The room began to fill until all the seats were taken and people crowded behind legislators’ conference tables. That’s when we heard the announcement to move to a larger room.

With only a little over an hour to share support and opposition, the meeting moved quickly. Those testifying in favor of the bill included Rep. Luke Simons (bill carrier), Dr. Greg Chuppe, LeAnn Harner, Jared Hendrix, and Becky Reich.

Opposition included Julie Wagendof of the ND Dept of Health, Livestock Development Official, Jerry Messer, Grocery Store Association, State Veterinary Official.

The committee will be voting on changes or recommendations at their next meetings. Stay tuned.