03RS HB286


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HB 286 (BR 840) - J. Gooch

     AN ACT relating to coal.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 154 to establish definitions for "approved project" and "committee"; establish a Coal Development Fund in the State Treasury; provide for funds from the Coal Development Fund to be used to finance approved projects; specify the criteria for an approved project; require the Coal Council to establish a selection committee that will receive, review and make recommendations on project funding; require the list to be submitted to the Kentucky Coal Council for vote; and require the Kentucky Coal Council to promulgate administrative regulations establishing an application process, timetables for receipt of applications, review, determinations and notifications; amend KRS 154.12-255 to include review and determination of approved projects for Coal Development Funds among the duties of the Kentucky Coal Council; make changes to conform paragraph numbering.


     HCA (1, J. Gooch) - Permit coal development funds to be expended for Finance-approved projects of basic, enabling or applied research in areas deemed appropriate to the Kentucky Coal Council; make the Director of the Center for Applied Energy Research at the University of Kentucky a member of the selection committee that reviews coal development projects for funding approval.

     Feb 4-introduced in House
     Feb 5-to Natural Resources and Environment (H)
     Feb 6-posted in committee
     Feb 21-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with committee amendment (1)
     Feb 24-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 25, 2003
     Feb 25-3rd reading, passed 87-1 with committee amendment (1)
     Feb 26-received in Senate
     Feb 27-to Appropriations and Revenue (S)

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