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SB 81 (BR 1182) - V. McGaha

     AN ACT relating to captive cervids.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 257 to mirror the ban on the imposed on cervids if they do not meet the rules and requirements of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture or the United States Department of Agriculture for the surveillance and identification of cervids for controlling chronic wasting disease; amend KRS 150.720 to require promulgation of administrative regulations by the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources pertaining to the permitting and fencing of cervid livestock facilities; delete authority over importation and holding of cervids; amend KRS 150.725 to define "cervid livestock"; amend KRS 150.735 to allow a permit holder to sell or slaughter cervids if the facility is found to be out of compliance with regulations and delete authority of the department to seize cervids if the facility fails to come into compliance; allow a permit holder to request an administrative hearing after a violation and make an appeal to Franklin Circuit Court; allow cervids to be seized and disposed of by the department if a final determination after appeals upholds the department's decision; amend KRS 150.740 to modify the ban on the importation of cervids into the Commonwealth to qualify that cervids are banned if they do not meet the rules and requirements of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture or the United States Department of Agriculture for the surveillance and identification of cervids for controlling chronic wasting disease; delete the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources' authority to destroy cervids; amend KRS 246.295 to modify the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's authority to promulgate administrative regulations to delete importation and holding of cervids and replace with the permitting and fencing of holding facilities for cervids; create new section of KRS chapter 257 to authorize the Kentucky Department of Agriculture to quarantine animals after a violation.

SB 81 - AMENDMENTS


     SCS - Retain original provisions of SB 81; allow importation of cervids from states where there is a program of surveillance and identification that meet specific rules; maintain the prohibition on importation of cervids under specified conditions; maintain the ban on importation of cervids from CWD states unless USDA regulations approve importation and a live test for CWD is available for testing cervids; authorize the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources to promulgate administrative regulations dealing with importation and unique individual identification tag and visual identification tags; define "hold" as confined to a facility; delete Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources as a party to which a party importing a diseased cervid is responsible for paying costs incurred in investigation, response and eradication; and renumber subsections to conform.

     SFA (1, V. McGaha) - Restore authority for the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources to seize and destroy cervids held in violation of the law.

     HFA (1, T. McKee) - Clarify that the ban on cervids that have not been subject to a program for chronic wasting disease applies only to live cervids.

     HFA (2, T. McKee) - Clarify that the ban on cervids that have not been subject to a program for chronic wasting disease applies only to live cervids.

     CCR - Could not agree.

     FCCR - Retain original provisions, except clarify that the ban on the importation of cervids that have not been subject to a program of surveillance and identification for cervid chronic wasting disease only applies to the importation of live cervids.

     Feb 9-introduced in Senate
     Feb 11-to Agriculture (S)
     Feb 26-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 27-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 2-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 3, 2009; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 3-3rd reading, passed 36-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
     Mar 4-received in House
     Mar 6-to Agriculture & Small Business (H); posted in committee
     Mar 9-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 10-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 11, 2009; floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 11-floor amendment (2) filed ; 3rd reading, passed 93-3 with floor amendment (1) ; received in Senate
     Mar 12-posted for passage for concurrence in House floor amendment (1) ; Senate refused to concur in House floor amendment (1) ; received in House; House refused to recede from floor amendment (1) ; Conference Committee appointed in House and Senate
     Mar 13-Conference Committee report filed in House and Senate; Conference Committee report adopted in House and Senate; Free Conference Committee appointed in House and Senate; Free Conference Committee report filed in House and Senate; Free Conference Committee report adopted in House; passed 81-2; received in Senate; Free Conference Committee report adopted in Senate; passed 37-0; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 20-signed by Governor (Act ch. 62)

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