06RS HB738


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HB 738 (BR 917) - T. McKee

     AN ACT relating to stockyards.
     Create a new section of KRS 261 to require stockyards and buying stations to carry certain insurance coverage; amend KRS 261.200 to change definition of "stockyard" and "livestock," and add definition of "market agency," "livestock dealer," and "farmer"; amend KRS 261.210 to specify that the department shall administer and enforce the chapter by regulation; amend KRS 261.230 to allow the department to establish stockyard license fees by regulation; amend KRS 261.260 to establish bonding requirements for a stockyard, market agency, and livestock dealer; amend KRS 261.270 to establish stockyard scale certification; allow the department to establish weighman bonding requirements by regulation; amend KRS 261.290 to specify licensing powers of the board; amend KRS 261.320 to specify qualifications of stockyard veterinarians; amend KRS 261.352; establish payment procedures for livestock purchased at auction; amend KRS 261.900 relating to fines for violations of the chapter and KRS 257.990 to conform; repeal, reenact, and amend KRS 257.520 to add exceptions related to future farmers, 4-H, fair, and association sales; repeal, reenact, and amend KRS 257.530 to establish livestock dealer license fees by regulation; specify dealer license requirements; repeal, reenact, and amend KRS 257.540 to establish regulatory powers for livestock dealers; repeal KRS 257.510.


     HCS - Retain original provisions except, in Section 1 delete Department of Agriculture's regulatory responsibilities for stockyard and buying station insurance; restore current statutory stockyard licensing amounts; require licenses to comply with KRS 261 and KRS 257, and the U.S. Packers and Stockyards Act; restore current potential fines and jail time for violations; restore the current license fee for livestock dealers; repeal KRS 261.290 because the language is incorporated elsewhere in the bill.

     Feb 27-introduced in House
     Feb 28-to Agriculture and Small Business (H)
     Mar 7-posted in committee
     Mar 9-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 10-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 13, 2006
     Mar 13-3rd reading, passed 99-0 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 14-received in Senate
     Mar 16-to Agriculture and Natural Resources (S)
     Mar 23-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 24-2nd reading, to Rules
     Apr 10-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Monday, April 10, 2006; 3rd reading, passed 37-0; received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 22-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 225)

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