|SB 0837||Creates and expands several agricultural programs|
|LR Number:||3336L.24C||Fiscal Note:||3336-24|
|Committee:||Agriculture, Conservation, Parks & Tourism|
|Last Action:||05/14/02 - S requested S recede or grant conference||Journal page:||S1640H2082|
|Title:||HCS SS SCS SBs 837, 866, 972 & 990|
|Effective Date:||August 28, 2002|
HCS/SS/SCS/SBs 837, 866, 972 & 990 - This act revises and creates various agricultural laws.
ETHANOL PRODUCER INCENTIVE FUND--This act allows the Missouri Qualified Fuel Ethanol Producer Incentive Fund to be administered on a fiscal year. If ethanol producers fail to receive all grants earned during the 60 consecutive month period of qualification due to lack of appropriations, they shall receive the full amount from the fund for which they were eligible. Producers shall continue to be eligible for up to 24 additional months or until they have received the maximum amount of funding that they were eligible for during the original 60-month period.
NEW GENERATION PROCESSING ENTITIES--This act allows available tax credits to include the newly defined "eligible new generation processing entities".
FERAL HOGS--The act also makes it a Class A misdemeanor to knowingly release swine to live in a wild state, public or unfenced private land. Hogs not conspicuously identified by ear tags may be killed without liability on public lands or on private lands with the permission of the landowner.
PESTICIDE PROJECT FUND--This act creates the "Pesticide Project Fund". The annual pesticide registration fee of fifty dollars shall be deposited in the fund. Twenty percent of the fund shall be used for administration of the Pesticide Project Fund and the Pesticide Registration Program and eighty percent shall be distributed for the purposes of pesticide education efforts, training, monitoring and other pesticide related issues. This fund shall be administered by the Plant Industries Division within the Department of Agriculture.
WINE AND GRAPES--This act charges wine producers six cents per gallon on the sale of wine. The moneys collected are to be credited to the Marketing Development Fund for the use of the division of the Department of Agriculture concerned with the research and advisement of grapes and grape products in Missouri. The act also increases the pro rata charge per ton of grapes or 160 gallons of grape juice processed by commercial producers in the state from $3 to $6.
BIODIESEL--This act creates the "Missouri Qualified Biodiesel Producer Incentive Fund", which provides incentives for qualified biodiesel producers.
EQUIPMENT DEALER--This act repeals the law relating to the repurchase of industrial, maintenance, and construction power equipment and outdoor power equipment used for lawn, garden, golf course, landscaping, or grounds maintenance upon cancellation of contracts. The act replaces the term "farm implements" in the definition of inventory with the terms "equipment" and "implements" in the law relating to the repurchase of farm machinery inventory on the termination of a dealership. This act requires wholesalers, manufacturers, or distributors to repurchase equipment, implements, machinery, and attachments at 100% of the net cost and to repurchase repair parts at 95% of the current net price at the termination of a contract, with some exceptions.
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES--This act revises current weights and measures law. This act repeals certain interest and penalty provisions for unpaid receivables and replaces them with an administrative hearing.
OXYGENATE FUELS--This act removes the requirement of sellers of motor fuel to notify buyers of the type of oxygenate.
MTBE--This act bans MTBE from being sold or stored in the state after July 31, 2005.
ELEVATORS--This act exempts grain elevators and feed mills from elevator lift inspection.
This act is similar to CCS/SS#2/SCS/HB 1348; SB 1269; HB
2065; HBs 1134, 1100 & 1559; HCS/HB 1936; SCS/HCS/HB 1837; SB 865
and SB 1067
HA 1 ALLOWS THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO COOPERATE WITH ANY STATE OR FEDERAL AGENCY, GROUPS OR INDIVIDUALS TO PROMOTE THE PRODUCTION AND MARKETING OF ORGANIC PRODUCTS. CREATES THE "ORGANIC PRODUCTION AND CERTIFICATION FEE FUND".
HA 2 REQUIRES ETHANOL PLANTS TO BE AT LEAST 51% OWNED BY AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS. REMOVES CRIMINAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO WEIGHTS AND MEASURES VIOLATIONS. PROVIDES THAT A FIRST VIOLATION OF MISLABELING OF GASOLINE WILL RESULT IN NO MORE THAN A WRITTEN REPRIMAND.
HA 3 ALLOWS FOREST CROPLAND DESIGNATION AND COST-SHARE PROGRAMS FOR LANDS DESIGNATED AS FOREST CROPLANDS.
HA 4 DELETES THE WORD "AGRICULTURE" USED TO MODIFY PESTICIDES IN SECTION 281.217.
HA 6 ALLOWS THE DEALER TO ACCEPT THE MANUFACTURER'S REIMBURSEMENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS RELATED TO EQUIPMENT.
HA 7 PROHIBITS RELEASING DISEASE AND PATHOGENS INTO AN ANIMAL FACILITY. PROHIBITS TAKING PICTURES IN AN ANIMAL FACILITY.
HA1 to HA 7 PLACES THE "INTENT TO COMMIT A CRIME" WHEN TAKING PICTURES OF AN ANIMAL FACILITY.
HA2 to HA 7 REMOVES THE LANGUAGE "FOR A VIOLATION OF SUBDIVISION (7) of SECTION 578.407 OR".
HA 8 CHANGES THE BIODIESEL INCENTIVE PAYMENTS TO A MONTHLY, POST-PRODUCTION BASIS. LIMITS FUNDING "SUBJECT TO APPROPRIATIONS WITH FUNDS, OTHER THAN GENERAL REVENUE FUNDS".