H.R. 307 (112th): Seed Availability and Competition Act of 2011

Introduced:
Jan 18, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Marcy Kaptur
Representative for Ohio's 9th congressional district
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Jan 18, 2011
Length
5 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 3299 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 22, 2009

H.R. 193 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 04, 2013

 
Status

This bill was introduced on January 18, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jan 18, 2011
Referred to Committee Jan 18, 2011
 
Full Title

To require persons who seek to retain seed harvested from the planting of patented seeds to register with the Secretary of Agriculture and pay fees set by the Secretary for retaining such seed, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
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Committees

House Agriculture

Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture

Nutrition and Horticulture

House Ways and Means

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1/18/2011--Introduced.
Seed Availability and Competition Act of 2011 - Permits a person who plants patented seed or seed derived from patented seed to retain harvested seed for replanting by such person if that person: (1) notifies the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) of the type and quantity of seed to be retained; and (2) pays the appropriate fee established by the Secretary.
Establishes the Patented Seed Fund in the Treasury into which such fees shall be deposited and from which the Secretary shall pay appropriate fees to patent holders.
Imposes an additional duty on the imported product of exported genetically modified seed on which royalties or other fees are charged by the patent owner to purchasers of the seed in the United States and on which no fees or lesser fees are charged to purchasers of the exported seed in a foreign country. Requires that such duties be deposited in the Fund for distribution to the appropriate patent holders.

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