A Bill is Introduced to legalize Fake Butter
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A Bill is Introduced to legalize Fake Butter

Date: December 16, 2008
By: Joshua Skurnik
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: A Missouri lawmaker wants to decriminalize margarine.

Joshua Skurnik (SCUR-nic) has more from Jefferson City. 

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Springfield Democratic representative Sarah Lampe's bill would take away a 19th century law which restricts the sale and manufacturing of immitation butter.

Lampe says pressure from "Big Butter" prompted the law when Missouri tried to be a dairy oriented state.

She says she sees the same types of laws made today.

 

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Description: We tend to look in a microcosm of what's happening at this present time, I mean thats probably true nationally as well as statewide for lawmakers, and we want something to happen right now.

 Lampe says laws should mirror the times whether they're enforced or not.

Reporting from the state capital, I'm Joshua Skurnik


 Intro: A product we all use turns out to be illegal under Missouri law.

Joshua Skurnik (SCUR-nic) has more from Jefferson City. 

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Springfield Democratic representative Sarah Lampe is attempting to get rid of a law from the 1890s which restricts the sale and manufacturing of non-dairy butter substitutes.

Lampe says according to the law most stores carry products which would earn them up to one year in jail. 

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Description: It can't use the word butter in the title, so I Can't Believe It's Not Butter is illegal, and its also illegal because its yellow.

Lampe says pressure from "Big butter" prompted the law when Missouri tried to become a dairy oriented state. 

Lampe says government should be a reflection of the times whether a law is enforced or not.

Reporting from the state capital, I'm Joshua Skurnik