Stopping States From Regulating Commerce of Eggs
The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) testified before the House Judiciary Committee July 25th and included in his testimony data from NAEF on egg prices in California compared to the rest of the nation. The hearing was to consider HR 2887 entitled "No Regulation without Representation Act of 2017" H.R. 2887, introduced by Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.). It’s objective is to stop states from adopting laws and regulations that ban the sale of out-of-state products that don’t meet their state’s criteria for production practices.
When asked by the staff of Congressional offices during the Capitol Hill visits July 19-20 if NAEF would support this legislation, we said we would, as it would benefit the nation’s egg farmers. The bill was designed to address the growing problem of states regulating beyond their borders. This hearing was directed at California's Prop 2 that regulates cage size for laying chickens and gestation stalls for sows as well as the recent ballet initiative that passed in Massachusetts.