Senate Bill 14

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Last Action 02/04/21: to Economic Development, Tourism, & Labor (S)
Title AN ACT relating to underground facility protection.
Bill Documents Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statement Local Mandate
Bill Request Number 1307
Sponsors R. Girdler, P. Hornback
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 367.4903 to define "positive response," "unique identification number", and "locator"; amend KRS 367.4909 to require operators to update the positive response system documenting the status of marking the approximate location of its underground facilities and to require excavators to give additional time to operators of underground facilities transporting gas or hazardous liquids or transmitting electricity; amend KRS 367.4911 to require excavators that find evidence of an unmarked underground facility to notify the protection notification centers and give the operators 6 hours to identify the facility; provide that if an operator of underground facilities other than one transporting gas or hazardous liquids or transmitting electricity fails to respond to locate requests and to update the positive response system the excavator shall not be liable for damages resulting from the operator's failure to comply with the duties provided in the Underground Facility Damage Prevention Act of 1994; amend KRS 367.4913 to clarify the duties of the protection notification centers and to require the centers to maintain certain information for 5 years and file an annual report with the Governor and the Legislative Research Commission.
Index Headings of Original Version County Clerks - Underground Facility Damage Prevention Act of 1994, clarification of, operator contact list
Energy - Underground Facility Damage Prevention Act of 1994, amending of, operator and excavator duties
Environment and Conservation - Underground Facility Damage Prevention Act of 1994, amending of, operator and excavator duties
Hazardous Materials - Underground Facility Damage Prevention Act of 1994, amending of, operator and excavator duties
Local Government - Underground Facility Damage Prevention Act of 1994, amending of, operator and excavator duties
Local Mandate - Underground Facility Damage Prevention Act of 1994, amending of, operator and excavator duties
Oil and Natural Gas - Underground Facility Damage Prevention Act of 1994, amending of, operator and excavator duties
Public Utilities - Underground Facility Damage Prevention Act of 1994, amending of, operator and excavator duties
Safety - Underground Facility Damage Prevention Act of 1994, amending of, operator and excavator duties
Sewer Systems - Underground Facility Damage Prevention Act of 1994, amending of, operator and excavator duties
Waterways and Dams - Underground Facility Damage Prevention Act of 1994, amending of, operator and excavator duties
Information Technology - Underground Facility Damage Prevention Act of 1994, amending of, operator and excavator duties
Telecommunications - Underground Facility Damage Prevention Act of 1994, amending of, operator and excavator duties
Reports Mandated - Protection notification centers, locate requests reports
Technology - Underground Facility Damage Prevention Act of 1994, amending of, operator and excavator duties
Public Protection - Underground Facility Damage Prevention Act of 1994, amending of, operator and excavator duties

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02/02/21
  • introduced in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
02/04/21
  • to Economic Development, Tourism, & Labor (S)


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