S. 1343: Farmer Identity Protection Act

Jul 23, 2013
Referred to Committee
4% chance of being enacted
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H.R. 4157 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Mar 06, 2014

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Charles “Chuck” Grassley
Senior Senator from Iowa
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Jul 23, 2013
4 pages
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H.R. 4157 (Related)
Farmer Identity Protection Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 06, 2014


This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on July 23, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Jul 23, 2013
Referred to Committee Jul 23, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...

17% chance of getting past committee.
4% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

Full Title

A bill to protect the information of livestock producers, and for other purposes.


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5 cosponsors (4R, 1D) (show)

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Library of Congress Summary

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Farmer Identity Protection Act - Prohibits the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), or any EPA contractor or cooperator, from disclosing the information of any owner, operator, or employee of a livestock operation provided to EPA by a livestock producer or a state agency in accordance with the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) or any other law, including:
(1) names;
(2) telephone numbers;
(3) e-mail addresses;
(4) physical addresses;
(5) global positioning system coordinates; or
(6) other information regarding the location of the owner, operator, livestock, or employee.
Prescribes criteria for such a disclosure, however, in a statistical or aggregate form without specifically identifying information.

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