H.R.5199 - A bill to make nonmailable any plant, fruit, vegetable, or other matter, the movement of which in interstate commerce has been prohibited or restricted by the Secretary of Agriculture in order to prevent the dissemination of dangerous plant diseases or pests, and for other purposes.100th Congress (1987-1988)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Coelho, Anthony Lee [D-CA-15] (Introduced 08/10/1988)|
|Committees:||House - Agriculture; Judiciary; Post Office and Civil Service | Senate - Governmental Affairs|
|Committee Reports:||H.Rept 100-954 Part 1|
|Latest Action:||10/31/1988 Became Public Law No: 100-574. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There has been 1 roll call vote|
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Summary: H.R.5199 — 100th Congress (1987-1988)All Information (Except Text)
(Measure passed House, amended, roll call #398 (415-2))
Passed House amended (10/04/1988)
Declares as nonmailable matter any plant, fruit, vegetable, root, bulb, seed, or other plant product subject to interstate quarantine under the Plant Quarantine Act. Directs the Postal Service to prescribe rules and regulations permitting the mailing of such plants consistent with procedures relating to the inspection, disinfection, and certification of, and other conditions for, the delivery and shipment of plants otherwise subject to quarantine.
Imposes criminal penalties upon: (1) whoever knowingly mails or causes to be mailed a nonmailable plant; or (2) whoever forges or counterfeits agricultural certifications.
Expresses the sense of the Congress that the Postal Service and the Department of Agriculture should engage in a joint effort to educate the public to the types of harm which can result from the transmission to different parts of the country of plants, fruits, vegetables, and other matter which may be carrying dangerous plant diseases or pests.