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2011 Senate Bill 5072: Authorizing the department of agriculture to accept and expend gifts
Introduced by Sen. Brian Hatfield (Raymond) (D) on January 12, 2011
To provide that the director of the department of agriculture may accept, expend, and retain gifts, grants, bequests, or contributions from public or private sources to carry out the purposes and programs of the department. (Companion: SB 5072).   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development Committee on January 12, 2011
Substitute offered in the Senate on January 24, 2011
Adds surplus funds of candidates or political committees supporting candidates may also be transferred to the Department of Agriculture's food distribution program for distribution to food banks.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on January 24, 2011
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on January 25, 2011
Provides that the director of the department of agriculture may accept, expend, and retain gifts, grants, bequests, or contributions from public or private sources to carry out the purposes and programs of the department. This bill also allows surplus funds of candidates or political committees supporting candidates to be transferred to the Department of Agriculture's food distribution program for distribution to food banks.
Received in the House on March 2, 2011
Referred to the House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee on March 2, 2011
Amendment offered in the House on March 16, 2011
Removes a provision that would allow surplus campaign funds to be provided to the food security program at the WSDA.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 16, 2011
Referred to the House Rules Committee on March 21, 2011
To authorize the Washington State Department of Agriculture to accept, expend, and retain gifts, grants, bequests, or other contributions.
Received in the Senate on April 15, 2011
Senate concurred with House amendments.
Signed by Gov. Christine Gregoire on May 3, 2011

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