02RS HB708


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HB 708 (BR 841) - R. Thomas, J. Bruce, J. Gooch, T. McKee, G. Tapp

     AN ACT relating to MTBE and ethanol.
     Ban MTBE by January 1, 2005; require reformulated gas to replace MTBE with ethanol by that date.


     HCS - Ban MTBE in gasoline in 2006 rather than 2005; replace language mandating ethanol use in place of MTBE with language encouraging ethanol use; allow for trace amounts of MTBE to remain.

     SCA (1, E. Harris) - Define biodiesel; declare that the General Assembly strongly encourages, beginning on January 1, 2006, that all diesel fuel sold in Kentucky use a biodiesel blend of not less than 2 percent; require the Interim Joint Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources to receive reports on the progress of petroleum refiners toward meeting federal standards for low-sulfur diesel fuel and the progress toward using biodiesel to help meet those standards.

     SCA (2/Title, E. Harris) - Make title change.

     Feb 20-introduced in House
     Feb 21-to Natural Resources and Environment (H)
     Feb 27-posted in committee
     Mar 4-reassigned to Agriculture and Small Business (H)
     Mar 5-posted in committee
     Mar 7-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 8-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 13-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 14, 2002
     Mar 14-3rd reading, passed 97-0 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 15-received in Senate
     Mar 19-to Agriculture and Natural Resources (S)
     Mar 27-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with committee amendments (1) and (2-title)
     Mar 28-2nd reading, to Rules

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