[Passed Both Houses]


ASSEMBLY, No. 2020







By Assemblywoman MYERS, Assemblymen GIBSON, Bucco, Cottrell and Assemblywoman Bark



An Act concerning the delegates to the annual State agricultural convention, and amending R.S.4:1-6.


    Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:


    1. R.S.4:1-6 is amended to read as follows:

    4:1-6. Each county board of agriculture shall be entitled to be represented in the annual convention by two delegates.

    Each of the following organizations shall be entitled to be represented in the annual convention by one delegate: American Cranberry Growers' Association, Board of Managers of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, Cook College of Rutgers, The State University, The Cooperative Marketing Associations in New Jersey, Inc., Cultivated Sod Association of New Jersey, Inc., Garden State Dairy Goat Association, Inc., Garden State Milk Council, Garden State Service Cooperative Association, Inc., Horse Park of New Jersey at Store Tavern Inc., Morgan Horse Association of New Jersey, New Jersey Angus Association, Inc., New Jersey Agricultural Society, Inc., New Jersey Apple Institute, Inc., New Jersey Association of Agricultural Fairs, New Jersey Beekeepers' Association, Inc., New Jersey Christmas Tree Growers' Association, New Jersey Commercial Fisherman's Association, New Jersey Farmers Direct Marketing Association, Inc., New Jersey Farm Bureau, Inc., New Jersey FFA Alumni Association, Grain and Forage Producers' Association of New Jersey, Inc., New Jersey Guernsey Breeders' Association, Inc., New Jersey Hereford Association, New Jersey Holstein-Friesian Association, Inc., New Jersey Horse Council, New Jersey Livestock Cooperative Association, Inc., New Jersey Nursery and Landscape Association, New Jersey Nursery and Landscape Association -- Metropolitan Chapter, New Jersey Peach Council, New Jersey Peach Promotion Council, Inc., New Jersey Plant and Flower Growers Association, Inc., New Jersey Pony Breeders and Owners, Inc., New Jersey Quarter Horse Association, New Jersey Sheep and Wool Cooperative Association, Inc., New Jersey State Florists' Association, Inc., New Jersey State Grange, Patrons of Husbandry, Inc., New Jersey State Horticultural Society, Inc., New Jersey State Potato Association, Inc., New Jersey State Poultry Association, Inc., New Jersey State Sweet Potato Industry Association, Inc., New Jersey Turkey Association, New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association, New Jersey Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association, each Pomona Grange, Patrons of Husbandry, Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey, Inc., Thoroughbred Breeders' Association of New Jersey, Tru-Blu Cooperative Association, Inc., South Jersey Flower Growers Association, Inc., and the Vegetable Growers Association of New Jersey, Inc.

    The State Board of Agriculture may designate additional organizations that shall be entitled to be represented by one delegate each at the annual convention.

    Prior to the time fixed for the holding of the annual convention each of the organizations [named in this section] entitled to representation shall choose from its members the authorized number of delegates and certify to the convention their qualifications as such. The credentials shall be filed with the proper convention officer or committee, and upon the acceptance thereof by the convention such persons shall have all the rights and powers of delegates.

(cf: P.L.1993, c.265, s.1)


    2. This act shall take effect immediately.





    This bill would revise the method additional delegates are appointed to the annual State agricultural convention. Current law names the specific agricultural organizations that are entitled to representation. This bill would assign to the State Board of Agriculture the authority for appointment of additional agricultural organizations as delegates to the convention.




Revises method of appointment of additional delegates to the State agricultural convention.