HB4286 HFIN AMT 2-24

    The Committee on Finance moves to amend the title of the bill to read as follows:

    H.B.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; to amend and reenact §19-29-2 of said code; to amend and reenact §20-1-2 of said code; and to amend and reenact §20-2-11 and §20-2-12 of said code, all relating to regulating captive cervid farming as an agricultural enterprise in this state; creating the Captive Cervid Farming Act; providing definitions; setting forth powers and duties of the Department of Agriculture; authorizing rule-making; setting forth duties and obligation of the Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture; requiring cooperation and coordination of inspections with the division of natural resources through memorandum of understanding; establishing an application process; permitting the issuance, renewal, modification and transfer of a license certificate; requiring the inspection of facilities; permitting the transition of current facilities; providing for noncompliance with article; requiring certain reporting; creating a new special revenue account; and establishing remedies and criminal penalties.”.