SB 153 Modifies provisions pertaining to milk sales, the Rice Advisory Council and the state veterinarian
Sponsor: Clemens
LR Number: 0122S.03T Fiscal Note: 0122-03
Committee: Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources
Last Action: 9/16/2009 - No Motion made to override Governor's veto Journal Page: S10 / H28
Title: SCS SB 153 Calendar Position: 3
Effective Date: August 28, 2009
House Handler: Cunningham

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SCS/SB 153 - SECTION 265.525 - RICE ADVISORY COUNCIL

Under current law, two individuals must be appointed to the Rice Advisory Council to represent handlers and end users of rice, respectively. This act modifies the definitions of "handler" and "end user" to exclude producers from qualifying and specifies that persons appointed in these positions shall be actually employed as an end user or handler.

SECTION 267.565 and 267.600 - STATE VETERINARIAN

The act gives the state veterinarian similar authority to address toxins in animals as it currently has for addressing diseases in livestock. The state veterinarian may restrict the movement of any animal or bird under investigation for the presence of a toxin or disease. Once an investigation is completed, the animal or bird shall either be allowed to be moved or must be permanently quarantined.

SECTIONS 416.410 and 416.440 - UNFAIR MILK SALES PRACTICES

The act adds definitions for "imitation milk" and "milk" and modifies the definition of "milk products" by specifying what is not considered a milk product.

Under current law, co-op's are provided an exception to the prohibition on milk processors and distributors giving monetary incentives for the purchase of their milk products. This act re-words this exception by expressly stating that any return on savings, or any economic benefit or service, given by a co-op to its members for the purchase of milk products shall not be considered a violation.

This act contains provisions similar to the truly agreed to HCS/HB 251 (2009) and the perfected SB 526 (2009).

ERIKA JAQUES