HB 802 (BR 2453) - A. Arnold
AN ACT relating to tobacco and declaring an emergency.
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 249 to require the commissioner to promulgate administrative regulations relating to regulating tobacco transplants and relating to the adverse effects of insects, pests, and plant diseases on tobacco; to require the commissioner to regulate distributors of more than 25 acres of tobacco transplants, and to establish standards of treatment for raising tobacco transplants; to require distributors of more than 25 acres of transplants to be permitted; to allow the commissioner to inspect tobacco transplants and destroy them if the provisions of the Act are not followed, and allow the commissioner to establish fees for permits and inspections; to make it a Class A misdemeanor for anyone to interfere with the duties of the commissioner; EMERGENCY.
Mar 2-introduced in House
Mar 3-to Agriculture and Small Business (H)
Mar 6-posted in committee