HB 59 – Food Commercialization Funds/SB 67

Primary House Sponsors: Rep. Chris Humphrey (R-Lenoir; Pitt); Rep. Brian Farkas (D-Pitt); Rep. Kandie Smith (D-Pitt); Rep. Kristin Baker (R-Cabarrus)

Primary Senate Sponsor: Sen. Don Davis (R-Greene, Pitt)


This Bill would provide $1M in nonrecurring funds in the 2021-2022 fiscal year and $1.5M in nonrecurring funds for the 2022-2023 fiscal year to the Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services for local food processing initiatives. These funds would be used to provide a grant to the Eastern North Carolina Food Commercialization Center to provide matching funds for a federal construction grant and to provide working capital and equipment for the Center.


HB 59

Filed – 2/4/2021

This bill was referred to the following House committees:


-Rules, Calendar, and Operations


SB 67

Filed – 2/8/2021

This bill was referred to Rules and Operations Committee on 2/9/2021 but withdrawn that same day.

This bill was re-referred to the following Senate committees:

-Appropriations/Base Budget

-Rules and Operations