Senate Bill 92

Last Action signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 041)
Title AN ACT relating to timber harvesting.
Bill Documents Bill
Bill Request Number 277
Sponsor J. Bowen
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 149.330 to change the definition of "person" to include any natural person or director, officer, or agent of a business organization; amend KRS 149.344 to require loggers or operators who have received bad actor designations to provide prior notice to the division before engaging in any timber harvesting operations until they have paid all civil penalties and performed all required site remediation; require the cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations setting forth the form and manner of the prior notice; beginning on January 1, 2016, require the cabinet to issue an emergency order requiring any third-time bad actor to cease all timber harvesting operations until all required site remediation has been performed and all civil penalties have been paid or a repayment plan has been established and maintained; specify that all bad actor designations, including those issued prior to the effective date of the Act, be included in determining the applicability of KRS 149.344 to a logger or operator; amend KRS 149.346 to require the cabinet to serve notice to a logger or operator of evidence of a violation of the reporting requirements and provide for an administrative hearing to answer the charges; amend KRS 149.348 to establish penalties for violation of the reporting requirements; provide that directors, officers, and agents of operators or loggers doing business as certain business organizations shall be personally liable for the civil penalties incurred by the operators or loggers; make technical corrections.
Index Headings of Original Version Environment and Conservation - Timber harvesting, bad actors, prior reporting and other requirements
Forests and Forestry - Timber harvesting, bad actors, prior reporting and other requirements
Notices - Timber harvesting, bad actors, prior notice required
Pollution - Timber harvesting, bad actors, prior reporting and other requirements
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Energy and Environment Cabinet, prior notice of timber harvesting operations for bad actors
Corporations - Timber harvesting violations, personal liability, loggers or operators
Votes Vote History


  • introduced in Senate
  • to Natural Resources & Energy (S)
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 3, 2015
  • 3rd reading, passed 36-0
  • received in House
  • to Natural Resources & Environment (H)
  • taken from Natural Resources & Environment (H)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Natural Resources & Environment (H)
  • posting waived
  • reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules as a Consent Bill
  • posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 11, 2015
  • 3rd reading, passed 99-0
  • received in Senate
  • enrolled, signed by each presiding officer
  • delivered to Governor
  • signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 041)

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