State Representative Theodore Joseph Kryzak (R-Acton) has been appointed to the 129th Maine Legislature’s Joint Standing Committees on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. The committee is among the most sought after legislative assignments, because it helps shape policy for Maine’s natural resource economy.
“Maine’s natural resource economy has an impact of over $10 billion,” said Rep. Kryzak. “We must continue to pursue pro-growth policies that support the people and businesses that feed us and employ tens of thousands of people. Above all, we must not take any action that will negatively impact our ability to grow the economy or attract new investment.”
The Committee has jurisdiction of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, and sets policies on issues related to food and rural resources, agricultural fairs, products and marketing; animal control and welfare; food safety, inspection and labeling; dairy industry; pesticide regulation; nutrient management; farmland preservation; state parks, historic sites, public lands, submerged lands and the coastal islands registry; the Maine Land Use Regulation Commission; geological surveying and mapping; forest management, marketing, utilizations, health and fire control; the Land for Maine’s Future Program; and Baxter State Park.