92nd General Assembly
Status of HB3789
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   New Act                                                                     

        Creates  the  Agriculture  Production  Contract  Code.   Requires      
   agriculture  production contracts to contain certain disclosures, meet      
   readability guidelines, and include a  summary  sheet.  Provides  that      
   provisions  stating  that information contained within an agricultural      
   contract is confidential shall not prevent a producer from  discussing      
   all  contract  terms  and  details  with  specified  persons. Provides      
   restrictions on  a  contractor's  unilateral  termination  of  certain      
   contracts.  Provides good contracting practices. Provides restrictions      
   on a contractor's unilateral alteration of the producer's compensation      
   formula should the  result  of  the  modification  be  a  decrease  in      
   compensation.  Provides  that  compensation  examples  be  included in      
   production contracts.  Provides  that  a  production  contract  cannot      
   require an out-of-state location for an alternative dispute resolution      
   proceeding.  Provides  that  the Director of Agriculture shall enforce      
   the Act by actions including injunctive relief  and  civil  penalties.      
   Provides  a  private  cause  of  action to any producer aggrieved by a      
   violation of the Act. Effective on January 1, 2003.                         
          FISCAL NOTE (Department of Agriculture)                              
          Due to the increase in the workload, the Department would need       
          $80,000 for additional staff to complete the work in a timely        
   JAN-15-2002  H  FILED WITH CLERK                                               
   JAN-15-2002  H  FIRST READING                                                  
   JAN-15-2002  H  REFERRED TO HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE        RULES                 
   JAN-23-2002  H       ASSIGNED TO COMMITTEE               JUD-CIVIL LAW         
   JAN-31-2002  H                         FISCAL NOTE FILED                       
   JAN-31-2002  H                   COMMITTEE               JUD-CIVIL LAW         
   FEB-22-2002  H  RE-REFERRED TO RULES COMM/RULE 19(A)     RULES         HRUL    
   JAN-07-2003  H  SESSION SINE DIE                                               


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