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Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, 2007-2008

 Collection
Identifier: 01-ST2007_02

Scope and Contents

During the 2007-2008 Session, the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee dealt, in depth, with the following topics: the Dog Law (House Bill 2525), the Future of Community Fairs, Agriculture Education and Careers, Providing for Organic Farming Transition Program and Establishing Organic Agriculture Development Fund (House Bill 2347), Agriculture Fair Share Funding and the Pennsylvania Farmland and Forest Land Assessment Act of 1974 (Clean and Green).

This collection includes significant information on the the Dog Law (House Bill 2525) with folders containing amendments, press, and comments, comparisons and correspondence regarding the Department of Agriculture's Proposed Dog Regulations.

The collection also contains two folders with correspondence to and from Chairman Michael Hanna regarding legislative issues discussed in the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee. The correspondence indicates how the topics addressed in the Committee affect real people as well as the way in which the Committee responds to Pennsylvania's needs.

The majority of the meeting files include attendance, votes and minutes. There is virtually no legislation included in the files and very little research material.

The 2007-2008 Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee was chaired by Democrat Michael Hanna. With him, Gary Haluska served as Vice Chairman and David Kessler served as Secretary. On the Republican side, Arthur Hershey served as Minority Chairman, Bob Bastian served as Minority Vice Chairman and Mike Fleck served as Minority Secretary.

Dates

  • 2007-2008
  • Other: Date acquired: 12/11/2007

Creator

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Extent

1.00 Cubic Feet

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Arrangement Note

This collection is arranged in five series: 1. Committee Record; 2. Meetings, Tours and Public Hearings; 3. House Bill 2525 (Dog Law); 4. House Blue Backs; and 5. Correspondence regarding Legislative Issues in the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee.

Custodial History

Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives.

Source of Acquisition

Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee

Method of Acquisition

Pursuant to House Rule 45 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (titled “Powers and Duties of Standing Committees and Subcommittees”) governing the management and disposition of historically valuable committee material, the secretary of the committee must record the attendance of Members and any votes taken, the minutes of the meeting and records, bills, and other papers in the possession of committees and subcommittees which must be submitted to the Chief Clerk at the end of every two year legislative session for permanent archival storage.

Existence and Location of Originals

multi-part note content

Related Materials

Transcripts and testimony from select public hearings.

http://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/TR/Public/tr_finder_public.cfm
Title
Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, 2007-2008
Author
HJM
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives Repository

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