Prohibits the manufacture, sale, or delivery, holding, or sale of meat that contains a mRNA vaccine or material unless conspicuously labeled

State: TN
Bill Number: HB 299/SB 99
Position: SUPPORT
Action Required: Contact Members of Senate Health & Welfare Committee, your Senator, & Representative, ask to SUPPORT
Status: HB 299 died, withdrawn on 1/30/2023 | SB failed to be scheduled for comm hearing; session adjourned 4/21/2023, carryover to 2024

Legislation Details:

UPDATE: 4/21/2023 - SB 99 failed to pass the Senate Health & Welfare Committee before session adjourned on 4/21/2023. However, bills in TN carry over from odd to even calendar years.

UPDATE: 1/30/2023 - HB 299 died, it was withdrawn on 1/30/2023. 

UPDATE: 1/26/2023 -  HB 299 was referred to the House Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee of the House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee.

UPDATE: 1/21/2023 - HB 299 was referred to the House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee and House Health Committee.

UPDATE: 1/20/2023 - SB 99 was referred to the Senate Health & Welfare Committee on 1/20/2023. 

SB 99 was filed on 1/10/2023 and is pending committee assignment on 1/12/2023.  This bill is sponsored by Senator Nicely. HB 299 was introduced on 1/20/2023 and is pending committee assignment. This bill is sponsored by Representative Susan Lynn

These bills prohibit the manufacture, sale, or delivery, holding, or offering for sale of any livestock carcass, part of any livestock carcass, or meat food product that contains a mRNA vaccine or vaccine material unless the product labeling contains a conspicuous notification of the presence of the mRNA vaccine or vaccine material in the product.

The bill defines mRNA or vaccine material as a substance to stimulate the production of antibodies and provide immunity against disease by introducing messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) that corresponds to a viral protein. 

Because we have already seen with COVID-19 vaccines that not all vaccines produce immunity. NVIC suggests changing the definition of "mRNA or vaccine material" to change the word "and" to "or" in this part of the definition: "substance to stimulate the production of antibodies and or provide immunity against disease."
NVIC supports this bill because it requires people be informed if their meat contains mRNA vaccine materials or substances.  See this article for more information about the threat of mRNA vaccines in the food supply -