We spent much of this past week reviewing Senate bills in House committee meetings to ensure that each bill is fully vetted before its final passage. Here are a few of the more notable bills we passed last week. SB 69 would streamline the process for certified organic food or products in Georgia. SB 78 will authorize the Commissioner of Agriculture to issue variances or waivers to certain Department of Agriculture rules and regulations. Variances or waivers would be issued to establishments such as grocery stores and meat markets that make food products like smoked salmon and beef jerky. House Resolution 389, would create the House Rural Development Council to identify the challenges and economic development opportunities in Georgia’s rural communities, an issue that has been at the forefront of many discussions this session.
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