02RS HB129


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HB 129 (BR 956) - M. Cherry, J. Crenshaw, R. Meeks

     AN ACT relating to price controls.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 39A to permit the Governor to issue an executive order freezing prices following an act of war, terrorism, national security event, or similar event affecting the Commonwealth and provide methods for enforcement of the order.


     HCS - Create a new section of KRS Chapter 39A to define "commodity" and "unconscionable"; permit the Governor to issue an executive order declaring an emergency following an event of national security affecting the Commonwealth; prohibit during the emergency period the selling of commodities at an unconscionable price; allow emergency order to be extended for seven days period not to exceed a total of twenty-one days; specify that the Attorney General have enforcement jurisdiction over violations.

     HFA (1, M. Cherry) - Delete the provision relating to sales by growers, producers, or processors of raw or processed food products.

     HFA (2, M. Cherry) - Require the Division of Emergency Services to provide notification of the emergency declaration and prohibit any action for violations after 180 days of termination of emergency declaration.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s))

     Jan 8-introduced in House; to State Government (H)
     Jan 24-posted in committee
     Feb 19-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 20-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 21-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 26-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 27, 2002
     Feb 27-floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 28-3rd reading, passed 86-11 with Committee Substitute, floor amendments (1) and (2)
     Mar 1-received in Senate
     Mar 5-to Economic Development, Tourism & Labor (S)

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