Amendment Text: S.Amdt.1153 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)

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                           TEXT OF AMENDMENTS

  SA 1144. Mr. MORAN (for himself and Mr. King) submitted an amendment 
intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize 
agricultural programs through 2018; which was ordered to lie on the 
table; as follows:

       At the end of title XII, insert the following:

     SEC. 12___. TRANSPORT AND DISPENSING OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES 
                   IN THE USUAL COURSE OF VETERINARY PRACTICE.

       Section 302(e) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 
     822(e)) is amended--
       (1) by striking ``(e)'' and inserting ``(e)(1)''; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), a registrant who is a 
     veterinarian shall not be required to have a separate 
     registration in order to transport and dispense controlled 
     substances in the usual course of veterinary practice at a 
     site other than the registrant's registered principal place 
     of business or professional practice, so long as the site of 
     transporting and dispensing is located in a State where the 
     veterinarian is licensed to practice veterinary medicine and 
     is not a principal place of business or professional 
     practice.''.
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  SA 1145. Mr. BEGICH submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize

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agricultural programs through 2018; which was ordered to lie on the 
table; as follows:

       On page 877, after line 18, add the following:

     SEC. 6208. NATURAL GAS DISTRIBUTION UTILITY PILOT LOAN 
                   PROGRAM.

       (a) Authorization of Pilot Loan Program.--Section 232(c) of 
     the Department of Agriculture Reorganization Act of 1994 (7 
     U.S.C. 6942(c)) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1)(B), by striking ``; and'' and 
     inserting a period; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(3) The natural gas distribution utility pilot loan 
     program authorized by section 6208(b) of the Agriculture 
     Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013.''.
       (b) Establishment of Pilot Loan Program.--
       (1) In general.--The Administrator of the Rural Utilities 
     Service shall establish a natural gas distribution utility 
     pilot loan program to add cooperatives and municipally owned 
     natural gas distribution utilities to the list of utilities 
     eligible to receive loans from the Rural Utilities Service.
       (2) Priority.--In making loans authorized under paragraph 
     (1), the Administrator of the Rural Utilities Service shall 
     give priority to utilities located in areas that--
       (A) have been designated as PM2.5 nonattainment 
     areas by the Environmental Protection Agency; and
       (B) pay more than 200 percent of national average for space 
     heat on a dollar per Btu basis.
       (3) Funding.--The Administrator of the Rural Utilities 
     Service--
       (A) shall carry out the loan pilot program using existing 
     funds of the Rural Utilities Service; and
       (B) shall not make loans under the loan pilot program in 
     excess of $500,000,000 over the duration of the program.
       (4) Duration.--The loan pilot program shall be authorized 
     for a period of 5 years, beginning on the date of enactment 
     of this Act.
       (5) Report.--At the conclusion of the loan pilot program, 
     the Administrator of the Rural Utilities Service shall 
     complete a report examining--
       (A) the economic benefits of providing low cost loans; and
       (B) any upward price pressure on natural gas prices in the 
     United States resulting from the loan pilot program.
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  SA 1146. Mr. BENNET (for himself and Mr. Enzi) submitted an amendment 
intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize 
agricultural programs through 2018; which was ordered to lie on the 
table; as follows:

       On page 273, line 17 strike ``.' '''

