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S. 2814: New Markets for State-Inspected Meat and Poultry Act of 2018

The text of the bill below is as of May 10, 2018 (Introduced).


II

115th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2814

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 10, 2018

(for himself, Mr. King, and Mr. Thune) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

A BILL

To amend the Federal Meat Inspection Act and the Poultry Products Inspection Act to allow the interstate sale of State-inspected meat and poultry, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the New Markets for State-Inspected Meat and Poultry Act of 2018.

2.

State-inspected meat

Section 301 of the Federal Meat Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. 661) is amended—

(1)

by striking the section designation and inserting the following:

301.

Sale of inspected meat and meat food products

;

(2)

in subsection (a)—

(A)

by striking In furtherance of this policy in the matter preceding paragraph (1) and all that follows through (1) The Secretary in paragraph (1) and inserting the following:

(B)

State Programs

(i)

In general

The Secretary

;

(B)

by striking (a) It is and inserting the following:

(a)

State meat inspection program

(1)

In general

(A)

Policy

It is

; and

(C)

in paragraph (1)(B) (as so designated)—

(i)

in clause (i) (as so designated), by striking solely for distribution within such State and inserting for distribution; and

(ii)

by adding at the end the following:

(ii)

Interstate commerce

(I)

In general

Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, the Secretary may allow the shipment in interstate commerce of carcasses, parts of carcasses, meat, and meat food products inspected under the State meat inspection program described in clause (i).

(II)

Acceptance of interstate shipments of meat and meat food products

Notwithstanding any provision of State law, a State or local government shall not prohibit or restrict the movement or sale of meat or meat food products that have been inspected and passed in accordance with this Act for interstate commerce.

;

(3)

in subsection (b), by striking (b) The appropriate and inserting the following:

(b)

Cooperation of State agency

The appropriate

;

(4)

in subsection (c)—

(A)

by striking (c)(1) If the Secretary and inserting the following:

(c)

Enforcement of Federal requirements

(1)

Designation of States

(A)

In general

If the Secretary

;

(B)

in paragraph (1) (as so designated)—

(i)

in subparagraph (A) (as so designated)—

(I)

in the first sentence, by striking solely for distribution within such State and inserting for distribution; and

(II)

in the second sentence, by striking If the Secretary and inserting the following:

(B)

Designation of States

(i)

In general

Except as provided under clause (ii), if the Secretary

;

(ii)

in subparagraph (B) (as so designated)—

(I)

in clause (i) (as so designated)—

(aa)

in the first sentence, by striking wholly; and

(bb)

by striking State; Provided, That if and inserting the following:

State.

(ii)

Exception

If

; and

(II)

in clause (ii) (as so designated)—

(aa)

in the first sentence—

(AA)

by striking such designation and inserting a designation made under clause (i); and

(BB)

by striking he each place it appears and inserting the Secretary; and

(bb)

in the second sentence, by striking The Secretary shall and inserting the following:

(C)

Publication of designation

The Secretary shall

;

(iii)

in subparagraph (C) (as so designated)—

(I)

in the first sentence—

(aa)

by striking if such; and

(bb)

by striking were after transactions; and

(II)

in the second sentence, by striking Thereafter, upon request and inserting the following:

(D)

Revocation of designation

On request

;

(iv)

in subparagraph (D) (as so designated)—

(I)

in the first sentence, by striking such designation and inserting a designation made under subparagraph (B)(i); and

(II)

by striking title IV of this Act: And provided further, That, notwithstanding; and inserting the following:

title IV.

(E)

Adulterated meat or meat food product

(i)

In general

Notwithstanding

; and

(v)

in subparagraph (E) (as so designated)—

(I)

in clause (i) (as so designated)—

(aa)

in the first sentence—

(AA)

by striking within such State; and

(BB)

by striking section 301 of the Act and inserting this section; and

(bb)

in the second sentence, by striking If the State and inserting the following:

(ii)

Enforcement

If the State

; and

(II)

in clause (ii) (as so designated), by striking as though engaged in commerce;

(C)

in paragraph (2), by striking (2) The provisions and inserting the following:

(2)

Exceptions to inspection

The provisions

;

(D)

in paragraph (3)—

(i)

by striking (3) Whenever and inserting the following:

(3)

Termination of designation

If

; and

(ii)

by striking he and inserting the Secretary; and

(E)

in paragraph (4), by striking (4) The Secretary and inserting the following:

(4)

Report

The Secretary

; and

(5)

in subsection (d), by striking (d) As used in and inserting the following:

(d)

Definition of State

In

.

