SB925 - Creates the Missouri Production Agricultural Advocates Office and the Missouri Multicultural Center and Program
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||Creates the Missouri Production Agricultural Advocates Office and the Missouri Multicultural Center and Program
HS/HCS/SS/SCS/SB 925 - This act creates state advocacy
groups and modifies provisions relating to agriculture.
Section 26.700 - Establishes the Missouri Multicultural
Center and Program within the Lieutenant Governor's office to
serve as an all-purpose resource for all citizens and agencies of
the state. A Multicultural Citizens' Advisory Committee is also
established to advise the Center. Members of the Committee shall
be appointed by December 31, 2000. This section contains an
emergency clause. This portion is similar to HB 1649.
Sections 262.750 and 262.753 - The Missouri Agricultural
Advocates Office is created within the Department of Agriculture
to advocate for farmers and the agriculture industry. The Office
may review and challenge local, state, or federal actions and
regulations and may inform the public.
Sections 262.756 and 262.759 - The Office will be governed
by a twelve member advocate's council composed of seventeen
members representing various farming areas. The Council may
employ an executive director and a staff.
Sections 1 to 4 Enacts the Farmland Protection Act to
protect agricultural, horticultural, and forestry land; promote
continued economic viability; and promote quality of life. The
provisions of sections 1 to 4 apply to tracts of real property
comprising 10 or more contiguous acres used for agricultural
purposes and not located in a platted subdivision. These
provisions do not apply to Kansas City.
The act requires the state or any political subdivision to
hold sewer and water assessments in abeyance until improvements
on property covered by the act are connected to the sewer or
water system. At that time, the owner shall pay a proportionate
charge, rather than a total cost. The period of abeyance will
end when the owner elects to connect to the improvements.
Statutes of limitations are tolled during the time of abeyance.
The political subdivision shall notify the owner of the details
of the assessment, including the amount to be charged and terms
of payment. If the owner disagrees, he or she may appeal the
assessment to the circuit court within thirty days of notice.
Property subject to the provisions of the act may not be taken by
eminent domain unless a public hearing is held. These sections
are similar to HB 1762 and HB 1811.
HA 1 - ADDS SCS/HB 1762:
-EXPAND NEIGHBORHOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS;
-CREATE THE RURAL HOUSING DEVELOPMENT REVOLVING LOAN PILOT
PROGRAM AND FUND;
-CREATE THE MISSOURI AGRICULTURE PRODUCTS MARKETING DEVELOPMENT
-CREATE THE CITIZEN'S ADVISORY COMMISSION FOR MARKETING MISSOURI
AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS TO ADVISE ON AGRIMISSOURI MARKETING
-REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO CREATE A WEBSITE TO
FOSTER MARKETING OF MISSOURI AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS;
-REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT TO DEVELOP STANDARDS AND LABELING FOR
-REQUIRE ALL STATE FAIR REVENUES TO BE DEPOSITED IN THE STATE
FAIR FEE FUND; AND
-REQUIRE THE ERADICATION OF NOXIOUS WEEDS.
HA 2 - MODIFIES SECTION 4 TO ADD TO THE EXEMPTION OF KANSAS
CITY AN EXEMPTION FOR ANY SEWER DISTRICT ESTABLISHED UNDER THE
MISSOURI CONSTITUTION, ARTICLE VI, SECTION 30 (A).
HA 3 - ADDS SECTIONS 135.500 AND 135.516 REGARDING MISSOURI
CERTIFIED CAPITOL COMPANIES.
HA 4 - ADDS SECTION 263.232 REGARDING NOXIOUS WEEDS.
IDENTICAL TO SECTION ADDED BY HA 1.
HA 5 - PROVIDES AN EFFECTIVE DATE OF JANUARY 1, 2001 FOR
SECTIONS 262.750-262.759 AND 262.762.
HA 7 - ADDS A SECTION 5 REGARDING THE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
BETWEEN THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE AND INDIVIDUAL TAXPAYERS.