Jan 15, 2010, 07:58 PM
Kentucky residents please support KY SB6.....please read...
A Kentucky state bill (SB6) has been introduced in Senate by Rep. Dan Seum of Jefferson County. This is an important bill for the metal detecting hobby in the state of Kentucky. One that we, as KY residents have to support in an effort to regain some of our rights.
As most of you already know, metal detecting has been banned from Kentucky State Parks for many years now, and recently the city of Louisville has followed suite by applying the state law to their city parks and banning detecting from them as well. If this trend is allowed to continue, I fear that other communities will follow up with similar regulations until there are no public lands left to detect.
Senator Seum was good enough to meet with a group of detectorists and agreed that the restrictions have gone too far. Senator Seum has now introduced a bill to the Senate in an attempt to open some areas of the KY state parks to once again allow responsible metal detecting. As the statute stands currently, metal detecting is not allowed in any part of the state parks. State Bill SB6 will amend the law to allow detecting on ‘improved’ areas of the KY state parks and their beaches. The protected or ‘undisturbed’ areas of the parks will still be off limits to detecting in order to preserve and historically important areas.
Please take a moment to make a brief call to your representative and ask them to support SB6 (an act relating to metal detectors in state parks) and let them know that metal detecting is an important and healthy hobby to the residents of Kentucky and to many out of state tourists. Please have friends and family members all over the state make the call to their reps. as well.
Here is the link to the bill itself:
*please note that the bill description at the above link has a typo that states ‘to limit the use of metal detectors in state parks to unimproved areas’…that should read ‘improved’ areas. The wording in the bill itself is correct, so please don’t be confused.
If you do not know who your regional representative is, here are a couple of links to tell you exactly who to contact:
https://cdcbp.ky.gov/VICWeb/index.jsp Just put in your name and birthdate and it will give you the correct contact information.
Here is another link which lists all KY representatives by county and district: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/legislators.htm
Please show your support!
Jan 15, 2010 07:58 PM
Jul 23, 2011, 09:27 PM
Re: Kentucky residents please support KY SB6.....please read...
I wrote to both of my state reps to vote for sb 6.