ADVOCACY

Powerful grassroots pressure is required to affect positive change.  To alter "business as usual" in our states and nation's capitals, timing is critical.

SAVE OUR WILD SALMON 
Currently the NPA NW supports the ban/labeling of GM salmon/fish. Join us and fellow advocates working to save our wild salmon! 

Find out what is happening in your state
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NEVADA
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UTAH
WASHINGTON
WYOMING
FEDERAL 


WASHINGTON 
 
Bills to label GMOs have been introduced in the Washington State House and Senate.

HB 2637  Concerning labeling of foods that contain genetically engineered material.   Call your Washington State Representative and tell them you support HS 2637  

SB 6298 Concerning labeling of foods that contain genetically engineered material.  Call your Washington State Senator and tell them you support SB 6298 

Attend committee hearings to support our farmers 
House bill (HB 2637)  public hearing: 
House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee 
Friday, January 27, 8:00 a.m. 
House Hearing Room A 
John L. O'Brien Building 
Olympia, WA 
Video Link from the House hearing

Senate bill  (SB 6298) public hearing: 
Senate Agriculture and Water & Rural Economic Development 
Thursday, January 26, 10:00 AM 
Senate Hearing Room 3 
J.A. Cherberg Building 
Olympia, WA 

FEDERAL 

SB 229  Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to deem a food to be misbranded if it contains genetically-engineered fish unless the food bears a label stating that fact.

Bill Sponsor:  Sen. Mark Begich [AK]

Bill Co-Sponsors: Sen Barbara Boxer [CA]
Sen Dianne Feinstein [CA]
Sen Barbara A. Mikulski [MD]
Sen Lisa Murkowski [AK]
Sen Patty Murray [WA]
Sen Ron Wyden [OR] 

Related Bill HB 520

Bill Sponsor:  Rep Don Young [AK]
Bill Co-Sponsors: Complete list

S 230 Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to deem genetically-engineered fish to be unsafe under provisions related to new animal drugs and adulterated food.

Bill Sponsor: Bill Sponsor:  Sen. Mark Begich [AK]
Bill Co-Sponsors:  Sen Dianne Feinstein [CA]
Sen Barbara A. Mikulski [MD]
Sen Lisa Murkowski [AK]
Sen Patty Murray [WA]

Related Bill HB 521

Bill Sponsor:  Rep Don Young [AK]
Bill Co-Sponsor:  Complete list

SB 1717  Prevention of Escapement of Genetically Altered Salmon in the United States Act - Prohibits a person from: (1) shipping, transporting, offering for sale, selling, or purchasing genetically altered salmon or other marine fish, or products containing such fish, in interstate or foreign commerce; or (2) having custody, control, or possession of, with the intent to ship, transport, offer for sale, sell, or purchase such fish or fish products, in interstate or foreign commerce.

Authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to enforce penalties for violations of this Act under specified provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.

Bill Sponsor:  Sen. Mark Begich [AK]
Bill Co-Sponsors:  Sen Jeff  Merkley [OR] 
Sen Lisa Murkowski [AK]

NEVADA 

CONGRATULATIONS NEVADA ADVOCATES FOR NATURAL HEALTH!

Earlier we engaged our new Nevada advocates to address NV AB 289 (the practice of dietetics).  The legislation was amended successfully to make certain retailers selling dietary supplements and natural foods can do so legally.

Consider sending a follow-up THANK YOU to the legislators who supported your work.

To find out how your legislator or committee member voted click here

 NV AB 289  Regarding the practice of dietetics - was amended, passed and chaptered (No. 273) 06.06.11.  The amendment allows retailers and manufacturers to conduct business and provide nutritional information to the citizens of Nevada.

Let the Representatives in your district know you are pleased with the outcome of this ammendment.  Enter your zip code in our “Write to Congress” link to contact them directly.

Thank you for your active support of the natural products industry.

To stay informed join the NPA NW Action Network now.

FYI we are also tracking this legislation and we will keep you informed:

SB 412 - Relates to defining complementary and alternative medicine with homeopathy and licensing requirements and penalties

ALASKA 

(3 + 1 bills) – Session adjourned with no action taken.  On NW watch list for 2012

HJR 8, HB 99, HB 100: Relates to the protection of wild salmon; cultivation and labeling of GE/GM salmon

HJR 8 - Genetically Engineered Salmon

HB 99 - Label Farmed Genetically Modified Fish

HB 100 - Ban Cultivation of Genetically Modified Fish

HB 122 - Relates to a naturopath and the practice of naturopathy 

Recent activity noted here.  Archival Records to be added.
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