S. 3610 (110th): Truth in Fur Labeling Act of 2008

110th Congress, 2007–2009. Text as of Sep 26, 2008 (Introduced).

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110th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 3610

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 26 (legislative day, September 17), 2008

(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

A BILL

To improve the accuracy of fur product labeling, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Truth in Fur Labeling Act of 2008.

2.

Elimination of exemption to fur product labeling requirements for products containing relatively small quantities or values of fur

(a)

In general

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 contained therein.

(b)

Effective date

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.

3.

Amendment to Fur Products Name Guide to eliminate consumer confusion over products containing racoon dog fur

(a)

Clarification

Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Federal Trade Commission shall amend the item relating to Racoon, Asiatic in the Fur Products Name Guide (16 C.F.R 301.0)—

(1)

by striking Raccoon, Asiatic and inserting Dog, Raccoon; and

(2)

by striking Nyctereutes Procyonoidos and inserting Nyctereutes Procyonoides.

(b)

Conforming amendments

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).

4.

State authority to regulate labeling of fur products

(a)

In general

Section 12 of the Fur Products Labeling Act (15 U.S.C. 69(j)) is amended—

(1)

by striking The provisions of and inserting (a) The provisions of; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following:

(b)

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.

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(b)

Effective date

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.