FARMLAND PRESERVATION/DOT PROJECTS.

View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 920 (Public) Filed Thursday, April 11, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES TO CREATE A PLAN TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT ACTIVE FARMLAND AND ALLUVIAL SOIL DEPOSITS DISTURBED BY ROAD CONSTRUCTION.
Intro. by Queen, Ramsey, McGrady.

Status: Re-ref Com On Transportation (House Action) (May 1 2013)

Bill History:

H 920

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Apr 16 2013 - More information

    Requires the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to devise a plan to minimize destruction and damage to farmland due to DOT projects through or adjacent to agricultural areas. Requires that the program (1) provide for mitigation of farmland destroyed or impacted by DOT projects and (2) place the highest priority on preservation of farmland containing alluvial soils that is located adjacent to the right-of-way of the DOT project.

    Requires a report to the House Agriculture Committee, the House Transportation Committee, the Senate Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources Committee, and the Senate Transportation Committee within one month of the convening of the 2014 Session of the 2013 General Assembly.


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