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SB 1700 — Agricultural Lands

by Senator Latvala

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Agriculture Committee (AG)

This bill repeals a requirement that the Department of Economic Opportunity map agricultural lands to establish whether a net decline in available agricultural land is occurring. This specific mapping requirement is not being performed as mapping programs performed by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services are considered sufficient for this purpose.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2013.

Vote: Senate 40-0; House 117-0