House Bill 51

Last Action recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
Title AN ACT relating to the Department of Corrections' farm operations.
Bill Documents Bill
Impact Statements Corrections Impact
Bill Request Number 95
Sponsors J. Bell, L. Belcher, J. Richards
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS Chapter 193 to expand, to the extent feasible, the Department of Corrections’ current Farm Operations Program to all adult correctional facilities operated within the Commonwealth, including correctional facilities operated by private contractors; include definitions for "agriculture," "agricultural commodity," "apiary", "aquaculture," "food bank," livestock," and "poultry"; restrict the consumption of food and agricultural products grown or produced under the Farm Operations Program to inmates and other enumerated individuals or organizations; require that any surplus of agricultural commodities be donated; exempt certain livestock production, use, and ; authorize the department to create an outreach program to facilitate the development of farm operations programs for county jails; require the department to promulgate administrative regulations in accordance with KRS Chapter 13A to develop a strategic plan for the implementation of the goals, objectives, and program criteria of the Farm Operations Program; identify land and property suitable for development; require the department to submit an annual report to the Interim Joint Committee on Judiciary by November 1, beginning in 2017 and provide information on the status of the program, including progress made in achieving the program’s purposes, expenditures, and cost savings attributed to the program, and any other information the department can provide concerning the program’s operations.
Index Headings of Original Version Corrections Impact - Department of Corrections, expansion of Farm Operations Program
Dairying and Milk Marketing - Department of Corrections, expansion of Farm Operations Program
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Department of Corrections, Farm Operations Program
Agriculture - Department of Corrections, expansion of Farm Operations Program
Animals, Livestock, and Poultry - Department of Corrections, expansion of Farm Operations Program
Contracts - Private prisons, expansion of Department of Corrections' Farm Operations Program
Corrections and Correctional Facilities, State - Farm Operations Program, expansion of program to all facilities


  • Prefiled by the sponsor(s).
  • introduced in House
  • to Judiciary (H)
  • posted in committee
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • taken from Rules
  • recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

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