H.R. 5962 (112th): Organic Standards Protection Act

Introduced:
Jun 19, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Lois Capps
Representative for California's 23rd congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jun 19, 2012
Length
8 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2400 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 17, 2013

S. 3240 (Related)
Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012

Passed Senate
Last Action: Jun 21, 2012

 
Status

This bill was introduced on June 19, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jun 19, 2012
Referred to Committee Jun 19, 2012
 
Full Title

To amend the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 to require recordkeeping and authorize investigations and enforcement actions for violations of such Act, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
14 cosponsors (13D, 1R) (show)
Committees

House Agriculture

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6/19/2012--Introduced.
Amends the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 to require all persons, including producers, handlers, and certifying agents, required to report information to the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) under such Act to maintain all contracts, agreements, receipts, and other records associated with the organic certification program for 5 years (10 years for a certifying agent).
Authorizes investigative and enforcement actions for violations of such Act.

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