Legislation: Florida: HB 1 Genetically Engineered Foods

Legislation: Florida: HB 1 Genetically Engineered Foods

General Bill by Rehwinkel Vasilinda (CO-SPONSORS) Pafford

Genetically Engineered Foods: Provides list of commercial commodities commonly cultivated in genetically engineered form; requires DACS to publish list by specified date & annualy update list; provides mandatory labeling requirements for genetically engineered raw agricultural commodities & processed foods made with or derived from genetically engineered ingredients; provides for enforcement of labeling requirements; provides civil remedies & penalties.

Effective Date: July 1, 2014

Last Event: Died in Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee on Friday, May 02, 2014 10:39 PM (video)

Read original filed version here (9 pages)

Track bill here

A similar bill was proposed in 2013 (HB 1233 – Genetically Engineered Foods) and also died in the Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee