HB4286 S AGR AMT
The Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:
Eng. House Bill No. 4286--A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §19-2H-1, §19-2H-2, §19-2H-3, §19-2H-4, §19-2H-5, §19-2H-6, §19-2H-7, §19-2H-8, §19-2H-9, §19-2H-10, §19-2H-11, §19-2H-12, §19-2H-13, §19-2H-14 and §19-2H-15; and to amend and reenact §20-1-2 of said code, all relating to regulating captive cervids as an agricultural enterprise; creating the Captive Cervid Farming Act; creating joint regulatory authority between the Department of Agriculture and the Division of Natural Resources; stating legislative purpose and findings; defining terms; authorizing rule-making; stating duties of commissioner and director; requiring a class one or class two license from the department; requiring a fencing permit from the division; establishing application requirements and fees for biennial license and permit; issuing, renewing, and modifying license and permit certificates; providing that sale of farm does not transfer license or permit; inspecting farms; permitting the transition of current farms; providing for noncompliance with article; establishing criminal penalties and civil remedies; and clarifying natural resources definitions.