98RS HB39


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HB 39 (BR 316) - J. Stacy, J. Arnold Jr., A. Arnold, J. Bruce, B. Colter, J. Gooch, D. Graham, T. McKee, F. Nesler, P. Worthington

     AN ACT relating to agriculture and declaring an emergency.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 453 to define "tobacco grower" and "warehouseman"; to specify how proximate cause in suits against those persons is determined; to provide for treble damages if suit is dismissed or defendant prevails; to create a new section of KRS Chapter 452 to specify the venue in such cases.


     HCS - Retain provisions of the bill, with the following change; allow a defendant to be entitled to three times the costs of defending an action, rather than require a defendant to be entitled to three times the costs.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 6-introduced in House
     Jan 7-to Agriculture and Small Business (H)
     Jan 9-posted in committee
     Jan 15-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Jan 16-2nd reading, to Rules
     Jan 21-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for January 22, 1998
     Jan 22-3rd reading, passed 95-1 with Committee Substitute
     Jan 23-received in Senate
     Jan 26-to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 23-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 24-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for March 25, 1998
     Mar 25-3rd reading, passed 37-0
     Mar 26-received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer
     Mar 27-delivered to Governor
     Apr 7-signed by Governor

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