Bill Text - HB226 (2021)

Relative to the repeal of laws on produce safety.

Revision: Feb. 10, 2021, 11:39 a.m.

Rep. Pearl, Merr. 26

January 25, 2021





Amendment to HB 226


Amend the bill by inserting after section 1 the following and renumbering the original section 2 to read as 3:


2  New Section; Produce; Stop Sale.  Amend RSA 426-A by inserting after section 6 the following new section:

426-A:7 Produce; Stop Sale.  When the commissioner or the commissioner's authorized agent has reasonable cause to believe produce is being distributed in violation of any of the provisions of this chapter, or of any of the rules adopted under this chapter, the commissioner or agent may issue and serve a written "stop sale, use or removal" order upon the owner or custodian of any such produce. The produce shall not be sold, used or removed until the provisions of this chapter have been complied with and the produce has been released by the commissioner or the violation has been otherwise disposed of as provided in this chapter by a court of competent jurisdiction.




This bill extends the date for the repeal of the laws on produce safety.


This bill also enables the commissioner of the department of agriculture, markets, and food to stop the sale of produce violating produce safety rules.