The Kentucky House has passed a bill allowing recreational zip lines to be regulated, and the bill is now on its way to the state Senate.
House Bill 38, which passed the House by a vote of 90-1, requires the state to set standards for the use and operation of aerial recreational facilities. “The industry has started to self-regulate, but it welcomes this to have guidelines for the whole state of Kentucky,” said Rep. Jeffrey Donohue, who co-sponsored the bill alongside Rep. Tom Riner.
The legislation was developed with input from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, which would be responsible for setting the standards and regulating such operations. The department could rely on industry standards and third-party inspections when setting the requirements. Fees may be introduced to help administer requirements.
Businesses that violate the requirements could face a $10,000 fine.
HB 38 will now go in front of the state Senate. For more information on HB 38 visit: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/pubinfo/release.htm