History: act replaced commissioner and department of agriculture with commissioner and department of agriculture, conservation and natural resources; act replaced commissioner and department of agriculture, conservation and natural resources with commissioner and department of agriculture and natural resources; act replaced commissioner and department of agriculture and natural resources with commissioner and department of agriculture; P.
Sections a and b are repealed. Terminology change. Board of Agriculture. Section is repealed.
The commissioner may appoint qualified persons to make studies and recommendations concerning matters of interest to the commissioner. The commissioner shall report at least quarterly the findings made in accordance with the provisions of this section to said committee. History: act replaced commissioner and department of agriculture with commissioner and department of agriculture, conservation and natural resources; acts replaced commissioner and department of agriculture, conservation and natural resources with commissioner and department of agriculture and natural resources and added provisions re director of agriculture; act replaced commissioner and department of agriculture and natural resources with commissioner and department of agriculture; P.
Appointment of commissioner. The Commissioner of Agriculture shall be appointed in accordance with the provisions of sections , , and Said commissioner shall receive an annual salary to be determined as provided by section and shall devote his full time to the duties of his office. History: act replaced commissioner of agriculture with commissioner of agriculture, conservation and natural resources; act replaced commissioner of agriculture, conservation and natural resources with commissioner of agriculture and natural resources; act replaced commissioner of agriculture and natural resources with commissioner of agriculture; P.
Any delegation of authority by the commissioner shall be with the consent of such state or regional agency or municipality. History: June 30 P. The Commissioner of Agriculture may designate as an agent of the commissioner: 1 Any deputy commissioner or any employee of the department to exercise all or part of the authority, powers and duties of said commissioner in the absence of the commissioner, 2 any deputy commissioner or any employee, assistant or agent employed by the Department of Agriculture to exercise such authority of the Commissioner of Agriculture as the commissioner delegates for the administration or enforcement of any applicable statute, regulation, permit or order, 3 any deputy commissioner, employee, assistant or agent employed by the Department of Agriculture who is deemed qualified by the commissioner to act as a hearing officer in administrative hearings, 4 two or more qualified persons, one of whom shall be designated as the presiding officer to conduct administrative hearings, and 5 any qualified person to serve as a hearing officer for contested cases who may be compensated for such service.
Any such hearing officer appointed by the commissioner shall render a proposed final decision or the final decision as directed by the commissioner except that the commissioner or deputy commissioner shall consider and make the final decision when modification or reconsideration of a contested case is requested by a party pursuant to section a. History: June 30 Sp. Such costs may include, but are not limited to, the costs of A public notice, B reviews, inspections and testing incidental to the issuance of and monitoring of compliance with such permits, licenses, orders, certificates and approvals, and C surveying and staking boundary lines.
The applicant shall pay the fee established in accordance with the provisions of this section prior to the final decision of the commissioner on the application. The commissioner may postpone review of an application until receipt of the payment. In any proceeding held on or after October 1, , on a department order to enforce any statute, regulation, permit or order administered or issued by the commissioner, the respondent or other person taking an appeal from a final decision of the commissioner shall pay all costs of recording and transcribing the hearing if a transcript is required by law.
Upon a showing of indigency by such respondent or person, the court may require the commissioner to pay such costs. History: P. Cease and desist orders. The commissioner may also cause a copy of the order to be posted upon property which is the subject of the order, and no action for trespass shall lie for such posting. Such cease and desist order shall be binding upon all persons against whom it is issued, their agents and any independent contractor engaged by such persons. The commissioner shall hold a hearing within ten days of the date of receipt of such order by all persons served with such order to provide any such person an opportunity to be heard and show that such condition does not exist or such violation has not occurred or a license was not required or all required licenses were obtained.
All briefs or legal memoranda to be presented in connection with such hearing shall be filed not later than ten days after such hearing. Such order shall remain in effect until fifteen days after the hearing within which time a new decision based on the hearing shall be made. History: Revisor's note: P. Deputy commissioner. Powers and duties of commissioner. The Commissioner of Agriculture shall be the administrative head of the Department of Agriculture. The commissioner shall encourage and promote the development of agriculture within the state and collect and publish information and statistics in regard to the agricultural and animal industries and interests of the state and submit the same to the Governor in an annual report.
The commissioner shall, annually, visit different sections of the state and investigate the methods and wants of practical husbandry, the adaptation of agricultural products to soil, climate and markets, and, as far as practicable, visit agricultural fairs within the state, encourage the establishment of farmers' clubs, agricultural libraries and reading rooms and disseminate agricultural information by lectures or otherwise.
In cooperation with The University of Connecticut, the commissioner may prepare and publish bulletins containing information concerning the cost of production of farm products.
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The commissioner is authorized to hold an annual state exhibit at the Eastern States Exposition at West Springfield, Massachusetts. The commissioner is authorized to enter into an agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture for cooperative work in the collection and publication of agricultural statistics.
