Bill Watch

KBT Bills to Watch

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

Senate

SB 56 - R. Webb, D. Harper Angel
AN ACT relating to the overtaking of bicycles on a roadway.
Amend KRS 189.300 to provide that the operator of any vehicle moving upon a highway is to keep to the right unless signage or markings indicate otherwise; amend KRS 189.340 to require vehicles overtaking bicycles to pass at a distance of at least three feet; specify when a motor vehicle may pass a bicycle to the left of the center of a roadway.

ACTION: Dec 06, 2016 - Prefiled by the sponsor(s).; Jan 03, 2017 - introduced in Senate; Jan 07, 2017 - to Transportation (S); Feb 08, 2017 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar; Feb 09, 2017 - 2nd reading, to Rules; Feb 13, 2017 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 14, 2017; floor amendment (1) filed; Feb 14, 2017 - 3rd reading, passed 34-2 with floor amendment (1); received in House; Feb 15, 2017 - to Transportation (H)

SB 60  - A. Kerr, J. Higdon

AN ACT relating to the transportation of construction equipment.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 189 to require the Transportation Cabinet to establish a permit process for overdimensional overweight permits to designate road testing routes for manufacturers of self propelled construction equipment; limit travel to a designated test route; allow for multiple vehicles to travel on the same annual permit; establish maximum dimensions for vehicles operating under a permit; allow operation under a permit 24 hours a day, except if cabinet limits travel during rush hours; allow manufacturer to obtain up to three permits for three different routes; set fee for each annual permit at $250; amend KRS 189.270 to conform.

Action: Jan 03, 2017 - introduced in Senate; Jan 07, 2017 - to Transportation (S)

SB 156 - E. HarrisR. Girdler
AN ACT relating to airports.
Amend KRS 183.090 to require the Department of Aviation to inspect and license only those airports that fall under the definition of a general aviation airport; amend KRS 183.011 to define "general aviation airport."
ACTION: Feb 10, 2017 - introduced in Senate; Feb 13, 2017 - to Transportation (S)

SB 184 - J. Carpenter
AN ACT relating to motor carriers.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 281 to establish the Motor Carrier Commisison; set forth membership and duties of the commisison; require the Transportation Cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations establishing a civil penalties administration for safety and tax violations; repeal KRS 281.900 and 281.905, relating to the Kentucky Motor Carrier Advisory Committee.

ACTION: Feb 14, 2017 - introduced in Senate; Feb 15, 2017 - to Transportation (S)

SB 187 (BR 1480) - M. Wise
AN ACT relating to public-private partnerships.
Amend KRS 45A.077 to exempt capital projects utilizing the public-private partnership delivery method with a value over twenty-five million dollars from authorization by the General Assembly; extend notice periods for capital project submissions; amend KRS 65.028 to allow some members of the Kentucky Local Government Public-Private Partnership Board to send designees instead of appearing in person; exempt agreements with a value less than thirty percent of the local government general fund revenues from being submitted to the Kentucky Local Government Public-Private Partnership Board; amend KRS 175B.015 to remove the requirement for quarterly meetings of the state authority if a bi-state or project authority exists; amend KRS 175B.020 to remove the commitment to pay costs incurred in evaluation of unsolicited proposal and implement a standardized fee set by administrative regulation; require costs paid by an unsolicited proposer to be negotiated in an agreement between the state authority and the proposer; amend various statutes to prohibit proposals that seek or purport to bind any future General Assembly to appropriate any moneys.

ACTION: Feb 14, 2017 - introduced in Senate; Feb 15, 2017 - to Economic Development, Tourism, and Labor (S)

House

HB 29 - J. Donohue

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: Aug 22, 2016 - Prefiled by the sponsor(s); Jan 03, 2017 - introduced in House; to Transportation (H)

HB 54 - M. Dossett

AN ACT relating to railroad companies and making an appropriation therefor.
Amend KRS 277.990 to increase the fine for a violation of KRS 277.200, relating to a railroad company obstructing a highway, street, or navigable stream, to $2,500 for each offense; transfer 50% of each fine collected to the law enforcement agency that issued the citation.

ACTION: Oct 13, 2016 - Prefiled by the sponsor(s). Jan 03, 2017 - introduced in House; to Transportation (H)

HB 55 (BR 89) - M. Dossett

AN ACT relating to railroad companies and making an appropriation therefor.
Amend KRS 277.990 to increase the fine for a violation of KRS 277.200, relating to a railroad company obstructing a highway, street, or navigable stream to $5,000 for each offense; transfer 50 percent of each fine collected to the law enforcement agency that issued the citation.

ACTION: Oct 13, 2016 - Prefiled by the sponsor(s). Jan 03, 2017 - introduced in House; to Transportation (H)

HB 64/FN - J. Donohue

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, 2017, but before January 1, 2021; amend KRS 131.190 to require certain information to be submitted to the Legislative Research Commission; amend various chapters in the Kentucky Revised Statutes to make changes. 

ACTION: Oct 27, 2016 - Prefiled by the sponsor(s). Jan 03, 2017 - introduced in House; to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

HB 85 - J. Miller

AN ACT relating to the overtaking of bicycles on a roadway.
Amend KRS 189.300 to provide that the operator of any vehicle moving upon a highway is to keep to the right unless signage or markings indicate otherwise; amend KRS 189.340 to require vehicles overtaking bicycles to pass at a distance of at least three feet; specify when a motor vehicle may pass a bicycle to the left of the center of a roadway.

