CHAPTER 245

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 243

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 15, TITLE 3, DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO DUTIES AND AUTHORITY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend §1507 (b), Chapter 15, Title 3, Delaware Code, by adding thereto a new paragraph to be designated as paragraph (7) to read as follows:

"(7) To conduct the seed certification program for the State of Delaware; to prescribe rules and regulations governing seed certification; to fix and collect fees for inspection, grading and certification. Any fees collected shall be transferred to the State Treasurer and credited to the special fund entitled 'Department of Agriculture Inspection Fund' to aid in defraying the expenses of the seed certification program."

Section 2. Amend Section 1507, Chapter 15, Title 3, Delaware Code, by adding thereto a new subsection (c) to read as follows:

"(c) A Seed Industry committee consisting of three persons shall aid the Secretary in determining policies of the seed certification program. The committee shall consist of a Cooperative Extension representative from the Plant Science Department, University of Delaware, chosen by the Director of the Cooperative Extension Service; the Seed Analyst, State Department of Agriculture; and one person chosen by the Governor for a term of three years, from a list of three names submitted by the Delaware Crop Improvement Association."

Approved March 29, 1978.