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Legislative Year: 2021 Change
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Bill Detail: HB21-1242

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Title Create Agricultural Drought And Climate Resilience Office
Status House Third Reading Laid Over to 04/21/2021 - No Amendments (04/16/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Agriculture
House Sponsors J. Arndt (D)
B. McLachlan (D)
Senate Sponsors K. Donovan (D)
House Committee Agriculture, Livestock, and Water
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 03/24/2021
Summary

Section 1 of the bill creates in the department of agriculture the
agricultural drought and climate resilience office (office). The office may
provide voluntary technical assistance, nonregulatory programs, and
incentives that increase the ability to anticipate, prepare for, mitigate,
adapt to, and respond to hazardous events, trends, or disturbances related

to drought or the climate. The office may accept gifts, grants, and
donations for these purposes. On July 1, 2021, the state treasurer shall
transfer all unobligated money in the agriculture value-added cash fund
to the newly created agriculture drought and climate resiliency cash fund.
The commissioner of agriculture shall appoint the head of the office and
may promulgate rules necessary for the administration of the office's
assistance, programs, and incentives.
Section 2 annually transfers $500,000 from tier 2 of the severance
tax operational fund to the new cash fund until July 1, 2029.

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