SB 13 (BR 1002) - B. Jackson, D. Boswell, J. Pendleton, R. Sanders Jr
AN ACT related to economic development through the state purchase of perishables.
Create a new section 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.
SB 13 - AMENDMENTS
SCS - Delete original provisions and create new sections of KRS 260, 148, and 45A, to direct the Commissioner of Agriculture to recommend ways to support Kentucky's agricultural economy through state procurement and report to various agencies by October 1, 2002; direct the Department of Parks to establish two pilot projects, the first in conjunction with the Kentucky logo or labeling statement program to promote the sale of Kentucky-grown agricultural products in state park restaurants and gift shops, the second to require state parks instead of all state agencies to purchase Kentucky farm-raised catfish instead of Kentucky-grown perishables if the product meets certain criteria; establish a steering committee to recommend program structure and objectives, evaluate the program and report to the Legislative Research Commission by October 1, 2003, and October 1, 2004; terminate steering committee on December 31, 2004; direct the secretary of Finance and Administration to issue guidelines by January 1, 2003 and amend regulations accordingly; declare an emergency.
SCA (1/Title, D. Kelly) - Make title amendment.
SFA (2, D. Boswell) - Include in the pilot project the purchasing of Kentucky horticultural products; appoint to the steering committee the chairperson of the horticulture department at the University of Kentucky.
SFA (3, 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; require the vendor, before a state agency may purchase Kentucky-grown perishables, to provide a written certification that the perishables under consideration for purchase meet the definition of Kentucky-grown perishables.
HCS - Create new sections of KRS Chapter 45A to define "Agricultural product" and "Kentucky-grown agricultural product"; require the secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet to issue guidelines relating to the state's procurement process; require state agencies to give a 5% preference to vendors selling Kentucky-grown agricultural products over vendors that supply agricultural products produced outside the U.S.; require vendors that receive the preference to participate in the Department of Agriculture's logo and labeling program, and require vendors that supply agricultural products produced outside the U.S. to provide country of origin information; amend KRS 45A.035 and 45A.095 to conform; create new sections of KRS Chapter 148 to establish pilot projects relating to Kentucky-grown products and Kentucky farm-raised catfish and horticulture products, and establish a steering committee to oversee the progress of these pilot projects; create a new section of KRS Chapter 260 to require the Commissioner of Agriculture to identify opportunities in the state procurement process to encourage the growth of Kentucky's agriculture economy and report to the Governor, the Finance Cabinet, and to the LRC; EMERGENCY.
HFA (1, R. Thomas) - Require the vendor of agricultural products to identify the country of origin and label the products accordingly, if the information is available.
CCR - Cannot agree.
FCCR - Adopt the provisions of SB 13/HCS; delete the requirement that state agencies give a 5% preference to vendors supplying Kentucky-grown agricultural products over vendors supplying agricultural products grown outside the United States; delete all associated criteria and references; create new sections of KRS chapter 363.900 to 363.908 to ban MTBE in gasoline by January 1, 2006; encourage ethanol use in place of MTBE after January 1, 2004; allow for trace amounts of MTBE to remain; define biodiesel fuel; encourage that biodiesel fuel use a biodiesel blend of not less than 2%; 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 use of biodiesel to help meet those standards.
(Prefiled by the sponsor(s))
Jan 8-introduced in Senate
Jan 10-to Agriculture and Natural Resources (S)
Jan 17-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
Jan 18-2nd reading, to Rules
Jan 22-recommitted to Agriculture and Natural Resources (S)
Feb 21-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
Feb 22-floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute
Feb 25-floor amendment (3) filed to Committee Substitute
Feb 26-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 27, 2002
Feb 27-3rd reading, passed 36-0 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title), floor amendments (2) and (3)
Feb 28-received in House
Mar 1-to Agriculture and Small Business (H)
Mar 5-posted in committee
Mar 14-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Mar 15-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 20-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 21, 2002
Mar 21-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
Mar 22-3rd reading, passed 87-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1) ; received in Senate
Mar 29-posted for passage for concurrence in House Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1) for Friday, March 29, 2002; Senate refused to concur in House Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
Apr 1-received in House; posted for passage for receding from House Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
Apr 2-House refused to recede from Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1) ; Conference Committee appointed in House and Senate; Conference Committee report filed in House; Conference Committee report adopted in House; Free Conference Committee appointed in House
Apr 15-Conference Committee report filed in Senate; Conference Committee report adopted in Senate; Free Conference Committee appointed in Senate; Free Conference Committee report filed in House and Senate; Free Conference Committee report adopted in House; bill passed 90-0; received in Senate; Free Conference Committee report adopted in Senate; bill passed 38-0; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
Apr 23-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 344)