Senate Bill 244

Last Action 02/23/23: to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
Title AN ACT relating to radon safety and making an appropriation therefor.
Bill Documents Introduced
Bill Request Number 1285
Sponsor K. Berg
Summary of Original Version Repeal, reenact, and amend various sections of KRS Chapter 309 as new sections of KRS Chapter 198B to redefine terms; define new terms; attach the Kentucky Radon Safety Board to the Department of Housing, Buildings, and Construction; increase members of the board and establish new criteria for board members; require board members to comply with KRS Chapter 11A in the conduct of their duties as board members; limit reimbursement amount for the board members; require the board to make available group general liability and workers' compensation insurance to registrants; require the board to issue a measurement or mitigation contractor registration certificate to any person who is certified by a recognized radon certification entity; require registration to be valid for not less than five years; decrease general liability coverage amount from two hundred fifty thousand dollars to one hundred thousand dollars; require a radon laboratory to maintain certification with a recognized radon certification program; allow the board to issue a show cause order; require the board to reimburse for requested copies of records from contractors and laboratories; require registrants to retain records for three years; repeal KRS 309.434 and reenact as a new section of KRS Chapter 138B to establish requirements of the board; require the board to implement procedures for obtaining an accurate count of radon tested, mitigated, and resistant housing, provide for annual increases in public awareness of the hazard of radon and the benefits of radon safety, coordinate with state agencies to promote the control of radon, promote education programs to assist in the management of radon safety in dwellings, and publish an annual report detailing progress made in radon safety; APPROPRIATION; EFFECTIVE, in part, January 1, 2024.
Index Headings of Original Version Hazardous Materials - Radon, safety
Housing, Building, and Construction - Radon measurement and mitigation, safety
Licensing - Radon measurement and mitigation, safety
Occupations and Professions - Radon measurement and mitigation, safety
Safety - Radon
Appropriations - Radon
Effective Dates, Delayed - Radon measurement and analysis, registration, January 1, 2024


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