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HB 1140 - Georgia Dairy Act of 1980; certain violations; monetary penalties
Reaves, Henry L (178th) Floyd, Johnny W (138th) Purcell, Ann R (147th)
Status Summary HC: Ag SC: Ag FR: 01/12/00 LA: 05/01/00 Signed by Governor

First Reader Summary

A BILL to amend Code Section 2-2-10 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to imposition of penalties by the Department of Agriculture and the Commissioner of Agriculture in lieu of other action, so as to provide for monetary penalties in lieu of permit suspensions for violations of Article 7 of Chapter 2 of Title 26 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, known as the "Georgia Dairy Act of 1980"; and for other purposes.

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House Action Senate
1/12/00 Read 1st Time 1/26/00
1/13/00 Read 2nd Time 2/15/00
1/24/00 Favorably Reported 2/14/00
1/25/00 Read 3rd Time 2/17/00
1/25/00 Passed/Adopted 2/17/00
3/24/00 Sent to Governor
5/1/00 Signed by Governor
813 Act/Veto Number
7/1/00 Effective Date
Version by LC Number
LC 9 0162 As Introduced

HB 1140                                             LC 9 0162 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                        A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 
                               AN ACT 
 
 
  1- 1  To amend Code Section 2-2-10 of the Official Code of Georgia 
  1- 2  Annotated, relating to imposition of penalties by the 
  1- 3  Department of Agriculture and the Commissioner of 
  1- 4  Agriculture in lieu of other action, so as to provide for 
  1- 5  monetary penalties in lieu of permit suspensions for 
  1- 6  violations of Article 7 of Chapter 2 of Title 26 of the 
  1- 7  Official Code of Georgia Annotated, known as the "Georgia 
  1- 8  Dairy Act of 1980"; to repeal conflicting laws; and for 
  1- 9  other purposes. 
 
  1-10       BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA: 
 
  1-11                           SECTION 1. 
 
  1-12  Code Section 2-2-10 of the Official Code of Georgia 
  1-13  Annotated, relating to imposition of penalties by the 
  1-14  Department of Agriculture and the Commissioner of 
  1-15  Agriculture in lieu of other action, is amended by adding at 
  1-16  the end thereof a new subsection (c) to read as follows: 
 
  1-17    "(c) In any case subject to this Code section which 
  1-18    involves a permit suspension as authorized by Article 7 of 
  1-19    Chapter 2 of Title 26, known as the 'Georgia Dairy Act of 
  1-20    1980,' a monetary penalty may be assessed in lieu of the 
  1-21    suspension; provided, however, that the maximum penalty 
  1-22    shall not exceed the amount of gain that would be realized 
  1-23    during the period of suspension, but in no event shall 
  1-24    such penalty exceed $20,000.00.  In any case involving a 
  1-25    monetary penalty in lieu of such permit suspension, the 
  1-26    written consent of the person against whom the penalty is 
  1-27    to be imposed shall be obtained prior to its assessment." 
 
  1-28                           SECTION 2. 
 
  1-29  All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are 
  1-30  repealed. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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