A bill allowing Amish buggy drivers in Kentucky to use reflective tape instead of a state-mandated orange triangle is only a few steps away from becoming law.
The state Senate passed a bill addressing the issue weeks ago. And a House committee passed its own version last week.
There are a few differences in each chamber’s bill. The House wants 200 inches of white, two-inch-wide tape on the back of each buggy. The Senate version mandates 100 inches of red or white one-inch-wide tape.
Despite those differences, House co-sponsor Jim DeCesare says there won’t be a need for compromise.
“I don’t even know that it would need to go to conference committee. I think you know either the House or the Senate could take one or the other bills and work with it without going that far,” he says.