H. R. 687
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 3, 2015
Mr. King of Iowa (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
To prevent States and local jurisdictions from interfering with the production and distribution of agricultural products in interstate or foreign commerce.
This Act may be cited as the
Protect Interstate Commerce Act.
Prohibition against interference by State and local governments with production or manufacture of items in other States
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—
such production or manufacture occurs in another State; and
the standard or condition is in addition to the standards and conditions applicable to such production or manufacture pursuant to—
Federal law; and
the laws of the State and locality in which such production or manufacture occurs.
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).