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Senate Bill 0398

Senate Bill 0398

ARCHIVE (2012)

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DIGEST OF SB 398 (Updated January 30, 2012 6:29 pm - DI 109)

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 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 nonprofit 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 applies only 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 foods for specialty pets. (7) Increases the penalty for certain violations from a Class C infraction to a Class A infraction. Allows milk producers to sell raw milk to consumers under certain conditions. Makes technical changes.
    Current Status:
     Passed 2nd reading - first House
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