04RS HB287


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HB 287 (BR 1094) - J. Arnold Jr, Dw. Butler, P. Clark, J. Gooch, T. McKee, D. Sims, R. Thomas, M. Weaver, R. Wilkey

     AN ACT relating to porcine animal assessment referendums.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 247 to allow a recognized pork association to apply to the State Board of Agriculture to conduct referendums to levy an assessment on the sales of porcine animals, to authorize the association to conduct referendums on an area or statewide basis, to require the Commissioner of Agriculture to establish the manner in which a referendum is held, to limit any referendum from assessing more than fifty cents per hundred dollars worth of sales on porcine animals, to restrict the collection of any pork assessment as long as the federal pork checkoff is in effect, to require licensed livestock operators, meat packers, and slaughter establishments to collect the assessment, to establish the procedure for a producer to get a refund of his assessment, to require an annual review of the assessment program by the board, to allow the termination of the assessment program, and to allow for the board or association to enjoin livestock operators, meat packers, and slaughter establishments from violating any provisions of the Act.

     Jan 14-introduced in House
     Jan 15-to Agriculture and Small Business (H)
     Jan 20-posted in committee
     Jan 22-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Jan 23-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, January 26, 2004
     Jan 28-3rd reading, passed 83-11
     Jan 29-received in Senate
     Feb 3-to Agriculture and Natural Resources (S)
     Feb 12-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Feb 13-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 17-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 19, 2004
     Feb 19-3rd reading, passed 37-0
     Feb 20-received in House; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
     Feb 23-enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor
     Mar 4-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 2)

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