Agriculture & Rural Development


SB 1052(1) (Taylor/Rice): Exempts the producers of nursery stock from Sections 951 through 956 of Title 18 of the Oklahoma Statutes which relate to corporations engaged in farming and ranching operations. Effective 11-1-00.

SB 1062(1) (Kerr/Covey): Creates the Task Force on the Economic Status of Agriculture to develop recommendations relating to the economic status of agriculture, to conduct a comprehensive study of the erosion of farm income and to determine what actions on the state level could be taken to effect improvement. Effective 6-1-00.

SB1078(1) (Muegge/Calvey): Authorizes the Oklahoma Agriculture Mediation Program to develop and implement a plan to increase awareness of the program to producers of agricultural products and agricultural lenders. Effective 5-24-00

HB 2306(1) (Reese/Rabon): Defines forestry activity as any activity associated with the reforesting, growing, managing, protecting and harvesting of timber, wood and forest products. Makes forestry an activity that is not a nuisance. Effective 6-5-00.

HB 2567(1) (Braddock/Kerr): Makes the Boll weevil organization a state agency. Requires that every person who is a cotton grower in this state be subject to the provisions of the Boll Weevil Eradication Act. Requires cotton gins to furnish monthly reports before the tenth of each month regarding assessments collected, pay the assessments and furnish the board of the Boll Weevil Organization all information requested to ensure the collection of the assessments for each grower. Provides for administrative penalties. Requires promulgation of rules for administrative penalties. Authorizes seasonal employees for projects. Effective 5-24-00.

(1) Passed, signed by Governor (2) Passed, pending Governor's approval/disapproval (3) Vetoed by Governor
(4) Pending in Legislature (5) Failed in Legislature (6) Enrolled with the Sec. of State

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