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S. 2025: Agricultural Trucking Relief Act of 2019


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 27, 2019 (Introduced).


II

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 2025

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 27, 2019

(for himself, Mr. Merkley, Mr. Cassidy, Mrs. Hyde-Smith, Mr. Isakson, Mr. Wyden, Mr. Rubio, and Mr. Inhofe) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

A BILL

To amend the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 to modify the definition of agricultural commodities, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Agricultural Trucking Relief Act of 2019.

2.

Agricultural commodities

Section 229(e) of the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 (49 U.S.C. 31136 note; Public Law 106–159) is amended by striking paragraph (7) and inserting the following:

(7)

Agricultural commodity

The term agricultural commodity includes—

(A)

agricultural, aquacultural, horticultural, and floricultural commodities;

(B)

fruits;

(C)

vegetables;

(D)

any non-human living animal and the products of that animal; and

(E)

other agriculture products that are—

(i)

sensitive to temperature or climate; and

(ii)

at risk of perishing in transit.

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