Bill Summary for H 250 (2015-2016)

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Jun 15 2015

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View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 250 (Public) Filed Monday, March 16, 2015
AN ACT TO ENACT THE CORNER STORE INITIATIVE ACT TO ASSIST HEALTHY FOOD SMALL RETAILERS.
Intro. by Holley, Whitmire, B. Brown, Lambeth.

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House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

Enacts the new Healthy Food Small Retailer Act in new Article 62B of GS Chapter 106 instead of in Part 2J of Article 10 of GS Chapter 143B.

Establishes the Healthy Food Small Retailer Fund (Fund) in the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (Department) (was, the Department of Commerce) and makes conforming changes. Amends the definition of small food retailer to limit the size to no more than 5,000 (was, 3,000) heated square feet. 

Decreases the cap on the amount of funds that the Department may use to administer the Fund from 12% to 5% of the funds appropriated to the Fund.

Amends the entities that are to receive the Department's report on the use of funds in the Fund to require it be submitted to the House and Senate appropriations committees with jurisdiction over agriculture and natural and economic resources (was, to the Joint Legislative Economic Development and Global Engagement Oversight Committee).

Deletes the $1 million appropriation from the General Fund to the Department of Commerce which was to be allocated to the Fund.

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