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Agriculture Committee, Kentucky State Senate

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The Agriculture Committee is a standing committee of the Kentucky State Senate.

Per the Senate Rules, committees of the Kentucky State Senate are assigned by the Committee on Committees.[1] Committees are assigned at the start of each term.[2] A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum.[3] The President is not recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Senate Rules

Function

The jurisdiction [of this] committee shall be matters pertaining to crop, livestock, poultry,aquaculture, and their marketing, disease control and warehousing; tobacco; stockyards; agricultural cooperatives and marketing associations; regulation of amusement rides; pesticide application and regulation; agriculture and commercial weights and measures; national food distribution programs; motor fuel quality; grain regulation and the trade of grains and commodities; ethanol and cellulosic fuels; veterinarians; the State Fair; county fairs; agriculture loan and grant programs; agritourism; farm safety and education; the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement; the Department of Agriculture; and the Governor's Office of Agriculture Policy.[4][5]

Membership

2013-2014

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

Agriculture Members, 2013
Democratic members (4)Republican members (7)
Dennis ParrettPaul Hornback, Chair
Dorsey RidleySara Beth Gregory, Vice-chair
Kathy SteinCarroll Gibson
Robin WebbDavid Givens
Stan Humphries
Damon Thayer
Whitney Westerfield

2011-2012

The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.

2009-2010

The following table describes committee membership for the 2009 legislative session.

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