02RS HB350


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HB 350 (BR 1045) - R. Thomas, C. Belcher

     AN ACT relating to agriculture.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 260 to establish an "Organic Certification Fund" in the State Treasury to be administered by the Department of Agriculture; amend KRS 260.020 to permit the Commissioner of Agriculture to promulgate administrative regulations for programs established under the Office for Agricultural Marketing and Product Promotion and to establish fees to administer the programs; amend KRS 260.030 to require the Office for Agricultural Marketing and Product Promotion to establish an Organic Agricultural Product Certification Program.


     SFA (1, J. Pendleton) - Retain original provisions; define "Kentucky-grown" and "perishables"; encourage state agencies to purchase Kentucky-grown perishables; allow prospective vendors of Kentucky-grown perishables to apply for marketing assistance for the purchase of Kentucky-grown logos and labeling statements; provide that, before a state agency may purchase Kentucky-grown perishables, the vendor must provide a written certification that the perishables under consideration for purchase meet the definition of Kentucky-grown perishables.

     Jan 15-introduced in House
     Jan 16-to Agriculture and Small Business (H)
     Jan 23-posted in committee; posting waived
     Jan 24-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Jan 25-2nd reading, to Rules
     Jan 28-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day forTuesday, January 29, 2002
     Jan 31-3rd reading, passed 95-0; received in Senate
     Feb 5-to Agriculture and Natural Resources (S)
     Feb 28-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar; floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 1-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 6-recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (S)
     Mar 25-taken from committee; to Rules (S)
     Mar 27-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 27, 2002
     Mar 28-3rd reading; floor amendment (1) withdrawn ; passed 33-0
     Mar 29-received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 5-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 209)

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