Legislative Assembly SENATE BILL NO. 2373
of North Dakota
Introduced by
Senators Erbele, Lemm, Luick
Representatives Brandenburg, Hauck, Schreiber-Beck
1 A BILL for an Act to create and enact a new section to chapter 4.1-01 of the North Dakota
2 Century Code, relating to the establishment of the livestock-friendly county designation.
4 SECTION 1. A new section to chapter 4.1-01 of the North Dakota Century Code is created
5 and enacted as follows:
6 Livestock-friendly county designation - Establishment by commissioner.
7 1. The commissioner shall establish a livestock-friendly county designation to recognize
8 and assist efforts to develop, maintain, or expand livestock sectors within the counties
9 of this state.
10 2. A county may apply to the commissioner to become designated as a livestock-friendly
11 county. A county is eligible for the designation under this section if the county:
12 a. Through its board of county commissioners, has adopted and enacted a
13 resolution expressing interest in developing, maintaining, or expanding livestock
14 production and processing sectors within the county;
15 b. Intends to collaborate with all appropriate political subdivisions within the county
16 to develop, maintain, or expand livestock production and processing sectors;
17 c. Has submitted a plan detailing the necessary actions to develop, maintain, or
18 expand livestock production and processing sectors;
19 d. Has conducted and completed a study identifying suitable locations for rural
20 economic development, including locations for confined animal feeding
21 operations, agricultural processing facilities, agricultural storage facilities, and
22 other agricultural-related development; and
23 e. Has disclosed other existing or planned activities and initiatives within the county
24 to develop, maintain, or expand livestock production and processing sectors.
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1 3. If the commissioner determines a county has complied with the provisions in
2 subsection 2, the commissioner shall publicly designate the county as a livestock-
3 friendly county.
4 4. To retain the designation, a county shall submit an application to the commissioner
5 every four years.
6 5. The commissioner may revoke a county's designation as a livestock-friendly county if
7 the commissioner determines the county no longer meets the requirements for the
8 designation under subsection 2.
9 6. The commissioner may adopt rules to effectuate the provisions of this section.
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