SB 862 Creates notification requirements prior to entry onto private property to investigate or enforce contracts for certain agricultural products
Sponsor: Shoemyer
LR Number: 3236S.01I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Agriculture, Conservation, Parks & Natural Resources
Last Action: 1/14/2008 - Second Read and Referred S Agriculture, Conservation, Parks & Natural Resources Committee Journal Page: S82
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2008

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SB 862 - This act establishes notification requirements for entities who conduct private investigations on farms to evaluate the origins of agricultural commodities or to enforce trade agreements or contracts associated with genetically-modified agricultural products. The landowner and appropriate local law enforcement shall be notified in writing at least 48 hours prior to the visit, and the landowner shall also be notified on the day of the visit. Violators of the act shall be guilty of trespass and fined no less than $10,000 per violation.

This act is similar to SB 69 (2007) and HB 1299 (2006).