|01/04/23: to Committee on Committees (H)
|AN ACT relating to soil conservation and making an appropriation therefor.
|Bill Request Number
|N. Kulkarni, C. Aull, G. Brown Jr., R. Palumbo, J. Raymond
|Summary of Original Version
|Create new sections of KRS Chapter 262 to establish a Healthy Soils Program and a Healthy Soils Program fund in the Department for Natural Resources, Division of Conservation; require the department to provide technical advice and assistance and to assist with soil health assessments and soil health plans; require the commissioner to approve applications for grants and other types of financial assistance under the Healthy Soils Program; authorize the department to promulgate administrative regulations to implement the Healthy Soils Program and the Healthy Soils Program fund; amend KRS 146.100 to require the director of the Division of Conservation to have experience in healthy soil practices; amend KRS 224.71-110 to require the Agriculture Water Quality Authority to promote soil restoration and include an organic agriculture organization among appointments to the authority and add healthy soil practices as a committee; amend KRS 262.010 to define "healthy soil practices," "soil health," "soil health assessment, "and "watershed health"; amend KRS 262.020 to add restoration, biological diversity, watershed health, and healthy soil practices to the purpose of soil and water conservation districts; amend KRS 262.748 and 262.778 to conform; APPROPRIATION.
|Index Headings of Original Version
Environment and Conservation - Healthy Soils Program, Healthy Soils Program fund, Division of Conservation, establishment
Forests and Forestry - Healthy soil practices, Division of Conservation, requirements for director
Pollution - Healthy Soils Program, Healthy Soils Program fund, Division of Conservation, establishment
Water Supply - Watershed health and biodiversity, conservation district goals
Agriculture - Healthy Soils Program, funding for farmers
Appropriations - Healthy Soils Program, funding for farmers
Last updated: 11/9/2023 3:03 PM (EST)