SB 0558 Revises the composition of the Soil and Water Conservation Commission and modifies district marketing provisions
LR Number:2612L.05C Fiscal Note:2612-05
Committee:Agriculture, Conservation, Parks & Tourism
Last Action:04/19/00 - HCS Reported Do Pass H Environment & Energy Committee Journal page:H1026
Title:HCS SCS SB 558
Effective Date:Emergency Clause
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HCS/SCS/SB 558 - This act reorganizes the Soil and Water Conservation Commission by expanding the number of farmer members from five to six with the three ex-officio members remaining the same. Three of the farmer members shall reside north of the Missouri River and three shall reside south. No senatorial district may have more than one farmer member. The Department of Conservation is also added as an ex-officio member.

Four farmer members must be present in order to determine an action by the Commission and the chairperson may vote.

Soil and water conservation district offices must obtain permission from the state Soil and Water Districts Commission to offer farm products for sale, if the Commission receives at least three complaints and notifies the district. Upon request, all districts must provide information on the complaint procedure. The Commission may grant approval to market, buy, or sell farm products which are reasonably related to soil and water conservation and are not readily available in the area. If approval is granted, no complaints will be accepted by the Commission within one year. The Commission must enact rules to allow districts to sell existing inventory if they receive a denial. Districts with pending approval will not be allowed to replenish inventory until final approval.

This act contains an emergency clause.

This act incorporates the provisions of SB 812.