02RS HB654


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HB 654 (BR 1957) - M. Denham, R. Thomas, J. Adams, S. Baugh, J. Bruce, B. Buckingham, M. Cherry, L. Clark, B. Colter, J. Comer, J. Gooch, T. McKee, J. Richards, J. Thompson, R. Wilkey

     AN ACT relating to the promotion of agritourism.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 247 to direct the Department of Agriculture, in conjunction with the Tourism Development Cabinet, to establish an Office of Agritourism; establish purposes and duties; require the development of a statewide plan to be presented to the Agritourism Advisory Council; create the Agritourism Advisory Council; establish members, duties, and terms; authorize the Commissioner of Agriculture and the secretary of the Tourism Development Cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations; require that implementation of the Act is subject to the availability of grant or existing funds.


     HCA (1, M. Denham) - Include in the Agritourism Advisory Council membership a representative from both the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts.

     HFA (1, M. Denham) - Add four members to the Agritourism Advisory Council; broaden the qualifications for the nine members representing the agribusiness industry; establish staggered terms for those nine representatives.

     HFA (2, M. Denham) - Include in the Agritourism Advisory Council membership one representative from both the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and the Kentucky Association of Fairs and Horse Shows.

     Feb 12-introduced in House
     Feb 13-to Agriculture and Small Business (H)
     Feb 19-posted in committee
     Feb 21-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with committee amendment (1)
     Feb 22-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 27-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 28, 2002; floor amendment (1) filed
     Feb 28-floor amendment (2) filed
     Mar 5-3rd reading, passed 99-0 with committee amendment (1), floor amendments (1) and (2)
     Mar 6-received in Senate
     Mar 11-to Economic Development, Tourism & Labor (S)
     Mar 14-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 15-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 22-recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (S)
     Mar 28-taken from committee; to Rules (S)
     Mar 29-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, March 29, 2002; 3rd reading, passed 38-0
     Apr 1-received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 8-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 250)

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