S. 3387 (112th): Team USA Made in America Act of 2012

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 16, 2012 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 3387

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 16, 2012

(for himself, Mr. Lautenberg, Mr. Casey, Mr. Schumer, Mrs. Gillibrand, Mr. Brown of Ohio, Mr. Blumenthal, Ms. Stabenow, Mr. Rockefeller, Mr. Sanders, Mr. Manchin, and Mr. Franken) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

A BILL

To amend title 36, United States Code, to require the United States Olympic Committee to adopt a policy that requires ceremonial uniforms purchased or otherwise obtained by the Committee to be produced in the United States, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Team USA Made in America Act of 2012.

2.

Policy on sourcing of uniforms

(a)

In general

Subchapter I of chapter 2205 of title 36, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

220513.

Policy on sourcing of uniforms

(a)

In general

The corporation shall adopt a policy with respect to uniforms to be worn by athletes during ceremonies that are part of the Olympic Games, the Paralympic Games, or the Pan-American Games that requires the corporation—

(1)

to purchase or otherwise obtain only uniforms that meet the requirements described in subsection (b); or

(2)

to make publicly available a detailed justification of the reasons the corporation purchased or otherwise obtained uniforms that do not meet those requirements.

(b)

Requirements

A uniform meets the requirements described in this subsection if the uniform, including accessories, such as ties, belts, shoes, and hats, meets the standards of the Federal Trade Commission for labeling as Made in USA.

(c)

Effective date

The policy adopted under subsection (a) shall apply with respect to uniforms purchased or otherwise acquired by the corporation on or after the date that is 90 days after the date of the enactment of this section.

(d)

Compliance with trade agreements

The policy adopted under subsection (a) shall be applied in a manner that is consistent with the obligations of the United States under all applicable trade agreements to which the United States is a party.

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(b)

Clerical amendment

The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 2205 of such title is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 220512 the following new item:

220513. Policy on sourcing of uniforms.

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(c)

Report required

Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the United States Olympic Committee shall submit to Congress a report on the actions taken by the Committee to comply with section 220513 of title 36, United States Code, as added by subsection (a).