       On page 273, between lines 17 and 18, insert the following:
       ``(3) Forest service participation.--The Secretary (acting 
     through the Chief of the Forest Service) may use funds 
     derived from conservation-related programs executed on 
     National Forest System land to carry out the ACES Program on 
     National Forest System land.''.
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  SA 1147. Mr. PRYOR (for himself and Mr. Hoeven) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 954, to 
reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 573, line 25, strike ``$4,226,000,000'' and insert 
     ``$5,726,000,000''.
       On page 574, line 7, strike ``$3,026,000,000'' and insert 
     ``$4,526,000,000''.
       On page 574, line 9, strike ``$1,000,000,000'' and insert 
     ``$2,500,000,000''.
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  SA 1148. Mr. COWAN (for himself and Mr. Portman) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 954, to 
reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 914, between lines 13 and 14, insert the following:
       ``(i) Soil Amendment Study.--
       ``(1) In general.--The Secretary shall conduct a study to 
     assess which types of, and which practices associated with 
     the use of, fertilizers, biostimulants, and soil amendments 
     best achieve the goals described in paragraph (2).
       ``(2) Goals.--The goals referred to in paragraph (1) are--
       ``(A) increasing organic matter content;
       ``(B) reducing atmospheric volatilization;
       ``(C) identifying cost-effective conservation or production 
     practices that reduce or eliminate nutrient runoff or 
     leaching into groundwater or other water sources; and
       ``(D) understanding current bioactivity or nutrient loads 
     in soil.
       ``(3) Report.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
     receipt of funds to carry out this subsection, the Secretary 
     shall make publicly available and submit to the Committee on 
     Agriculture of the House of Representatives and the Committee 
     on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate a 
     report that--
       ``(A) describes the results of the study; and
       ``(B) identifies the types of, and practices using, 
     fertilizers, biostimulants, and soil amendments that best 
     achieve the goals identified in paragraph (2).''.
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  SA 1149. Mr. SCHATZ submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 396, strike lines 2 through 7 and insert the 
     following:

     SEC. 4201. ADDITIONAL AUTHORITY FOR PURCHASE OF FRESH FRUITS, 
                   VEGETABLES, AND OTHER SPECIALTY FOOD CROPS.

       Section 10603 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act 
     of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 612c-4) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (b), by striking ``2012'' and inserting 
     ``2018'';
       (2) by redesignating subsections (a), (b), and (c) as 
     subsections (b), (c), and (a), respectively; and
       (3) by inserting after subsection (c) (as so redesignated) 
     the following:
       ``(d) Local Preference in Memorandum of Agreement.--To the 
     maximum extent practicable, a memorandum of agreement between 
     the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of Defense 
     related to the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables under 
     this section shall require that fruits and vegetables 
     purchased under the agreement be locally grown (as determined 
     by the Secretary).
       ``(e) Pilot Grant Program for Purchase of Fresh Fruits and 
     Vegetables.--
       ``(1) In general.--Using amounts made available to carry 
     out subsection (c), the Secretary of Agriculture shall 
     conduct a pilot program under which the Secretary will give 
     not more than 5 participating States the option of receiving 
     a grant in an amount equal to the value of the commodities 
     that the participating State would otherwise receive under 
     this section for each of fiscal years 2014 through 2018.
       ``(2) Use of grant funds.--
       ``(A) In general.--A participating State receiving a grant 
     under this subsection may use the grant funds solely to 
     purchase fresh fruits and vegetables for distribution to 
     schools and service institutions in the State that 
     participate in the food service programs under the Richard B. 
     Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 51 et seq.) and 
     the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1771 et seq.).
       ``(B) Locally grown.--To the maximum extent practicable, 
     the fruits and vegetables shall be locally grown, as 
     determined by the State.
       ``(3) Selection of participating states.--The Secretary 
     shall select participating States from applications submitted 
     by the States.
       ``(4) Reporting requirements.--
       ``(A) School and service institution requirement.--Schools 
     and service institutions in a participating State shall--
       ``(i) maintain records of purchases of fresh fruits and 
     vegetables made using the grant funds; and
       ``(ii) report to the State the records.
       ``(B) State requirement.--Each participating State shall 
     submit to the Secretary a report on the success of the pilot 
     program in the State, including information on--
       ``(i) the amount and value of each type of fresh fruit and 
     vegetable purchased by the State; and
       ``(ii) the benefit provided by the purchases in conducting 
     the school food service in the State, including meeting 
     school meal requirements.''.
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  SA 1150. Mr. SCHATZ (for himself and Ms. Hirono) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 954, to 
reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 1122, between lines 2 and 3, insert the following:

     SEC. 121__. LABELING REQUIREMENTS FOR KONA COFFEE.

