HB 319 (BR 1134) - A. Arnold, F. Nesler, Ro. Adams, S. Baugh, C. Belcher, P. Childers, B. Colter, C. Hoffman, T. McKee, R. Palumbo, D. Pasley, M. Rader, J. Stewart, R. Thomas
AN ACT related to economic development through the state purchase of perishables.
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 45A to require state agencies, if purchasing perishables, to purchase Kentucky-grown if available; amend KRS 45A.035 to conform; amend KRS 45A.095 to exempt perishables from competitive bidding.
HB 319 - AMENDMENTS
HCS - Delete new sections; create a new section of KRS Chapter 45A to define "Agricultural product" and "Kentucky-grown agricultural product"; create a new section of KRS Chapter 45A to require state agencies to give a 5% preference to vendors that supply Kentucky-grown agricultural products over vendors that supply agricultural products that are produced outside the U.S. or its territories, to require vendors getting a preference to participate in the Department of Agriculture's logo program, and to require vendors that supply agricultural products from outside the U.S. or its territories to identify the country in which the product was produced and label any containers holding the product; amend KRS 45A.035 and 45A.095 to conform.
HCA (1/Title, A. Arnold) - Make title amendment.
HFA (1, R. Thomas) - Encourage state agencies to purchase Kentucky-grown agricultural products; require vendors of Kentucky-grown agricultural products to provide written certification that their products are Kentucky-grown; establish conditions under which state parks shall purchase Kentucky farm-raised catfish.
Jan 11-introduced in House
Jan 14-to State Government (H)
Jan 18-reassigned to Agriculture and Small Business (H); posted in committee
Feb 21-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
Feb 22-2nd reading, to Rules
Feb 26-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
Feb 27-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 28, 2002
Mar 5-3rd reading, passed 98-0 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title), floor amendment (1)
Mar 6-received in Senate
Mar 11-to Agriculture and Natural Resources (S)