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Colorado Law Exempts More Agricultural Goods


Colorado House Bill 1037 was signed into law by Governor John Hickenlooper Monday, June 4, 2012. The bill “…reclassifies  certain agricultural products as wholesale instead of retail goods.”

“…Sales of agricultural compounds and spray adjuvants to be consumed by, administered to, or otherwise used in caring for livestock and all sales of semen for agricultural or ranching purposes,” are now identified as wholesale sales instead of retail.

The bill enumerates that “agricultural compound” means:

“(A) Insecticides, fungicides, growth-regulating chemicals, enhancing compounds, vaccines, and hormones;

“(B) Drugs, whether dispensed in accordance with a prescription or not, that are used for the prevention or treatment of disease or injury in livestock;

“(C) Animal pharmaceuticals that have been approved by the food and drug administration.”

The Act takes effect upon passage, except for section 2, which takes effect July 1, 2012.

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Susan McLain
Avalara Author Susan McLain
Susan McLain began her career as a technical writer in technology industries such as satellite networking and medical devices. Her skills encompass technical and marketing writing, usability engineering, verification and validation testing and protocol writing, requirements development, business analysis, technical illustration/graphic design and marketing. She has owned her own business providing service to small to medium sized business and in other positions, she has been in project management, documentation and marketing. She is currently the content specialist for Avalara helping to “make sales tax less taxing.”