H.R.3843 - Sweatshop Product Ban Act of 1996104th Congress (1995-1996)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Underwood, Robert A. [D-GU-At Large] (Introduced 07/17/1996)|
|Committees:||House - National Security|
|Latest Action:||08/29/1996 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Readiness.|
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Summary: H.R.3843 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/17/1996)
Sweatshop Product Ban Act of 1996 - Prohibits the Defense Commissary Agency (DCA) or any nonappropriated fund instrumentality (NFI) which operates a military commissary or exchange store from purchasing for resale at such store any consumer item imported into the United States if the DCA or NFI has reason to believe that such item was not procured in conformity with minimum labor standards.
Directs the Secretary of Labor to: (1) develop the minimum labor standards to be applied; and (2) annually develop and submit to the Secretary of Defense a list of companies and manufacturers that are not in compliance with such standards. Requires the Secretary of Defense to annually certify to the Congress that the DCA and NFI have not purchased any consumer items from companies and manufacturers so listed.