H. B. 2554
(By Delegates Beane, Kuhn, Butcher, Manuel,
Spencer, Leggett and Schoen)
[Passed March 8, 2003; in effect ninety days from passage.]
AN ACT to amend and reenact section three-a, article one, chapter
nineteen of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine
hundred thirty-one, as amended, and to further amend said
article by adding thereto a new section, designated section
three-b, all relating to the continuation of the marketing and
development division of the department of agriculture.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section three-a, article one, chapter nineteen of the
code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as
amended, be amended and reenacted; and that said article be further
amended by adding thereto a new section, designated section three-
b, all to read as follows:
ARTICLE 1. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.
§19-1-3a. Marketing and development division; duties.
In recognition that article ten, chapter four of this code requires a preliminary performance review of the rural resource
division of the department of agriculture and that performance
standards must be stated before such audit can be performed, the
rural resources division is hereby formally established and renamed
the marketing and development division in the department of
agriculture. The duties of the division are to establish
marketing, promotional and development programs to advance West
Virginia agriculture in the domestic and international markets; to
provide grading, inspection and market news services to the various
elements of the West Virginia agricultural industry; and to
regulate and license individuals involved in the marketing of
§19-1-3b. Continuation of division.
The marketing and development division of the department of
agriculture shall continue to exist, pursuant to the provisions of
article ten, chapter four of this code, until the first day of
July, two thousand eight, unless sooner terminated, continued or
reestablished pursuant to the provisions of that article.