Passed House — Oct 8, 2015
Last Action: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 254 - 173 (Roll no. 544).
Explanation: This bill passed in the House on October 8, 2015 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.
Dec 5, 1980
96th Congress, 1979–1980
This bill was introduced on December 5, 1980, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Senator from Georgia
A bill to assure the safety and quality of our Nation's meat, poultry, and egg products by providing the Secretary of Agriculture with the authority to quarantine animals if he believes they may contain illegal residue levels; to strengthen the enforcement power of the Secretary under the Federal Meat Inspection Act, the Poultry Products Inspection Act, the Egg Products Inspection Act, and the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 by providing authority to withdraw inspection services under certain conditions; to levy civil penalties for certain violations; and to provide consistent standards and penalties for bribery.
TitleI - Withdrawal of InspectionAmends the Federal Meat Inspection Act, the Poultry Products Inspection Act, and the Egg Products Inspection Act to permit the Secretary of Agriculture to withdraw inspection ... Read more >
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Civic Impulse. (2015). S. 3256 — 96th Congress: Food Safety and Quality Amendments of 1980. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/96/s3256
“S. 3256 — 96th Congress: Food Safety and Quality Amendments of 1980.” www.GovTrack.us. 1980. October 9, 2015 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/96/s3256>
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