H.B. No. 2527
  relating to the regulation of commercial fertilizer.
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter A, Chapter 63, Agriculture Code, is
  amended by adding Section 63.007 to read as follows:
         Sec. 63.007.  EFFECT ON OTHER LAW. This chapter preempts and
  supersedes any ordinance, order, or rule adopted by a political
  subdivision of this state relating to the regulation, registration,
  packaging, labeling, sale, distribution, use, or application of
  commercial fertilizer.
         SECTION 2.  Sections 63.152(a) and (b), Agriculture Code,
  are amended to read as follows:
         (a)  A person may not produce, store, transfer, offer for
  sale, or sell ammonium nitrate or ammonium nitrate material unless
  the person holds a certificate of registration issued by the
  service under this subchapter.
         (b)  An application for a registration submitted by an
  applicant who owns an ammonium nitrate facility must be:
               (1)  submitted on a form prescribed by the service that
                     (A)  the name, address, and telephone number of
  each ammonium nitrate facility owned by the applicant; and
                     (B)  the name of the person designated by the
  applicant as the point of contact for each facility owned by the
  applicant; and
               (2)  accompanied by a fee in an amount sufficient to
  cover the service's costs to administer this subchapter.
         SECTION 3.  The changes in law made by Sections 63.152(a) and
  (b), Agriculture Code, as amended by this Act, apply only to an
  application for a certificate of registration that is filed on or
  after the effective date of this Act.  An application that was
  submitted before the effective date of this Act is subject to the
  law in effect on the date the application was submitted, and that
  law is continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2009.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 2527 was passed by the House on April
  23, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 146, Nays 0, 1 present, not
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 2527 was passed by the Senate on May
  12, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________