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H.R. 2393 (114th): Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act of 2015

The text of the bill below is as of May 29, 2015 (Reported by House Committee).


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Union Calendar No. 94

114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2393

[Report No. 114–131]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 18, 2015

(for himself, Mr. Costa, Mr. Rouzer, Mr. David Scott of Georgia, Mr. Goodlatte, Ms. DelBene, Mr. Lucas, Mr. Vela, Mr. Neugebauer, Mrs. Bustos, Mr. Aderholt, Mr. Farr, Mr. Thompson of Pennsylvania, Mrs. Kirkpatrick, Mr. Austin Scott of Georgia, Mr. Ashford, Mr. Crawford, Mr. Schrader, Mr. Rodney Davis of Illinois, Mrs. Walorski, Mr. Thompson of California, Mr. King of Iowa, Mr. Vargas, Mr. Rogers of Alabama, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Mr. Gibbs, Mr. Cuellar, Mrs. Hartzler, Mr. DesJarlais, Mr. Benishek, Mr. Denham, Mr. LaMalfa, Mr. Yoho, Mr. Bost, Mr. Abraham, Mr. Moolenaar, Mr. Newhouse, Mr. Upton, Mr. Thornberry, Mr. Graves of Missouri, Mr. Yoder, Mr. Rooney of Florida, Mr. McClintock, Mr. Blum, Mr. Huizenga of Michigan, Mr. Young of Iowa, Mr. Womack, Mr. Long, Mr. Walberg, Mr. Smith of Nebraska, Mr. Fincher, Mr. Allen, Ms. Jenkins of Kansas, Mr. Hill, Mr. Rice of South Carolina, Mr. Bishop of Michigan, and Mr. Ribble) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture

May 29, 2015

Additional sponsors: Mr. Westerman, Mr. Simpson, Mr. Harris, Mr. Swalwell of California, Mr. Calvert, Mr. Gibson, Mr. Nunes, Mr. Bridenstine, Mr. Hudson, Mr. Mulvaney, Mr. Cole, Mr. Tiberi, Ms. Stefanik, Mr. Labrador, Mr. Reed, Mr. Sessions, Mr. MacArthur, Mr. Brat, Mr. Chabot, Mr. Flores, Mr. Collins of New York, Mr. Dent, Mr. Gosar, Mrs. Comstock, Mr. Valadao, and Mr. Hardy

May 29, 2015

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on May 18, 2015

A BILL

To amend the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to repeal country of origin labeling requirements with respect to beef, pork, and chicken, and for other purposes.


1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act of 2015.

2.

Repeal of country of origin labeling requirements for beef, pork, and chicken

(a)

Definitions

Section 281 of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1638) is amended—

(1)

by striking paragraphs (1) and (7);

(2)

by redesignating paragraphs (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (8), and (9) as paragraphs (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), and (7), respectively; and

(3)

in paragraph (1)(A) (as so redesignated)—

(A)

by striking clause (i) and inserting the following new clause:

(i)

muscle cuts of lamb and venison;

;

(B)

by striking clause (ii) and inserting the following new clause:

(ii)

ground lamb and ground venison;

;

(C)

by striking clause (viii); and

(D)

by redesignating clauses (ix), (x), and (xi) as clauses (viii), (ix), and (x), respectively.

(b)

Notice of country of origin

Section 282 of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1638a) is amended—

(1)

in subsection (a)(2)—

(A)

in the heading, by striking beef, lamb, pork, chicken, and inserting lamb,;

(B)

by striking beef, lamb, pork, chicken, and inserting lamb, each place it appears in subparagraphs (A), (B), (C), and (D); and

(C)

in subparagraph (E)—

(i)

in the heading, by striking Ground beef, pork, lamb, chicken, and inserting Ground lamb,; and

(ii)

by striking ground beef, ground pork, ground lamb, ground chicken, each place it appears and inserting ground lamb,; and

(2)

in subsection (f)(2)—

(A)

by striking subparagraphs (B) and (C); and

(B)

by redesignating subparagraphs (D) and (E) as subparagraphs (B) and (C), respectively.

May 29, 2015

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed