AGRICULTURAL REGULATORY REFORM.

View NCGA Bill Details2011-2012 Session
House Bill 1093 (Public) Filed Wednesday, May 23, 2012
TO PROVIDE REGULATORY RELIEF FOR FARMERS BY DESIGNATING THAT AN ADDITIONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF AGRICULTURE SHALL BE INCLUDED AMONG THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY'S APPOINTMENTS TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT COMMISSION; BY REQUIRING THAT NOTICE BE GIVEN TO THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE WHEN ANY PROPOSED RULE WOULD DIRECTLY AFFECT AGRICULTURE; AND BY CLARIFYING THAT THE POWER TO ISSUE CIVIL PENALTIES CONFERRED BY STATUTE ON THE COMMISSIONER, BOARD OF AGRICULTURE, PESTICIDE BOARD OR STRUCTURAL PEST CONTROL COMMITTEE INCLUDES THE POWER FOR THOSE BODIES TO DETERMINE THAT NON-MONETARY SANCTIONS, EDUCATION, OR TRAINING ARE SUFFICIENT TO ADDRESS A VIOLATION OF RULE OR STATUTE AS RECOMMENDED BY THE HOUSE SELECT COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURAL REGULATIONS.
Intro. by Bradley, Dixon.

Status: Ref To Com On Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources (Senate Action) (Jun 12 2012)
H 1093

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jun 11 2012 - More information

    House amendment makes the following changes to 2nd edition. Modifies the effective date to clarify that the amendment to GS 150B-21.2, requiring specified notice to the Board of Agriculture, applies to proposed rules for which a notice of text is published in the NC Register on or after August 1, 2012.


  • Summary date: Jun 7 2012 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition. Amends proposed GS 106-22.6 to provide that when any board, commission, or official with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has the authority (was, when any provision of GS Chapter 81A, 106, or 143 provides that the Commission, Board of Agriculture, Pesticide Board, or Structural Pest Control Committee has the power) to assess civil penalties, a monetary penalty is not required if nonmonetary sanction, education, or training are sufficient to address a violation.


  • Summary date: May 23 2012 - More information

    Amends GS 143B-283(d) (Environmental Management Commission membership) to provide for a Commission member with agriculture experience, as title indicates.
    Enacts new subsection (a1) to GS 150B-21.2 (procedure to adopt a permanent rule), requiring an agency to provide notice, as indicated, to the Board of Agriculture (Board) if a proposed rule would have a direct impact on agriculture.
    Enacts new GS 106-22.6, permitting the Commissioner of Agriculture, the pesticide Board, the Structural Pest Control Committee, or the Board to impose a non-monetary, educational, or training condition instead of a monetary penalty, upon the violation of a specified GS Chapter.


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