Miami County Proposed Policies

At the Miami County 2017 Annual Meeting Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 members will be voting on proposed policies. Farm Bureau members should attend in order to vote. If you would like to attend please call 937-335-1471 or email [email protected]

Below are the proposed policies for Local, State, and National Levels.

Miami County Proposed Policies for 2017-2018:

Local

1. We support the county government entities to be involved with the Ohio Treasurer’s Office Online Checkbook.
2. We support harsher penalties for those found trafficking, producing, and using illicit drugs.
3. We oppose government entities taking private property and support any and all efforts to direct public services along already established public paths. We oppose the use of eminent domain for any recreational purposes.
4. We support the county government entities to be involved with the Ohio Treasurer’s Office Transparency Project.

State
1. We support the right to recall any official elected in or by the state of Ohio, including those elected to a federal seat.
2. We support the requiring of one semester of life skills education, which includes agricultural education, home economics, finance, and industrial technology components prior to graduation.
3. We support the availability and promotion of flex credit programs as determined by local school boards.
4. We support harsher penalties for those found trafficking, producing, and using illicit drugs.
5. We support the efforts of the Ohio AgriAbility Program that promotes success in agriculture for Ohio’s farmers and farm families who are coping with a disability or long-term health condition.
6. We encourage the establishment of a state task force responsible for developing a more effective and enforceable noxious weed law.
7. We support the use of a statewide sales tax and/or income tax to fund education in place of increases in real property tax.

National
1. We support voluntary participation in environmental preservation efforts and any regulations therein to follow the constitutionally prescribed method of implementation (EPA cannot create enforceable rules without accompanying legislation).