About the bill
This bill was enacted as S. 764.
The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 would require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate the distribution and labeling related to bioengineered foods (often referred to as genetically modified foods or GMOs).
It would require food producers to notify FDA of any bioengineered foods intended to be sold interstate and would disallow the sale any bioengineered foods not deemed safe by FDA. Although the bill would prevent FDA from requiring the labeling of bioengineered foods only on the grounds that the foods are bioengineered, FDA could require that alterations of nutritional properties, allergens, or other characteristics of food be listed on food labeling. Regulations would also prohibit the labeling of food as not bioengineered if it had been …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Kansas's 4th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jul 24, 2015
Length: 37 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 23, 2015 but was never passed by the Senate.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
106 Cosponsors (91 Republicans, 15 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“Yoho Votes to Provide Consumers Accurate Information About Their Food”
— Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3, 2013-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 23, 2015
Apr 9, 2014
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 4432 (113th).
Mar 25, 2015
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jun 18, 2015
Considered by Health
A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.
Jul 14, 2015
A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.
Jul 23, 2015
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.
H.R. 1599 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1599. This is the one from the 114th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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