The commissioner shall have the authority to charge such fees as the commissioner may deem reasonable for publications of information by any of the component agencies of the Department of Agriculture. The commissioner shall review any proposed capital project that would convert twenty-five or more acres of prime farmland or one acre or more of shellfish grounds to a nonagricultural use and if such project promotes agriculture or the goal of agricultural land preservation or if there is no reasonable alternative site for the project the commissioner shall file a statement with the Bond Commission so indicating.
The commissioner shall file a statement with the Bond Commission for any proposed capital project that would convert or impair any shellfish grounds and shall include in such statement any comments the commissioner deems appropriate for the protection of such grounds. The commissioner shall administer those provisions of sections a, b, c and e that address the assessment of farmland and open space. The commissioner may request the Attorney General to bring an action in the Superior Court for injunctive relief requiring compliance with any statute, regulation, order or permit administered, adopted or issued by the commissioner.
See Sec. The Commissioner of Agriculture may, subject to any limitations otherwise imposed by law, receive and accept on behalf of the Department of Agriculture or any component agency thereof any funds which may be offered or which may become available from federal grants or appropriations, private gifts, donations or bequests, or any other source and may expend such funds for the purposes of such grants or appropriations, gifts, donations or bequests. February, , P.
History: act replaced commissioner and department of agriculture and natural resources with commissioner and department of agriculture; June 30 Sp. The Comptroller, upon application of the Commissioner of Agriculture, may draw his order upon the Treasurer in favor of any person equitably entitled to the refund of any money paid to any component agency of the Department of Agriculture for the amount of such refund as determined by the Commissioner of Agriculture, provided, if the amount of such refund exceeds two hundred fifty dollars, such refund shall only be made with the approval of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management.
History: act replaced commissioner and department of agriculture and natural resources with commissioner and department of agriculture; P. The Commissioner of Agriculture, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture, may certify for payment comprehensive farm nutrient management or farm resources management plan practices that have been approved by the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection pursuant to this section.
The total federal and state grant available to a farmer shall not be more than ninety per cent of such cost. In making grants under this subsection, the Commissioner of Agriculture shall give priority to capital improvements made in accordance with a comprehensive farm nutrient management plan or a farm resources plan prepared pursuant to section 22am.
Such reimbursement shall not exceed fifty per cent of the cost of such plan or twenty thousand dollars, whichever is less, except any such reimbursement for such a management or restoration plan on any state-owned land or any municipally owned land with an agricultural lease of five years or longer shall not exceed ninety per cent of the cost of such management or restoration plan or twenty thousand dollars, whichever is less. Such plan may require agricultural restoration purposes, as defined in section d.
In order to carry out said program, the commissioner shall: 1 In cooperation with other state agencies, compile a list of all vacant public land owned by the state, that in the opinion of such agencies and the commissioner may be feasibly used for gardening, agriculture or, based upon soil type, is suitable for agricultural restoration purposes, and 2 establish a procedure for application to the department on a form to be furnished by the commissioner for a permit to use available vacant public land for gardening, agricultural purposes or agricultural restoration purposes.
The commissioner shall adopt regulations pursuant to chapter 54 to carry out the provisions of this section, including but not limited to requirements for agreements to use vacant public land for gardening, agricultural purposes or agricultural restoration purposes, establishment of a fee for such permit, except that no fee shall be charged for gardening permits, and requirements for the use of such land for agricultural purposes based on competitive open bidding. Permits shall be for a period prescribed by the commissioner but shall not exceed ten years from the date of issuance.
After such period permit holders may apply for a new permit or renewal of the permit. Applicants shall submit a plan for such use and shall agree to maintain the land in a condition consistent with such land use plan, and shall agree to abide by regulations adopted by the department pursuant to chapter Failure to carry out the conditions of agreement shall result in the forfeiture of the garden, agriculture or agricultural restoration permit. Any applicant who is granted the use of vacant public land for gardening, agricultural purposes or agricultural restoration purposes shall indemnify and save harmless the state and all of its officers, agents and employees against suits and claims of liability of each name and nature arising out of, or in consequence of the use of vacant public land.
Such programs shall be administered in a manner consistent with federal laws and regulations, where applicable. For the purposes of sections g to p, inclusive:. This stamp shall remain the sole property of the department and shall be forfeited by the certified vendor to the department in the event of suspension;.
Signs shall remain the sole property of the department and shall be forfeited by the certified vendor to the department in the event of suspension;. A copy of the publication shall be issued to each individual prior to application. New editions supersede all previous editions;.
