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Sunset Continue Custom Processing Meat Animals

Concerning the continuation of the regulation of the custom processing of meat animals, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations in the 2022 sunset report by the department of regulatory agencies.
2023 Regular Session
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Bill Summary

The act implements the recommendations of the department of regulatory agencies, as contained in the department's 2022 sunset review of the "Custom Processing of Meat Animals Act", by:

  • Continuing the act for 9 years, to September 2032;
  • Repealing obsolete provisions that concern the use of a stakeholder process to develop poultry labeling requirements;
  • Consolidating statutory provisions imposing civil penalties for a violation into one provision;
  • Standardizing criminal penalties by reducing the penalty for a violation of the act or a rule promulgated under the act from a class 2 misdemeanor with a fine of $750 and up to 364 days imprisonment to a petty offense, which is up to a $300 fine or 10 days in jail; and
  • Directing that civil penalties be credited to the general fund.

APPROVED by Governor April 28, 2023

EFFECTIVE August 7, 2023

NOTE: This act was passed without a safety clause and takes effect 90 days after sine die.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Became Law


Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    04/28/2023 Signed Act PDF
    04/27/2023 Final Act PDF
    04/17/2023 Rerevised PDF
    04/14/2023 Revised PDF
    03/06/2023 Reengrossed PDF
    03/03/2023 Engrossed PDF
    02/15/2023 Introduced PDF

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details