State of South Dakota
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2017
This bill has been extensively amended (hoghoused) and may no longer be consistent with the original intention of the sponsor.
||SENATE AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES ENGROSSED NO. HB 1157 - 3/2/2017 |
Introduced by: Representatives Qualm and Haggar and Senator Greenfield (Brock)
FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to create the agriculture future development fund, to provide for its administration, to establish the agriculture future development committee, and to provide funding for certain programs and projects.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Section 1. That chapter 1-16G be amended by adding a NEW SECTION to read:
There is hereby created in the state treasury the agriculture future development fund. Interest earned on money in the fund shall be deposited in the fund. Any money in the fund is continuously appropriated to the Governor's Office of Economic Development. Any money deposited into and distributed from the fund shall be set forth in an informational budget as described in § 4-7-7.2.
Section 2. That chapter 1-16G be amended by adding a NEW SECTION to read:
The Board of Economic Development shall administer the agriculture future development fund for the purpose of making grants or loans to promote the use of modern technology and farming practices or promote the use of South Dakota agricultural products at the regental
system or the technical institutes.
Section 3. That chapter 1-16G be amended by adding a NEW SECTION to read:
In connection with the administration of the agriculture future development fund, the Board of Economic Development may, pursuant to chapter 1-26, promulgate rules to implement the provisions of sections 1 and 2 of this Act that include:
(1) Setting the application procedures for applying for loans or grants from the fund;
(2) Establishing criteria to determine which applicants may receive loans or grants;
(3) Governing the use of proceeds of the loans or grants; and
(4) Establishing criteria for the terms and conditions upon which the loans or grants shall be made, including the terms of security given, if any, to secure the loans.
Section 4. That chapter 1-16G be amended by adding a NEW SECTION to read:
An agriculture future development committee shall be appointed to make agriculture future development funding recommendations to the Board of Economic Development. The agriculture future development committee shall be within the Governor's Office of Economic Development, which shall exercise administrative functions. The membership of the committee shall include:
(1) Three members of the Board of Economic Development appointed by the chair of the board;
(2) Two members appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives. One member shall represent a livestock association and one member shall represent a crop association; and
(3) Two members appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate. One member shall represent a livestock association and one member shall represent a crop association.
The members of the committee provided in subdivisions (2) to (3), inclusive, shall be appointed to four-year terms of office. The initial terms shall be staggered with two members appointed to two-year terms of office as determined by the speaker and president pro tempore so that no more than two members' terms expire in any given year. The speaker and president pro tempore shall confer before making any appointment to ensure no more than one member is appointed from an association and that all the members representing either the crop associations or the livestock associations do not expire in the same year. Not all members may be from the same political party. Any member appointed to fill a vacancy arising from other than the natural expiration of a term shall serve only the unexpired portion of the term.
Section 5. That chapter 1-16G be amended by adding a NEW SECTION to read:
In fiscal year 2018, the state treasurer shall transfer from the agriculture future development fund the amount available in the fund, not to exceed three million three hundred fifty thousand dollars, to the state animal disease research and diagnostic laboratory bond redemption and operations fund. Each year thereafter, the state treasurer shall annually transfer from the agriculture future development fund the sum of three million three hundred fifty thousand dollars to the state animal disease research and diagnostic laboratory bond redemption and operations fund for the construction, reconstruction, renovation, demolition, and modernization of facilities and related infrastructure at the State Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory on the campus of South Dakota State University.
Section 6. Section 5 of this Act is repealed on the first day of the month following a determination by the Animal Industry Board that bonds issued for the State Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory are satisfied and paid in full.