S. 2609: An original bill to amend the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to require the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a national voluntary labeling standard for bioengineered foods, and for other purposes.

An "original bill" is one which is drafted and approved by a committee before it is formally introduced in the House or Senate.
Introduced:

Mar 1, 2016

Status:

Reported by Committee on Mar 1, 2016

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on March 1, 2016.

Sponsor:

Pat Roberts

Senior Senator from Kansas

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Mar 1, 2016
Length: 8 pages

Prognosis:

21% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

On July 1, the first ever state law requiring all genetically engineered foods to be labeled is scheduled to take effect in Vermont.

But some members of Congress are working to preempt the Vermont labeling requirement, and similar requirements that have been passed in Maine and Connecticut, from ever actually taking effect. Legislators are also considering a “QR code” requirement ...

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History

Mar 1, 2016
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 1, 2016
 
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

 
Passed Senate

 
Passed House

 
Signed by the President

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