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H.B. 198 Enrolled
7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill provides that certain food grown by an individual for consumption by the
10 individual's family is not subject to local or federal regulation and that certain food
11 grown or stored by an individual for consumption by the individual's family may not be
12 confiscated by a government entity.
13 Highlighted Provisions:
14 This bill:
15 . defines "family food";
16 . prohibits local or federal regulation of certain food that is grown by an individual
17 for consumption by the individual or the individual's family unless:
18 . the food poses a risk to health, the spreading of insect infestation, or the
19 spreading of agricultural disease; or
20 . the food is unlawfully possessed; and
21 . prohibits a government entity from confiscating certain food that is grown or stored
22 by an individual for consumption by the individual or the individual's family unless:
23 . the food poses a risk to health, the spreading of insect infestation, or the
24 spreading of agricultural disease; or
25 . the food is unlawfully possessed.
26 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
28 Other Special Clauses:
30 Utah Code Sections Affected:
32 4-1-9, Utah Code Annotated 1953
34 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
35 Section 1. Section 4-1-9 is enacted to read:
36 4-1-9. Growing or storing food for personal or family use.
37 (1) As used in this section, "family food" means food owned by an individual that is
38 intended for the individual's consumption, or for consumption by members of the individual's
39 immediate family, that:
40 (a) is legal for human consumption;
41 (b) is lawfully possessed; and
42 (c) poses no risk:
43 (i) to health;
44 (ii) of spreading insect infestation; or
45 (iii) of spreading agricultural disease.
46 (2) Family food that is grown by an individual on the individual's property is not
47 subject to local or federal regulation if growth of the family food:
48 (a) does not negatively impact the rights of adjoining property owners; and
49 (b) complies with the food safety requirements of this title.
50 (3) A government entity may not confiscate family food described in Subsection (2) or
51 family food that is stored by the owner in the owner's home or dwelling.
52 (4) If any provision of this section or the application of any provision of this section to
53 any person or circumstance is held invalid by a final decision of a court of competent
54 jurisdiction, the remainder of this section shall be given effect without the invalid provision or
55 application. The provisions of this section are severable.
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