We’re warming up with a couple of other bills, 265 and 293, and there seems to be some question of whether Speaker Moore has a hearing problem during the voice votes. Thus, he’s called for a roll call vote on HB 293 — and it passes.
We’re one bill away from the main event. Will Speaker Moore actually read the title? Will lawmakers know what they’re voting on? Stay tuned!
Here we go … tah-dah! House Bill 467.
Rep. Jimmy Dixon is speaking: Colleagues this has been one of the bills that gives us some degree of anxiety. I think we have a good bill. The bill is simply trying to clarify the existing law. We think that we do that, as many of you know I use as few words as possible. This is not a courtroom. Most of us in this chamber are not lawyers. Most of us have knowledge of what’s right and good. My six years in the GA it’s been my experience to see that our good friends who are lawyers and very skilled at what they practice in their profession and for that I’m grateful.
It’s the smell of freedom. It’s the smell of food. God bless our farmers. — Rep. McElrath
For those of us not lawyers we have to rely on common sense and that’s a trait too often overlooked in the GA. If passed this bill will clarify and indicate an intent of the GA. I would propose there are occasions in the GA where the spirit of the law, the proposition is stronger than the letter of the law. Our hard working farm families who have labored diligently for generations to achieve the status they currently have. Occasionally in our world economy now there comes a time when entities are bought and sold. One of the focuses of attention on this issue revolves around whether or not this GA can craft legislation that has an affect on a pending case.
My children and grandchildren have walked gleefully through my hog and turkey houses. — Rep. Jimmy Dixon, bill sponsor
I’m 72 years old lived on a farm all my life. My children and granchildren have walked gleefully through my hog and turkey houses. I’ve been permitted to dispose of my waste in a specified matter. These allegations are at best exaggerations and at worst outright lies. Spraying effluent on people’s houses and cars, that does not exist. I’ve been down there. I’ve lived it. I’ve been involved. I beat Moses. He was in the wilderness 40 years, I’ve raised turkeys 41 years. When the final chapter is written on these cases. We’ll see the people being represented are being prostituted for money.
People get on their Lear jets in Texas and go around with people sitting on front porch and go up to my neighbor and saying are you’re tired of seeing the flies coming from Jimmy Dixon’s farm. My children and grandchildren have played near our lagoons we’ve sprayed our effluent responsibly. There are times, there are adversities. but when you get ready to cast your vote, we should get down on our knees and thank our heavenly father, people put up with production to enjoy the benefits of consumptions. the ability to supply a good safe economical product for us to consume. make no mistake there are entities out there getting people to sign contracts taking 40% upfront. there will be legal people in here saying that’s not the issue.
We should get down on our knees and thank our heavenly Father. People can put up with production to enjoy the benefits of consumption. — Rep. Dixon
If we talk about these as factory or industrial farms, we should talk about industry or factory law firms. There are enemies to livestock agriculture not friendly. animal rights people. extreme environmentalists have joined and become allies and taken advantage of those monetarily they claim to represent.