00RS SB216


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SB 216/FN (BR 1186) - J. Pendleton, D. Boswell

     AN ACT relating to the natural history of Kentucky.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 146 to create a state natural history museum for a variety of purposes including providing a focal point for gathering resources to educate citizens about Kentucky's natural heritage, to create a repository of specimens of the state's flora, fauna, fossils, minerals, archeological remains, and other natural features, and to prevent the loss of Kentucky specimens to other states; establish a board of directors; allow the board to implement provisions of the Act before the museum may be in a physical place; administratively link the board to the Education, Arts, and Humanities Cabinet; grant broad authority to the board to carry out its responsibilities; require the board to hire a director following hiring guidelines; set out responsibilities of the director; create units within the museum, each headed by a director, to provide for curation of specimens, outreach to the public, and exhibition of specimens and maintenance of the museum; limit the locations where the survey may be conducted; allow information about the location of resources to be kept confidential.


     SCA (1, K. Stine) - Correct references; add scientists at colleges and universities to those with whom the museum curation and science unit will collaborate.

     Feb 4-introduced in Senate
     Feb 8-to Economic Development, Tourism & Labor (S)
     Mar 1-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with committee amendment (1)
     Mar 2-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 3-recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (S)
     Mar 14-reported favorably, to Rules with original committee amendment (1)
     Mar 15-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, March 17, 2000
     Mar 17-3rd reading, passed 37-0 with committee amendment (1)
     Mar 20-received in House
     Mar 21-to Economic Development (H); posted in committee
     Mar 23-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 24-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 27, 2000
     Mar 27-3rd reading, passed 93-0
     Mar 28-received in Senate; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
     Apr 6-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 329)

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