IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
February 13, 2023
Mr. Boozman (for himself and Mr. Braun) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to prohibit the Securities and Exchange Commission from requiring an issuer to disclose information relating to certain greenhouse gas emissions, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Protect Farmers from the SEC Act.
Prohibition on requiring an issuer to disclose information relating to certain greenhouse gas emissions
Section 23 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78w) is amended by adding at the end the following:
Prohibition on requiring an issuer To disclose information relating to certain greenhouse gas emissions
In this subsection:
The term agricultural product has the meaning given the term in section 207 of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1626).
The term downstream activities includes activities that relate to processing materials into a finished product and delivering that product or providing a service to the end user.
The term greenhouse gas means—
The term upstream activities includes activities that relate to the initial stages of producing a good or service.
The Commission may not require an issuer to disclose greenhouse gas emissions from upstream activities or downstream activities in the value chain of the issuer from the production, manufacturing, or harvesting of an agricultural product.
Nonapplicability of exemptive authority
Section 36 shall not apply to this subsection.