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Kentucky House passes bill to eliminate boll weevil

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Feb '07
AN ACT relating to cotton:

Create new sections of KRS Chapter 247 to define terms relating to cotton; to require the commissioner to carry out programs to eliminate boll weevils in Kentucky; to require cotton growers to provide the commissioner information as to where cotton is being grown; to require the commissioner to promulgate administrative regulations relating to cotton; to allow the commissioner to designate areas in the state where cotton cannot be grown, and destroy it if it is grown; to prohibit cotton from being imported into the state from areas determined to be infested; to allow cotton growers to hold referendums that would allow an assessment on the growers to offset the cost of boll weevil eradication programs; and to establish the procedures for carrying out a referendum.

Jan 5-introduced in House
Feb 6-to Agriculture and Small Business (H); posting waived
Feb 7-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
Feb 8-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 9, 2007
Feb 9-3rd reading, passed 97-0

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