House defeats GMO grass seed ban

HARTFORD, Conn. – Less than 24 hours after the Senate approved a bill banning genetically modified grass seed, the House found bipartisan agreement to kill it.

The bill was a top priority for outgoing Senate President Donald Williams. But House Speaker Brendan Sharkey was not sold on the idea or consulted about the bill.

In a show of bipartisanship, Democrats and Republicans worked Thursday to defeat it by a 103-37 vote.

Following the vote, Sharkey said Williams never had a conversation with him about the legislation.

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