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S. 118 (115th): Reinforcing American-Made Products Act of 2017

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 5, 2018 (Reported by Senate Committee).


II

Calendar No. 297

115th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 118

[Report No. 115–203]

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 12, 2017

(for himself, Mrs. Fischer, Mr. King, Mrs. Capito, and Ms. Collins) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

February 5, 2018

Reported by , with an amendment

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

A BILL

To make exclusive the authority of the Federal Government to regulate the labeling of products made in the United States and introduced in interstate or foreign commerce, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Reinforcing American-Made Products Act of 2017.

2.

Exclusivity of Federal authority to regulate labeling of products made in the United States and introduced in interstate or foreign commerce

Section 320933 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (15 U.S.C. 45a) is amended—

(1)

in the first sentence, by striking To the extent and inserting the following:

(a)

In general

To the extent

;

(2)

by adding at the end the following:

(b)

Effect on State law

The provisions of this section shall supersede any provisions of the law of any State relating to the extent to which a product is introduced, delivered for introduction, sold, advertised, or offered for sale in interstate or foreign commerce with a Made in the U.S.A. or Made in America label, or the equivalent thereof, in order to represent that such product was in whole or substantial part of domestic origin.

; and

(3)

in the third sentence of subsection (a), as designated by paragraph (1), by striking Nothing in this section and inserting Except as provided in subsection (b), nothing in this section.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Reinforcing American-Made Products Act of 2017.

2.

Exclusivity of Federal authority to regulate labeling of products made in the United States and introduced in interstate or foreign commerce

Section 320933 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (15 U.S.C. 45a) is amended—

(1)

in the first sentence, by striking To the extent and inserting the following:

(a)

In general

To the extent

;

(2)

by adding at the end the following:

(b)

Effect on State law

(1)

In general

Except as provided in paragraph (2), the provisions of this section shall supersede any provisions of the law of any State expressly relating to the extent to which a product is introduced, delivered for introduction, sold, advertised, or offered for sale in interstate or foreign commerce with a Made in the U.S.A. or Made in America label, or the equivalent thereof, in order to represent that such product was in whole or substantial part of domestic origin.

(2)

Enforcement

Nothing in this section shall preclude the application of the law of any State to the use of a label not in compliance with subsection (a).

; and

(3)

in the third sentence of subsection (a), as designated by paragraph (1), by striking Nothing in this section and inserting Except as provided in subsection (b), nothing in this section.

February 5, 2018

Reported with an amendment