05RS HB302


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HB 302 (BR 855) - W. Hall, H. Cornett, A. Smith

     AN ACT relating to The Kentucky Recreational Trail System.
     Createnew sections of KRS Chapter 148 to create the Kentucky Mutiple-use Recreational Trail Commission, attached to the Commerce Cabinet, and establish responsibilities to develop and implement a multi-county demonstration trail system project, funded by counties interested in promoting trail development and managed for statewide and multi-state promotion and access. require semiannual report on access to multiple-use recreational trails on privately owned land in Kentucky to include recommendations for improvements; require commission to sunset in two years and require commission to recommend a transition plan for a long-term permanent state entity to plan, promote, fund, and manage multi-county recreational trails which are developed for multiple uses, including pedestrians, horses, motorized and nonmotorized vehicles, and are on privately owned land.


     HCS - Retain provisions of original bill, except include language which references existing state statutory requirements for ATVs which are ridden by children; include clarification regarding the administrative costs for staffing the Multiple-use Recreational Trail Commission; include a member of the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation as a member of the commission; delete restrictive language regarding types of contracts which the commission may use to establish trails.

     Feb 4-introduced in House
     Feb 7-to Tourism Development and Energy (H)
     Feb 8-posted in committee
     Feb 17-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 18-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 22-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 23, 2005
     Feb 28-3rd reading, passed 85-0 with Committee Substitute; received in Senate
     Mar 1-to Economic Development, Tourism & Labor (S)

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