       Subtitle A of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 
     U.S.C. 1621 et seq.) (as amended by section 12104(b)) is 
     amended by adding at the end the following:

     ``SEC. 211. LABELING REQUIREMENTS FOR KONA COFFEE.

       ``(a) In General.--No person shall sell or offer, expose 
     for sale, or transport Hawaii-grown green coffee packed in 
     wholesale quantities outside the geographic region of 
     production described in subsection (b) unless each container 
     is conspicuously marked, stamped, printed, or labeled in the 
     English language with the exact grade or lower grade for the 
     green coffee or the term `offgrade', as applicable.
       ``(b) Geographic Region of Production.--For purposes of 
     subsection (a), the geographic region of production is--
       ``(1) the State of Hawaii;
       ``(2) the island of Maui;
       ``(3) the island of Moloka'i;
       ``(4) the island of Oahu;
       ``(5) the island of Kaua'i;
       ``(6) the district of Ka'u on the island of Hawai'i, as 
     designated by the State of Hawaii Tax Map;
       ``(7) the district of Hamakua on the island of Hawai'i, as 
     designated by the State of Hawaii Tax Map; and
       ``(8) the North Kona and South Kona districts on the island 
     of Hawai'i, as designated by the State of Hawaii Tax Map.
       ``(c) Placement.--The grade statement shall appear on--

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       ``(1) the label required under subsection (a); or
       ``(2) the container on the same panel as the declaration of 
     identity required by the matter under the headings `Uniform 
     Laws and Regulations' and `Uniform Packaging and Labeling 
     Regulation' of section A of part IV of the National Institute 
     of Standards and Technology handbook No. 130 (1993 edition), 
     with amendments specified in section 4-93-2(a) of the Hawaii 
     Administrative Rules.
       ``(d) Correction.--Any label that is determined to be 
     incorrect shall be corrected by complete obliteration of the 
     incorrect information and substitution with the correct 
     statement of fact.
       ``(e) Letters and Figures.--The letters and figures used to 
     meet the requirements of this section shall be of bold type 
     and legible.
       ``(f) Grade Terms.--The grade terms shall be exactly as 
     shown in sections 4-143-4, 4-143-5, and 4-143-6 of the Hawaii 
     Administrative Rules (as in effect on the date of enactment 
     of this section).''.
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  SA 1151. Ms. COLLINS (for herself, Mr. Udall of Colorado, Mr. Risch, 
Mr. King, and Mr. Crapo) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by her to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 421, between lines 3 and 4, insert the following:

     SEC. 42__. AVAILABILITY OF VEGETABLES AS SUPPLEMENTAL FOODS 
                   UNDER WIC PROGRAM.

       Section 17(f)(11) of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 
     U.S.C. 1786(f)(11)) is amended--
       (1) by redesignating subparagraph (C) as subparagraph (D); 
     and
       (2) by inserting after subparagraph (B) the following:
       ``(C) Vegetables.--The regulation required under paragraph 
     (1) shall not exclude or restrict the eligibility of any 
     variety of fresh, whole, or cut vegetables (other than 
     vegetables with added sugars, fats, or oils) from being 
     provided as supplemental foods under the program under this 
     section.''.
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  SA 1152. Mr. COBURN (for himself and Mr. Harkin) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 954, to 
reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 421, between lines 3 and 4, insert the following:

     SEC. 40__. DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS TO PROMOTE HEALTHY EATING 
                   AMONG SNAP RECIPIENTS.

