S.258 – (Act 162) relating to agricultural water quality, enforcement, and dairy farming

Signed into law by the Governor on June 1, 2022
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5/21/22 – House – On Action Calendar: Favorable with amendment

4/22/2022 – House – Referred to Committee on Appropriations per Rule 35(a)

3/23/22 – Senate – Read 3rd time & passed

1/14/22 – Senate – Read 1st time & referred to Committee on Agriculture

Sponsor(s):  Sen. Christopher Pearson, Additional Sponsors, Sen. Anthony Pollina

Subject: Agriculture; conservation and development; Required Agricultural Practices; climate resiliency

Statement of purpose of bill as introduced: This bill proposes to require the Secretary of Agriculture, Food and Markets to evaluate the sufficiency of the Required Agricultural Practices (RAPs) to determine if the requirements and practices under the RAPs are adequate to address increased and foreseeable climate change-induced precipitation in a manner that protects soil resources and prevents harmful or inefficient runoff of nutrient pollution to State waters. 

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