S. 1762 (103rd): Dietary Supplement Regulation Moratorium Act of 1993

103rd Congress, 1993–1994. Text as of Nov 20, 1993 (Considered and Passed by the Senate).

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S 1762 CPS

103d CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1762

To amend the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990 to impose a moratorium with respect to the issuance of regulations on dietary supplements.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

November 20 (legislative day, NOVEMBER 2), 1993

Mr. HATCH (for himself, Mr. KENNEDY, and Mrs. KASSEBAUM) introduced the following bill; which was read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed


A BILL

To amend the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990 to impose a moratorium with respect to the issuance of regulations on dietary supplements.

    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 ‘Dietary Supplement Regulation Moratorium Act of 1993’.

SEC. 2. PROHIBITION OF IMPLEMENTATION.

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of Health and Human Services may not implement the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-535; 104 Stat. 2353), or any amendment made by such Act, earlier than April 15, 1994, with respect to dietary supplements of vitamins, minerals, herbs, amino acids, or other similar nutritional substances.

SEC. 3. ISSUANCE OF FINAL REGULATIONS.

    (a) NUTRITIONAL LABELING REGULATIONS- The second sentence of section 2(b)(1) of the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990 (21 U.S.C. 343 note) is amended by striking ‘except’ and all that follows through the period and inserting ‘except that the Secretary shall not issue any final regulations applicable to dietary supplements of vitamins, minerals, herbs, amino acids, or other similar nutritional substances before April 15, 1994.’.

    (b) CLAIMS REGULATION- Section 3(b)(1)(B) of the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990 (21 U.S.C. 343 note) is amended by striking ‘except’ and all that follows through the period and inserting ‘except that the Secretary shall not issue any final regulations applicable to dietary supplements of vitamins, minerals, herbs, amino acids, or other similar nutritional substances before April 15, 1994.’.

SEC. 4. REGULATIONS CONSIDERED TO BE FINAL.

    (a) NUTRITIONAL LABELING- The first sentence of section 2(b)(2) of the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990 (21 U.S.C. 343 note) is amended by striking ‘except’ and all that follows through the period and inserting ‘except that the proposed regulations applicable to dietary supplements of vitamins, minerals, herbs, amino acids, or other similar nutritional substances shall not be considered to be final regulations until April 30, 1994.’.

    (b) CLAIMS REGULATIONS- The first sentence of section 3(b)(2) of the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990 (21 U.S.C. 343 note) is amended by striking ‘except’ and all that follows through the period and inserting ‘except that the proposed regulations applicable to dietary supplements of vitamins, minerals, herbs, amino acids, or other similar nutritional substances shall not be considered to be final regulations until April 30, 1994.’.

SEC. 5. STATE ENFORCEMENT.

    Section 10(a)(1)(C) of the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990 (21 U.S.C. 343 note) is amended by striking ‘except’ and all that follows through ‘1993’ and inserting ‘except that such amendments shall take effect with respect to dietary supplements of vitamins, minerals, herbs, amino acids, or other similar nutritional substances on April 30, 1994’.