View Amendment Current Amendment: 1 to Bill 4209

The Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs proposes the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 4209 (COUNCIL\CZ\4209C001.RT.CZ20):

Reference is to the bill as introduced.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 1, beginning on page 3, by striking Section 46-1-165(C) and inserting:

/ (C) Grant awards must be used for agricultural produc tion expenses and losses due to the catastrophic weather event which demonstrate an intent to continue the agricultural operation; however, awards may not be used to purchase new equipment. The department shall develop guidelines and procedures to ensure that funds are expended in the manner outlined in grant applications and may require any documentation it determines necessary to verify the appropriate use of grant awards including receipts. /

Amend the bill further, SECTION 1, page 4, by striking Section 46-1-165(H)(1) and inserting:

/ (1) 'Agricultural commodities' means any commodity deemed eligible by the Farm Aid Advisory Board including, but not limited to, wheat, cotton, flax, corn, dry beans, oats, barley, rye, tobacco, rice, peanuts, soybeans, sugar beets, sugar cane, tomatoes, grain sorghum, sunflowers, raisins, oranges, sweet corn, dry peas, freezing and canning peas, forage, apples, grapes, potatoes, timber and forests, nursery crops, citrus, and other fruits and vegetables, nuts, tame hay, native grass, aquacultural species including, but not limited to, any species of finfish, mollusk, crustacean, or other aquatic invertebrate, amphibian, reptile, or aquatic plant propagated or raised in a controlled or selected environment, excluding stored grain. /