IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
September 26 (legislative day, September 17), 2008
Mr. Menendez (for himself, Mr. Coleman, Mr. Lautenberg, Ms. Cantwell, Mr. Levin, Mr. Feingold, and Mr. Casey) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
To improve the accuracy of fur product labeling, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Truth in Fur Labeling Act of
Elimination of exemption to fur product labeling requirements for products containing relatively small quantities or values of fur
Section 2(d) of the Fur Products Labeling
Act (15 U.S.C. 69(d)) is amended by striking
; except that and
all that follows through
The amendment made by subsection (a) shall take effect on the date that is 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.
Amendment to Fur Products Name Guide to eliminate consumer confusion over products containing racoon dog fur
Not later than 90 days after the date of
the enactment of this Act, the Federal Trade Commission shall amend the item
Racoon, Asiatic in the Fur Products Name Guide (16
Dog, Raccoon; and
Procyonoidos and inserting
Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Federal Trade Commission shall make such amendments to such other rules or guidance documents issued by the Commission under section 7 of the Fur Products Labeling Act (15 U.S.C. 69e) as the Commission considers appropriate to bring such rules or guidance documents into conformity with the Fur Products Name Guide as amended in accordance with subsections (a) and (b).
State authority to regulate labeling of fur products
Section 12 of the Fur Products Labeling Act (15 U.S.C. 69(j)) is amended—
of and inserting
(a) The provisions of; and
by adding at the end the following:
Nothing in this Act shall preclude or deny any right of any State or political subdivision thereof to adopt or enforce any provision of State or local law that provides more restrictive labeling requirements for fur products than what is provided for in this Act.
The amendments made by subsection (a) shall take effect on the date that is 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.