SB 304

  • Delaware Senate Bill
  • 151st General Assembly (2021-2022)
  • Introduced in Senate Jun 10, 2022
  • Passed Senate Jun 09, 2022
  • Passed House Jun 30, 2022
  • Governor

An Act To Amend Title 3 Of The Delaware Code Relating To The Regulation Of Seeds.

Abstract

This Act updates Chapter 15 of Title 3, the regulatory provisions for seeds, by making technical and substantive revisions. This Act makes the following corrections, in addition to technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual: 1. Updates the defined terms and reorganizes the terms into alphabetical order. 2. Corrects the names of plants. 3. Reorganizes the label requirements so there is a separate Code section for each category of seeds. 4. Updates the label requirements to align with federal law. 5. Adds references to applicable federal and state laws. 6. Corrects the enforcement provisions to align with current practices and terminology. 7. Repeals duplicative Code sections. 8. Uses gender neutral language. This Act adds all of the following: 1. Specific requirements for hermetically sealed seed. 2. That labels include a clear "Sell By" date. 3. Definitions for the terms "Department", “germination”, and “hard seed”. 4. Revises the definitions of "origin", "pure seed", and "variety".

Bill Sponsors (8)

Votes


Jun 30, 2022

Jun 09, 2022

Actions


Jun 30, 2022

House

Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES

Jun 15, 2022

House

Reported Out of Committee (Agriculture) in House with 7 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage
Agriculture

Jun 10, 2022

House

Assigned to Agriculture Committee in House

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Agriculture

Jun 09, 2022

Senate

Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT

Jun 08, 2022

Senate

Reported Out of Committee (Environment & Energy) in Senate with 3 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
Environment & Energy

Jun 02, 2022

Senate

Introduced and Assigned to Environment & Energy Committee in Senate

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Environment & Energy

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