ACTION:  Dec 06, 2016 - Prefiled by the sponsor(s). Jan 03, 2017 - introduced in House; to Transportation (H)

HB 174 - R. Heath, M. Castlen, M. Dossett, D. Hale, M. Hart, K. King, S. Miles, S. Rudy, D. Schamore, W. Stone, W. Thomas, J. Tipton, T. Turner

AN ACT relating to overweight vehicles.
Amend KRS 189.222 to extend a 10 percent weight tolerance for vehicles engaged exclusively in the transportation of feed for livestock or poultry; permit a vehicle registered under KRS 186.050(3) transporting certain meats, agricultural crop products, or livestock to exceed the gross weight provisions by a weight tolerance of 10 percent.

ACTION: Feb 07, 2017 - introduced in House; to Agriculture (H); posted in committee; Feb 08, 2017 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar; Feb 09, 2017 - 2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 10, 2017; Feb 10, 2017 - 3rd reading, passed 81-13; Feb 13, 2017 - received in Senate; to Agriculture (S); 14, 2017 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar; Feb 15, 2017 - 2nd reading, to Rules

HB 184 - S. Miles, J. Petrie, M. Castlen, J. DeCesare, J. Gooch Jr., DJ Johnson, R. Mills, M. Prunty, B. Reed

AN ACT relating to overweight and overdimensional vehicles.
Amend KRS 189.2715 to allow the transportation of metal commodities to exceed a gross weight of 80,000 pounds, but not exceed a gross weight of 120,000 pounds; define "metal commodities"; require the Transportation Cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations to implement the transportation of metal commodities; amend KRS 189.222 to provide a 10% weight tolerance to vehicles exclusively transporting items listed in KRS 189.222(2)(a), (b), and (c).

ACTION: Feb 07, 2017 - introduced in House; Feb 09, 2017 - to Transportation (H)

HB 265 - W. Thomas, M. Dossett

AN ACT relating to overdimensional vehicle loads and declaring an emergency.
Amend KRS 189.010 to define the term "nondivisible load"; EMERGENCY.

ACTION: Feb 08, 2017 - introduced in House; Feb 13, 2017 - to Agriculture (H); Feb 14, 2017 - posted in committee; Feb 15, 2017 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar

HB 292/LM - J. Miller
AN ACT relating to the distribution of fuel tax revenues.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 177, regarding allocation of a portion of fuel tax revenue to the rural secondary and county road aid funds, to change the revenue-sharing formula on the portion of fuel tax revenue which exceeds $825 million in any year to divide 48.2% of motor fuel tax revenues in excess of $825 million between incorporated and unincorporated areas based on population and road mileage; clarify that the share of the two splits allocated to incorporated areas shall be used by cities and unincorporated urban places in accordance with Sections 3, 4, and 5 of the Act; clarify that the share of the two splits allocated to unincorporated areas shall be used by counties, with 54.8% going to rural secondary roads and 45.2% used for county roads; amend KRS 177.365 to clarify that the allocation of fuel taxes to incorporated areas shall be used by cities for city streets; amend KRS 177.366 to eliminate the use of population as the sole factor in distributing municipal road aid funds and instead allocate 75% of the funds based on population, and 25% based on road mileage; amend KRS 177.010 to define the term "revenue-sharing road" amend KRS 177.320, 177.330, 177.360, 177.369, 179.410, 179.415, 138.220, and 177.020 to conform; EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2018.
ACTION: Feb 10, 2017 - introduced in House; Feb 14, 2017 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

HB 317 - S. MilesJ. York
AN ACT relating to motor vehicle registration fees.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 186 to establish an additional initial and renewal registration fee of $100 for plug-in electric vehicles; amend KRS 186.010 to define "plug-in electric vehicle"; EFFECTIVE 1/1/2018.
ACTION: Feb 13, 2017 - introduced in House; Feb 15, 2017 - to Transportation (H)

HB 330  - D. OsborneJ. Hoover
AN ACT relating to tax increment financing and declaring an emergency.
Amend KRS 65.490 to allow an extension of time for certain tax increment financing pilot programs; EMERGENCY.
ACTION: Feb 13, 2017 - introduced in House; Feb 15, 2017 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

HB 354 - B. Linder
AN ACT relating to railroads.
Amend KRS 277.200 to prohibit a railroad company from stopping trains on the tracks and obstructing a private road that serves as the only entrance to a residence; amend KRS 277.990 to set fine for violation of KRS 277.200 at between $500 and $5,000.
ACTION: Feb 14, 2017 - introduced in House; Feb 15, 2017 - to Transportation (H)

HB 368 - D. St. Onge
AN ACT relating to tax credits.
Amend KRS 144.132 to allow persons that contract with one or more certificated air carriers for the transportation by air of persons, property, or mail and that purchase and pay for the aviation fuel used for that purpose a sales and use tax credit equal to the amount in excess of $1,000,000 each fiscal year; repeal various statutes.
ACTION:  Feb 14, 2017 - introduced in House; Feb 15, 2017 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

HB 391 - R. Palumbo
AN ACT relating to child vehicle seats.
Amend KRS 189.125 to require the replacement of child restraint systems and booster seats installed in vehicles that were involved in traffic collisions; provide for exemptions; require that all replacement child restraints or booster seats meet the provisions of this section.
ACTION: Feb 15, 2017 - introduced in House; Feb 15, 2017 - introduced in House

Resolutions

HCR 27 - 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 2017 Interim and to submit any proposed findings or recommendations to the Legislative Research Commission by December 1, 2017.

ACTION: Jan 07, 2017 - introduced in House; Feb 07, 2017 - to Transportation (H)

The entire legislative record with updates to all Bills may be found at the following: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/17RS/record.htm