98RS SB304


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SB 304 (BR 2144) - J. Pendleton, R. Sanders Jr

     AN ACT relating to dairy compacts.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 260 to authorize Kentucky to enter into a Southern Dairy Compact with certain other states in the south, with approval from Congress; to define terms used in the compact; to establish the rules of construction; to establish a Southern Dairy Compact Commission; to set out the procedures used by the delegates of the commission in voting; to establish guidelines for the administration and management of the commission; to specify the power and authority given to the commission, including the authority to establish commission milk marketing orders and compact over-order prices; to establish guidelines and requirements for the commission to follow in establishing and terminating compact over-order prices; to authorize the commission to require recordkeeping and reporting data from the regulated community; to give the commission the power to issue subpoenas and administer oaths; to establish guidelines for penalizing handlers who violate the provisions of the compact; to allow the commission to borrow money and collect assessments from milk handlers; to require the commission to keep accurate accounting records; to establish the terms to be met and procedures to be used in making the compact valid; and to establish the criteria by which the commission's delegation from Kentucky is chosen; amend KRS 260.990 to establish a penalty for handlers who violate regulations adopted by the commission; make effective date of the Act the date of enactment of the compact by three of the states given in Section 1 of this Act, and upon consent of Congress to the compact.

     Feb 12-introduced in Senate
     Feb 17-to Agriculture and Natural Resources (S)
     Mar 5-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 6-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 9-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for March 10, 1998
     Mar 10-3rd reading, passed 31-1; received in House
     Mar 11-to Agriculture and Small Business (H)
     Mar 12-posted in committee
     Mar 19-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 20-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 26-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day
     Mar 30-3rd reading, passed 64-29
     Mar 31-received in Senate; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
     Apr 9-signed by Governor

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