The program shall supply Connecticut-grown fresh produce to participants of the special supplemental food program through the distribution of vouchers that are redeemable only at designated Connecticut farmers' markets. The program is designed to provide both a supplemental source of fresh produce for the dietary needs of women, infants and children who are judged to be at nutritional risk and to stimulate an increased demand for Connecticut-grown fresh produce at Connecticut farmers' markets.
Local WIC agency services shall ensure that:. In the event of litigation, negotiation, or audit findings, the records shall be retained until all issues arising from such actions have been resolved or until the end of the regular four-year period, whichever is later. Confidentiality of personal information shall be maintained as to all program participants at all times. Participants shall be responsible for:. Farmers' market assurances shall be submitted in a manner outlined by the department and shall provide evidence of:. Information submitted by a farmers' market shall include, but not be limited to:.
The standard for the authorization of a single or principal farmers' market in a county shall be one eligible application for every one hundred participants who participate in the distribution clinic in said county.
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A minimum of two or more eligible applications shall be required for a farmers' market to receive authorization. A vendor who satisfies all the following criteria shall be certified to accept vouchers:. A voucher may be resubmitted for payment in the event that the signature or vendor certification identification error can be properly and legally corrected by the certified vendor. Violations involving the use of multiple vouchers in a single sales transaction shall be considered as a single violation.
Violations involving multiple sales transactions, regardless of time elapsed, shall be considered multiple violations at a standard of one violation per sales transaction. Failure to appropriately display the certified vendor identification sign shall constitute a Class I violation. The following shall constitute Class II violations:.
The following shall constitute Class III violations:. An exception shall occur when suspension occurs within thirty days of the expiration date for voucher usage by participants. In such case, suspension shall also include the entire season of the following calendar year. In the event of a suspension, the vendor shall reimburse the commissioner for the value of any vouchers deposited and paid upon after the official date of suspension notification. Recurrence of a Class II violation during the probationary period and for which the certified vendor has been cited shall be sufficient grounds for immediate and automatic suspension.
A written notice of noncompliance or suspension from the department shall be pending for seventy-two hours of receipt by the certified vendor. The certified vendor shall be granted the pending period for presenting sufficient evidence to the department to substantiate a reversal. Remedies undertaken in response to receipt of written notice of a pending citation of noncompliance or suspension shall not constitute evidence in defense of such citation. Failure to present any evidence to the department within the specified pending period shall constitute acceptance of the citation of noncompliance or suspension by the certified vendor.
Submission of insufficient evidence by the certified vendor for determination of reversal on the pending citation by the department shall result in an official citation of noncompliance or suspension upon completion of the pending period. Such date shall be clearly printed on the voucher face. Voucher usage shall be null and void after expiration date. Such date shall be clearly printed on the front of vouchers. Any claim to voucher payment beyond the voucher reimbursement expiration date is not valid and shall be denied. The program shall supply Connecticut-grown fresh produce to senior participants through the distribution of vouchers that are redeemable only at designated Connecticut farmers' markets.
The program is designed to provide both a supplemental source of fresh produce for the dietary needs of seniors who are judged to be at nutritional risk and to stimulate an increased demand for Connecticut-grown produce at Connecticut farmers' markets. The farmer or person selling farm products shall provide to the food establishment an invoice that indicates the source and date of purchase of the farm products at the time of the sale. Not later than fourteen days prior to commencing the operation of a food establishment in a municipality that is within the jurisdiction of a municipal health department or health district that did not issue a permit or license to such farmer, a notice of intent to commence such operation shall be sent by such farmer to the municipal health department or health district with such jurisdiction.
Such notice shall contain a copy of the municipal health department or health district permit or license issued in accordance with this section and a copy of any food service plan developed as part of the application for such permit or license. Any permit or license issued in accordance with the provisions of this section shall be valid for the duration of the calendar year in which such permit or license was issued. No municipal health department or health district shall require any farmer who applies for a permit or license to operate a food establishment at a certified farmers' market to submit information regarding such farmer's ability to comply with any ordinance of any municipality or health district concerning the operation of such food establishment.
Administrative civil penalties. Civil penalties established for each violation shall be of such amount as to insure immediate and continued compliance with applicable laws, regulations, orders and permits issued by the commissioner pursuant to any provision of this title. Such penalties shall be a sum determined by the commissioner which shall not exceed two thousand five hundred dollars for each violation and two hundred fifty dollars for each day during which such violation continues after receipt of a final order of the commissioner assessing the civil penalty for such violation.
If a hearing is requested, the commissioner may issue a final order after a hearing and, upon a finding that a violation has occurred, may assess a civil penalty under this section which shall be no greater than the penalty stated in the notice. The Shopping Cart is currently empty. We are a specialty wine importer. We work hard to bring boutique wines to the U. Not everything is available at all times. As few as 5 cases may be imported. Things you should know. To preserve your allocation of wines, your credit card is charged at the time you place your order. The Transfer of Title on all orders is in California once processing has been completed.
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