To provide additional protections for farmers and ranchers that may be harmed economically by genetically engineered seeds, plants, or animals, to ensure fairness for farmers and ranchers in their dealings with biotech companies that sell genetically engineered seeds, plants, or animals, to assign liability for injury caused by genetically engineered organisms, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Ohio's 10th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jun 23, 2010
Length: 19 pages
Jun 23, 2010
111th Congress, 2009–2010
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on June 23, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Jul 29, 2008
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 6637 (110th).
Jun 23, 2010
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Dec 2, 2011
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 3555 (112th).
H.R. 5579 (111th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 111th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 22, 2010. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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