Bill Watch

KBT Bills to Watch

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

Proposed 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

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

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

House

HB 24 - J. DonohueA. GentryR. Meeks
AN ACT relating to railroads.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 277 to require two-person crews on trains or light engines used in connection with the movement of freight; establish civil penalties for failure to have a two-person crew.
ACTION: Jun 08, 2017 - Prefiled by the sponsor(s); Jan 02, 2018 - introduced in House; to Transportation (H)

HB 45/LM  - S. SantoroJ. Sims Jr
AN ACT relating to electric and hybrid vehicle fees and making an appropriation therefor.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 186 to establish a base fee for hybrid vehicles, hybrid electric plug-in vehicles, and non-hybrid electric vehicles; require the fee to be adjusted with any increase or decrease in the gasoline tax established in KRS 138.228; 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 "non-hybrid electric vehicle"; amend KRS 186.050 to reference the fees collected under this Act; amend KRS 138.220 to provide notification to county clerks of the fees provided in this Act; make technical correction; EFFECTIVE January 1, 2019.
ACTION:  Sep 22, 2017 - Prefiled by the sponsor(s); Jan 02, 2018 - introduced in House; to Transportation (H)

HB 90 - J. DonohueR. MeeksJ. Wayne
AN ACT relating to tax credits for airport noise mitigation.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 141 to establish a refundable income tax credit for the costs of mitigating noise from a commercial airport for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2018, but before January 1, 2022; amend KRS 131.190 to require certain information to be submitted to the Legislative Research Commission; amend various sections in the Kentucky Revised Statutes to make conforming changes; amend KRS 141.0205 to order the credit.
ACTION: Jan 02, 2018 - introduced in House; Jan 04, 2018 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

HB 113 - J. Richards
AN ACT relating to traffic lanes.
Amend KRS 189.340 to prohibit vehicles with a gross vehicle weight with any towed unit of 44,001 pounds or greater from traveling in the left lane on a limited access highway with a posted speed limit of 65 mph or greater; provide for exceptions.
ACTION: Jan 02, 2018 - introduced in House; Jan 04, 2018 - to Transportation (H)

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)

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)

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

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

HB 211 - K. FloodD. GrahamA. Scott
AN ACT relating to school transportation funding and making an appropriation therefor.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 138 to establish a school transportation funding fee of $0.03 which shall be paid by dealers on each gallon of gasoline and special fuels; provide for exemptions; require that funds received shall be deposited in the fund to support education excellence in Kentucky; amend KRS 157.330 to specify that funds received from the fee shall be calculated and distributed under the provisions of KRS 157.370; EFFECTIVE August 1, 2018.
ACTION: Jan 18, 2018 - introduced in House; Jan 22, 2018 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

Resolutions

HCR 18 - A. Koenig

Create the Mileage-Based Transportation Funding Task Force to develop and study the implementation of a mileage-based transportation funding mechanism; outline task force membership; require the task force to meet at least monthly during the 2018 Interim and to submit any proposed findings or recommendations to the Legislative Research Commission by December 1, 2018.
ACTION:  Jan 02, 2018 - introduced in House; Jan 04, 2018 - to Transportation (H)

HJR 85 - T. Couch
Direct the Transportation Cabinet and the Economic Development Cabinet to conduct feasibility studies on the economic impact and costs of widening the Hal Rogers Parkway into four lanes from Interstate 75 to Perry County; require results to be reported to the Interim Joint Committees on Transportation and Economic Development and Tourism by October 31, 2018.
ACTION: Jan 17, 2018 - introduced in House; Jan 19, 2018 - to Transportation (H)

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