Bill Summary for S 711 (2017-2018)

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Jun 13 2018

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View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
Senate Bill 711 (Public) Filed Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Intro. by B. Jackson, Cook, Sanderson.

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House committee substitute makes the following changes to 4th edition. Amends Section 6 of the act as follows. Declares the importance of protecting dairy farmers and finds that the United States Food and Drug Administration failed to provide consistent guidance to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and to the dairy industry as to the identity of milk. Declares intention to become a national leader in the preservation of the dairy industry while balancing need to maintain interstate commerce. Amends deadline for plant-based products to cease to be labeled as milk to be within 6 months after the effective date of this section. Previously the deadline was January 1, 2019. This deadline is effective upon enactment into law of a mandatory labeling requirement prohibiting the sale of plant-based products holding themselves out as milk in 11 of a set of enumerated Southern states. Removes Section 13.(a) and 13.(b), which amended GS 105-164.13 to create a sales tax exemption for zoos operated by a qualifying farmer.