AN ACT TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR GRANTS TO SMALL AND INDEPENDENT MEAT PROCESSORS TO ALLEVIATE NEGATIVE FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN IMPACTS DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND FOR TECHNOLOGY-BASED MARKETING TO RESPOND TO COVID-19 RELATED CHANGES IN CONSUMER PURCHASES OF FOOD AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL AND CLARIFYING CHANGES TO THE NORTH CAROLINA FARM ACT OF 2019-2020.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Adds the following content.
Amends GS 106-1070 to rename the NC Sweetpotato Advisory Council as the NC Sweetpotato Quality and Branding Advisory Council (council). Establishes the council within the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, with members appointed by the NC Sweetpotato Commission (Commission; previously, appointed by the Commissioner of Agriculture (Commissioner)). Provides for the Commissioner to serve as chair. Adds the Executive Director of the Commission to the council. Provides for other advisors selected by the Commission, rather than the Commissioner. Adds member duties including advising the Commissioner on plant pest regulatory issues. Requires quarterly meetings or meeting on an as needed basis upon the Commissioner's request. Makes conforming changes to GS 106-1066 and GS 106-1069.
Changes the act's long title.
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