Bill Status of HB3567 103rd General Assembly
Short Description: RESPONSIBLE ANTIBIOTIC USE
Rep. Norma Hernandez, Diane Blair-Sherlock and Lilian Jiménez
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Administration of the Transparent and Responsible Antibiotic Use Act. Provides that, on or after January 1, 2025, feed distributors shall report to the Department of Agriculture all veterinary feed directives associated with medicated feed distributed to producers along with associated feed distribution records. Provides that the Department shall set a target for reducing the use of medically important antibiotics in food processing by 50%. Provides that the Attorney General has exclusive authority to enforce the provisions of this Act and each violation of this Act is punishable by a civil penalty not to exceed $1,000 to be paid to the Department and deposited into the Agricultural Premium Fund in the State treasury. Provides that the Attorney General may seek injunctive relief to prevent further violations of the Act. Defines terms.