HOUSE BILL 161
53rd legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - second session, 2018
William “Bill” R. Rehm and Jimmie C. Hall
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE; ESTABLISHING STATE PREEMPTION OF THE REGULATION OF AGRICULTURAL AND VEGETABLE SEEDS.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. Section 76-10-11 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 1967, Chapter 68, Section 1) is amended to read:
"76-10-11. SHORT TITLE.--[This act] Sections 76-10-11 through 76-10-22 NMSA 1978 may be cited as the "New Mexico Seed Law"."
SECTION 2. A new section of the New Mexico Seed Law is enacted to read:
"[NEW MATERIAL] STATE PREEMPTION.--Except as otherwise authorized in Chapter 76, Article 10 NMSA 1978, a city, county or other political subdivision of the state or a home rule municipality or county shall not adopt or continue in effect any ordinance, rule, regulation or statute regulating agricultural or vegetable seeds, including the cultivation, harvest, production, processing, certification, labeling, inspection, analyzing, testing, sampling, classification, designation, advertising, sale, storage, transportation, distribution, possession, notification of use, planting or other use of agricultural or vegetable seeds."
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