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House Bill 1129


House Bill 1129

ARCHIVE (2012)

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DIGEST OF HB 1129 (Updated March 5, 2012 6:40 pm - DI 84)


State chemist issues. Provides civil penalty authority to the state chemist under the agricultural ammonia law and subpoena authority to the state chemist under the agricultural ammonia law and the commercial fertilizers laws. Provides that the state chemist may impose a civil penalty only according to a schedule recommended by the fertilizer advisory board. Amends the pesticide laws and the pesticide use and application laws as follows: (1) Expands the definition of "produce". (2) Makes changes to the qualifications of certain members on the pesticide review board. (3) Makes changes to the duties and rule making authority of the pesticide review board. (4) Exempts employees of not-for-profit organizations from the annual pesticide applicator license fee. (5) Repeals registration requirements and fees for pesticide consultants. (6) Amends provisions of state pesticide law to apply to all pesticide products, including both chemicals and devices. (Current law only applies to chemicals.) (7) Makes changes to comply with federal pesticide laws. Amends the commercial feed laws as follows: (1) Adds and amends numerous definitions. (2) Adds a late fee for distributing feed before applying for a license. (3) Allows the state chemist to revoke, suspend, or place conditions on a commercial feed license that is not in compliance. (4) Makes changes to required labeling information. (5) Provides conditions that make commercial feed adulterated. (6) Adds authority to adopt rules concerning specialty pet foods. (7) Adds as Class A infractions: (A) distribution of raw milk that is not labeled "Not for Human Consumption"; and (B) distributing animal feed and stating, promoting, or advertising that it is fit for human consumption. (8) Directs the state board of animal health to conduct a study of the issue of farmers selling unpasteurized milk to consumers. (9) Makes conforming changes. (10) Makes technical changes.
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