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.

Agency Step 1
Agency Step 2

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 70-10.075

Amendment

Comment

This amendment revises the fee schedule for inspections performed.

Public
Private
Volume 44, Number 23 N/A

Publication Date
December 2, 2019

Comment Period Closes
January 1, 2020

2 CSR 70-10.050

Amendment

Comment

This amendment clarifies how nurserymen shipping nursery stock into Missouri verify that their nurseries have been inspected and certified by their state plant regulatory agency.

Public
Private
Volume 44, Number 23 N/A

Publication Date
December 2, 2019

Comment Period Closes
January 1, 2020

2 CSR 70-10.025

Proposed Rule

Comment

This rule defines a nonprofit nursery dealer.

Public
Private
Volume 44, Number 23 N/A

Publication Date
December 2, 2019

Comment Period Closes
January 1, 2020

2 CSR 70-35.050

Amendment

Comment

This amendment updates costs on seed samples.

Public
Private
Volume 44, Number 23 N/A

Publication Date
December 2, 2019

Comment Period Closes
January 1, 2020

2 CSR 90-30.040

Amendment

The proposed amendment will allow a 1-psi Reid Vapor Pressure tolerance for gasoline containing nine percent (9%) or up to and including fifteen percent (15%) ethanol from June 1 through September 15.

Public
Private
N/A

Publication Date
January 2, 2020

Comment Period Closes
February 1, 2020

2 CSR 70-17.010

Amendment

The amendment updates the list of definitions used in Chapter 17 for industrial hemp.

Public
Private
Volume 44, Number 21 N/A

Publication Date
November 1, 2019

Comment Period Closes
December 1, 2019

2 CSR 70-17.020

Amendment

The amendment updates the applicant requirements for a producer registration and agricultural hemp propagule and seed permit.

Public
Private
Volume 44, Number 21 N/A

Publication Date
November 1, 2019

Comment Period Closes
December 1, 2019

2 CSR 70-17.030

Amendment

The amendment updates requirements for the State and Federal Fingerprint Criminal History Background checks for applicants.

Public
Private
Volume 44, Number 21 N/A

Publication Date
November 1, 2019

Comment Period Closes
December 1, 2019

2 CSR 70-17.040

Rescission

The rule is being rescinded as the requirements in statute were removed.

Public
Private
Volume 44, Number 21 N/A

Publication Date
November 1, 2019

Comment Period Closes
December 1, 2019

2 CSR 70-17.050

Amendment

The amendment updates and clarifies stipulations and exemptions for registered producers and permit holders.

Public
Private
Volume 44, Number 21 N/A

Publication Date
November 1, 2019

Comment Period Closes
December 1, 2019

2 CSR 70-17.060

Rescission

The rule is being rescinded as requirements are no longer needed.

Public
Private
Volume 44, Number 21 N/A

Publication Date
November 1, 2019

Comment Period Closes
December 1, 2019

2 CSR 70-17.070

Amendment

The amendment updates the purpose and fees associated with the industrial hemp program.

Public
Private
Volume 44, Number 21 N/A

Publication Date
November 1, 2019

Comment Period Closes
December 1, 2019

2 CSR 70-17.080

Amendment

The amendment clarifies site access requirements in rule.

Public
Private
Volume 44, Number 21 N/A

Publication Date
November 1, 2019

Comment Period Closes
December 1, 2019

2 CSR 70-17.090

Rescission

The rules is being rescinded as the requirements are clarified in other rules within this chapter.

Public
Private
Volume 44, Number 21 N/A

Publication Date
November 1, 2019

Comment Period Closes
December 1, 2019

2 CSR 70-17.100

Amendment

The amendment updates sampling requirements and the results of analysis from testing.

Public
Private
Volume 44, Number 21 N/A

Publication Date
November 1, 2019

Comment Period Closes
December 1, 2019

2 CSR 70-17.110

Amendment

The amendment updates requirements for the industrial hemp plant monitoring system.

Public
Private
Volume 44, Number 21 N/A

Publication Date
November 1, 2019

Comment Period Closes
December 1, 2019

2 CSR 70-17.120

Amendment

The amendment clarifies revocation of a producer registration or permit.

Public
Private
Volume 44, Number 21 N/A

Publication Date
November 1, 2019

Comment Period Closes
December 1, 2019

2 CSR 70-17.130

Proposed Rule

The rule designates the labeling requirements for agricultural hemp seed.

Public
Private
Volume 44, Number 21 N/A

Publication Date
November 1, 2019

Comment Period Closes
December 1, 2019