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2017 NORTH DAKOTA HB 1433 (Updated 2/21/2017)HB1433 Action Links: ACTION PLAN — TALKING POINTS — CONTACT INFO — SPREAD THE WORDNOTE: Information on North Dakota HB 1433 is subject to change without notice.
HB 1433: Support North Dakota Food Freedom Act
Passed Legislature Apr. 7, enroute to governor
>> HB 1433 STATUS <<
>> HB 1433 ACTION ALERT <<
North Dakota House Bill 1433 (HB 1433) is intended to provide North Dakota citizens unimpeded access to healthy foods from known sources. The bill would allow the sale and consumption of homemade food and food products. HB 1433 aims to encourage the expansion of fresh and local agricultural product sales by ranches, farms, and home-based producers to informed end consumers. The bill would include the sale of nearly all foods; uninspected meat cannot be sold.
Track Bill Status at www.legis.nd.gov
Read the Bill as introduced [PDF] – 17.0559.02000
Read the Bill as amended for House vote [PDF] – 17.0559.03000
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2017-02-07: Support North Dakota Food Freedom Act HB 1433
NOTE: This Alert will be revised as warranted to track the progress of North Dakota HB 1433.
2017 HB 1433 – ACTION PLAN (Updated 2/22/2017)
TAKE ACTION – see TALKING POINTS below
Bill sponsors of HB 1433 are listed below under CONTACT INFO. You can ask all other legislators to support the North Dakota Food Freedom Act and “Vote YES on HB 1433.”
STEP 1: Contact House Agriculture Committee
Please email all of the committee members and ask them to support HB 1433, the Food Freedom Act. See “Talking Points” and email addresses for committee members in “Contact Infon” below.
>> FIND MY LEGISLATORS <<
Enter the house number of your street address then find your address in the list that appears and click on “Display Legislators” to see who represents you. Click on the name or photo to view contact information.
STEP 3: Contact Other House Members
Contact as many other House members as you can to let them know this issue is important to you and ask them to “Vote YES on HB 1433.”
To send an email to every House member, you may copy and paste the list of email addresses listed below under CONTACT INFO.
>> HOUSE EMAIL LIST <<
You can use any of these ideas to express your support for HB 1433.
- 1. People should have the right to be able to obtain the food of their choice from the source of their choice.
- 2. Community-based commerce stimulates local economies; dollars stay local and support family farms and home-based businesses that provide superior nutrition to those seeking out locally produced food.
- 3. Locally produced food has an excellent track record for food safety; there is a transparency and traceability with local food that is not present with mass-produced food.
During a legislative session, you can call 1-888-NDLEGIS (635-3447) or 701-328-3373 (local) to leave a message through the legislative telephone message center at the State Capitol.
Thank HB 1433 Bill Sponsors
Please take a moment to email or call the bill co-sponsors to express your appreciation. Let them know how important this issue is.
Thank Representatives Luke Simons, Rick C. Becker, Daniel Johnston, Dwight Kiefert, Ben Koppelman, Jeffrey Magrum, Christopher Olson, Mike Schatz, & Nathan Toman; and Senators Jordan Kannianen & Oley Larsen.
You can copy and paste this list to send bill sponsors an email:
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>> View House Agriculture Committee Members <<
>> View All HOUSE Members <<
>> View All SENATE Members <<
You’ll be able to view each Senator’s photo and click through to their contact information.
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>> HB 1433 PETITION <<
Please help spread the word and reach out to those interested in protecting food freedom. Invite them to take action in support of HB 1433.
- Like, share, repost on Facebook.
- Tweet actions and talking points on Twitter.
- Ask family, friends, neighbors and coworkers to do the same.
- Ask your state legislators to support HB 1433. Calls and visits are more effective than emails.
VIDEO – Peter Bartlett of Bartlett Farms talks about the North Dakota Food Freedom Act (HB 1433) prior to the Feb. 9 House Agriculture Committee hearing.
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