H.R. 3071 (103rd): Lime Research, Promotion, and Consumer Information Act Amendments of 1993

103rd Congress, 1993–1994. Text as of Sep 14, 1993 (Introduced).

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HR 3071 IH

103d CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3071

To amend the Lime Research, Promotion, and Consumer Information Act as it relates to the composition of the Lime Board, the conduct of the referendum, the definition of lime, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 14, 1993

Mr. LEWIS of Florida (for himself, Mrs. THURMAN, and Mr. CANADY) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture


A BILL

To amend the Lime Research, Promotion, and Consumer Information Act as it relates to the composition of the Lime Board, the conduct of the referendum, the definition of lime, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Lime Research, Promotion, and Consumer Information Act Amendments of 1993’.

SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.

    Section 1953(6) of the Lime Research, Promotion, and Consumer Information Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 6202(6)) is amended by striking ‘citrus aurantifolia’ and inserting ‘citrus latifolia’.

SEC. 3. IMPORTER REPRESENTATION ON BOARD.

    Section 1955(b) of the Lime Research, Promotion, and Consumer Information Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 6204(b)) is amended by redesignating paragraphs (4) through (8) as (5) through (9) and inserting a new paragraph (4) to read as follows:

      ‘(4) The Secretary, after consultation with members of the Lime Board, shall evaluate, two years after the establishment of the initial board and every three years thereafter, the average annual level of domestic production and imports subject to assessment during such preceding period and adjust, to the extent possible, the overall representation of producers and importers on the Board to insure that producer and importer representation is proportionate to the volume of domestic production and imports subject to assessment, except that each district as established in the order issued by the Secretary as provided in section 1954(b) and published in the Code of Federal Regulations (7 C.F.R. 1212) shall be represented by no less than one producer member and one importer member.’.

SEC. 4. REFERENDUM DELAY.

    Section 1960(a) of the Lime Research, Promotion, and Consumer Information Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 6209(a)) is amended by striking ‘the Secretary first issues an order under section 1954(a)’ and inserting in lieu thereof ‘assessments are imposed and collected under the order pursuant to section 1955(d)’.