Bill Summary for S 229 (2011-2012)
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TO TRANSFER THE DIVISION OF SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION AND THE SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION COMMISSION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES AND TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES.Intro. by East, Rouzer, Jackson.
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Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition.
Makes a conforming change to subsection (g) of GS 106-841, as recodified by this act, to reflect the transfer of the Division of Soil and Water Conservation from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS). Amends GS 139-8(a)(13) to clarify that it is among the powers of the soil and water conservation districts and the supervisors of those districts to assist in the implementation and supervision of any other program administered by DACS and intended to protect water quality or quantity. Amends GS 106-850(e) and GS 106-860(e), as recodified under this act, to require the Soil and Water Conservation Commission to report on or before January 31 of each year to the Environmental Review Commission (ERC), the DACS, and the Fiscal Research Division (was, deleted the ERC, and added the Board of Agriculture).