03/11/19 -- HCS HB 270 -- Allows the imposition of a fine for violation of regulations relating to eggs
HCS HB 270, introduced by Representative Dan Shaul (Republican - District 113) allows the Department of Agriculture to assess civil fines for the violation of provisions related to the sale of eggs. Currently, if a violation occurs, the only recourse the Department of Agriculture has is to revoke a violator's license. This bill provides them the option to instead assess a fine when they believe the violation does not warrant a loss of license. I voted "yes" for this bill because I believe that regulatory bodies should have the ability to take more lenient actions when necessary to respond to a violation, rather than being forced to take more draconian action.