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SB 615 - Amends Agricultural Laws - North Carolina Key Vote

Ted Davis, Jr. voted Yea (Conference Report Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Amends Agricultural Laws

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (98-18) - (Key vote)
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Title: Amends Agricultural Laws

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends various agricultural and livestock regulations.

Highlights:

 

  • Defines agricultural land as individual land that earns the owner at least $1,000 per year for 3 consecutive years (Sec. 3).

  • Authorizes gross income for agricultural land to include grazing fees for livestock and the sale of bees or products derived from beehives (Sec. 3)

  • Specifies that livestock is classified as abandoned if it was turned over to another individual for boarding, treatment, or care and the owner has not retaken custody after 2 months of the last fee payment (Sec. 4).

  • Authorizes custodians to sell or transfer abandoned livestock if they complete an affidavit affirming the owner has not made attempts to retake custody of their livestock (Sec. 4).

  • Prohibits willful resistance, delay, or obstruction of an authorized inspection of land-disturbing activities on forested land (Sec. 6).

  • Requires the Department of Agriculture to adopt the Forest Practice Guidelines for water quality preservation (Sec. 6).

  • Specifies that buildings and structures used for agritourism are tax-exempt (Sec. 8).

  • Authorizes state food compliance inspectors to drive state vehicles without official state tags and bumper stickers (Sec. 10).

  • Authorizes the sale of wine at farmer’s markets if the seller has a winery special permit (Sec. 19).

  • Prohibits requiring agricultural producers to pay a labor union or organization for the purpose of paying an employee’s membership fee or dues (Sec. 20).

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (36-10) - (Key vote)
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Title: Amends Agricultural Laws

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends various agricultural and livestock regulations.

Highlights:

 

  • Defines agricultural land as individual land that earns the owner at least $1,000 per year for 3 consecutive years (Sec. 3).

  • Authorizes gross income for agricultural land to include grazing fees for livestock and the sale of bees or products derived from beehives (Sec. 3)

  • Specifies that livestock is classified as abandoned if it was turned over to another individual for boarding, treatment, or care and the owner has not retaken custody after 2 months of the last fee payment (Sec. 4).

  • Authorizes custodians to sell or transfer abandoned livestock if they complete an affidavit affirming the owner has not made attempts to retake custody of their livestock (Sec. 4).

  • Prohibits willful resistance, delay, or obstruction of an authorized inspection of land-disturbing activities on forested land (Sec. 6).

  • Requires the Department of Agriculture to adopt the Forest Practice Guidelines for water quality preservation (Sec. 6).

  • Specifies that buildings and structures used for agritourism are tax-exempt (Sec. 8).

  • Authorizes state food compliance inspectors to drive state vehicles without official state tags and bumper stickers (Sec. 10).

  • Authorizes the sale of wine at farmer’s markets if the seller has a winery special permit (Sec. 19).

  • Prohibits requiring agricultural producers to pay a labor union or organization for the purpose of paying an employee’s membership fee or dues (Sec. 20).

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Failed (Senate) (0-46) -

Title: Amends Agricultural Laws

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (88-28) -

Title: Amends Agricultural Laws

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (47-0) -

Title: Amends Agricultural Laws

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Amends Agricultural Laws

Sponsors

  • Andrew Coley Brock (NC - R) (Out Of Office)

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