00RS HB385


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HB 385/FN (BR 996) - R. Thomas, R. Wilkey

     AN ACT relating to the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement and declaring an emergency.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 131 to define terms and provide that in accordance with the Master Settlement Agreement, a tobacco manufacturer either becomes a participating manufacturer or places money in a qualified escrow account based on the number of units sold; EMERGENCY


     HCS - Clarify internal reference.
     HCA (1, R. Wilkey) - Amend language to clarify how tobacco product manufacturers shall comply with escrowing funds.
     SCS - Amend KRS 241.020 to provide that the department of alcoholic beverage control shall enforce the cigarette provisions of this Act; create new sections of KRS Chapter 244 to set out definitions; provide that no person shall sell, distribute, acquire, hold, own, possess in this state, or transport for sale or distribution in this state, or import or cause to be imported in this state for sale or distribution in this state any cigarettes whose contents, packaging, manufacturing, labeling, marketing, or distribution does not comply with federal law; set out exceptions; provide for administrative reporting procedures; provide for enforcement; provide for penalties.
     SCA (1/Title, J. Pendleton) - Make title amendment.

     Jan 18-introduced in House
     Jan 19-to Agriculture and Small Business (H)
     Jan 26-posted in committee
     Feb 3-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 4-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 8-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 9, 2000
     Feb 9-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
     Feb 15-3rd reading, passed 95-0 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 16-received in Senate
     Feb 18-to Appropriations and Revenue (S)
     Mar 22-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
     Mar 23-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 27-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 27, 2000; 3rd reading; committee amendment (1-title) withdrawn ; Committee Substitute ruled out of order; passed 38-0; received in House
     Mar 28-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
     Apr 6-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 342)

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