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19 RS HB 517 S. SantoroJ. Sims JrD. BentleyJ. BlantonC. McCoyR. MeyerJ. MillerR. RothenburgerB. RowlandS. SheldonK. UpchurchS. Westrom

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 adjusted rate of highway user fees for electric; 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 2.0; 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 highway user fee for 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; establish an annual highway preservation fee of $5-$20 on all noncommercial vehicles based on the EPA mileage rating of the make model and year of the vehicle; require collection of both fees at the time of registration; require that both fees collected under this section be transferred to the road fund; amend KRS 186.010 to define "nonhybrid electric vehicle"; amend KRS 186.018 to increase the fee for a driving history record from $3 dollars to $6 dollars; amend KRS 186.020 to eliminate the requirement to present a vehicle's registration receipt when renewing the vehicle registration and allow mail or online registration renewal with no additional fee; amend KRS 186.040 to eliminate the $30 county clerk fee for motor carrier registrations on vehicles in excess of 44,000 pounds; increase the county clerk fee for motor vehicle registrations from $6 to $7; amend KRS 186.050 to increase to state fee for motor vehicle registrations from $11.50 to $22; require payment of the highway user fees for electric vehicles and the highway preservation fees at the time of registration or renewal; provide for the $10 late charge for vehicle registrations not renewed within 30 days of expiration; make technical correction; amend KRS 186.162, 186.164, 186.180, 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 $100; amend KRS 186A.130 and 186A.245 to set the fee for an initial title at $25, the fee for a duplicate or replacement title at $10, and the fee for a speed title at $40, 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; amend KRS 177.320 and 177.365, regarding allocation of a portion of fuel tax revenue to county road aid funds and municipal road aid funds, to change the revenue-sharing formula on the portion of fuel tax revenue available for revenue sharing which exceeds $760 million in any year from 18.3% to counties and 7.7% to cities to 13% for each fund; Sections 1 to 3, 23, and 24 EFFECTIVE July 1, 2019; Sections 4, 5, and 7 to 17 of the Act are EFFECTIVE January 1, 2020; APPROPRIATION.

Actions: 2/20/19 Introduced to House; 2/21/19 to House Transportation; 2/22/19 to House Appropriations and Revenue; 3/1/19 taken from Appropriations & Revenue (H); 1st reading: returned to Appropriations & Revenue (H); 3/4/19 2nd Reading; 3/4/19 Returned to A & R (H); 3/5/19 Up for discussion Appropriations & Revenue (H)

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

19 RS HB 179 Sponsors M. PruntyW. Stone

Amend KRS 189.222 to extend to county roads the current allowance for state highways as roads where trucks carrying agricultural products, livestock, and forest products may operate at weights up to 80,000 pounds, subject to certain restrictions.

Actions: 2/5/19 Introduced in House; 2/6/19 To Transportation (H)

19 RS HCR 54 A. KoenigK. King

A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION establishing the Mileage-Based Transportation Funding Task Force.

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 2019 Interim and to submit any proposed findings or recommendations to the Legislative Research Commission by December 1, 2019.

Amend KRS 189.222 to extend to county roads the current allowance for state highways as roads where trucks carrying agricultural products, livestock, and forest products may operate at weights up to 80,000 pounds, subject to certain restrictions.

Actions: 2/5/19 Introduced in House; 2/6/19 To Transportation (H); 2/14/19 reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1); 2/15/19 2nd Reading, to rules, floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute; 2/19/19 posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 20, 2019, floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Subsitute; 2/20/19 3rd reading, passed 34-0 with Committee Substitute (1) and floor amendments (1) and (2)

19 RS SB 85 W. WesterfieldS. Meredith

AN ACT relating to driving under the influence and making an appropriation therefor.

Amend KRS 189A.005 to provide a definition for "cabinet" and to clarify the definitions of "ignition interlock device", "ignition interlock certificate of installation", "ignition interlock device provider", and "ignition interlock license"; amend KRS 189A.010 to clarify that laboratory tests for controlled substances are admissible for DUI prosecutions under (1)(c) or (e); amend KRS 189A.040 to provide that alcohol or substance abuse treatment pursuant to this statute shall be authorized as Medicaid-eligible services for defendants who are Medicaid-eligible; amend KRS 189A.045 to clarify that if a defendant enrolls in an education alcohol or substance abuse treatment program before conviction that the education or treatment completed prior to conviction counts towards the education or treatment requirement imposed by KRS 189A.040; amend KRS 189A.050 to raise the DUI service fee from $375 to $425 and appropriate the additional $50 to the Transportation Cabinet for administrative costs associated with ignition interlock; repeal and reenact KRS 189A.070 to provide that the Transportation Cabinet shall suspend the driver's license of a person convicted of a DUI; specify that any person issued an ignition interlock license may have a shorter suspension period; amend KRS 189A.085 to provide that a person convicted of any DUI shall surrender his or her license plate unless the person or family qualifies for an exemption; amend KRS 189A.090, operating a motor vehicle while driver's license is suspended for a DUI, to conform and to raise the third or subsequent offense of this statute for a person who was driving impaired to a Class C felony; amend KRS 189A.100 to clarify that the sentencing court can order a videotape or film of a DUI destroyed; amend KRS 189A.200 to provide that the court may require an ignition interlock license as a pretrial condition of release for those charged with violating (1)(a) but shall require an ignition interlock license as a pretrial condition of release for those charged with violating (1)(b) or (c); repeal and reenact KRS 189A.340 to provide the requirements for and restrictions of an ignition interlock license; amend KRS 189A.345 to make penalties for ignition interlock license and device violations; repeal, reenact, amend, and renumber KRS 189A.500 to clarify the Transportation Cabinet's regulatory authority for ignition interlock; create a new section of KRS Chapter 189A to provide an administrative appeals process for ignition interlock licenses; amend KRS 189A.410 to specify that only those charged with violations of KRS 189A.010(1)(c) or (d) are eligible for hardship licenses; amend KRS 189A.107, 189A.400, 189A.440, and 186.560 to conform; amend KRS 189A.105, 189A.220, 189A.240, and 189A.250 to make technical corrections; repeal 189A.080, 189A.320, 189A.420, 189A.430, and 189A.450; EFFECTIVE January 1, 2020.

Actions: 01/11/19 Introduced in Senate; 2/5/19 to Judiciary (S); 2/14/19 reported favorably, 1st reading 2/15/19 2nd Reading, to Rules, floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute

19 RS HB 244 

AN ACT relating to fines for traffic violations in highway work zones and making an appropriation therefor.

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 189 to double fines for violations of traffic offenses, require signage be erected and workers present in the work zone in order for double fines to be assessed, and direct double fines collected to a separate trust and agency account within the Transportation Cabinet known as the "Highway Work Zone Safety Fund"; appropriate moneys in the fund to be used exclusively by the Transportation Cabinet to pay for enhanced law enforcement of traffic laws within highway work zones; amend KRS 189.2329 to increase the fine for intentionally destroying, defacing, injuring, or removing a temporary traffic control device erected in a highway work zone from $50 to $100; amend KRS 189.394 to eliminate specific references to double fines for speeding, which are now included under Section 1 of the Act; amend KRS 189.010 to define "highway work zone"; repeal KRS 189.232; APPROPRIATION.

2.6.19 - introduced in House; 2.17.19 to Transportation (H); 2.13.19 - posted in committee; 2.22.19 reported favorably, 1st reading to calendar; 2.22.19 floor amendment (1) filed; 

19 RS SB 157 W. Westerfield

An ACT relating to drones

Amend KRS 511.100 to protect correctional institutions from trespass; amend KRS 520.010 to include drones in definition of dangerous contraband.

2/8/19 Introduced to Senate; 2/11/19 to Judiciary (S); 

 

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