2003 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Landes
Milk Commission Consolidation (language only)

Item 107.15 #1h

Item 107.15 #1h

Commerce and Trade
Agriculture and Consumer Services, Department of

Page 89, line 9, after ".", insert:
"In developing the operating plan for the structure and operation of the Milk Commission, the Director shall seek input from representatives of the affected industry and the Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.  The Secretary of Commerce and Trade shall review and approve the final plan.  The approved plan shall be submitted to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committee by June 1, 2003."
Page 89, line 13, after ".", insert:
"It is also the intent of the General Assembly that proposed legislation to effectuate the merger shall ensure that the Milk Commission's current core operations continue in form and function separate from those of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services."

(This amendment provides additional guidance regarding the consolidation of the Milk Commission in the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.)