05RS HB237


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HB 237 (BR 1026) - C. Miller, C. Siler, L. Clark, P. Clark, C. Hoffman, D. Horlander

     AN ACT relating to highway work zones.
     Amend KRS 189.2325, relating to highway work zones, to require use of a flashing yellow light to indicate when workers are physically present in a work zone and set forth signage requirements; amend KRS 189.394, relating to speeding, to specify that double fines in work zones are only applicable when flashing yellow lights are in operation and workers are physically present in the work zone.


     HCS - Retain the original provisions of the bill; add language to clarify that the requirements for marking and signange of work zones applies only to those work zones where the fine is doubled under KRS 189.394.

     SFA (1, R. Palmer II) - Remove the requirement that flashing yellow lights be illuminated when workers are physically present; require a work zone to have highway workers present in order for increased penalties to be imposed; remove changes to KRS 189.394.

     Feb 2-introduced in House
     Feb 3-to Transportation (H)
     Feb 8-posted in committee
     Feb 10-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 11-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 14-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 15, 2005
     Feb 17-3rd reading, passed 90-0 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 18-received in Senate
     Feb 24-to Transportation (S)
     Mar 1-taken from committee; laid on clerk's desk; taken from clerk's desk; 1st reading; returned to Transportation (S)
     Mar 2-reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules as a Consent bill
     Mar 3-floor amendment (1) filed

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