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2019 Senate Bill 174: Revise animal industry regulations
Introduced by Sen. Kevin Daley (R) on March 7, 2019
To overhaul many details of existing rules, and expand the authority of state officials to establish new requirements and regulations, on animal industry record keeping, identification, management, treatment, and movements of livestock or other animals to, from or within the state. This deals with regulations controlling the potential spread of animal diseases and infections, and among other things would empower the director of the state agriculture department - with a governor's approval - to issue emergency orders “if the director determines that a delayed response to a specific reportable animal disease or condition will cause a significant impact on animals, an animal industry, or public health".   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Agriculture Committee on March 7, 2019
Reported in the Senate on October 22, 2019
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass. Among other changes the substitute pushes back the deadline on enforcing egg-laying hen confinement mandates from 2020 to the last day of 2025.
Passed 21 to 17 in the Senate on October 24, 2019.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To overhaul many details of existing rules, and expand the authority of state officials to establish new requirements and regulations, on animal industry record keeping, identification, management, treatment, and movements of livestock or other animals to, from or within the state. This deals with regulations controlling the potential spread of animal diseases and infections. The bill also contains a provision extending a 2020 deadline for imposing laying hen cage size requirements until the end of 2025.
Received in the House on October 24, 2019
Referred to the House Agriculture Committee on October 24, 2019
Reported in the House on October 30, 2019
Refer to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on October 30, 2019
Reported in the House on November 6, 2019
With the recommendation that the amendment be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the House on November 6, 2019
To move up a proposed deadline on hen cage size mandates from 2025 to 2024.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on November 6, 2019
Passed 74 to 36 in the House on November 6, 2019.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To overhaul many details of existing rules, and expand the authority of state officials to establish new requirements and regulations, on animal industry record keeping, identification, management, treatment, and movements of livestock or other animals to, from or within the state. This deals with regulations controlling the potential spread of animal diseases and infections. The bill also contains a provision extending a 2020 deadline for imposing laying hen cage size requirements until the end of 2024.
Received in the Senate on November 7, 2019
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill, which advanced the hen cage size mandate by one year.

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