00RS HB404


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HB 404 (BR 1684) - J. Gooch

     AN ACT relating to training and education of coal miners.
     Amend KRS 351.102 to delete fire boss from supervising trainee miners; delete the public notice requirement for miner examinations; delete the requirement for an informal hearing if a miner appeals a decision of the commissioner; require a miner to have acquired 45 days working experience within a 36 month period; require that a miner be given a competency examination orally if the miner cannot read or write; permit a person authorized by the commissioner to make determination of miner qualifications; and make technical changes for conformance; amend KRS 351.106 to delete the requirement that a miner education and training program have at least 20 hours for training new work assignments; delete the requirement for a licensee to submit to the department of mines and minerals information about retraining and reeducation sessions; and make technical changes for conformance.


     HCS - Retain original provisions of HB 404; and decrease from 40 hours to 16 hours the number of hours required in a program of education in surface mining to obtain a permit as trainee miner.

     Jan 19-introduced in House
     Jan 20-to Natural Resources and Environment (H)
     Jan 21-posted in committee
     Feb 2-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 3-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 4-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, February 7, 2000
     Feb 8-3rd reading, passed 92-0 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 9-received in Senate
     Feb 14-to Agriculture and Natural Resources (S)
     Feb 17-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Feb 18-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 22-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, February 25, 2000
     Feb 25-3rd reading, passed 38-0
     Feb 28-received in House; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
     Feb 29-enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor
     Mar 6-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 68)

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