S. 3227 (112th): Concrete Masonry Products Research, Education, and Promotion Act of 2012

May 23, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Bill Nelson
Senator from Florida
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May 23, 2012
39 pages
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H.R. 3395 (Related)
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Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 04, 2011


This bill was introduced on May 23, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 23, 2012
Referred to Committee May 23, 2012
Full Title

A bill to enable concrete masonry products manufacturers and importers to establish, finance, and carry out a coordinated program of research, education, and promotion to improve, maintain, and develop markets for concrete masonry products.


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8 cosponsors (5D, 3R) (show)

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Library of Congress Summary

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Concrete Masonry Products Research, Education, and Promotion Act of 2012 - Directs the Secretary of Commerce to issue orders applicable to manufacturers of concrete masonry products (concrete) and to concrete importers, if such imports are subject assessment under the orders. Requires any such order to provide for the establishment of a Concrete Masonry Products Board, which shall carry out a program of promotion, research, and information regarding concrete products.
Requires any such order to provide that assessments shall be paid by concrete manufacturers with respect to concrete manufactured and marketed in the United States. Allows any such order to provide that assessments shall be paid by concrete products importers.
Provides assessment rates.
Requires at least 50% of the assessments paid by a manufacturer to be used to support research, education, and promotion plans and projects in support of the geographic region of the manufacturer.
Directs the Secretary, during the 60-day period preceding the proposed effective date of an order, to conduct a referendum for order approval among the manufacturers and importers required to pay assessments under the order.
Outlines referendum procedures.
Provides for petition and review of an order, and order enforcement through U.S. district courts. Authorizes the Secretary to conduct appropriate investigations in order to administer this Act (with power of subpoena). Directs the Secretary to suspend or terminate any order or provision that obstructs or does not tend to effectuate the purposes of this Act, or that is not favored by persons voting in a referendum.

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