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HB 205 (BR 2) - T. McKee, R. Adams, M. Denham, D. Graham, W. Stone

     AN ACT relating to the State Board of Agriculture.
     Amend KRS 246.120 to change the membership of the State Board of Agriculture; create a noncodified section to specify how to carry out the changes to the board.


     HCS - Amend KRS 246.120 to increase the State Board of Agriculture from 14 members to 17 members; describe how the members will be appointed by the Governor; prohibit members from being a lobbyist; create a noncodified section to describe how members will initially be appointed; delay EFFECTIVE date until January 1, 2012.
     HFA (1, T. Riner) - Change the makeup of the State Board of Agriculture by deleting the member appointed from a group not affiliated with livestock and not represented by the seven commodity-specific organizations, and by replacing that member with a person who owns or operates a farm certified under the Kentucky Department of Agriculture Organic Program.
     HFA (2, T. Riner) - Allow either the president of the Kentucky Farm Bureau, or the president's designee, or the president of the Community Farm alliance, or the president's designee, serve on the State Board of Agriculture.
     HFA (3, T. Riner) - Specify that the Board of Agriculture shall have either Farm Bureau representation or Community Farm Alliance representation.
     HFA (4, J. Bell) - Increase the membership of the State Board of Agriculture from 17 to 18 by adding a member of the Community Farm Alliance board.

     Jan 6-introduced in House
     Jan 7-to Agriculture & Small Business (H)
     Feb 1-posting waived
     Feb 2-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 3-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 8-floor amendments (1) (2) and (4) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendment (3) filed to bill
     Feb 9-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 10, 2011
     Feb 24-floor amendments (2) and (3) withdrawn
     Mar 3-recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

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