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HB 192 (BR 393) - F. Nesler, T. McKee, S. Rudy

     AN ACT relating to cotton.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 247 to define terms relating to cotton; to require the commissioner to carry out programs to eliminate boll weevils in Kentucky; to require cotton growers to provide the commissioner information as to where cotton is being grown; to require the commissioner to promulgate administrative regulations relating to cotton; to allow the commissioner to designate areas in the state where cotton cannot be grown, and destroy it if it is grown; to prohibit cotton from being imported into the state from areas determined to be infested; to allow cotton growers to hold referendums that would allow an assessment on the growers to offset the cost of boll weevil eradication programs; and to establish the procedures for carrying out a referendum.

     Jan 5-introduced in House
     Feb 6-to Agriculture and Small Business (H); posting waived
     Feb 7-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 8-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 9, 2007
     Feb 9-3rd reading, passed 97-0
     Feb 12-received in Senate
     Feb 14-to Agriculture & Natural Resources (S)
     Mar 5-taken from committee; 1st reading; returned to Agriculture & Natural Resources (S)
     Mar 6-taken from committee; 2nd reading; returned to Agriculture & Natural Resources (S)
     Mar 8-reported favorably, to Rules as a Consent Bill
     Mar 9-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, March 9, 2007; 3rd reading, passed 38-0; received in House
     Mar 12-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 23-signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 79)

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