to Watch

Below are bills that may be of interest to KBT members.

PRIMARY ISSUES

Transportation Budget

HB 201 - S. Rudy
AN ACT relating to appropriations providing financing and conditions for the operations, maintenance, support, and functioning of the Transportation Cabinet of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
     The Transportation Cabinet Budget: appropriate from the General Fund, Restricted Funds, Federal Funds, and Road Fund $2,338,992,800 in fiscal year 2018-2019 and $2,318,218,000 in fiscal year 2019-2020 for operating costs; appropriate from Road Fund and Investment Income for various capital projects; require the Secretary of the Transportation Cabinet to produce a document detailing the 2018-2020 Biennial Highway Construction Program and the Highway Preconstruction Program; provide debt service to the General Administration and Support budget unit; allow reallocation of appropriations among budget units; allow the Transportation Cabinet to receive funds and services for the Adopt-A-Highway Litter Program; provide funds for Aviation's operational costs; provide debt service to the Aviation budget unit; provide funds for Economic Development Road lease-rental payments; provide that no portion of the revenues to the state Road Fund accrue to the Debt Payment Acceleration Fund account; provide debt service for Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle (GARVEE) Bonds; provide funds for the State-Supported Construction Program, Biennial Highway Construction Program, Highway Construction Contingency Account, and the Kentucky Pride Fund; authorize projects in the 2016-2018 Biennial Highway Construction Plan to continue into the 2018-2020 biennium; provide no Road Fund appropriation for the Kentucky Transportation Center; authorize the Transportation Cabinet to match federal highway moneys; prioritize projects should any additional federal highway moneys become available; authorize the Transportation Cabinet to continue the Cash Management Plan and to make programmatic adjustments; provide for carry forward of any unexpended Road Fund appropriations in the Highways budget unit for various programs; provide for the transfer of Road Fund resources for judgments; authorize the Transportation Cabinet to maximize the use of Toll Credits; provide funds for the County Road Aid Program, the Rural Secondary Program, the Municipal Road Aid Program, and the Energy Recovery Road Fund; provide debt service to the Vehicle Regulation budget unit; provide for Capital Construction Fund appropriations and reauthorizations; provide for the expiration of existing line-item capital construction projects; authorize various capital projects; specify funds transfers.
ACTION: Jan 16, 2018 - introduced in House; Jan 18, 2018 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H); Feb 22, 2018 - Posted in Committee; Mar 06, 2018 - reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with Committee Substitute; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 7, 2018; Mar 07, 2018 - 3rd reading, passed 78-16 with Committee Substitute; Mar 08, 2018 - received in Senate; Mar 09, 2018 - to Appropriations & Revenue (S);Mar 12, 2018 - reassigned to Transportation (S); Mar 15, 2018 - taken from Transportation (S); 1st reading; returned to Transportation (S); Mar 16, 2018 - taken from Transportation (S); 2nd reading; returned to Transportation (S)

Proposed Road Plan

HB 202 - S. RudyS. Santoro
AN ACT relating to road projects and declaring an emergency.
Set out the 2018-2020 Biennial Highway Construction Plan; EMERGENCY.
ACTION: Jan 16, 2018 - introduced in House; Jan 18, 2018 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H); Feb 22, 2018 - posted in Committee; Mar 06, 2018 - reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with Committee Substitute; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 7, 2018; Mar 07, 2018 - 3rd reading, passed 66-25 with Committee Substitute; Mar 08, 2018 - received in Senate

HJR 74 (BR 832) - S. RudyS. Santoro

     Provide that the General Assembly shall adopt the last four years of the six year road plan as a joint resolution.

AMENDMENTS

HCS1 - Set out the last four years of the six year road plan.
ACTION:  Jan 16, 2018 - introduced in House; Jan 18, 2018 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H); Mar 01, 2018 - taken from Appropriations & Revenue (H); 1st reading; returned to Appropriations & Revenue (H); posted in committee; Mar 06, 2018 - reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with Committee Substitute; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 7, 2018; Mar 07, 2018 - 3rd reading, passed 71-21 with Committee Substitute; Mar 08, 2018 - received in Senate; Mar 09, 2018 - to Transportation (S); Mar 15, 2018 - taken from Transportation (S); 1st reading; returned to Transportation (S); Mar 16, 2018 - taken from Transportation (S); 2nd reading; returned to Transportation (S); Mar 21, 2018 - reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute (1); Mar 22, 2018 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 22, 2018; 3rd reading, passed 37-0 with Committee Substitute (1); received in House; to Rules (H)