3.

State-inspected poultry products

Section 5 of the Poultry Products Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. 454) is amended—

(1)

by striking the section heading and designation and inserting the following:

5.

Sale of inspected poultry products

;

(2)

in subsection (a)—

(A)

by striking In furtherance of this policy in the matter preceding paragraph (1) and all that follows through (1) The Secretary in paragraph (1) and inserting the following:

(B)

State Programs

(i)

In general

The Secretary

;

(B)

by striking (a) It is and inserting the following:

(a)

State poultry product inspection program

(1)

In general

(A)

Policy

It is

; and

(C)

in paragraph (1)(B) (as so designated)—

(i)

in clause (i) (as so designated), by striking solely for distribution within such State and inserting for distribution; and

(ii)

by adding at the end the following:

(ii)

Interstate commerce

(I)

In general

Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, the Secretary may allow the shipment in interstate commerce of poultry products inspected under the State poultry product inspection program described in clause (i).

(II)

Acceptance of interstate shipments of poultry products

Notwithstanding any provision of State law, a State or local government shall not prohibit or restrict the movement or sale of poultry products that have been inspected and passed in accordance with this Act for interstate commerce.

;

(3)

in subsection (b), by striking (b) The appropriate and inserting the following:

(b)

Cooperation of State agency

The appropriate

;

(4)

in subsection (c)—

(A)

by striking (c)(1) If the Secretary and inserting the following:

(c)

Enforcement of Federal requirements

(1)

Designation of States

(A)

In general

If the Secretary

;

(B)

in paragraph (1) (as so designated)—

(i)

in subparagraph (A) (as so designated)—

(I)

in the first sentence, by striking solely for distribution within such State and inserting for distribution; and

(II)

in the second sentence, by striking If the Secretary and inserting the following:

(B)

Designation of States

(i)

In general

Except as provided under clause (ii), if the Secretary

;

(ii)

in subparagraph (B) (as so designated)—

(I)

in clause (i) (as so designated)—

(aa)

in the first sentence, by striking wholly; and

(bb)

by striking State: Provided, That if and inserting the following:

State.

(ii)

Exception

If

; and

(II)

in clause (ii) (as so designated)—

(aa)

in the first sentence—

(AA)

by striking such designation and inserting a designation made under clause (i); and

(BB)

by striking he each place it appears and inserting the Secretary; and

(bb)

in the second sentence, by striking The Secretary shall and inserting the following:

(C)

Publication of designation

The Secretary shall

;

(iii)

in subparagraph (C) (as so designated)—

(I)

in the first sentence—

(aa)

by striking if such; and

(bb)

by striking were after transactions; and

(II)

in the second sentence, by striking However, notwithstanding and inserting the following:

(D)

Adulterated poultry product

(i)

In general

Notwithstanding

; and

(iv)

in subparagraph (D) (as so designated)—

(I)

in clause (i) (as so designated)—

(aa)

in the first sentence—

(AA)

by striking within such State; and

(BB)

by striking subparagraph (a)(4) of this section and inserting subsection (a)(4); and

(bb)

in the second sentence, by striking If the State and inserting the following:

(ii)

Enforcement

If the State

; and

(II)

in clause (ii) (as so designated), by striking as though engaged in commerce;

(C)

in paragraph (2), by striking (2) The provisions and inserting the following:

(2)

Exceptions to inspection

The provisions

;

(D)

in paragraph (3), by striking (3) Whenever and inserting the following:

(3)

Termination of designation

If

; and

(E)

in paragraph (4), by striking (4) The Secretary and inserting the following:

(4)

Report

The Secretary

; and

(5)

in subsection (d), by striking (d) As used in and inserting the following:

(d)

Definition of State

In

.