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Bill Detail: HB20-1213

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Title Sunset Commodity Handler And Farm Products Acts
Status Governor Signed (06/29/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Agriculture
House Sponsors R. Pelton (R)
M. Young (D)
Senate Sponsors J. Sonnenberg (R)
R. Rodriguez (D)
House Committee Rural Affairs and Agriculture
Senate Committee Finance
Date Introduced 01/30/2020

Sunset Process - House Rural Affairs and Agriculture
Committee. The bill implements recommendations of the department of
regulatory agencies' sunset review and report on the licensing functions
of the commissioner of agriculture (commissioner) regarding the
Commodity Handler Act and the Farm Products Act by:
  • Continuing the commissioner's licensing functions for 11
years, until 2031;
  • Combining the Commodity Handler Act and the Farm
Products Act in one article;
  • Requiring rule-making regarding bond schedules, record
keeping, minimal financial requirements, initial and
renewal license requirements, credit sale contract
requirements, and standard warehouse operation
  • Requiring that financial statements submitted to the
commissioner be prepared by a certified public accountant;
  • Increasing the maximum bond amount that farm products
dealers must file from $200,000 to $1 million; and
  • For the definition of small-volume dealer, repealing the
limitation that a small-volume dealer cannot purchase
$2,500 or more worth of farm products or commodities in
a single transaction.

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