Agriculture

2019 Regular Session

Agriculture

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 134
Not Rated
Income tax; allow a credit to grocers for part of cost of purchasing locally grown or produced agricultural products. Dead
Analysis:
HB 372
Not Rated
Milk products; exempt owners of certain milk producing animals from regulation when used for personal milk consumption. Dead
Analysis:
HB 417
Good Policy
Mississippi On-Farm Sales and Food Freedom Act; enact to provide greater autonomy to private agricultural producers. Dead
Analysis: This bill allows greater freedom to private farmers to grow and sell directly to consumers by stating that this bill, “does not prohibit or regulate the retail sale or distribution of unprocessed agricultural or farm products grown or raised in this state directly from the producer to the consumer as food for human consumption or seeds for replanting...”
HB 431
Not Rated
'Mississippi Country of Origin Labeling Law of 2009'; revise to also require notice of country of processing. Dead
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HB 549
Not Rated
Mississippi State Fair; require all amusement ride operators to pass drug test. Dead
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HB 556
Not Rated
Country of Origin Labels; clarify labeling of covered commodities. Dead
Analysis:
HB 625
Good Policy
Hemp; authorize regulation and growth of for certain purposes. Dead
Analysis: This bill is good for liberty because it will legalize and then regulate the use of hemp. This will expand farmers diversification of crops to grow, allow for the creation of hemp related industries in the State, and allow for private businesses to create new jobs.
HB 657
Not Rated
Cell-cultured meat or lab-grown meat; require to be labeled as such at point of final purchase in retail establishments. Dead
Analysis:
HB 702
Good Policy
Cottage food operation; increase maximum annual gross sales to $35,000.00 and authorize to advertise over the Internet. Dead
Analysis: This bill relaxes regulations on cottage food operations by clarifying that they are not restricted from advertisement over the internet and by increasing the annual gross sales cutoff to be a cottage food operation from $20,000 to $35,000. There are many states where there are no restriction on the amount, which should be the goal.
HB 793
Good Policy
Artificial meat; prohibit meat produced or cultured from animal tissue and plant-or insect-based food products from being labeled as meat. Dead
Analysis: This bill clarifies the definition of meat. Products marked as "Mississippi inspected and passed" shall not define cultured animal tissue produced from animal cell cultures outside of the organism from which it is derived, plant-based, or insect-based food products as meat.
HB 794
Not Rated
Hormone-type herbicides; prohibit public applicators from applying from April 15 through October 15. Dead
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HB 843
Not Rated
Dog and cat abuse; conform reporting to FBI guidelines. Dead
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HB 1267
Not Rated
Industrial hemp; legalize and regulate for certain purposes. Dead
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HB 1521
Not Rated
Industrial hemp; legalize and regulate for certain purposes. Dead
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HB 1534
Not Rated
Domesticated dogs and cats; revise various provisions relating to penalties for cruelty to. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2922
Not Rated
Labeling; prohibit mislabeling of food products derived from animal cultures, plants and insects as meat or meat food products. Alive
Analysis:
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed