PREEMPT LOCAL SEED REGULATION S.B. 777 (S-3): FLOOR ANALYSIS
Senate Bill 777 (Substitute S-3 as reported)
Sponsor: Senator Gerald Van Woerkom
Committee: Agriculture, Forestry and Tourism
The bill would amend the Michigan Seed Law to prohibit a local unit of government from adopting, maintaining, or enforcing an ordinance that prohibited or regulated the labeling, sale, storage, transportation, distribution, use, or planting of agricultural, vegetable, flower, turf grass, or forest tree seeds.
The bill would not apply to an ordinance that prohibited or regulated the use of certain plants for landscaping, or noxious or invasive plants.
Section 15, which prescribes penalties for violations of the Seed Law, would not apply to a violation of the bill.
The bill also would repeal Section 16, which repealed Public Act 314 of 1923.
MCL 286.701 Legislative Analyst: Curtis Walker
The bill would have no fiscal impact on State or local government.
Date Completed: 3-23-06 Fiscal Analyst: Craig Thiel
Analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent. sb777/0506