Senate Approves Rep. Suzanne Miles’ Agritourism Measure
April 3rd, 2017
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 3, 2017) – In the final days of the 2017 General Assembly Legislative Session, the Kentucky State Senate gave final passage to Rep. Suzanne Miles’, R-Owensboro, House Bill 360. The bill extends the meaning of “agricultural use” to agritourism activities, which will encourage individuals to participate in recreational, entertainment, and educational agricultural activities while helping to jump start struggling rural economies.
“This bill eases regulations on agricultural buildings that are being retrofitted for recreational purposes, while still making sure they are safe for guests,” said Miles. “We want to encourage Kentuckians as well as out-of-state visitors to explore the many beautiful rural communities throughout this great Commonwealth.”
Rep. Miles worked closely with Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction Commissioner Steve Milby and Public Protection Cabinet Secretary David Dickerson while crafting this legislation.
The bill has been sent to Governor Matt Bevin’s desk for final consideration.