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HB 115 (BR 344) - F. Nesler, J. Glenn, R. Smart

     AN ACT relating to catfish.
     Create new sections of KRS 217.005 to 217.215 to define "catfish" and "retail food establishment"; to require retail food establishments to notify consumers of the country of origin of catfish sold in their establishments by means of a label, menu, or other sign; to require retail food establishments that advertise the sale of catfish to notify consumers of the country of origin of the catfish in the advertisement; to require retail food establishments to maintain records of the country of origin of catfish sold by the establishment; to permit the cabinet to inspect the sales and purchase records of catfish, and to take samples of catfish to verify the species of catfish; amend KRS 217.992 to provide penalties for violating the Act.

HB 115 - AMENDMENTS


     HCS - Create new section of KRS 217.005 to 217.215 to define "Catfish" and "Retail food establishment"; require retail food establishments to notify consumers of the country of origin of catfish sold in their establishments by means of a label, menu, or other sign; require retail food establishments that advertise the sale of catfish to notify consumers of the country of origin of the catfish in the advertisement; require retail food establishments to maintain records of the country of origin of catfish sold by the establishment; permit the cabinet to inspect the sales and purchase records of catfish, and to take samples of catfish to verify the species of catfish; amend KRS 217.992 to provide penalties for violating the Act.
     HFA (1, J. DeCesare) - Delete original provisions; amend KRS 260.017 to stipulate that the Department of Agriculture's Kentucky Proud agricultural products labeling program include catfish raised in Kentucky and other aquaculture products; allow the Commissioner of Agriculture to partner with nonprofit entities to implement a catfish promotional program.
     HFA (2, R. Smart) - Include the term "school districts" as an exception to the definition of a "retail food establishment."
     HFA (3, J. DeCesare) - Change definition of "retail food establishment"; allow retail food establishments to reveal catfish country of origin upon a customer's request; clarify catfish country of origin requirements; delete remainder of bill.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 3-introduced in House; to Agriculture & Small Business (H)
     Jan 23-posted in committee
     Feb 15-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 16-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 23-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 24, 2012; floor amendments (2) and (3) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 1-3rd reading; floor amendments (1) and (3) defeated ; passed 52-41 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (2)
     Mar 2-received in Senate
     Mar 5-to Agriculture (S)

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