Below is a condensed version of the session wrap-up provided by the Kentucky Resources Council. LWVKY is a member of KRC and supports their positions.
Bills that KRC supported that will become law:
SB 7 – Improves government fiscal transparency by making legislative, judicial, and executive branch expenditure records, and certain records of higher educational institutions available on the web.
SB 70 – Updates the soil contamination screening levels used to determine remediation options for contaminated properties to reflect the more current EPA Region 3 Screening Level Table.
HB 26 – Provides the framework for two or more wastewater utilities in the counties of Bullitt, Hardin, Jefferson, Meade and Oldham counties may elect to create a regional wastewater commission.
HB 259 – Will create process for siting up to 5 demonstration projects for geologic sequestration of cardon dioxide in the Commonwealth.
HB 385 – Requires the changes in mining bond calculation methodology be incorporated into regulation.
Bills that KRC opposed that passed:
SB 50 – Allows a private transmission pipeline company to condemn private lands to construct a pipeline for transmission of carbon dioxide for private use.
Bills that fell by the wayside (* indicate KRC opposed):
*SB 34 – Would have eliminated the current prohibition on construction of new nuclear power plants in the Commonwealth.