Transportation Funding Modernization

HB 609 - S. SantoroJ. Sims JrM. CastlenR. HeathD. MayfieldC. McCoyK. MoserR. RothenburgerB. RowlandD. St. OngeK. UpchurchS. WellsS. Westrom

AN ACT relating to the funding of transportation, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring an emergency.
Amend KRS 138.210 to set the average wholesale floor price at $2.90; amend KRS 138.220 to increase the supplemental tax on gasoline and special fuels by increasing the existing rate from five cents per gallon (cpg) on gasoline and two cpg on special fuels to eight and a half cpg for both and setting that as the minimum rate; subject the supplemental tax to annual adjustment; require annual notification to motor fuel dealers of the adjusted rate of supplemental tax for each upcoming fiscal year and annual notification to county clerks of the level of registration fees for electric and hybrid vehicles; create a new section of KRS Chapter 138 to provide a mechanism for annual adjustment of the supplemental motor fuel tax based on changes in the National Highway Construction Cost Index; allow the supplemental tax to increase or decrease no more than 10 percent from one year to the next, subject to the statutory minimum; create a new section of KRS Chapter 186 to establish a base fee for hybrid vehicles, hybrid electric plug-in vehicles, and nonhybrid electric vehicles; require the fee to be adjusted with any increase or decrease in the gasoline tax established in KRS 138.228 and Section 3 of the Act; require collection of the fee at the time of motor vehicle registration; require that all fees collected under this section be transferred to the road fund; amend KRS 186.010 to define the terms "hybrid vehicle," "hybrid electric plug-in vehicle," and "nonhybrid electric vehicle"; amend KRS 186.018 at increase the fee for a driving history record from three dollars to six dollars; amend KRS 186.040 to eliminate the $30 county clerk fee for motor carrier registrations on vehicles in excess of 44,000 pounds; amend KRS 186.050 to increase to state fee for motor vehicle registrations from $11.50 to $22; reference the fees for electric and hybrid vehicles collected under this Act; provide for the $10 late charge for vehicle registrations not renewed within 30 days of expiration; make technical correction; amend KRS 186.162 and 186.240 to conform; amend KRS 186.440, 186.450, and 186.531 to consolidate fees for driver license reinstatement, set reinstatement fee at $100, provide for distribution of funds, and provide for exceptions; amend KRS 281A.150 to increase reinstatement fees for suspended CDLs from $50 to $250; amend KRS 186A.130 and 186A.245 to set the fee for an initial title at $25 and the fee for a duplicate or replacement title at $10 and adjust the distribution of fees between the Cabinet and the county clerk; amend KRS 189.574 to increase to fee for state traffic school from $15 to $50; amend KRS 189.270 to increase fees for various overweight and overdimensional permits; create a new section of KRS Chapter 174 to create the multimodal transportation fund, specify allowable uses for moneys in the fund and appropriate funds for those purposes; EMERGENCY; Sections 1 to 3 of the Act are EFFECTIVE 7/1/18; Sections 4, 5, and 7 to 14 of the Act are EFFECTIVE January 1, 2019; APPROPRIATION.
ACTION: Feb 27, 2018 - introduced in House; Mar 01, 2018 - to Appropriations & Revenue; Mar 15, 2018 - taken from Appropriations & Revenue (H); 1st reading; returned to Appropriations & Revenue (H); Mar 16, 2018 - posted in committee; taken from Appropriations & Revenue (H); 2nd reading; returned to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

BILLS of INTEREST

Senate

SB 25 - R. Alvarado, D. Thayer, J. Shickel, W. Schroder

AN ACT relating to special purpose governmental entities.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 65A to require proposed increases in ad valorem taxes and certain fees and the levy of new ad valorem taxes or fees by special purpose governmental entities to be submitted to the legislative body of the county or city in which the special purpose governmental entity is located for review; amend KRS 75.031 to require that nonfirefighter property owner members of boards of trustees for fire protection districts and volunteer fire department districts be elected in regular November elections; amend various sections of the Kentucky Revised Statutes to conform; repeal KRS 65A.100; EFFECTIVE January 1, 2019.

