98RS HB122


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HB 122/FN (BR 912) - R. Thomas, J. Crenshaw

     AN ACT relating to aquaculture.
     Amend KRS 139.480 to exempt aquacultural products and items used in the production of aquacultural products from the sales and use tax; amend KRS 260.960 to define "aquaculture" and to require the Department of Agriculture to promote markets for aquacultural products.


     HCS/FN - Retain provisions of the bill with the following changes: Clarify that the exemption applies to persons who are regularly engaged in the business of producing aquacultural products; allow water used in aquacultural production to be exempt; and more clearly explain what fuels are exempt from taxation.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 6-introduced in House
     Jan 7-to Agriculture and Small Business (H)
     Jan 9-posted in committee
     Jan 22-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Jan 23-2nd reading, to Rules; recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (H)
     Feb 26-posted in committee
     Mar 5-reported favorably, to Rules
     Mar 6-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for March 9, 1998
     Mar 10-3rd reading, passed 94-1 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 11-received in Senate
     Mar 12-to Agriculture and Natural Resources (S)
     Mar 18-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 19-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 20-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for March 23, 1998
     Mar 23-3rd reading, passed 38-0
     Mar 24-received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
     Apr 3-signed by Governor

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