May 12, 2017
Gov. Kay Ivey signed legislation making technical changes to laws related to livestock markets, and a bill allowing counties to establish agriculture authorities for the creation of agriculture centers.
HB 84, sponsored by Rep. David Sessions, R-Grand Bay, repeals duplicative language related to the weighing of livestock; merges permitting requirements; and clarifies the authority of the Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries over livestock markets in the state.
SB 345 by Sen. Tim Melson, R-Florence, clears the way for a proposed 10,000-seat agriculture center near Florence and provides guidelines for establishing county agriculture authorities for the creation of additional facilities.