Thursday, May 21, 2009

TDA Sunset Bill Unanimously Passes in the House with Amendments

Senate Bill 1016, the Sunset Bill for the Texas Department of Agriculture, was unanimously passed by the full house Thursday. For TDA, this bill means the agency will continue to serve Texans for 12 more years. Nineteen amendments were considered on second reading Wednesday, with many being adopted. We are reading through each of the amendments to determine their impact on Texas agriculture.

I want to thank the dedicated house members who spent a considerable amount of time ensuring that Texas agriculture has the tools it needs for continued prosperity for the next 12 years. The bill will now head back to the Senate where members will determine if they will accept the House amendments, or move to go to conference committee. We will keep you posted.

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