       (a) In General.--The Secretary shall carry out 2 
     demonstration projects in States that agree to plan, design, 
     develop, and implement programs to eliminate purchases of 
     unhealthful foods or beverages under the supplemental 
     nutrition assistance program established under the Food and 
     Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2011 et seq.).
       (b) Requirements.--In selecting States to carry out a 
     demonstration project under this section, the Secretary shall 
     ensure that each proposed demonstration project includes--
       (1) a standard based on nutritional content that--
       (A) is demonstrated to be clear, practical, and consistent 
     in excluding certain items from eligibility;
       (B) limits the use of benefits for purchasing foods or 
     beverages that are identified in the most recent Dietary 
     Guidelines for Americans published under section 301 of the 
     National Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research Act of 
     1990 (7 U.S.C. 5341) as foods, beverages, or food components 
     that--
       (i) are consumed in excessive amounts; and
       (ii) may increase the risk of certain chronic diseases or 
     conditions; and
       (C) does not--
       (i) expand the number of items otherwise eligible for 
     assistance under the supplemental nutrition assistance 
     program; or
       (ii) classify alcoholic beverages, tobacco, and hot foods 
     or hot food products ready for immediate consumption as 
     eligible for assistance under that program;
       (2) a description of the cost of implementing the 
     demonstration project in the State;
       (3) a description of the number of households participating 
     in the supplemental nutrition assistance program to be 
     affected by the demonstration project;
       (4) a process for participating States to educate 
     participants and retailers about eligible and ineligible 
     foods, including a procedure for disseminating product 
     eligibility information to participants and retailers 
     periodically;
       (5) a procedure to work with retailers to identify problems 
     and best practices in implementing new product eligibility 
     standards;
       (6) a procedure to monitor and evaluate program operations, 
     including the impact on participating households and small 
     businesses;
       (7) a statement that the demonstration project does not 
     reduce the eligibility for, or amount of, benefits available 
     under the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2011 et 
     seq.);
       (8) notwithstanding section 3(k) of the Food and Nutrition 
     Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2012(k)), complies with the 
     requirements of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 
     2011 et seq.);
       (9) the ability of the State to meet the evaluation 
     criteria under subsections (c) and (d); and
       (10) any other requirements that the Secretary determines 
     to be appropriate.
       (c) Consideration.--In selecting States to carry out a 
     demonstration project under this section, the Secretary shall 
     consider whether a State has previously applied for a waiver 
     under the supplemental nutrition assistance program to carry 
     out a similar project.
       (d) Evaluation.--Not later than 2 years after the date on 
     which a demonstration project is initiated under this 
     section, the Secretary shall provide for an independent 
     evaluation of the projects selected under this section that 
     uses rigorous methodologies, particularly random assignment 
     or other methods that are capable of producing scientifically 
     valid information regarding effective restrictions to measure 
     the impact of the pilot program on--
       (1) the costs and benefits under the supplemental nutrition 
     assistance program in the State;
       (2) the access of individuals receiving benefits under the 
     supplemental nutrition assistance program in the State to 
     nutritious food;
       (3) the dietary intake of--
       (A) supplemental nutrition assistance program recipients 
     participating in the supplemental nutrition assistance 
     program demonstration project; and
       (B) a control group of supplemental nutrition assistance 
     program recipients not participating in the demonstration 
     project; and
       (4) other effects that the Secretary determines to be 
     appropriate.
       (e) Costs.--
       (1) In general.--All costs associated with carrying out a 
     pilot project and an evaluation of that pilot project under 
     this section shall--
       (A) be provided by the State; and
       (B) not be eligible for administrative matching under 
     section 16(a) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 
     2025(a)).
       (2) Contributions.--A State may accept and use 
     contributions from nongovernmental entities, including 
     nonprofit organizations, to carry out a pilot project and an 
     evaluation of that pilot project under this section.
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  SA 1153. Mr. WYDEN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 986, between lines 4 and 5, insert the following:

     SEC. 83__. EXEMPTION OF CERTAIN PAYMENTS FROM SEQUESTRATION 
                   ORDERS.

