Enacts new GS 106-645 prohibiting local governments from adopting or continuing in effect any ordinance or resolution prohibiting any person or entity from owning or possessing five or fewer bee hives.
Requires the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to study five specified issues including how the state can increase habitat for pollinators on Department of Transportation rights-of-way and other state property, whether it is appropriate to require planting pollinator-friendly vegetation on easements on state owned lands as a condition on the easement, and other strategies for increasing protection of and supporting existing populations of pollinators. Requires a report to the Environmental Review Commission by March 1, 2016, and specifies items that must be included in the report.
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AN ACT TO CLARIFY THE AUTHORITY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO ADOPT ORDINANCES RELATED TO BEE HIVES AND TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES TO STUDY STRATEGIES FOR PROTECTING AND SUPPORTING POLLINATORS.Intro. by Meredith, B. Jackson, Barringer.
Status: Re-ref Com On Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources (Senate Action) (Mar 23 2015)
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 Senate: Filed
Wed, 11 Mar 2015 Senate: Passed 1st Reading
Wed, 11 Mar 2015 Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 Senate: Withdrawn From Com
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 Senate: Re-ref Com On Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources
Bill S 225 (2015-2016)Summary date: Mar 10 2015 - More information