South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020

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R99, H4245

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Sponsors: Reps. Ligon, Kirby, Ott, Hewitt, Atkinson, Hiott, Hixon, Pope, Felder, V.S. Moss, D.C. Moss, B. Cox, Forrest, Simrill, Martin, B. Newton, Magnuson, Moore, Hyde, Simmons, Trantham, R. Williams, Jefferson, King, W. Cox and Gilliard
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Introduced in the House on March 13, 2019
Introduced in the Senate on April 9, 2019
Last Amended on May 9, 2019
Passed by the General Assembly on May 9, 2019
Governor's Action: May 16, 2019, Signed

Summary: Meat

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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   3/13/2019  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 28)
   3/13/2019  House   Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources 
                        and Environmental Affairs (House Journal-page 28)
   3/27/2019  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Felder, 
                        V.S.Moss, D.C.Moss, B.Cox, Forrest, Simrill, Martin, 
                        B.Newton, Magnuson, Moore, Hyde, Simmons, Trantham, 
                        R.Williams, Jefferson, King, W.Cox
   3/27/2019  House   Committee report: Favorable Agriculture, Natural 
                        Resources and Environmental Affairs 
                        (House Journal-page 26)
    4/2/2019  House   Debate adjourned until  Wed., 4-3-19 
                        (House Journal-page 34)
    4/4/2019  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Gilliard
    4/4/2019  House   Amended (House Journal-page 27)
    4/4/2019  House   Read second time (House Journal-page 27)
    4/4/2019  House   Roll call Yeas-98  Nays-0 (House Journal-page 28)
    4/4/2019  House   Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative 
                        day (House Journal-page 30)
    4/5/2019  House   Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 2)
    4/9/2019  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 15)
    4/9/2019  Senate  Referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural 
                        Resources (Senate Journal-page 15)
   4/25/2019  Senate  Committee report: Favorable Agriculture and Natural 
                        Resources (Senate Journal-page 10)
    5/7/2019  Senate  Amended (Senate Journal-page 100)
    5/7/2019  Senate  Read second time (Senate Journal-page 100)
    5/7/2019  Senate  Roll call Ayes-44  Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 100)
    5/8/2019  Senate  Read third time and returned to House with amendments 
                        (Senate Journal-page 72)
    5/9/2019  House   Senate amendment amended (House Journal-page 38)
    5/9/2019  House   Returned to Senate with amendments 
                        (House Journal-page 38)
    5/9/2019  Senate  Concurred in House amendment and enrolled 
                        (Senate Journal-page 69)
   5/13/2019          Ratified R  99
   5/16/2019          Signed By Governor

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

3/13/2019
3/27/2019
4/4/2019
4/25/2019
5/7/2019
5/9/2019

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NOTE: THIS IS A TEMPORARY VERSION. THIS DOCUMENT WILL REMAIN IN THIS VERSION UNTIL FINAL APPROVAL BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

(R99, H4245)

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 5 TO CHAPTER 17, TITLE 47 SO AS TO PROVIDE IT IS UNLAWFUL TO ADVERTISE, SELL, LABEL, OR MISREPRESENT AS "MEAT" OR "CLEAN MEAT" ALL OR PART OF A CARCASS THAT IS CELL-CULTURED MEAT/PROTEIN, OR IS NOT DERIVED FROM HARVESTED PRODUCTION LIVESTOCK, POULTRY, FISH, OR CRUSTACEANS, TO PROVIDE THAT THIS PROVISION DOES NOT APPLY TO PLANT-BASED MEAT SUBSTITUTES, AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

Cell-cultured meat

SECTION    1.    Chapter 17, Title 47 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Article 5

Cell-Cultured Meat

Section 47-17-510.    A person who advertises, offers for sale, or sells all or part of a carcass shall not engage in any misleading or deceptive practices, labeling, or misrepresenting a product as 'meat' or 'clean meat' that is cell-cultured meat/protein, or is not derived from harvested production livestock, poultry, fish, or crustaceans.

Section 47-17-520.    The provisions of this article do not apply to plant-based meat substitutes.

Section 47-17-530.    A person who violates this article is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be imprisoned not more than one year, or fined not more than one thousand dollars, or both."

Time effective

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

Ratified the 13th day of May, 2019.

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President of the Senate

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Speaker of the House of Representatives

Approved the ____________ day of _____________________2019.

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Governor

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