2013 Regular Session
|At the request of:|
|Chief Sponsors:||Representative Gomberg, Holvey|
|Regular Sponsors:||Representative Boone|
|Bill Title:||Relating to genetically engineered food; declaring an emergency.|
|Catchline/Summary:||Requires signage in area where genetically engineered fish are sold, displayed for sale or offered for sale at retail for human consumption.
Declares genetically engineered fish to be misbranded food if sold, displayed for sale or offered for sale at retail for human consumption without required signage. Creates exception for restaurant sales. Applies to fish sold, displayed for sale or offered for sale on or after January 1, 2014. Makes foods that contain genetically engineered fish subject to labeling requirements. Declares food to be misbranded if food contains genetically engineered fish and does not conform with labeling requirements. Applies to foods packaged on or after January 1, 2014. Directs State Department of Agriculture to adopt rules relating to requirements. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
|Fiscal Impact:||May Have Fiscal Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued|
|Revenue Impact:||No Revenue Impact|
|Measure Analysis:||Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements|
|Current Location:||In House Committee|
|Current Committee:||House Committee On Agriculture and Natural Resources|