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 Bill Status of SB0734  99th General Assembly


Short Description:  GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD

Senate Sponsors
Sen. David Koehler - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Terry Link - Julie A. Morrison - Don Harmon, John G. Mulroe, Emil Jones, III, Dan Kotowski, Patricia Van Pelt, Heather A. Steans, Michael Noland, William Delgado, Melinda Bush, Daniel Biss, Kimberly A. Lightford, Mattie Hunter, Ira I. Silverstein, Antonio Muņoz, Iris Y. Martinez, Bill Cunningham and Martin A. Sandoval

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2017SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Genetically Engineered Food Labeling Act. Provides that beginning on the effective date of the Act, any food offered for retail sale in this State is misbranded if it is entirely or partially produced with genetic engineering and that fact is not disclosed in a certain manner. Provides that the Act shall not be construed to require either the listing or identification of any ingredient or ingredients that were genetically engineered, nor that the term "genetically engineered" be placed immediately preceding any common name or primary product descriptor of a food. Provides that until the effective date of the Act, any processed food that would be subject to the provision concerning the labeling of genetically engineered foods solely because it includes one or more materials produced by genetic engineering is not misbranded provided that the engineered materials in the aggregate do not account for more than a certain amount of the total weight of the processed food. Sets forth provisions concerning applicability and the right of action for violations, damages, and attorneys' fees. Provides that the Department of Public Health shall adopt rules necessary to implement the Act. Defines terms. Contains a severability provision. Effective January 1, 2017.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/3/2015SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. David Koehler
  2/3/2015SenateFirst Reading
  2/3/2015SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/5/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. John G. Mulroe
  2/5/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
  2/6/2015SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  2/6/2015SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Terry Link
  2/9/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
  2/9/2015SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  2/13/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Dan Kotowski
  2/20/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  2/24/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Noland
  3/3/2015SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  3/3/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. William Delgado
  3/4/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  3/4/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Daniel Biss
  3/4/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  3/5/2015SenateAssigned to Environment and Conservation
  3/10/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  3/12/2015SenatePostponed - Environment and Conservation
  3/12/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  3/19/2015SenatePostponed - Environment and Conservation
  3/25/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muņoz
  3/26/2015SenatePostponed - Environment and Conservation
  3/26/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  3/27/2015SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 24, 2015
  4/23/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Bill Cunningham
  4/24/2015SenateRule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 15, 2015
  5/6/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  5/15/2015SenateRule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2015
  10/10/2015SenatePursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments
  1/10/2017SenateSession Sine Die

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