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Board of Directors of the Official Cotton Growers' Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation

    • Next Review Date: 2020-2021 Review Cycle - 87th Legislative Session
    • Last Review Date: 2008-2009 Review Cycle - 81st Legislative Session

    Sunset Review Documents for 2008-2009 Review Cycle, 81st Legislative Session

    Legislative Documents

    Final Results from Last Sunset Report

    The Legislature adopted the Sunset Commission recommendations and added several provisions to House Bill 1580.  The bill continued the Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation and provided additional flexibility and authority to the Foundation and TDA in the continued fight against boll weevils.  The list below summarizes the major provisions of House Bill 1580.

    • Continues the Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation for 12 years.
    • Provides the Foundation flexibility in the collection and use of grower assessments to meet the changing nature of boll weevil eradication efforts.
    • Provides the Texas Department of Agriculture and the Foundation with additional tools to manage volunteer and hostable cotton.
    • Modifies the definition of “cotton grower.”