The following are summaries and other information related to proposed rules that the Missouri Department of Agriculture has submitted to the Secretary of State for publication in the Missouri Register. These rules will not go into effect until the public has had an opportunity to submit written comments and to attend a public hearing, if one is scheduled.

Please note that the official text of a proposed rule is the version that appears in the Missouri Register, not the draft copy on this site. Refer to the official copy if you wish to submit comments.

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Typical Timeline for Rulemaking

A typical rule filed by any state agency, excluding emergency rules, will take between 166-269 days to take effect. Each step in this process must be fully complete before moving on to the next step.

For more information on emergency rules, please visit the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules’ web page.

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Information for this timeline has been provided by the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules.

What’s the difference between a statute and a rule?

Statutes are laws passed by the Missouri General Assembly and signed into law by the governor. They are based on constitutional authority granted to the legislature to establish policies, and approved by a majority of the House and Senate. The statutes, or the laws passed by the legislature, are published in the Revised Statutes of Missouri. Statutes may be created and amended each year by the legislature. Following each legislative session, the Revised Statutes of Missouri are updated and republished by the Joint Committee on Legislative Research, usually by adding a supplement with new and amended statutes.

The executive branch of state government promulgates rules. The executive branch includes elected officials—governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, state treasurer and state auditor. Various state agencies under the administration of the governor are also included in this branch.

These elected officials and state agencies have rulemaking authority granted by the constitution and legislative statutes. Once the executive entities have been granted rulemaking authority by the legislature, they have the responsibility to create rules to establish policy and procedure for carrying out their functions.

This explanation was provided in part by the Missouri Secretary of State’s office.

Proposed Change Summary Fiscal Note(s) Missouri Register Material Included by Reference Important Dates
2 CSR 60-4.110

Amendment

Comment

This amendment will allow the Grain Regulatory Services Program to accept financial statements from applicants and licensees that are prepared using either GAAP or IFRS conventions, rules and procedures.

  Volume 47, Number 12 Public
Private

Publication Date
June 15, 2022

Comment Period Closes
July 15, 2022

2 CSR 60-5.100

Amendment

Comment

This amendment will allow the Grain Regulatory Services Program to accept financial statements from applicants and licensees that are prepared using either GAAP or IFRS conventions, rules and procedures.

  Volume 47, Number 12 Public
Private

Publication Date
June 15, 2022

Comment Period Closes
July 15, 2022

2 CSR 30-10.010

Amendment

Comment

This amendment ensures that the current rule language clearly includes the most recent publication of Part 300 to end of Title 9, the Code of Federal Regulations for the Missouri Meat and Poultry Inspection Program to be in compliance with federal regulations and maintain “equal to” status as determined by the United States Department of Agriculture/Food Safety and Inspection Service.

  Volume 47, Number 4 Public
Private

Publication Date
February 15, 2022

Comment Period Closes
March 17, 2022

2 CSR 90-21.010

Proposed Rule

Comment

NIST Handbook 130 covers the registration of servicepersons and service agencies, which promotes uniformity among jurisdictions that provide for or are contemplating the establishment of some type of control over the servicing of commercial weighing and measuring devices.   Volume 46, August 16 Public
Private

Publication Date
July 12, 2021

Comment Period Closes
September 15, 2021

2 CSR 90-20.040

Proposed Rule

Comment

The sections of NIST Handbook 130 pertaining to regulation of the method of sale of commodities are a result of the combined efforts of the National Conference on Weights and Measures, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and state divisions of weights and measures. The method of sale of commodities regulation prescribes approved method of sale of food and nonfood products, presentation of price, allowable differences, combination quantity declarations, machine vended commodities and railroad car tare weights.   Volume 46, August 16 Public
Private

Publication Date
July 12, 2021

Comment Period Closes
September 15, 2021

2 CSR 90-25.010

Proposed Rule

Comment

The section of NIST Handbook 130 pertaining to examination procedure for price verifications was developed by National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) in response to public concern about price accuracy in retail stores. The procedure applies to all retail stores, including food, hardware, general merchandise, drug, automotive supply, convenience, and club or other stores. It was adopted by the National Conference on Weights and Measures at the 80th annual meeting in 1995.   Volume 46, August 16 Public
Private

Publication Date
July 12, 2021

Comment Period Closes
September 15, 2021

2 CSR 90-23.010

Proposed Rule

Comment

NIST Handbook 133 provides procedures to test (by using statistical sampling techniques) individual lots of packages for conformance with legal requirements. Anything that is put into a container, wrapped, or banded and labeled as to quantity may be inspected. The labeled quantity may be of weight, volume, linear, square or cubic measure, count, or combination. The examination of packaged commodities may be to determine conformance with federal, state, or local net contents labeling regulations.   Volume 46, August 16 Public
Private

Publication Date
July 12, 2021

Comment Period Closes
September 15, 2021

2 CSR 90-22.140

Proposed Rule

Comment

The sections of NIST Handbook 130 pertaining to packaging and labeling regulation are a result of the combined efforts of the National Conference on Weights and Measures, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and state divisions of weights and measures. The packaging and labeling regulation parallels regulations adopted by federal agencies under the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act. It deals with declaration of quantity; prominence and placement of consumer and nonconsumer packages; requirements for specific commodities, packages and containers; variations and exemptions allowed and retail sale price representations.   Volume 46, August 16 Public
Private

Publication Date
July 13, 2021

Comment Period Closes
September 15, 2021

2 CSR 70-17.010

Amendment

Comment

This rule lists definitions for Chapter 17. The terms defined in sections 195.010 and 195.740, RSMo, in addition to other relative terms pertaining to the industrial hemp program will be applied for use in 2 CSR 70-17.010 to 2 CSR 70-17.130.

  Volume 46, Number 13 Public
Private

Publication Date
July 1, 2021

Comment Period Closes
July 31, 2021

2 CSR 70-17.100

Amendment

Comment

This amendment updates reporting information for Certified Samplers, timelines for pre-harvest sampling, submitting compliance certificates of analysis, and close out of orders of destruction.

  Volume 46, Number 13 Public
Private

Publication Date
July 1, 2021

Comment Period Closes
July 31, 2021

2 CSR 90-30.040

Amendment

Comment

The Missouri Department of Agriculture is amending section (1)C)2. and (4)(C) to reflect changes made by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA).

  Volume 46, Number 9  

Publication Date
May 3, 2021

Comment Period Closes
June 2, 2021

2 CSR 30-2.016

Proposed Rule

This rule is to restrict the movement of rabbits and hares into Missouri due to the recent diagnosis of Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease in the United States

Public
Private
Volume 45, Number 15 N/A

Publication Date
August 3, 2020

Comment Period Closes
September 2, 2020