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HB 398 (BR 899) - T. McKee, R. Adams, R. Crimm, M. Denham, C. Hoffman, D. Pasley, K. Stevens, W. Stone, S. Westrom

     AN ACT relating to equines.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 230 to establish the Kentucky Equine Health and Welfare Board; define "board" and "equine"; attach the board to the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet; specify board membership and terms of service; set out duties and functions of the board; require annual reporting; establish the equine health and welfare fund.

HB 398 - AMENDMENTS


     HCS - Retain original provisions except specify that the University of Kentucky member to the Equine Health and Welfare Board shall be affiliated with the UK Equine Initiative; name the chairpersons of the standing Senate and House Agriculture committees as nonvoting ex offico members of the board and establish the number needed for a quorum at six; denote that the jurisdiction of the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority shall also include horse breeding.

     HFA (1, T. McKee) - Add representatives of regional universities and equine rescue entities to the Equine Health and Welfare Board; acknowledge Horse Racing Authority's authority over breeders incentive funds.

     HFA (2, T. McKee) - Clarify definition of "equine"; add representatives of regional universities and equine rescue entities to the Equine Health and Welfare Board; acknowledge Horse Racing Authority's purview over breeders incentive funds.

     SCS - Create new sections of KRS Chapter 257 to establish the Kentucky Equine Health and Welfare Council; to name the members of the council; to establish the terms of the council; to prohibit the council from abrogating the authority of the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority, the Kentucky Board of Veterinary Examiners, or the Kentucky Livestock Care Standards Commission; to describe the duties of the council; and to create the equine health and welfare fund; amend KRS 257.010 to define "commission" and "council"; amend KRS 257.020 and 257.030 to require the Board of Agriculture to adopt measures and promulgate administrative regulations in conformity with the provisions of the Act when they deal with on-farm livestock and poultry care standards; create new sections of KRS Chapter 257 to create the Kentucky Livestock Care Standards Commission; to name the members of the commission; to establish the terms of the members; to describe the duties of the commission; to prohibit the commission from abrogating the authority of the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority, the Kentucky Board of Veterinary Examiners, or the Board of Agriculture; and to prohibit, with some exceptions, local governments from having on-farm livestock or poultry care standards that exceed the standards of the board; amend KRS 257.990 to exempt persons who violate regulations regarding on-farm livestock and poultry care from being penalized.

     SCA (1/Title, D. Givens) - Make title amendment.

     Feb 8-introduced in House
     Feb 10-to Agriculture & Small Business (H)
     Feb 16-posting waived
     Feb 17-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 18-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 19, 2010
     Feb 23-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 24-floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 25-3rd reading, passed 98-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (2)
     Feb 26-received in Senate
     Mar 1-to Agriculture (S)
     Mar 17-taken from committee; 1st reading; returned to Agriculture (S)
     Mar 23-taken from committee; 2nd reading; returned to Agriculture (S)
     Mar 25-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
     Mar 26-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 26, 2010; 3rd reading, passed 38-0 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; received in House; to Rules (H)
     Apr 1-taken from committee; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) for Thursday, April 1, 2010; House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; passed 95-5; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 12-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 106)

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