LD 207 (subjects: FARMS , FERTILIZER )
Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=207&PID=1456&snum=127
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|2/3/2015||Senate||Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Edgecomb of Aroostook REFERRED to the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
|2/3/2015||House||Bill REFERRED to the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
|4/16/2015||Senate||Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)|
An Act To Amend the Maine Commercial Fertilizer Law and the Maine Agricultural Liming Materials Act
Sec. 1. 7 MRSA 743-A, as amended by PL 2011, c. 607, 1, is further amended to read:
743-A. Tonnage report
Sec. 2. 7 MRSA 765, sub- 2, as amended by PL 2009, c. 393, 4, is further amended to read:
Sec. 3. 7 MRSA 766, sub- 1, as amended by PL 2011, c. 607, 2, is further amended to read:
Sec. 4. Remaining account balance distribution. The Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry shall distribute the funds collected from the fees on commercial fertilizer pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 7, section 743-A and agricultural liming materials pursuant to Title 7, section 766 that are in the nonlapsing, carry-over account established pursuant to Title 7, section 765 pursuant to this section. The commissioner shall distribute 50% of these funds for making improvements to the State of Maine Building and grounds at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts that are managed by the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. The commissioner shall distribute the other 50% of the funds to the Maine Potato Board to be used as matching funds for the United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Regional Conservation Partnership Program project “Public-Private Partnerships to Improve Soil Health and Improve Water Quality in Aroostook County, Maine.”
This bill changes the Maine Commercial Fertilizer Law and the Maine Agricultural Liming Materials Act to eliminate fees of $1 per ton on commercial fertilizers and agricultural liming materials. It directs the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry to distribute 50% of the remaining funds collected from those fees to pay for improvements to Maine’s facilities at the Eastern States Exposition in Massachusetts and the other 50% to the Maine Potato Board to provide matching funds for a federal soil health and water quality project.
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