Appropriates $3.15 million in nonrecurring funds for 2019-20 to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (Department) for local food processing initiatives. Restricts the funds to the provision of a grant to the Eastern North Carolina Food Commercialization Center (Center) to provide matching funds for a federal construction grant and to provide working capital and equipment for the Center. Requires the Center to annually submit a report on the use of the funds to the specified committee and division by April 1 of each year until the funds are spent or have reverted. Reverts funds not spent or encumbered by June 30, 2022, to the General Fund. Effective July 1, 2019.
Bill S 292 (2019-2020)Summary date: Mar 18 2019 - View summary