GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA

SESSION 2013

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SENATE BILL 638

 

 

Short Title:        NC Farm Act of 2013.

(Public)

Sponsors:

Senators Jackson, Brock (Primary Sponsors);  Barefoot, Barringer, Cook, Hise, Jenkins, McLaurin, Meredith, Pate, Rabin, Sanderson, Tillman, and Walters.

Referred to:

Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources.

April 4, 2013

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED

AN ACT to enact the north carolina farm act of 2013.

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:

SECTION 1.  This act shall be known and may be cited as the "North Carolina Farm Act of 2013."

SECTION 2.  Chapter 106 of the General Statutes is amended by adding a new section to read:

" 106-22.6.  Exercise of enforcement powers.

When any board, commission, or official within the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has the authority to assess civil penalties, such authority shall not be read to require the issuance of a monetary penalty when the board, commission, or official determines that nonmonetary sanctions, education, or training are sufficient to address the underlying violation."

SECTION 3.  This act is effective when it becomes law.