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HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives unanimously approved legislation today that would remove a long-outdated regulatory requirement on potato farmers, according to the bill’s sponsor Senator David G. Argall (R-29).

Under current law, Pennsylvania customers may only purchase bags of potatoes that equal less than 3 pounds or 3, 5, 10 ,15, 20, 25, 50 and multiples of 100 pounds. Senate Bill 1131 would remove these weight restrictions on potato packages for sale in Pennsylvania.

“This is another example of undue government intrusion that only frustrates consumers and taxpayers with another unnecessary bureaucracy,” Argall said. “I am thankful that we are one step closer to repealing this obsolete restriction and allowing the market to dictate potato packaging.”

The bill will return to the Senate.