       (a) In General.--Section 255(g)(1)(A) of the Balanced 
     Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (2 U.S.C. 
     905(g)(1)(A)) is amended by inserting after ``Payment to 
     Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund (24-0200-0-1-
     805).'' the following:
       ``Payments to Counties under the Secure Rural Schools and 
     Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 (16 U.S.C. 500 note; 
     Public Law 106-393).
       ``Payments in lieu of taxes under chapter 69 of title 31, 
     United States Code.''.
       (b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by subsection (a) 
     takes effect on October 1, 2012.
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  SA 1154. Ms. STABENOW (for Mr. Wyden) proposed an amendment to the 
bill H.R. 588, to provide for donor contribution acknowledgments to be 
displayed at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Visitor Center, and for 
other purposes; as follows:

       Strike all after the enacting clause and insert the 
     following:

     SECTION 1. DONOR CONTRIBUTIONS.

       Section 8905(b) of title 40, United States Code is amended 
     by striking paragraph (7) and inserting the following:
       ``(7) Donor contributions.--
       ``(A) In general.--Except as otherwise provided in this 
     paragraph, the Secretary or Administrator, as applicable, may 
     permit a sponsor described in subsection (a) to acknowledge 
     donor contributions at the commemorative work.
       ``(B) Requirements.--Acknowledgments shall--
       ``(i) be displayed inside a visitor center or other 
     ancillary structure associated with the commemorative work; 
     and
       ``(ii) conform to applicable National Park Service or 
     General Services Administration guidelines for donor 
     recognition, as applicable.
       ``(C) Limitations.--Acknowledgments shall--
       ``(i) be limited to an appropriate statement or credit 
     recognizing the contribution;
       ``(ii) be displayed in a form approved by the Secretary or 
     Administrator;
       ``(iii) be displayed for a period of time determined by the 
     Secretary or Administrator to be appropriate, commensurate 
     with the level of the contribution;
       ``(iv) be limited to short, discrete, and unobtrusive 
     acknowledgments or credits; and
       ``(v) not include any advertising slogans or company logos.
       ``(D) Submittal of plan.--
       ``(i) In general.--Prior to the display of donor 
     acknowledgments, the sponsor shall submit to the Secretary or 
     Administrator, as applicable, for approval a plan for 
     displaying the donor acknowledgments, including--

       ``(I) the sample text and types of acknowledgments to be 
     displayed; and

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       ``(II) the form and location of all displays.

       ``(ii) Notification and resubmittal.--If the Secretary or 
     Administrator does not approve the plan submitted under 
     clause (i), the Secretary or Administrator shall--

       ``(I) not later than 60 days after the date on which the 
     plan is received, notify the sponsor of the reasons the plan 
     is not approved; and
       ``(II) allow the sponsor to resubmit a revised donor 
     acknowledgment plan.

       ``(E) Cost.--The sponsor shall bear all expenses related to 
     the display of donor acknowledgments.
       ``(F) Applicability.--This paragraph shall apply to any 
     commemorative work dedicated after January 1, 2010.''.

     SEC. 2. EXTENSION OF LEGISLATIVE AUTHORITY FOR VIETNAM 
                   MEMORIAL VISITOR CENTER.

       Section 6(b)(5) of Public Law 96-297 (16 U.S.C. 431 note; 
     124 Stat. 2851) is amended by striking ``2014'' and inserting 
     ``2018''.
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  SA 1155. Mr. FRANKEN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 199, strike lines 11 through 24, and insert the 
     following:
       ``(A) the level of natural resource and environment 
     benefits resulting from existing and proposed conservation 
     treatment on all applicable priority resource concerns; and
       On page 200, line 1, strike ``(E)'' and insert ``(B)''.
       On page 200, beginning on line 4, strike ``; and'' and all 
     that follows through ``production'' on line 8.
       On page 206, line 9, strike ``not less than 5'' and insert 
     ``a limited number of''.
       On page 210, line 2, insert ``or improve'' after ``adopt''.

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