AMENDMENTS
SCS1/FN/LM - Create a new section of KRS Chapter 65A to require proposed increases in ad valorem taxes and certain fees and the levy of new ad valorem taxes or fees by special purpose governmental entities to be submitted to the legislative body of the county or city in which the special purpose governmental entity is located for review; amend various sections of the Kentucky Revised Statutes to conform; repeal KRS 65A.100; EFFECTIVE January 1, 2019.
SFA1( W. Schroder ) - Exempt local air boards from provisions of this bill.

ACTION:
Jan 04, 2018 - introduced in Senate; Jan 05, 2018 - to State & Local Government (S); Jan 17, 2018 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1); Jan 18, 2018 - 2nd reading, to Rules; Feb 02, 2018 - floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute; Feb 13, 2018 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 14, 2018; Feb 14, 2018 - 3rd reading, passed 22-14 with Committee Substitute (1) & floor amendment (1); Feb 15, 2018 - received in House; Feb 20, 2018 - to A & R; Mar 22, 2018 - taken from Appropriations & Revenue (H); 1st reading; returned to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

SB 116 (BR 1340) - E. Harris
AN ACT relating to the operation of a commercial motor vehicle.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 281 to set forth requirements for commercial motor vehicles to operate as a platoon; amend KRS 281.010 to define the term "platoon"; amend KRS 189.340 to exempt commercial motor vehicles operating behind the lead vehicle in a platoon from the prohibitions against following too closely.

AMENDMENTS

SFA1( E. Harris ) - Require submission of a platooning plan to the State Police for review; limit the definition of a platoon to two vehicles.
ACTION: Jan 30, 2018 - introduced in Senate; Jan 31, 2018 - to Transportation (S); Feb 14, 2018 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar; Feb 15, 2018 - 2nd reading, to Rules; Feb 23, 2018 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 27, 2018; Feb 26, 2018 - floor amendment (1) filed; Feb 27, 2018 - 3rd reading, passed 38-0 with floor amendment (1); Feb 28, 2018 - received in House; Mar 02, 2018 - to Transportation (H); Mar 08, 2018 - posted in committee; Mar 13, 2018 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar; Mar 14, 2018 - 2nd reading, to Rules; Mar 15, 2018 - posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, March 16, 2018; Mar 16, 2018 - 3rd reading, passed 87-0; Mar 19, 2018 - received in Senate; enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House; delivered to Governor

House

HB 133 - J. TiptonD. BentleyJ. BlantonM. CastlenM. HartR. HeathDJ JohnsonM. MeredithJ. PetrieP. PrattB. ReedB. RowlandS. RudyJ. Sims JrW. Thomas
AN ACT relating to the transportation of agricultural commodities and supplies.
Amend KRS 281.730 to define "agricultural commodity," "farm supply for agricultural purposes," and "planting and harvesting season"; exempt drivers of vehicles transporting agricultural commodities and farm supplies for agricultural purposes within a 150 air-mile radius from a farm or distribution point during the planting and harvesting season from any provisions of 49 C.F.R. pt. 395, relating to hours of service of drivers, adopted by Transportation Cabinet.
ACTION: Jan 04, 2018 - introduced in House; Jan 08, 2018 - to Agriculture (H); posted in committee; Jan 10, 2018 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar; Jan 11, 2018 - 2nd reading, to Rules; Jan 16, 2018 - posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, January 17, 2018; Jan 17, 2018 - taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day; Jan 19, 2018 - 3rd reading, passed 86-0; Jan 22, 2018 - received in Senate; Jan 23, 2018 - to Transportation (S); Mar 07, 2018 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar; Mar 08, 2018 - 2nd reading, to Rules; Mar 20, 2018 - posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 20, 2018; 3rd reading, passed 38-0; Mar 21, 2018 - received in House; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House; enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor

HB 149 - M. Prunty
AN ACT relating to motor vehicles.
Amend KRS 189.930 to define "personal communication device"; prohibit the use of a personal communication device to take, send, or view photographs or videos of an accident scene while operating a motor vehicle.
ACTION: Jan 05, 2018 - introduced in House; Jan 09, 2018 - to Transportation (H); Mar 2, 2018 - posted in committee

