House Bill 343

Last Action signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 117)
Title AN ACT relating to the provision of fire protection services.
Bill Documents Bill
Impact Statements Local Mandate
Bill Request Number 1451
Sponsors M. Denham, G. Brown Jr
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 75.010 to delineate the territory that may be encompassed during the creation of a fire protection district or volunteer fire department district; amend KRS 75.020, relating to the enlargement or diminishment of fire district boundaries and merger, to require agreements to be entered into when a fire district wishes to expand territory into an area outside the boundaries of a city that is providing fire service to that area; prohibit expansion of one fire district into the territory of another fire district; ensure that boundary maps are filed and updated pursuant to law when boundaries are modified; amend KRS 75.022, relating to fire service boundaries, to establish when a city not having a regular fire department may assume fire protection services of annexed territories; amend KRS 273.401, relating to nonprofit corporations, to require written approval of the governing body of the city or district before a nonprofit fire department can add subscriber fees or charges to territory within a city or within the boundaries of a KRS Chapter 75 fire district; create a new section of KRS Chapter 95A to establish dissolution protocols for KRS Chapter 75 fire districts that may be initiated in the absence of a KRS 65.166 petition.
Index Headings of Original Version Local Mandate - Local fire protection, service areas
Fire Prevention - Fire protection, service areas
Firefighters and Fire Departments - Fire districts, dissolution
Firefighters and Fire Departments - Local fire protection, service areas
Local Government - Fire districts, dissolution
Local Government - Fire protection, service areas
State Agencies - Commission on Fire Protection Personnel Standards and Education, dissolution of fire districts
Cities - Fire protection, service areas
Counties - Fire districts, dissolution
Counties - Fire protection, service areas
Votes Vote History


  • introduced in House
  • to Local Government (H)
  • posting waived
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Monday, February 22, 2016
  • 3rd reading, passed 94-0
  • received in Senate
  • to State & Local Government (S)
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 29, 2016 (Consent Orders #2)
  • taken from the Consent Orders #2
  • placed in the Consent Orders #1
  • 3rd reading, passed 38-0
  • received in House
  • enrolled, signed by each presiding officer
  • delivered to Governor
  • signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 117)

Last updated: 1/16/2019 3:08 PM (EST)