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HB 0948 - No Local Restriction on any Sale of Goods Regulated by Federal or State Agencies
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Tracking Level: Oppose
Sponsor: Rick Jasperse (R)
Last Action: 2/21/2018 - House Committee Favorably Reported
House Committee: Agriculture and Consumer Affairs
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

This state preemption, mirrored in SB 418, prohibits local governments from prohibiting or otherwise restricting the retail sale of any goods, products or items regulated by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, U.S. Food and Drug Administration or the GA Dept. of Agriculture, so long as any said sales are in compliance with local zoning.  This effort to prohibit local ordinances impacting a certain national pet store chain has expanded greatly.   ACCG asks that you pay very close attention to this bill and provide Todd Edwards ( feedback on how it may impact any county ordinances regulating the retail sale of animals (pets or livestock), tobacco, alcohol, plants, etc.  

For a list of all goods, products and items regulated by these agencies (thus preempted by local government regulation) please click here.   

ACCG opposes taking away a community's ability to regulate the broad swath of goods, products and items covered by the above three agencies.    


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