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 Bill Status of HB5224  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  HEALTHY SOIL ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Sonya M. Harper

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  2/18/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Healthy Soil Act. Creates the Healthy Soil Program to be administered by the Department of Agriculture with the purpose of promoting and supporting farming and ranching systems and other forms of land management that increase soil organic matter, aggregate stability, microbiology, and water retention to improve health, yield, and profitability of the soils in the State. Provides that the Healthy Soil Program shall be composed of a healthy soil assessment and education program, a healthy soil grants program, and other programs established by the Department to accomplish the purposes of the Act. Sets forth requirements of the Department in administering the Program. Provides for use of funds appropriated to the Department to administer the Program.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/27/2022HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  1/31/2022HouseFirst Reading
  1/31/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/9/2022HouseAssigned to Agriculture & Conservation Committee
  2/18/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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