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A118, R125, H4005
Sponsors: Reps. Corbin, Hardwick, Stringer, Loftis, Ryan, Bannister, Agnew, Barfield, V.S. Moss, Thayer, Murphy, Hearn, Norman, Gambrell, Sottile, Limehouse, Chumley, Bikas, Crawford, Clemmons, Crosby, Daning, Delleney, Hamilton, Hayes, Hixon, Hodges, D.C. Moss, Nanney, Owens, Patrick, Pinson, Pitts, Pope, Simrill, G.R. Smith, J.R. Smith, Tallon, Taylor, White and Young
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Introduced in the House on March 31, 2011
Introduced in the Senate on May 31, 2011
Last Amended on June 1, 2011
Passed by the General Assembly on January 12, 2012
Governor's Action: February 1, 2012, Signed
Summary: Definitions regarding adulterated or misbranded food and cosmetics
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/31/2011 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 8) 3/31/2011 House Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs (House Journal-page 8) 5/24/2011 House Recalled from Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs (House Journal-page 78) 5/25/2011 House Read second time (House Journal-page 115) 5/25/2011 House Roll call Yeas-112 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 115) 5/26/2011 House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 15) 5/31/2011 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 21) 5/31/2011 Senate Referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources (Senate Journal-page 21) 6/1/2011 Senate Recalled from Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources (Senate Journal-page 201) 6/1/2011 Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 201) 6/1/2011 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 201) 6/1/2011 Senate Roll call Ayes-34 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 201) 1/10/2012 Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments (Senate Journal-page 50) 1/12/2012 House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled (House Journal-page 138) 1/12/2012 House Roll call Yeas-102 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 138) 1/26/2012 Ratified R 125 2/1/2012 Signed By Governor 2/8/2012 Effective date 02/01/12 2/10/2012 Act No. 118
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(A118, R125, H4005)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 39-25-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS REGARDING ADULTERATED OR MISBRANDED FOOD AND COSMETICS, SO AS TO PROVIDE A DEFINITION FOR THE TERM "HONEY", TO PROVIDE STANDARDS FOR THE PROCESSING AND PACKAGING OF HONEY FOR SALE, TO EXEMPT CERTAIN BEEKEEPERS FROM CERTAIN INSPECTIONS AND REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE PROCESSING, EXTRACTION, AND PACKAGING OF HONEY, AND TO PROVIDE LABELING REQUIREMENTS FOR HONEY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 39-25-20 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding at the end:
"( ) The term 'honey' means the raw food product produced by honeybees for human consumption. Honey and honey products are subject to all labeling requirements of this chapter. Honey sold wholesale to other retail outlets for resale must be processed and packaged in an inspected and registered food processing facility in accordance with the act regardless of the amount of overall honey produced by the beekeeper.
Beekeepers producing no more than four hundred gallons (4,800 pounds) of honey annually and who only sell directly to the end consumer are exempt from inspections and regulations requiring honey to be processed, extracted and packaged in an inspected food processing establishment, or from being required to obtain a registration verification certificate (RVC) from the Department of Agriculture. However, labels are required on all containers of honey that are sold in South Carolina. Beekeepers must file for the exemption on forms to be provided by the Department of Agriculture."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 26th day of January, 2012.
Approved the 1st day of February, 2012.
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