MS HB1143 | 2016 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 7-0)
Status: Failed on February 23 2016 - 100% progression
Action: 2016-02-23 - Died In Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


An Act To Create The Mississippi On-farm Sales And Food Freedom Act; To Define Terms Used Herein; To Prohibit Any County, Municipality Or Other Political Subdivision Of This State From Regulating Certain Practices Involved In The Production Of Agricultural Or Farm Products On Any Private Property; To Prohibit Any County, Municipality Or Other Political Subdivision From Restricting The Retail Sale Or Distribution Of Unprocessed Agricultural Or Farm Products Grown Or Raised In This State Directly From The Producer To The Consumer; To Prohibit Any County, Municipality Or Other Political Subdivision From Requiring Any Permit For The Growing Or Raising Of Agricultural Products On Certain Properties When Those Products Are Used For Noncommercial Purposes; To Provide The Provisions Of This Act Shall Not Be Construed To Give Individual Rights To Supersede Any Local Zoning Ordinance Or Nuisance Law; To Require Agricultural Or Farm Products Sold Under The Provisions Of This Act To Be Clearly Marked And Labeled With A Warning In The Form Of A "buyers Beware Label" Outlining The Inherent Risk Associated With Consuming Unprocessed Products; To Amend Section 75-31-65, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Revise The Provisions Relating To The Incidental Sales Of Raw Milk Or Raw Milk Products To Include Milk Produced From Cows; To Amend Section 69-3-11, Mississippi Code Of 1972, In Conformity To The Preceding Provisions; And For Related Purposes.

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Mississippi On-Farm Sales & Food Freedom Act; enact to provide greater autonomy to private producers of agricultural or farm products.



2016-02-23HouseDied In Committee
2016-02-08HouseReferred To Agriculture

Mississippi State Sources

Bill Comments 750