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H.R. 687 (114th): Protect Interstate Commerce Act

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 3, 2015 (Introduced).


I

114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 687

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 3, 2015

(for himself, Mr. Rouzer, Mr. Neugebauer, Mr. Peterson, Mr. Blum, Mr. Huelskamp, and Mr. Young of Iowa) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture

A BILL

To prevent States and local jurisdictions from interfering with the production and distribution of agricultural products in interstate or foreign commerce.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Protect Interstate Commerce Act.

2.

Prohibition against interference by State and local governments with production or manufacture of items in other States

(a)

In general

Consistent with article I, section 8, clause 3 of the Constitution of the United States, the government of a State or locality therein shall not impose a standard or condition on the production or manufacture of any agricultural product sold or offered for sale in interstate commerce if—

(1)

such production or manufacture occurs in another State; and

(2)

the standard or condition is in addition to the standards and conditions applicable to such production or manufacture pursuant to—

(A)

Federal law; and

(B)

the laws of the State and locality in which such production or manufacture occurs.

(b)

Agricultural product defined

In this section, the term agricultural product has the meaning given such term in section 207 of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1626).