Making the Commissioner of Agriculture Appointed

Making the Commissioner of Agriculture Appointed

S.63 proposes an amendment to turn yet another elected position in the executive branch, the  Commissioner of Agriculture, into an office that is appointed by the Governor. As a member of the executive branch it’s proper the Commissioner answer to the Governor and the Governor in turn answer to the people for the actions of the Commissioner. Similar to bills addressing the Education Superintendent, Comptroller General, and Secretary of State this amendment would retain some power in the legislature by allowing the Senate advice and consent to the Governor’s appointment, and by allowing the General Assembly to set the qualifications of the office.

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