92nd General Assembly
Status of HB4433
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   New Act                                                                     

        Creates the Agriculture Fair Practice Act. Provides that  farmers      
   may  keep  seed  DNA alive and may use that seed DNA for more than one      
   growing season if the farmer purchased the seed DNA and will  use  the      
   seed DNA only for his or her own use. Seed producers may not require a      
   farmer to lease seed DNA.  Provides that the Department of Agriculture      
   must  implement  truth in pricing guidelines to even out the disparity      
   between the input costs paid by American farmers and the  input  costs      
   paid  by  foreign  farmers.  Provides  that  seed  producers  may  not      
   introduce terminator or suicide genes into Illinois unless the General      
   Assembly,   by   law,   grants  the  authority  to  do  so.  Effective      
   JAN-31-2002  H  FILED WITH CLERK                                               
   FEB-01-2002  H  FIRST READING                                                  
   FEB-01-2002  H  REFERRED TO HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE        RULES                 
   FEB-05-2002  H       ASSIGNED TO COMMITTEE               JUD-CIVIL LAW         
   FEB-22-2002  H  RE-REFERRED TO RULES COMM/RULE 19(A)     RULES         HRUL    
   APR-16-2002  H  ADDED AS A JOINT SPONSOR                 HARTKE                
   JAN-07-2003  H  SESSION SINE DIE                                               


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