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April 04, 2003   Email to Friend 

BARRON BLOCKS BILL FROM SENATE AG COMMITTEE
Family Farm Preservation assigned to Senate Rules Committee
Debra Davis
(334) 613-4686
April 04, 2003

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Sen. Zeb Little, D-Cullman, chairman of the Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee, introduced the Family Farm Preservation Act (SB 346) in the Senate on Tuesday.

The bill initially was assigned to the Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee by Lt. Gov. Lucy Baxley, upon our request. However, Senate Pro Tem Lowell Barron objected, sending the bill to the Senate Rules Committee, chaired by Senator Jim Preuitt, D-Talladega, where it has languished and died for the previous two years.

The House version of the bill (HB 420), sponsored by Rep. Neal Morrison, D-Cullman, has been assigned to the House Agriculture Committee. Rep. Thomas Jackson, D-Thomasville, chairs the committee and has set a hearing on the proposed bill for April 16. It will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the State House, 11 South Union Street, Montgomery, 8th floor in the Joint Briefing Room (Star Wars Room).


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