SCS/SB 491 - This act modifies provisions relating to agriculture.
SECTION 178.530 - AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION IN PRIVATE SCHOOLS
The act requires the State Board of Education to establish standards for agricultural education that may be adopted by a private school. The standards must be sufficient to allow a private school to apply to host a local chapter of a national agricultural education association. These local chapters at private schools are not eligible to receive state or federal funding for agricultural vocational education.
This section is similar to TAT/CCS/HCS/SCS/SB 631 (2012) and HB 1953 (2012).
SECTIONS 256.400 TO 256.433 - SOUTHEAST MISSOURI REGIONAL WATER DISTRICT
The act prohibits large water consumers from taking and transporting water from within the Southeast Missouri Regional Water District to locations outside the district, if such taking and transporting interferes with the normal water usage of certain other large water consumers. If such interference occurs, the Attorney General or the affected parties may seek an injunction. No injunction may be issued if it would harm public health or safety.
This section is identical to TAT/HB 1179 (2012) and SB 63 (2011) and similar to SB 604 (2010) and SB 556 (2009).
SECTION 276.401 - MISSOURI GRAIN DEALER LAW
Under current law, certain manufacturers and processors of animal feed are by definition not considered grain dealers under the Missouri Grain Dealer law if, among other things, such individuals do not purchase more than $100,000 worth of grain a year. This act replaces the $100,000 threshold with a 50,000 bushel threshold.
This section is identical to TAT/CCS/HCS/SCS/SB 631 (2012).
SECTION 414.255 - MISSOURI RENEWABLE FUEL STANDARD ACT
A gas station owner or a motor fuel supplier is not liable for damage caused to a customer's vehicle from use of ethanol-blended fuel purchased from a gas station provided that: the gas station or supplier is operating in compliance with the state ethanol mandate; someone other than an employee of the gas station makes the fuel selection; and the fuel pump is correctly labeled.