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HB 253 (BR 1070) - T. McKee, M. Denham, R. Adams

     AN ACT relating to agricultural districts.
     Amend KRS 132.010 to include agricultural land of five acres of more when used to form an agricultural district; amend KRS 262.850 to define "agricultural land" "agriculture" "horticulture" "aquaculture" "livestock" and "poultry"; add the local comprehensive plan and the 401 facilities plan to the county development patterns considered by the board of supervisors as one of the factors when considering the formation of an agricultural district; require land considered for agricultural district to have been used agriculturally one year prior to petition for inclusion in the agricultural district; distinguish agricultural districts of 10 acres or more from those less than 10 acres with respect to review by the soil and water conservation board of supervisors; require agricultural districts of less than 10 acres to comply with any conservation plans required by the state soil and water conservation commission; require the board to inform district members of their agricultural property valuation eligibility requirements; and renumber subsections to conform.


     HCA (1, T. McKee) - Specify in the definition of "agricultural land" that it includes agricultural district parcels whether brought into an existing or newly formed agricultural district; require that agricultural land brought into an agricultural district have been used for agricultural at least one year before becoming eligible for inclusion; make grammatical and technical corrections; clarify the differences in review of agricultural districts predicated on the size of the parcels and the requirement to conform to conservation plans of the State Soil and Water Conservation Commission.
     HFA (1, T. McKee) - Delete all references to KRS 132.010 and clarify the definition of "agricultural land" as used for agricultural districts.

     Jan 12-introduced in House
     Jan 17-to Agriculture & Small Business (H)
     Jan 23-posted in committee
     Feb 1-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with committee amendment (1)
     Feb 2-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 6-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, February 10, 2012
     Feb 9-taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day
     Feb 10-floor amendment (1) filed
     Feb 13-3rd reading, passed 93-0 with floor amendment (1)
     Feb 14-received in Senate
     Feb 16-to Agriculture (S)

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