Friday, March 1, 2024
Friday, March 1, 2024

Ag and Natural Resources Advances Four Bills and a Resolution this Morning

The Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources met this morning to consider the following:

House Bill 4974 creates the Save Our Farmland and Protect Our National Security Act. The Secretary of State will compile a registry based on information available of those individuals, countries, and groups that constitute a threat to the agricultural production of this state and publish it on the website. The bill advanced to the Judiciary.

House Bill 4754 exempts the processing of livestock and wild game by a slaughterhouse for an individual owner of the product processed from the Consumer Sales and Service Tax. The amended bill advances to Finance.

House Bill 4745 exempts quail and partridges possessed for agricultural purposes from the game preserve licensure requirement. The bill advances to Government Organization.

House Bill 4280 creates a tax credit of 50 percent of the cost of lifetime hunting, trapping, and fishing licenses for veterans who are honorably discharged and verified as 50 percent or more disabled.

House Joint Resolution 8 guarantees the right of the citizens of West Virginia to hunt and fish. The bill puts a Constitutional amendment to the ballot for the 2024 election. The Bill advances to the Judiciary.

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