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H0058...............................................by AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS
ORGANIC FOOD PRODUCTS - Amends existing law relating to organic food
products to revise definitions.
01/25 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
01/26 Rpt prt - to Agric Aff
02/09 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/12 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/15 3rd rdg - PASSED - 65-0-5
AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barrett, Bayer, Bell, Bilbao, Black, Block,
Bock, Bolz, Brackett, Bradford, Chadderdon, Chavez, Chew, Collins,
Crane, Durst, Edmunson, Eskridge, Hagedorn, Hart, Harwood, Henbest,
Henderson, Jaquet, Killen, King, Kren, Labrador, Lake, LeFavour,
Loertscher, Luker, Marriott, Mathews, McGeachin, Mortimer, Moyle,
Nonini, Pasley-Stuart, Patrick, Pence, Raybould, Ring, Ringo,
Roberts, Ruchti, Rusche, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd(2), Shepherd(8),
Shirley, Shively, Smith(30), Smith(24), Snodgrass, Stevenson, Thayn,
Trail, Vander Woude, Wood(27), Wood(35), Mr. Speaker
NAYS -- None
Absent and excused -- Bedke, Boe, Clark, Nielsen, Wills
Floor Sponsor - Trail
Title apvd - to Senate
02/16 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Agric Aff
02/28 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/01 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/06 3rd rdg - PASSED - 33-0-2
AYES -- Andreason, Bair, Bastian, Bilyeu, Broadsword, Burkett,
Cameron, Coiner, Corder, Darrington, Davis, Fulcher, Geddes, Goedde,
Hammond, Heinrich, Hill, Jorgenson, Kelly, Keough, Langhorst, Little,
Lodge, Malepeai, McGee, McKague, McKenzie, Pearce, Richardson,
Siddoway, Stegner, Stennett, Werk
NAYS -- None
Absent and excused -- Gannon, Schroeder
Floor Sponsor - Hill
Title apvd - to House
03/07 To enrol
03/08 Rpt enrol - Sp signed
03/09 Pres signed - To Governor
03/12 Governor signed
Session Law Chapter 53
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-ninth Legislature First Regular Session - 2007
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 58
BY AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO ORGANIC FOOD PRODUCTS; AMENDING SECTION 22-1102, IDAHO CODE, TO
3 REVISE DEFINITIONS.
4 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
5 SECTION 1. That Section 22-1102, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
6 amended to read as follows:
7 22-1102. DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
8 (1) "Director" means the director of the department of agriculture or the
9 director's designee.
10 (2) "Food products" shall include all agricultural, horticultural,
11 viticultural and vegetable products of the soil, apiary and apiary products,
12 poultry and poultry products, livestock and livestock products, milk and dairy
13 products and aquaculture products.
14 (3) "Handler" means any person or organization who processes, packages,
15 resells, transports or stores organic food products or nonorganic food prod-
16 ucts engaged in the business of handling agricultural products, including pro-
17 ducers who handle crops or livestock of their own production, except such term
18 shall not include final retailers of agricultural products that do not process
19 agricultural products.
20 (4) "Livestock" means any cattle, swine, sheep, goat s, ratites, domestic
21 cervidae and bison swine, poultry, or equine animals used for food or in the
22 production of food, fiber, feed, or other agricultural-based consumer prod-
23 ucts; wild or domesticated game; or other nonplant life, except such term
24 shall not include aquatic animals or bees for the production of food, fiber,
25 feed, or other agricultural-based consumer products.
26 (5) "Organic certification seal" means the design approved by the direc-
27 tor and which when imprinted or affixed on labels, packages or products, or
28 used in advertising in any manner, shall signify that the standards and rules
29 developed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and all other con-
30 ditions of the provisions of this chapter have been met.
31 (6) "Organic food product" means any food product that is marketed using
32 the term organic, or any derivative of the term organic in its labeling or
33 advertising. Organic foods are those processed, packaged, transported and
34 stored to retain maximum nutritional value, without the use of artificial pre-
35 servatives, coloring or other additives, irradiation, or synthetic pesticides.
36 (7) "Organically grown food products" means food products which are pro-
37 duced without the use of synthetically compounded fertilizers, pesticides, or
38 growth regulators for a period not less than thirty-six (36) months prior to
39 harvest. Organically grown food products are produced under the standards and
40 rules established in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and by
41 other qualified agencies.
42 (8) "Person" means any an individual, partnership, association, corpora-
43 tion, or any organized group of persons whether incorporated or not associa-
1 tion, cooperative, or other entity.
2 (9) "Producer" means any a person or organization who :
3 (a) Grows, raises or produces a food product; and
4 (b) Sells the food product as, or offers it for sale as, an organic food
5 engages in the business of growing or producing food, fiber, feed, and
6 other agricultural-based consumer products.
7 (10) "Vendor" means any person who sells organic food products to the con-
8 sumer or another vendor.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This legislation will amend four definitions within the Organic
Food Products Act; Handler, Livestock, Person and Producer.
These changes will bring the state law into compliance with the
National Organic Program Rules.
There is no fiscal impact to the General Fund.
Name: Margaret Misner
Agency: Agriculture, Dept. of
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 58