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What is Senate Bill 510?
U.S. Senate Bill 510 ^ | November 19, 2010 | DrewsMum

Posted on 11/19/2010 7:13:15 AM PST by DrewsMum

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To: DrewsMum

I just wrote/called the Burpee’s Seed Co. to find out its take on the S510 bill currently in front of the Senate. I told them I was particularly concerned about the following language in the bill:

“If implemented, S510 can define as a crime to clean, store, and own seeds or seed stocks unless granted that right by the federal government.”

Their response:

“I will find out about this and will let you know.”

left me with the feeling that they were unaware of the bill - how could that be? In any event, I will keep you posted on the response I get.

I would suggest other Freepers to reach out to companies that will potentially be affected by this bill to either wake them up, or get their take on the bill.


21 posted on 11/19/2010 7:52:36 AM PST by sdcraigo
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To: Uncle Ike
Wow.. You have certainly earned my respect - I barely got through the first page before I bogged-down in legalese/bureaucratese....

I have been reading bills for many years, so can more readily get through some of the language which seems confusing at first, but really are just standard legal phrases.

22 posted on 11/19/2010 7:52:46 AM PST by apoxonu
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To: ponygirl

Oh, now don’t start.
;-)
I just found out that one of my favorite tobacco shops was turned into a medical MJ, “Dispensary.”
UGH!


23 posted on 11/19/2010 7:53:49 AM PST by RandallFlagg (Let this chant follow BHO everywhere he goes: "You lie. You lie. You lie.")
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To: Hoodat

This will make you sick:

Raw Food Raids: The Right To Eat What You Want

http://www.thehopeforamerica.com/play.php?id=5985


24 posted on 11/19/2010 7:54:36 AM PST by sdcraigo
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To: DrewsMum

Then there’s the cost, an additional 350 billion to the FDA over ten years.


25 posted on 11/19/2010 7:54:52 AM PST by apoxonu
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To: cornelis
It nationalizes the food produce industry.

Yep. We don't have many freedoms left. They're taking it all so the welfare crowd can live for free. The grasshoppers want to feed, and feed, and feed, so the ants have to give up more, and more, and more.
There's too many grasshoppers, and the tower of liberalism is crumbling. They're doing everything thing they can now to survive. Their policies are "coming home to roost." Their base is still wanting, so they have to keep taking and taking to appease the lazy, angry mob they've created.

26 posted on 11/19/2010 8:03:54 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: apoxonu

” I have been reading bills for many years, “

By the bye - in your reading of the bill, did you find any mechanism - or even mention - for ‘due process’ or ‘recourse’ for the ‘victims’ of FDA actions under this law??

I ask, because I’ve seen no mention of this subject in any of the synopses or discussions I’ve read so far......


27 posted on 11/19/2010 8:06:35 AM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: DrewsMum
What is Senate Bill 510 ???

. . . another govt. assault on our personal freedom .

28 posted on 11/19/2010 8:07:16 AM PST by lionheart 247365 (-:{ GLENN BECK is 0bama's TRANSPARENCY CZAR }:-)
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From the interview at; GovTrack Insider, it's stated that;

Re­itzig: What Sen­ate bill S. 510 does it is cre­ates statu­to­ry au­thor­i­ty for the FDA to come up with reg­u­la­tions gov­ern­ing all as­pects of food pro­duc­tion and pro­cess­ing. So whether or not it will af­fect a home gar­den or a farmer’s mar­ket, we prob­a­bly won’t see any­thing im­me­di­ate­ly af­fect­ing those, but once they come up with the reg­u­la­tions and start en­forc­ing we could see a dis­rup­tion in any­thing ...

Grow a tomato in your backyard ?

You can't eat it unless the Mommyment says so.


29 posted on 11/19/2010 8:10:18 AM PST by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: DrewsMum

I actually got a response from my congresscritter.......but, his being an original sponsor makes his comments about “changes behind closed doors”, resulting in his pulling BACK from supporting it tells me we’re in trouble.

“As a member of the U.S. Senate and a consumer myself, I believe it is vital to improve our capacity to prevent food safety problems, as well as our capacity to detect and respond to food-borne illness outbreaks. An effective public-private sector partnership is critical to this overall effort. The private sector has the responsibility to follow federal guidelines and ensure the safety of their products. The federal government has the responsibility to oversee these efforts and take corrective actions when necessary.

While I was an original cosponsor of S.510, I am concerned about the last minute changes that were made to the bill behind closed doors, both due to the substance of those changes as well as potential costs associated with them. I am also concerned that Senators will not have the opportunity to offer amendments on the Senate floor for an open and transparent debate. For these reasons, I voted against the motion to proceed to S. 510. I will carefully review the implications of the changes to S. 510 to determine if I will support the bill when it comes to a vote for final passage.

