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S.F. No. 1306 - Farmer-Lender Mediation (First Engrossment)
Author: Senator Dan Sparks
Prepared By: Greg Knopff, Senate Analyst (651/296-9399)
Date: April 4, 2016


Section 1 [Farmer-Lender Mediation Program extended] extends the expiration of the Farmer-Lender Mediation Program to June 30, 2018.

Section 2 [[Farmer-Lender mediation recommendations] directs the Commissioner of Agriculture to consult with stakeholders and make recommendations on potential changes to the Farmer-Lender Mediation Program.  The recommendations must be reported to the legislative committees with jurisdiction over agriculture policy and finance by February 1, 2017.

Section 3 [Repealer] repeals the 2015 law that extended the Farmer-Lender Mediation Program to July 1, 2017.  The 2015 law was effective if the legislature did not meet in regular session in 2016.

Section 4 [Effective date] make the act effective the day following final enactment.



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