IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
June 27, 2019
Mr. Perdue (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
To amend the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 to modify the definition of agricultural commodities, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Agricultural Trucking Relief Act of 2019.
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:
agricultural commodity includes—
agricultural, aquacultural, horticultural, and floricultural commodities;
any non-human living animal and the products of that animal; and
other agriculture products that are—
sensitive to temperature or climate; and
at risk of perishing in transit.