03/11/19 -- HCS HB 270 -- Allows the imposition of a fine for violation of regulations relating to eggs

Bill Number: 
HCS HB 270
Bill Purpose: 
Allows the imposition of a fine for violation of regulations relating to eggs
Date of Vote: 
03/11/19
My Vote: 
Yes
Explanation: 

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.