Missouri Senate Bill 364
It looks like the next Environmental Battlefield will be the Missouri legislature.
Senate Bill 364 Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, state law and regulations adopted by state agencies shall preempt the entire field of and constitute a complete and integrated regulatory plan for agricultural operations in Missouri. This includes the preemption of any local laws promulgated under Sect 192.300, RSMo, that address agricultural operations and their appurtenances. A local law or ordinance is null and void to the extent that the ordinance attempts to regulate the licensing or operation of an agricultural operation or its appurtenances in any manner not identical to the laws of this state and regulations of the department of natural resources. THIS IS BAD FOR FARMERS. THIS IS BAD FOR MISSOURI. THIS IS BAD LEGISLATION
Blunt Hawks Koster's "MegaAgriBiz Protection Bill"; Farm Bureau Does the Bobblehead Routine This bill would essentially invalidate present county ordinances that affect industrial livestock operations as well as denying citizens the right to complain about "odor trespass" from commericial feedlot operations, according to a post on FiredUpMissouri.com. Check out the reader comments, too.
Missouri Senate Bill No. 364 (2007): Proposes to pre-empt local laws (county, health board, township, city) by state laws and regulations regarding agricultural operations. Prepared by the Missouri Agricultural Law Center.
Farmers Outraged by Blunt's State of the State The Moberly Monitor, Friday, January 26, 2007. The headline says it all. In Governor Blunt's State of the State speech, he urged the legislature to pass Senate Bill 364, deceivingly spun as the “Missouri Farm and Food Preservation Act”, which in reality would end local governments' authority to protect the health and well-being of their constituents