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H 4003 General Bill, By Hiott, Hewitt, Davis, Forrest, Bennett, West, Ott, Atkinson and Hixon
Summary: Produce Safety Act
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 26 TO TITLE 39 SO AS TO ENACT THE "PRODUCE SAFETY ACT", TO ESTABLISH THE AUTHORITY OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO ENFORCE CERTAIN FOOD SAFETY STANDARDS APPLICABLE TO FARM PRODUCE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE AUTHORITY TO INSPECT CERTAIN FARMS; TO SEIZE, CONDEMN, AND DESTROY COVERED PRODUCE; AND TO OBTAIN A COURT ORDER FOR FORFEITURE AND DESTRUCTION OF COVERED PRODUCE; TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPEAL OF COURT ORDERS; TO DEFINE CERTAIN TERMS, INCLUDING "FARM" AND "COVERED PRODUCE"; TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS FOR CERTAIN FARMS AND PRODUCE; TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT TO PROMULGATE REGULATIONS; TO ESTABLISH CERTAIN PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION OF THE CHAPTER; TO PROVIDE FOR THE REPEAL OF THE CHAPTER UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
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03/15/17House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 9)
03/15/17House Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs (House Journal-page 9)
03/22/17House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Hewitt, Davis, Forrest, Bennett, West, Ott, Atkinson
03/23/17House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs (House Journal-page 3)
03/28/17House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Hixon
03/28/17House Amended (House Journal-page 53)
03/28/17House Read second time (House Journal-page 53)
03/28/17House Roll call Yeas-100 Nays-11 (House Journal-page 54)
03/29/17House Read third time and sent to Senate
03/29/17Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 15)
03/29/17Senate Referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources (Senate Journal-page 15)



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