Amends GS Chapter 106 by adding a new Article 57B, Civil Liability for Certified Commodity Producers and Commodity Purchasers. Creates GS 106-706.1 (Definitions), providing the terms and definitions for use in this Article, including certified and commodity producer. Creates GS 106-706.2 (Limitation on liability; rebuttable presumption), providing that a commodity producer, certified as defined in this Article, will be entitled to a rebuttable presumption that the commodity producer was not negligent when death or injury is proximately caused by consumption of the producer's commodity. Creates GS 106-706.3 (Limitation on liability), providing that the liability of a certified, adequately insured producer of commodities for death or injury that is proximately caused by consumption of the commodity will not exceed $500,000.
Effective July 1, 2013, and applies to claims arising on or after that date.
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<p>A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO LIMIT THE LIABILITY OF NORTH CAROLINA COMMODITY PRODUCERS ARISING FROM FOOD SAFETY ISSUES RELATED TO THEIR PRODUCTS, ONCE THOSE PRODUCTS HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED BY A PROCESSOR OR RESELLER.</p>Intro. by <p>Jackson, Rabon, Brock.</p>
Status: Ref To Com On Judiciary I (Senate Action) (Apr 3 2013)
Bill S 649 (2013-2014)Summary date: Apr 3 2013 - More information