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Bill Detail: HB19-1114

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Title Agriculture Commissioner Farm Produce Safety
Status Governor Signed (04/04/2019)
Bill Subjects
  • Agriculture
  • Public Health
House Sponsors M. Catlin (R)
D. Valdez (D)
Senate Sponsors J. Danielson (D)
J. Cooke (R)
House Committee Rural Affairs and Agriculture
Senate Committee Agriculture and Natural Resources
Date Introduced 01/15/2019
Description

The bill establishes a state law to implement federal regulations
covering produce safety on farms. To implement this, the bill:
  • Authorizes the commissioner of agriculture (commissioner)
to enter into a cooperative agreement with the United
States food and drug administration and seek, accept, and

expend federal funds;
  • Provides for the commissioner to cease implementing the
law if the commissioner does not receive adequate federal
funding;
  • Requires farms that are covered by federal law, selling
more than approximately $25,000 of produce annually on
average over a 3-year period, to register with the
commissioner;
  • Requires the commissioner to promulgate rules adopting 21
CFR 112, concerning produce safety, and gives the
commissioner rule-making authority to administer the bill;
  • Authorizes the commissioner to enter farms and farm
facilities during regular business hours to implement or
enforce the bill;
  • Authorizes the commissioner to inspect records during
regular business hours to implement or enforce the bill;
  • Authorizes the commissioner to issue cease-and-desist
orders;
  • Authorizes the commissioner to impose administrative
penalties;
  • If requested, requires the commissioner to hold a hearing to
issue a cease-and-desist order or impose an administrative
penalty, and this process is subject to judicial review;
  • Authorizes the commissioner to enforce cease-and-desist
orders and administrative penalties in court; and
  • Repeals these provisions in 2034, but requires a sunset
review before the repeal.

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