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House Bill No. 6364

Public Act No. 03-161

AN ACT CONCERNING LOCALLY GROWN FARM PRODUCTS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 22-38 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2003):

Only farm products grown and eggs produced in Connecticut [or within a ten-mile radius of where they are sold] shall be advertised or sold in Connecticut as ["Native", "Native-Grown", "Local", "Locally-Grown" or under terms of similar import] Connecticut-Grown. Farm products grown and eggs produced in Connecticut may be advertised or sold in Connecticut as "Native", "Native-Grown", "Local" or "Locally-Grown". Farm products grown and eggs produced within a ten-mile radius of the point of sale for such farm products or eggs may be advertised or sold in Connecticut as "Native", "Native-Grown", "Local", or "Locally-Grown". Any person, firm, partnership or corporation advertising farm products as "Native", "Native-Grown", "Local", [or] "Locally-Grown", or Connecticut-Grown shall be required to furnish proof that such products were grown or produced [within the specified region] in Connecticut or within a ten-mile radius of the point of sale, as applicable, if requested to do so by the Commissioner of Agriculture. Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be fined not more than twenty-five dollars for each violation.

Approved June 26, 2003