04RS HB596


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HB 596 (BR 1668) - M. Denham, R. Webb, T. McKee

     AN ACT relating to covered wooden bridges and declaring an emergency.
     Amend KRS 176.400 to require entities administering a project that involves a covered wooden bridge to consider recommendations of and consult with the covered wooden bridge authority dedicated to that bridge, and to hold at least one public hearing no later than 60 days before the project is commenced or contracted, whichever is earlier; exempt emergency maintenance projects less than $50,000; require approval by the Kentucky Heritage Council for any project involving a covered wooden bridge; amend KRS 176.410 to require equal representation from each county participating in a covered wooden bridge authority; require that a portion of the membership be appointed by the Governor from candidate lists submitted by the fiscal courts of each participating county; allow for an authority to consist of more than five members; require an authority to dedicate itself to all covered wooden bridges within its jurisdiction; and limit an authority's duties for covered wooden bridges open to vehicular traffic; EMERGENCY.

     Feb 25-introduced in House
     Feb 26-to Transportation (H)
     Mar 2-posted in committee
     Mar 4-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 5-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 8-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 9, 2004
     Mar 10-3rd reading, passed 96-0
     Mar 11-received in Senate
     Mar 16-to Transportation (S)
     Mar 18-taken from committee; laid on clerk's desk; taken from clerk's desk; 1st reading; returned to Transportation (S)
     Mar 24-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 25-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 29-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 29, 2004
     Apr 13-3rd reading, passed 38-0; received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 22-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 164)

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