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H0431...............................................by AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS
SEED POTATOES - Amends existing law to define the term "distribute"; and to
clarify that only certified seed potatoes shall be offered for sale, sold
or delivered under contract or distributed into or within the state of
01/25 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
01/26 Rpt prt - to Agric Aff
02/15 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/16 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/21 3rd rdg - PASSED - 69-0-1
AYES -- Alltus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bell, Bieter, Black, Boe,
Bruneel, Callister, Campbell, Chase, Cheirrett, Clark, Crow, Cuddy,
Deal, Denney, Ellsworth, Field(13), Field(20), Gagner, Geddes, Gould,
Hadley, Hammond, Hansen(23), Hansen(29), Henbest, Hornbeck, Jaquet,
Jones, Judd, Kellogg, Kempton, Kendell, Kunz, Lake, Linford,
Loertscher, Mader, Marley, McKague, Meyer, Montgomery, Mortensen,
Moss, Moyle, Pearce, Pischner, Pomeroy, Reynolds, Ridinger, Ringo,
Robison, Sali, Schaefer, Sellman, Shepherd, Smith, Smylie, Stevenson,
Stoicheff, Stone, Taylor, Tilman, Trail(Miller), Wheeler, Wood,
NAYS -- None
Absent and excused -- Mr Speaker
Floor Sponsor - Lake
Title apvd - to Senate
02/22 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Agric Aff
02/28 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/29 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/27 3rd rdg - PASSED - 35-0-0
AYES--Andreason, Boatright, Branch, Bunderson, Burtenshaw, Cameron,
Crow, Danielson, Darrington, Davis, Deide, Dunklin, Frasure, Geddes,
Hawkins, Ingram, Ipsen, Keough, King-Barrutia, Lee, McLaughlin, Noh,
Parry, Richardson, Riggs, Risch, Sandy, Schroeder, Sorensen, Stegner,
Stennett, Thorne, Wheeler, Whitworth, Williams
Absent and excused--None
Floor Sponsor - Williams
Title apvd - to House
03/28 To enrol
03/29 Rpt enrol - Sp signed
03/30 Pres signed
03/31 To Governor
04/03 Governor signed
Session Law Chapter 141
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fifth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2000
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 431
BY AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO SEED POTATOES; AMENDING SECTION 22-501, IDAHO CODE, TO DEFINE THE
3 TERM "DISTRIBUTE"; AMENDING SECTION 22-503, IDAHO CODE, TO CLARIFY THAT
4 ONLY CERTIFIED SEED POTATOES SHALL BE OFFERED FOR SALE, SOLD OR DELIVERED
5 UNDER CONTRACT OR DISTRIBUTED INTO OR WITHIN THE STATE OF IDAHO; AND PRO-
6 VIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
7 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
8 SECTION 1. That Section 22-501, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
9 amended to read as follows:
10 22-501. DEFINITIONS. When used in this chapter:
11 (1) "Department" means the department of agriculture of the state of
13 (2) "Certified potatoes" means potatoes certified according to chapter
14 15, title 22, Idaho Code, the seed and plant certification act or a similar
15 act of another state or country.
16 (3) "Director" means the director of the Idaho department of agriculture.
17 (4) "Distribute" means to offer for sale, sell, barter or otherwise sup-
18 ply potatoes or to supply, furnish or otherwise provide potatoes to a person.
19 (5) "Person" means any individual, partnership, corporation, firm, asso-
20 ciation or agent.
21 ( 56) "Potatoes" means potatoes (Solanum tuberosum) that may be sold for
22 or used as seed potatoes.
23 SECTION 2. That Section 22-503, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
24 amended to read as follows:
25 22-503. POTATOES FOR PLANTING. (1) All potatoes offered for sale, sold or
26 delivered under contract or distributed into or within the state of Idaho for
27 planting in the state of Idaho by any person from any state, territory, or
28 country shall be certified and shall be accompanied by a certificate of
29 inspection including the description of the grade, the findings of all inspec-
30 tions of each lot of seed, noting the name and amount of disease observed, and
31 generation of the potatoes and shall show that the potatoes were packed,
32 sealed, and tagged under the certification standards of the state, territory,
33 or country in which they were produced. The potatoes may not have a disease
34 content that exceeds the standard for the last generation of certified seed
35 potatoes according to the Idaho rules of certification as authorized under
36 chapter 15, title 22, Idaho Code. Potatoes imported from any other state,
37 country, or territory shall be certified and also be in compliance with other
38 applicable rules of the department pertaining to potatoes.
39 (2) Idaho growers shall be allowed to plant uncertified potatoes grown by
40 them provided that they are no more than two (2) generations from their own
41 certified parent seed potatoes. After January 1, 1997, Idaho growers shall
1 only be allowed to plant uncertified potatoes grown by them provided that they
2 are no more than one (1) generation from their own certified parent seed pota-
3 toes. Uncertified potatoes planted by Idaho growers as provided for under this
4 section must comply with all testing and any other conditions as set forth
5 under this chapter and any rules promulgated pursuant to this chapter.
6 SECTION 3. This act shall be in full force and effect on and after July
7 1, 2000.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
Amend Title 22, Chapter 5, Idaho Code to provide a definition for
"distribute" and to state that only certified seed potatoes shall
be sold or delivered under contract in Idaho. The amendment will
provide consistency with the definition of potatoes.
No fiscal impact.
Name: Dr. Roger R. Vega, Administrator
Agency: Idaho State Department of Agriculture
Phone: (208) 332-8620
Statement of Purpose/Fiscal Impact H 43