The act implements the recommendations of the department of regulatory agencies, as contained in the department's 2022 sunset review of the "Custom Processing of Meat Animals Act", by:
- Continuing the act for 9 years, to September 2032;
- Repealing obsolete provisions that concern the use of a stakeholder process to develop poultry labeling requirements;
- Consolidating statutory provisions imposing civil penalties for a violation into one provision;
- Standardizing criminal penalties by reducing the penalty for a violation of the act or a rule promulgated under the act from a class 2 misdemeanor with a fine of $750 and up to 364 days imprisonment to a petty offense, which is up to a $300 fine or 10 days in jail; and
- Directing that civil penalties be credited to the general fund.
APPROVED by Governor April 28, 2023
EFFECTIVE August 7, 2023
NOTE: This act was passed without a safety clause and takes effect 90 days after sine die.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)