|02/21/23: to Committee on Committees (H)
|AN ACT relating to vegetation maintenance.
|Bill Request Number
|Summary of Original Version
|Create new sections of KRS 278.010 to 278.450 to establish definitions; require electric utilities regulated by the Public Service Commission to have a vegetation management plan approved by the commission; require vegetation maintenance to be performed in conformance with ANSI standards endorsed by the International Society of Arboriculture; make exception for standards under declared emergency or in situation of cleanup from storm damage; require different notice requirements to the public and property owners; impose penalty for failure of a utility to comply with vegetation maintenance plan requirements; require public hearings; establish homeowner rights with respect to vegetation maintenance; require the utility develop a brochure for homeowner rights and have the information available on its website; allow for civil action for unauthorized tree pruning or removal; allow for damages for unauthorized tree removal or pruning; require written consent to remove more than 25 percent of tree canopy; allow for a temporary cessation of work if property owner objects to vegetation maintenance; and prescribe time frames for notice and response.
|Index Headings of Original Version
Environment and Conservation - Electric utilities, vegetation maintenance practices, standards
Forests and Forestry - Electric utilities, vegetation maintenance practices, standards
Local Government - Electric utilities, tree wardens, vegetation maintenance practices, property owners, notice
Notices - Electric utilities, vegetation maintenance practices, property owners
Public Utilities - Electric utilities, vegetation maintenance practices, standards
Last updated: 11/9/2023 3:03 PM (EST)