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i_yfarmers_2017a_2017-10-06t09:03:14z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 10/06/2017

Location: SCR 352


Call to Order


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09:03 AM -- Call to Order

Senator Sonnenberg called the meeting to order. The meeting agenda (Attachment A) and the following bill drafts and corresponding fiscal notes were distributed to the committee members:

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        • Bill #1 – Concerning the Addition of Agricultural Businesses to the Innovative Industries Workforce Development Program (Attachments B and C);

        • Bill #2 – Concerning the Creation of the Agricultural Workforce Development Program (Attachments D and E);

        • Bill #3 – Concerning Creating an Agriculture District (Attachments F and G);

        • Bill #4 – Concerning the Creation of a Beginning Farmer and Rancher Center, Informing the Public of Opportunities Available to Beginning Farmers and Ranchers (Attachments H and I); and

        • Bill #6 – Concerning the Creation of the Agriculture Business Management Grant Program within the Department of Agriculture (Attachments J and K).

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Senator Sonnenberg stated that the committee can recommend two bills to Legislative Council and that four members would needed to vote yes for a bill to move forward. He stated that the bills do not count against the members' five-bill limit.