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  H.B. No. 410
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the regulation of certain low-volume and other
  livestock processing establishments.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 433.0245, Health and Safety Code, is
  amended by adding Subsections (a-1), (e), and (f) and amending
  Subsections (b), (c), and (d) to read as follows:
         (a-1)  For purposes of this section, a low-volume livestock
  processing establishment:
               (1)  includes an establishment that processes fewer
  than 10,000 domestic rabbits or more than 1,000 but fewer than
  10,000 poultry in a calendar year; and
               (2)  does not include an establishment that processes
  1,000 or fewer poultry raised by the operator of the establishment
  in a calendar year.
         (b)  Except as provided by Subsections (e) and (f), a [A]
  low-volume livestock processing establishment that is exempt from
  federal inspection shall register with the department in accordance
  with rules adopted by the executive commissioner for registration.
         (c)  Except as provided by Subsections (e) and (f), a [A]
  low-volume livestock processing establishment that is exempt from
  federal inspection shall develop a sanitary operation procedures
  plan.
         (d)  Except as provided by Subsection (f), if [If]
  contaminated livestock can be reasonably traced to a low-volume
  livestock processing establishment that is exempt from federal
  inspection, the department may request the attorney general or the
  district or county attorney in the jurisdiction where the facility
  is located to institute a civil suit to enjoin the operation of the
  establishment until the department determines that the
  establishment has been sanitized and is operating safely.
         (e)  A low-volume livestock processing establishment that is
  exempt from federal inspection and processes fewer than 500
  domestic rabbits in a calendar year is not required to comply with
  Subsection (b) or (c).
         (f)  An establishment described by Subsection (a-1)(2):
               (1)  is not subject to additional state regulation; and
               (2)  may sell poultry products directly to consumers.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 410 was passed by the House on April
  10, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 147, Nays 0, 1 present, not
  voting; that the House refused to concur in Senate amendments to
  H.B. No. 410 on May 23, 2019, and requested the appointment of a
  conference committee to consider the differences between the two
  houses; and that the House adopted the conference committee report
  on H.B. No. 410 on May 26, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 141,
  Nays 2, 2 present, not voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 410 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 21, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays
  0; at the request of the House, the Senate appointed a conference
  committee to consider the differences between the two houses; and
  that the Senate adopted the conference committee report on H.B. No.
  410 on May 26, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________
                  Date       
   
           __________________
                Governor