2015 Regular Session
|At the request of:|
|Bill Title:||Relating to genetically engineered commodities; declaring an emergency.|
Requires State Department of Agriculture to establish control areas for growing commodities that are genetically engineered agricultural or horticultural plant products.
Makes genetically engineered commodity grown outside authorized control area subject to eradication. Requires department to establish program for regulating growing of genetically engineered commodities not approved for unregulated use. Requires department to establish program to provide financial assistance to persons claiming damages from improper growing of genetically engineered commodities. Establishes fund and appropriates fund moneys to department for payment of financial assistance. Imposes fee on purchaser of proprietary genetically engineered commodity propagants and directs fee moneys to fund. Requires department to report to interim committee of Legislative Assembly regarding implementation and administration of control area, genetically engineered crop regulation and financial assistance programs. Declares emergency, effective July 1, 2015.
|Fiscal Impact:||May Have Fiscal Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued|
|Revenue Impact:||May Have Revenue Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued|
|Measure Analysis:||Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements|
|Current Location:||In House Committee|
|Current Committee:||House Committee On Rural Communities, Land Use, and Water|
|Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanations:||Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanation Documents|