AN ACT TO PROVIDE REGULATORY RELIEF TO THE AGRICULTURAL COMMUNITY OF NORTH CAROLINA BY PROVIDING FOR VARIOUS TRANSPORTATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL REFORMS AND BY MAKING VARIOUS OTHER STATUTORY CHANGES.
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Makes the changes to GS 105-163.3(b) (provides exemptions to the withholding requirement) effective January 1, 2015 (was, July 1, 2015).
Amends GS 20-171.22 to permit a person to operate all-terrain vehicles and utility vehicles on a public road while engaged in farming operations (was, amended GS 20-51 to provide an exemption from registration for all-terrain vehicles or utility vehicles when used for agricultural purposes).
Adds a new section requiring the Division of Marine Fisheries and the Wildlife Resources Commission to develop a pilot American Eel Aquaculture Plan for the harvest and aquaculture of American eels. Sets out four conditions that must be included in the pilot, including allowing for a maximum harvest of 200 pounds of the glass eel stage and submitting the pilot for approval by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (Commission). Requires every effort to be made to have the pilot approved by the Commission to be implemented during 2016. Requires persons interested in participating in the pilto to submit required information by July 1, 2015.
Amends GS 18B-1103A, as enacted in this act, to provide that an authorized farm winery, with an appropriate permit under GS 18B-1001, may sell the wine it manufactures at no more than three (was, six) other locations in the state for on-premises or off-premises consumption.
Amends GS 106-24.1 to provide that all information generated by any federal agency (was, USDA-generated information) that is confidential is to be held confidential by the Department of Agriculture and its employees.
Deletes all of Section 16, enacting new GS 143-215.10U, which provided that no certified energy-producing animal operation was to become a private or public nuisance for odor in or about the locality outside of the operation.
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