Introduced by Rep. Jason Sheppard (R) on September 9, 2015 To require the state to give preference in purchasing and procurement to “biobased” products. Contracts would have to be given to providers of equivalent “biobased” products. The bill was cosponsored by Republicans Triston Cole, Ben Glardon, Hank Vaupel, along with Democrats George Darany and Bill LaVoy. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Oversight and Ethics Committee on September 9, 2015
Reported in the House on March 15, 2016 With the recommendation that the bill be referred to the Committee on Agriculture.
Referred to the House Agriculture Committee on March 15, 2016
Reported in the House on April 27, 2016 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.