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HB 465 (BR 493) - T. McKee, D. Pasley

     AN ACT relating to agriculture.
     Amend KRS 257.010 to define "abandon," "reportable," "communicable disease," and "livestock"; amend KRS 257.020 to add poultry, fish, and animal industries to Board of Agriculture's enforcement duties; amend KRS 257.030 to denote scope of agency cooperation; clarify state veterinarian's powers in animal confinement and transport; amend KRS 257.040 to prohibit possession or transportation of an animal with a reportable disease; amend KRS 257.050 to include poultry and fish in quarantine violation prohibition; amend KRS 257.060 and 257.070 to clarify permit requirement for diseased animals brought into state and establish the board's jurisdiction in removing quarantined animals from state; amend KRS 257.080 to add a laboratory to those subject to diseased animal reporting requirements and require department to promulgate administrative regulations regarding reportable diseases; amend KRS 257.100 to give a board agent the power to destroy an animal; amend KRS 257.105 to add identification number to information required in unclaimed animal sale; establish criteria for animal destruction indemnities; amend KRS 257.120 and 257.130 to clarify instances under which indemnities are paid; amend KRS 257.150 to clarify the steps required before payment occurs; amend KRS 257.160, regarding diseased carcass disposal, to give discretion to the state veterinarian; amend KRS 257.170 to limit carcass transport; amend KRS 257.300 to add poultry and fish to interstate cooperation; amend KRS 257.480 to include poultry and fish in policy declarations; include poultry and fish in policy declaration; amend KRS 257.490 to describe the division's law enforcement powers; amend KRS 257.600 to remove permit for the feeding of garbage to swine; repeal KRS 257.115, 257.260, and 257.310.


     HCS - Retain original provisions, except add a definition for "department"; set out training requirements, enforcement parameters for peace officers employed by the department.

     SFA (1, E. Harris) - Reduce some circumstances under which Department of Agriculture peace officers shall act.

     SFA (2, E. Harris) - Establish parameters under which Department of Agriculture officers shall enforce department and other statutes and regulations.

     SFA (3, R. Sanders Jr) - Stipulate that Department of Agriculture regulations for goats shall be no more stringent than federal requirements.

     Feb 5-introduced in House
     Feb 6-to Agriculture & Small Business (H)
     Feb 11-posted in committee
     Feb 20-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 21-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 25-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 26, 2008
     Feb 29-3rd reading, passed 87-0 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 3-received in Senate
     Mar 5-to Agriculture & Natural Resources (S)
     Mar 13-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar; floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 14-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (2) filed
     Mar 20-floor amendment (3) filed

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