Senate Bill #406 (2019)

AN ACT RELATING TO AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY -- ASSENT TO FOOD SAFETY MODERNIZATION ACT

Assents to the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, and empowers the director of DEM to perform those acts necessary, to be in compliance with the provisions of the act for the modernization of the safety of the food supply.

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  • 2019 – S 0406
  • 2019 – S 0406 SUBSTITUTE A AS AMENDED
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  • LC001642
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  • S TATE OF RHODE IS L AND
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2019
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY – ASSENT TO FOOD SAFETY
  • MODERNIZATION ACT
  • S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2019
  • ____________
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY – ASSENT TO FOOD SAFETY
  • MODERNIZATION ACT
  • Introduced By: Senators Sosnowski, Conley, Coyne, DiPalma, and Euer
  • Date Introduced: February 27, 2019
  • Referred To: Senate Environment & Agriculture
  • It is enacted by the GeneralAssembly as follows:
  • It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Chapter 2-1 of the General Laws entitled "Agricultural Functions of Department of Environmental Management" is hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:
  • 2-1-10.1. Assent to food safety modernization act.
  • The state of Rhode Island assents to the provisions of the act of Congress entitled "FDA Food Safety Modernization Act," 21 U.S.C. § 2201 et seq., and the director of environmental management is authorized, empowered, and directed to perform those acts that may be necessary for the modernization of the safety of the food supply, as defined in that act of Congress, in compliance with that act and with the rules and regulations promulgated by the Food and Drug Administration that are consistent with that act.
  • SECTION 2. This act shalltake effect upon passage.
  • The state of Rhode Island assents to the provisions of the act of Congress entitled "FDA Food Safety Modernization Act," 21 U.S.C. § 2201 et seq., and the director of environmental management is authorized, empowered, and directed to perform those acts relating to produce on the farm that may be necessary for the modernization of the safety of the food supply, as defined in that act of Congress, in compliance with that act and with the rules and regulations promulgated by the Food and Drug Administration that are consistent with that act.
  • SECTION 2. Section 21-28-1.02 of Chapter 21-28 of the General Laws entitled "Uniform Controlled Substances Act" is hereby amended by amending § 21-28-1.02(30) [effective until January 1, 2023] and § 21-28-1.02(29) [effective January 1, 2023] as follows:
  • (30) "Marijuana" means all parts of the plant cannabis sativa L., whether growing or not; the seeds of the plant; the resin extracted from any part of the plant; and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the plant, its seeds or resin, but shall not include the mature stalks of the plant, fiber produced from the stalks, oil or cake made from the seeds of the plant, any other compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of mature stalks, (except the resin extracted from it), fiber, oil or cake, or the sterilized seed from the plant which is incapable of germination. Marijuana shall not include "industrial hemp" or "industrial hemp products" which satisfy the requirements of chapter 26 of title 2, nor shall it include products that have been approved for marketing as a prescription medication by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and legally prescribed.
  • (29) "Marijuana" means all parts of the plant cannabis sativa L., whether growing or not; the seeds of the plant; the resin extracted from any part of the plant; and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the plant, its seeds or resin, but shall not include the mature stalks of the plant, fiber produced from the stalks, oil or cake made from the seeds of the plant, any other compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of mature stalks, (except the resin extracted from it), fiber, oil or cake, or the sterilized seed from the plant which is incapable of germination. Marijuana shall not include "industrial hemp" or "industrial hemp products" which satisfy the requirements of chapter 26 of title 2, nor shall it include products that have been approved for marketing as a prescription medication by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and legally prescribed.
  • SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon passage.
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  • LC001642
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  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • OF
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY – ASSENT TO FOOD SAFETY
  • MODERNIZATION ACT
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  • This act would have Rhode Island assent to the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, and empowers the director of DEM to perform those acts necessary to be in compliance with the provisions of the act for the modernization of the safety of the food supply.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC001642 ========
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  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • OF
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY – ASSENT TO FOOD SAFETY
  • MODERNIZATION ACT
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  • This act would have Rhode Island assent to the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, and empowers the director of DEM to perform those acts necessary, as related to produce on the farm, to be in compliance with the provisions of the act for the modernization of the safety of the food supply.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC001642/SUB A ========

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