06RS HB233


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HB 233 (BR 1053) - W. Hall, R. Palumbo

     AN ACT relating to The Kentucky Recreational Trail System.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 148 to establish the Kentucky Multiple-use Recreational Trail Commission, to be attached to the Commerce Cabinet, and set forth responsibilities to develop and implement a multi-county demonstration trail system project, to be funded by counties interested in promoting trail development and managed for statewide and multi-state promotion and access; include existing state statutory requirements for ATVs which are ridden by children; require semiannual reports on access to multiple-use recreational trails on privately owned land in Kentucky to include recommendations for improvements; require the commission to sunset in two years and 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 - Create the Kentucky Hatfield-McCoy Trail system, working with the statewide Kentucky Recreational Trails Authority, to establish a pilot project area limited to all-terrain vehicles (ATV) and off-road vehicles (ORV) in Eastern Kentucky. Require participating counties to donate funds for the trail system development and operation, establishing the Kentucky Hatfield-McCoy Trail Project Fund, enabling other methods of raising funds for the pilot project Hatfield-McCoy Trail System. Establish the Kentucky Hatfield-McCoy Trail Commission, as an on-going entity to develop and demonstrate the trail system as a pilot project, including representation from counties participating in the pilot project. Enable the Commission to proceed with trail development, set safety guidelines, requiring semi-annual reports to the Governor and the Legislative Research Commission including recommendations for lessons learned through operating the pilot project, not only for the Kentucky Hatfield-McCoy Trail system development, but also for the ongoing statewide work of the Kentucky Recreational Trails Authority. Enable the Kentucky Hatfield-McCoy Trail Commission to contract with private landowners to implement the trail system and to enter into interstate agreements with the West Virginia Hatfield-McCoy Trail authority.

     Jan 4-introduced in House
     Jan 5-to Tourism Development and Energy (H)
     Jan 17-posted in committee
     Feb 2-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 3-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 6-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 7, 2006
     Feb 7-3rd reading, passed 93-2 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 8-received in Senate
     Feb 10-to Appropriations and Revenue (S)

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