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HB 344/FN (BR 1345) - T. McKee, C. Hoffman, R. Adams, M. Denham, J. Greer, D. Horlander, R. Meeks, J. Richards, B. Yonts

     AN ACT relating to surplus agricultural commodities.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 247 to establish a program in the Department of Agriculture to distribute agricultural food commodities to food banks; define "agricultural commodity" and "food bank"; establish a program to award grants to purchase and distribute agricultural commodities to food banks; set out requirements for receiving a grant; specify considerations for the purchase of agricultural commodities; require that a grantee shall report the results of a project to the department; create a Surplus Agricultural Commodities Advisory Committee; establish a Surplus Agricultural Commodities Fund; require the promulgation of administrative regulations.


     HFA (1, T. McKee) - Allow flexibility in reimbursements for donations to farm-to-food bank program; broaden higher education representation on program advisory board.

     Feb 9-introduced in House
     Feb 10-to Agriculture & Small Business (H)
     Feb 13-posted in committee
     Feb 23-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar; floor amendment (1) filed
     Feb 24-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 25, 2009
     Feb 27-3rd reading, passed 90-0 with floor amendment (1)
     Mar 2-received in Senate
     Mar 4-to Agriculture (S)
     Mar 5-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 6-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 10-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 10, 2009; 3rd reading, passed 38-0; received in House
     Mar 11-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 20-signed by Governor (Act ch. 24)

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