DES MOINES, Iowa (Feb. 5, 2018) – Last week, an Iowa subcommittee passed a bill that would nullify federal regulation of purely intrastate commerce.
Sen. Mark Chelgren (R-Ottumwa) introduced Senate Bill 2116 (SF2116) on Jan. 25. Titled the Interstate Commerce Act, the legislation would nullify federal regulation of products held, maintained, or retained within the boundaries of the state that have been produced or manufactured within this state.
“All goods produced or manufactured, whether commercially or privately, within the boundaries of this state that are held, maintained, or retained within the boundaries of this state shall not be deemed to have traveled in interstate commerce and shall not be subject to federal law, federal regulation, or the authority of the Congress of the United States under its constitutional power to regulate commerce among the states.”
The proposed law stipulates in order to be covered by the law, products must be stamped “Product of Iowa.”
The law would subject both state and federal agents who try to enforce regulations on such products to criminal penalties.
On Feb. 1, a Senate Judiciary subcommittee recommended passage of SF2116.
The bill is based on the original understanding of the Commerce …
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