Thank you again for taking the time to contact me. If I can ever be of assistance in the future, please do not hesitate to let me know.”

Congress CAN’T see past the noses on their faces.


30 posted on 11/19/2010 8:10:48 AM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Uncle Ike
...did you find any mechanism - or even mention - for ‘due process’ or ‘recourse’ for the ‘victims’ of FDA actions under this law??

Hahahahahah, that's a good one. Now be quite and pay your taxes serf.

31 posted on 11/19/2010 8:14:26 AM PST by Drill Thrawl (Palin Haley O'Donnell - mmm mmmm mmmmmmmmm)
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To: DrewsMum

http://www.bobwaldrop.net/?p=382


32 posted on 11/19/2010 8:14:45 AM PST by ColdOne (Repeal Healthcare......NO COMPROMISE.......ever!)
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To: DrewsMum

I just posted a link that has some info on this.


33 posted on 11/19/2010 8:15:36 AM PST by ColdOne (Repeal Healthcare......NO COMPROMISE.......ever!)
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To: DrewsMum
The folks here are talking about this, too:

Weekly Gardening Thread – 2010 (Vol. 42) November 19
34 posted on 11/19/2010 8:15:36 AM PST by RandallFlagg (Let this chant follow BHO everywhere he goes: "You lie. You lie. You lie.")
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To: sdcraigo

There are 2 farmer’s markets walking distance from me....I may print out a little flyer with all this info and go distribute it to them.......along with phone numbers....

I read somewhere that this may not come for a vote until the Monday after thanksgiving


35 posted on 11/19/2010 8:15:49 AM PST by DrewsMum
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To: DrewsMum

I am quickly losing any faith in the GOP. In fact, with stuff like this I may as well stay home in 2012.

Its over. Just look at 7 republican jackasses cosponsoring this bill.


36 posted on 11/19/2010 8:16:54 AM PST by dforest
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To: Uncle Ike
By the bye - in your reading of the bill, did you find any mechanism - or even mention - for ‘due process’ or ‘recourse’ for the ‘victims’ of FDA actions under this law??

ARE YOU KIDDING!???

In almost every bill these days, no recourse or mechanism for challenge by individuals or companies is included at all.

What congress does nowadays is pass unconstitutional bills which they KNOW don't meet constitutional muster, then they let the issue get settled in court, usually going all the way to SCOTUS. Meanwhile, unless an injunction can be granted, the law takes effect and is acted on, making it near impossible to get it repealed or changed.

37 posted on 11/19/2010 8:17:36 AM PST by apoxonu
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To: Mortrey

Did that happend to be Mr. Hatch??? He is backtracking so fast it isn’t even funny....

THAT is exactly why you (Republican Congressmen) can NOT trust Dems!!! If you don’t sleep with them in the first place, you’re not worried later about being pregnant with their “baby”


38 posted on 11/19/2010 8:21:13 AM PST by DrewsMum
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To: indylindy

Have you called your congressmen on this Senate bill 510?
I did, and both of my senators are voting against this ridiculous piece of garbage....You will do more good to call your senators, and if you need their phone numbers I will be glad to help you get them.


39 posted on 11/19/2010 8:22:02 AM PST by Bullfrogg (American by birth, Irish by heritage, and hellraiser by choice)
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To: DrewsMum

The Campaign for Liberty has been talking about this bill for weeks:

“According to The Hill, Harry Reid doesn’t think so-called “Food Safety” can wait ‘till after the holidays.

The Senate Majority Leader is pushing his fellow senators to quickly pass S. 510, which expands the FDA’s farm-destroying powers while drowning smaller producers of food in red tape and regulation.

A simple majority vote on the motion to proceed on S. 510 will occur sometime this evening. After that vote, there will be time for amendments. Reid has allowed Senator Tester’s amendment to be brought up for a simple majority vote, but he has decided that Senator Coburn’s stricter amendment will only be considered after a suspension of the rules, which requires a two-thirds majority.

Once the amendments are voted on, there’s a cloture vote on the bill itself, which requires a 60 vote majority. After that, only a simple majority vote is required to pass S. 510. So if you haven’t done so, there’s still time to contact your senator and educate them on the dangers of S. 510. If you’ve already called, please do so again.

Update: The critical cloture vote on S. 510 will occur after Thanksgiving. Happy holidays.”


40 posted on 11/19/2010 8:22:06 AM PST by Bokababe (Save Christian Kosovo! http://www.savekosovo.org)
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