SB18-042 - Concerning the creation of the agricultural workforce development program.

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning the creation of the agricultural workforce development program, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

Young and Beginning Farmers Interim Study Committee. The bill requires the commissioner of agriculture to create, by rule, the agricultural workforce development program to provide incentives to agricultural businesses to hire interns. Qualified agricultural businesses may be reimbursed an amount not to exceed 50% of the actual cost of hiring a qualified intern. The rules must include specified criteria for qualifying businesses and interns participating in the program. Qualified internships must include at least 130 hours of work experience and cannot exceed 6 months in duration. The program is repealed on July 1, 2024.

The bill appropriates $43,157 from the general fund to the department of agriculture for use by the commissioner to implement the program.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


Latest update: May 24, 2018
05/24/2018 - Governor Signed
05/16/2018 - Sent to the Governor
05/16/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/16/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
05/09/2018 - House Considered Senate Adherence - Result was to Recede
05/03/2018 - Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Adhere
05/03/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/02/2018 - House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
05/02/2018 - House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/30/2018 - House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Amended to Appropriations
04/20/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
04/17/2018 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/16/2018 - Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/13/2018 - Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/11/2018 - Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/01/2018 - Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Unamended to Appropriations
01/10/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy