Senate Bill 174

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Last Action 03/29/24: signed by Governor (Acts Ch.21)
Title AN ACT relating to underground facility damage prevention.
Bill Documents Acts Chapter 21
Current/Final
Introduced
Bill Request Number 1776
Sponsors J. Carpenter, R. Girdler, M. Deneen
Summary of Enacted Version Amends KRS 367.4903 to add definitions for “communications network,” “communications service provider,” and “communications terminal”; amends KRS 367.4909 to require that if damage is done to an underground gas or hazardous liquid facility and no attempt to locate the underground facility was made, the operator shall include in its report to the Public Service Commission the distance from the communications terminal that the damage occurred, and to require that the Public Service Commission submit a report to the Legislative Research Commission on or before December 1, 2025, detailing the number of damage reports from communications service providers that occurred in the area where they are allowed to use nonintrusive excavation; and amends KRS 367.4915 to exempt from the underground facility damage prevention requirements nonintrusive excavating of a depth not greater than 12 inches and within 12 inches of a communication service provider’s own communications network.
Legislative History
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 367.4903 to add definitions for "communications network," "communications service provider," and "communications terminal"; amend KRS 367.4909 to require that if damage is done to an underground gas or hazardous liquid facility and no attempt to locate the underground facility was made, the operator shall include in its report to the Public Service Commission the distance from the communications terminal that the damage occurred; require the Public Service Commission to submit a report to the Legislative Research Commission on or before December 1, 2025, detailing the number of damage reports from communications service providers that occurred in the area where they are allowed to use nonintrusive excavation; amend KRS 367.4915 to exempt from the underground facility damage prevention requirements nonintrusive excavating of a depth not greater than 12 inches and within 12 inches of a communication service provider's own communications network.
Index Headings of Original Version State Agencies - Public Service Commission, underground facility damage, communications providers, report
Information Technology - Communications service providers, underground facility damage prevention, exemption
Communications - Communications service providers, underground facility damage prevention, exemption
Telecommunications - Communications service providers, underground facility damage prevention, exemption
Reports Mandated - Public Service Commission, underground facility damage, communications providers
Public Protection - Communications service providers, underground facility damage prevention, exemption
Votes Vote History

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02/05/24
  • introduced in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
02/07/24
  • to Economic Development, Tourism, & Labor (S)
02/15/24
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
02/16/24
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
02/20/24
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 22, 2024
02/22/24
  • passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
02/23/24
  • passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
02/26/24
  • passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
02/27/24
  • 3rd reading, passed 37-0
02/28/24
  • received in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
03/01/24
  • to Small Business & Information Technology (H)
03/06/24
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
03/07/24
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
03/22/24
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 25, 2024
03/25/24
  • 3rd reading, passed 92-0
03/26/24
  • received in Senate
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • delivered to Governor
03/29/24
  • signed by Governor (Acts Ch.21)


Last updated: 7/10/2024 7:22 AM (EDT)