Author: J.D. Vivian

Agriculture-related funding bills moving through Florida House

The following funding bills have been filed in the Florida House of Representatives. Unless otherwise noted, the funding covers fiscal year 2017-18. The subject and official synopsis of each bill are in italics. House Bill 333; sponsor: Charles “Chuck” Clemons (R-District 21). (A similar bill, SB 600, has been filed in the state Senate.) Rural Economic Development Initiative: Requires analysis of Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI) & rural areas of opportunity; revises legislative intent; redefines term “rural area of opportunity”; revises duties, responsibilities, & membership of REDI; revises reporting requirements. HB 333 seeks to help economically depressed rural communities and...

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