TITLE 2
Agriculture and Forestry

CHAPTER 2-25
The Rhode Island Local Agriculture and Seafood Act

SECTION 2-25-8


§ 2-25-8 Accountability and oversight.

(a) On an annual basis, the department shall prepare a report that details the performance of the local agriculture and seafood small grants and technical assistance program, and the disbursements made during the prior year from the local agriculture and seafood small grants and technical assistance fund and other sources, and how the department plans to allocate and use funds provided through the local agriculture and seafood small grants and technical assistance fund during the next year. The report shall include any additional, relevant information relating to the administration of the program, and the status of any state-based agricultural assessments and local food production assessments.

(b) The department shall annually schedule and conduct one or more public meetings to solicit input from the general public on whether the program is meeting its intended purposes, and to solicit recommendations for modifying the program.

(c) The department shall annually submit the report, including an addendum summarizing the feedback provided at the public meeting(s) referenced in § 2-25-9, to the general assembly.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2012, ch. 37, § 1; P.L. 2012, ch. 38, § 1.)