Front Range Seed Analysts
1993 Seed Forum Volume 7 Number 3
New Colorado Seed Act Passed
On June 2, Governor Romer signed Bill 93-017, creating a new Colorado
Seed Act. The Colorado Department of Agriculture's Division of Plant Industry
is writing and reviewing the Rules and Regulations for the Act this summer
and hopes to present them to the State Agriculture Commissioner for approval
at the Commissioner's meeting on September 17. Rules and Regulations include
such details as the fee and fine amounts, labeling requirements and noxious
weed-seed list revisions. Many elements of the new law follow the Recommended
Uniform State Seed Law (RUSSL) developed by the Association of American
Seed Control, Officials (AASCO).
The new law improves enforcement of labeling violations. Seed dealers and labelers will be required to register with the Department of Agriculture and pay a fee. These funds will be used for inspection and enforcement of the labeling laws. Thus it will be a self-funding program. A copy of the bill signed by Governor Romer is available now from the Colorado Department of Agriculture Division of Plant Industry, 700 Kipling St., Suite 4000, Lakewood CO, 80215-5894. The law complete with Rules and Regulations should be available later in the fall.
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