H.R. 3242 (108th): Specialty Crops Competitiveness Act of 2004


Oct 2, 2003
108th Congress, 2003–2004


Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 21, 2004

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 21, 2004.


Pub.L. 108-465


Doug Ose

Representative for California's 3rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 7, 2004
Length: 6 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To ensure an abundant and affordable supply of highly nutritious fruits, vegetables, and other specialty crops for American consumers and international markets by enhancing the competitiveness of United States-grown specialty crops, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

Section3 - Defines "specialty crop" as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, and nursery crops (including floriculture).TitleI - State Assistance for Specialty CropsSection101 - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to ... Read more >


Oct 2, 2003

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Sep 30, 2004
Reported by Committee

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Oct 7, 2004
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 7, 2004
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 21, 2004
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 3242”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


122 cosponsors (78D, 43R, 1P) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Subject Areas
Related Bills

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S. 2902 (Related)
Specialty Crops Competitiveness Act of 2004

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Oct 6, 2004

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