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2015 Regular Session
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Bill Title: Relating to proprietary genetically engineered crops.
Catchline/Summary: Requires certain merchants to provide State Department of Agriculture with copies of royalty agreements signed by purchasers of propagants of proprietary genetically engineered crops.
Requires purchaser that has signed royalty agreement to provide information regarding disposition of purchased propagants to department upon request. Authorizes department to designate crop production areas for species of proprietary genetically engineered crops. Prohibits production of proprietary genetically engineered crop in violation of crop production area designation or other restrictions by department. Declares areas outside designated crop production areas of proprietary genetically engineered crop to be control areas for crop. Allows department to establish reserve areas where all production of proprietary genetically engineered crops is prohibited. Requires department to place crop production area, production limitation and reserve area information on website. Makes failure to provide required information or violation of department order regarding crop production area, production limitation or reserve area subject to civil penalty, not to exceed $10,000.
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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 Rural Communities, Land Use, and Water
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Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanations: Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanation Documents
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