Bill Text — Dec 13, 2011
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Feb 24, 2010
111th Congress, 2009–2010
This bill was introduced on July 21, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Representative for Ohio's 13th congressional district
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Last Updated: Dec 22, 2010
Length: 18 pages
To require foreign manufacturers of products imported into the United States to establish registered agents in the United States who are authorized to accept service of process against such manufacturers, and for other purposes.
Section3 - Directs the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (with respect to drugs, devices, cosmetics, and biological products), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) (with respect to consumer products), the ... Read more >
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This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 3646 (112th).
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Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 13, 2011
Referred to Committee
Last Action: Aug 6, 2009
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Civic Impulse. (2015). H.R. 4678 — 111th Congress: Foreign Manufacturers Legal Accountability Act of 2010. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/111/hr4678
“H.R. 4678 — 111th Congress: Foreign Manufacturers Legal Accountability Act of 2010.” www.GovTrack.us. 2010. October 6, 2015 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/111/hr4678>
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