2013 Regular Session
|At the request of:|
|Bill Title:||Relating to genetically engineered material.|
Prohibits growing commodity containing genetically engineered material unless commodity is incapable of reproducing or material is declared incapable of damaging other commodities and, if for food, material has been declared safe for consumption.
Makes violation subject to civil penalty, not to exceed $10,000. Declares food containing genetically engineered material to be adulterated unless material has been declared safe for consumption. Makes violation subject to maximum of $2,500 fine, six months' imprisonment, or both, and to civil penalty not exceeding $10,000. Prohibits State Department of Fish and Wildlife from approving use of genetically engineered salmon or trout stocks for crossbreeding with natural stocks. Prohibits department from approving use of genetically engineered salmon or trout stocks unless of type that has been declared safe for consumption. Prohibits licensing of proposed salmon hatchery operation producing genetically engineered salmon if proposed operation lacks substantial protections against genetically engineered salmon breeding with natural salmon or if genetically engineered salmon have not been declared safe for consumption. Requires Director of Agriculture and appointee of Director of Oregon Health Authority to recommend rejection of application for biopharm permit if biopharm lacks substantial protections against introducing genetically engineered material into nearby agricultural or horticultural commodities. Requires taking enforcement action against biopharm if biopharm endangers agricultural, horticultural or forest production or endangers public health.
|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|
|Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanations:||Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanation Documents|