HB 153 - R. HeathD. BentleyM. CastlenM. DossettJ. Gooch Jr.D. HaleM. HartK. ImesM. MeredithS. MilesR. MillsJ. PetrieP. PrattM. PruntyB. ReedR. RothenburgerB. RowlandD. SchamoreJ. Sims JrW. StoneW. ThomasJ. TiptonT. Turner
AN ACT relating to overweight vehicles.
Amend KRS 189.222 to allow for a ten percent weight variance for vehicles transporting feed for livestock or poultry.
ACTION: Jan 08, 2018 - introduced in House; Jan 10, 2018 - to Agriculture (H); posted in committee; Jan 17, 2018 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar; Jan 18, 2018 - 2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, January 19, 2018; Jan 19, 2018 - taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day; 3rd reading, passed 84-1; Jan 22, 2018 - received in Senate; to Agriculture (S); Jan 23, 2018 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar; Jan 24, 2018 - 2nd reading, to Rules; Feb 02, 2018 - floor amendment (1) filed; Feb 05, 2018 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 6, 2018; Feb 06, 2018 - passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day; floor amendment (2) filed; Feb 07, 2018 - 3rd reading; floor amendment (1) withdrawn; passed 32-5 with floor amendment (2); Feb 08, 2018 - received in House; to Rules (H); Feb 12, 2018 - posted for passage for concurrence in Senate floor amendment (2); Feb 20 - House refused to concur with Senate floor amendment (2); Feb 21 - received in Senate; Feb 28, 2018 - posted for passage for receding from Senate floor amendment (2) for Wednesday, February 28, 2018; Senate refused to recede from floor amendment (2); Conference Committee appointed in Senate; Mar 01, 2018 - received in House; to Rules (H); Mar 06, 2018 - Conference Committee appointed in House

HB 168 - J. Hoover
AN ACT relating to railroad crossings.
Amend KRS 189.550 to require the operators of all buses and motor vehicles used for transporting children to stop the vehicle at railroad crossings and look for approaching on-track equipment; amend KRS 189.560 to require a motor vehicle operator to stop the vehicle at railroad crossings and look for approaching on-track equipment; amend KRS 189.565 to require operators of motor vehicles used to transport inflammable liquids to stop the vehicle at railroad crossings and look for approaching on-track equipment.
ACTION: Jan 10, 2018 - introduced in House; Jan 16, 2018 - to Transportation (H); Jan 23, 2018 - posted in committee; Feb 06, 2018 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar; Feb 07, 2018 - 2nd reading, to Rules; Feb 08, 2018 - posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, February 9, 2018; Feb 09, 2018 - 3rd reading, passed 87-0; Feb 12, 2018 - received in Senate; Feb 16 - to Transportation;Mar 07, 2018 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar; Mar 08, 2018 - 2nd reading, to Rules; Mar 20, 2018 - posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 20, 2018; floor amendments (1-title) and (2) withdrawn; 3rd reading, passed 38-0; Mar 21, 2018 - received in House; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House; enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor

HB 299 (BR 490) - S. Santoro
AN ACT relating to railroad crossings.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 178 to set forth the procedures for the closure of public railroad grade crossings; provide for an appeals process; amend KRS 177.120 setting forth when the Department of Highways may consider a railroad crossing as a candidate for closure; set forth criteria for the Department of Highways to apply to railroad crossing decisions.
ACTION: Feb 02, 2018 - introduced in House; Feb 06, 2018 - to Transportation (H); Mar 02, 2018 - posted in committee

HB 385 (BR 960) - K. UpchurchS. Santoro
 AN ACT relating to design/build projects.
 Amend KRS 176.431 to, in each fiscal year, allow 5 major design/build road and bridge projects at a total cumulative cost no greater than $300,000,000 and 10 projects not to exceed a total cumulative cost of $75,000,000.
ACTION: Feb 15, 2018 - introduced in House; Feb 20, 2018 - to Transportation (H); Mar 02, 2018 - posted in committee; Mar 06, 2018 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1); Mar 07, 2018 - 2nd reading, to Rules; Mar 13, 2018 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 14, 2018; Mar 14, 2018 - 3rd reading, passed 73-13 with Committee Substitute; Mar 15, 2018 - received in Senate; Mar 16, 2018 - to Transportation (S); Mar 19, 2018 - taken from Transportation (S); 1st reading; returned to Transportation (S); Mar 20, 2018 - taken from Transportation (S); 2nd reading; returned to Transportation (S); Mar 21, 2018 - reported favorably, to Rules as a consent bill; Mar 22, 2018 - posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 22, 2018; 3rd reading, passed 37-0; received in House; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House

 

The entire legislative record with updates to all Bills may be found at the following:  http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/18RS/record.htm