State Legislative Alerts

1/18/17 – HB32 “”An Act relating to the labeling of food; relating to the misbranding of food; requiring labeling of food produced with genetic engineering; and providing for an effective date.”

1/18/17 – HB29 “An Act prohibiting the sale of genetically modified fish or fish product.”

1/18/17 – HB28 “An Act relating to the disclosure of the ingredients in cosmetics; and providing for an effective date.”

1/18/17 – SB6 “An Act relating to industrial hemp; and relating to controlled substances.”

1/27/17 – SB117 “Concerning confirmation that industrial hemp is a recognized agricultural product for which a person with a water right decreed for agricultural use may use the water subject to the water right for industrial hemp cultivation.”

1/27/17 – SB106 “Concerning the continuation of the regulation of naturopathic doctors by the director of the division of professions and occupations in the department of regulatory agencies, and, in connection therewith, implementing the department’s sunset review recommendations.”

1/23/17 – H0045 “DIETITIANS – Repeals, amends and adds to existing law to revise licensing and other provisions relating to the practice of dietetics.”

1/25/17 – SB155 “Prohibit local government regulation of agricultural seeds”

1/3/17 – HB153 “Require DPHHS to seek a waiver to prohibit using SNAP benefits for energy drinks”

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​1/9/17 – HB2371 “Specifies that, for purposes of statutes regulating seeds, agricultural hemp seed is flower seed. Directs Director of College of Agriculture and dean of College of Agricultural Sciences of Oregon State University to establish program for labeling and certification of agricultural hemp seed. Takes effect on 91st day following adjournment sine die.”

​1/9/17 – HB2372 “Establishes Oregon Industrial Hemp Commission. Takes effect on 91st day following adjournment sine die.”

1/17/17 – HB2469 “Allows local government to inhibit or prevent production or use of seed or seed products for purpose of protecting seed or products that are not genetically engineered from adverse impacts of genetically engineered seed or products or if enforcing local measure approved by county voters on May 20, 2014.”

Pending – HB2739 “Allows cause of action against patent holder for genetically engineered organism present on land without permission of owner or lawful occupant. Allows court to award prevailing plaintiff costs, attorney fees and treble economic damages.”

1/23/17 – HB0130 “Cannabanoid Research” – PASSED 3/25/17

3/31/17 – SB0211 “Cannabanoid Product Act”

​1/16/17 – HB1245 “AN ACT Relating to providing a tax incentive for the labeling of products; adding a new chapter to Title 82 RCW; and providing a contingent expiration date.

1/20/17 – SB5369 “Concerning the practice of naturopathy.”

1/25/17 – HB1563 “Protecting the public health of food consumers.” (In regards to the use of biosolids.)

​4/18/17 -HB2064 “Removing industrial hemp from the scope of the uniform controlled substances act.” – PASSED 4/12/17

3/2/17 – HB0230 “AN ACT relating to food and drugs; authorizing industrial hemp farming as specified; providing for hemp farming for research purposes; providing licensure requirements; providing rulemaking authority; providing an affirmative defense for marihuana prosecutions as specified; and providing for an effective date.” – PASSED 3/2/17

1/25/17 – HB0081 “AN ACT relating to public health; providing for administration of hemp extract by a parent to an adult dependent; authorizing hemp extract for treatment of an adult as determined by a physician; and providing for an effective date.”

Federal Action Alerts

6/29/17 – US HR3144 – This act takes away power of the states to close dams on the Snake River in order to save the dwindling salmon population. CLICK HERE to take action!

Federal Legislative Alerts

1/13/17 – US HB575 Cosmetic Modernization Amendments of 2017

2/16/17 – US HR1175 Health Savings Act of 2017

1/3/17 – US HB204 Genetically Engineered Salmon Labeling Act

1/3/17 – US HB205 To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require labeling of genetically engineered fish.

1/3/17 – US HB206 Prevention of Escapement of Genetically Altered Salmon in the United States Act

6/29/17 – US HR3144 To provide for operations of the Federal Columbia River Power System pursuant to a certain operation plan for a specified period of time, and for other purposes.

Natural Trade Links

Natural Products Association Regulatory & Legislative Issues
Alliance for Natural Health
BCNS Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists
Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN)
Organic Trade Association
The Organic and Non-GMO Report
Provender Alliance
Food Policy Action

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