Bill Text - HB229 (2005)

(New Title) establishing a committee to study the establishment of a farm viability program.


Revision: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

CHAPTER 78

HB 229 – FINAL VERSION

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2005 SESSION

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HOUSE BILL 229

AN ACT establishing a committee to study the establishment of a farm viability program.

SPONSORS: Rep. Burton Williams, Graf 8; Rep. Babson, Carr 3; Rep. Owen, Merr 4; Rep. Rous, Straf 7; Sen. Barnes, Dist 17

COMMITTEE: Environment and Agriculture

AMENDED ANALYSIS

This bill establishes a committee to study the establishment of a farm viability program.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Five

AN ACT establishing a committee to study the establishment of a farm viability program.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

78:1 Committee Established. There is established a committee to study the establishment of a farm viability program.

78:2 Membership and Compensation.

I. The members of the committee shall be as follows:

(a) Three members of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

(b) Five members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

II. Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.

78:3 Duties. The committee shall study ways to maintain the viability of farm businesses within the state through the utilization of term easements and including grants, tax incentives, loans, business planning and other technical assistance, or any other programs that may be useful.

78:4 Chairperson. The members of the study committee shall elect a chairperson from among the members. The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the first-named senate member. The first meeting of the committee shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.

78:5 Report. The committee shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives, the senate clerk, the house clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2006.

78:6 Effective Date. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

(Approved: June 7, 2005)

(Effective Date: June 7, 2005)

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