H.R.506 - To ensure that the volume of steel imports does not exceed the average monthly volume of such imports during the 36-month period preceding July 1997.106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Visclosky, Peter J. [D-IN-1] (Introduced 02/02/1999)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/09/1999 Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade. (All Actions)|
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[Congressional Bills 106th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 506 Introduced in House (IH)] 106th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 506 To ensure that the volume of steel imports does not exceed the average monthly volume of such imports during the 36-month period preceding July 1997. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES February 2, 1999 Mr. Visclosky (for himself, Mr. Quinn, Mr. Kucinich, Mr. Ney, Mr. Murtha, Mr. Gephardt, Mr. Bonior, Mr. Klink, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. Wise, Mr. Vento, Mr. Doyle, Mr. Dickey, Mr. Mollohan, Mr. Stupak, Mr. Traficant, Mr. Evans, Mr. Kennedy of Rhode Island, Mr. Rahall, Mr. Lipinski, Mr. Bishop, Mr. Costello, Mr. Bachus, Mr. Hinchey, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Strickland, Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania, Mr. Owens, Ms. Rivers, Mr. Hall of Texas, Mr. Pascrell, Mr. Peterson of Pennsylvania, Mr. Delahunt, Mr. Pallone, Mr. Brown of Ohio, Ms. Lee, Mr. Rush, Mr. Gutierrez, Mr. Matsui, Mr. Norwood, Mr. Blagojevich, Mr. Mascara, Mr. Meeks of New York, Mr. Cardin, Ms. Hooley of Oregon, Ms. Carson, Mr. Olver, Mr. LaTourette, Mr. Frank of Massachusetts, Mr. Hilliard, Mr. Dingell, Mrs. Jones of Ohio, Mr. Crowley, Mr. Coyne, Mr. Towns, Ms. McKinney, Mr. Skeen, Mr. Sanders, Mr. Gonzalez, Mr. Hastings of Florida, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Abercrombie, Mr. Filner, Mr. Kanjorski, Mr. Jackson of Illinois, Mr. Holden, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Mr. Rothman, Mr. Cummings, Mr. Spratt, Mr. Rodriguez, Ms. Stabenow, Mrs. McCarthy of New York, Mr. Kildee, Ms. Sanchez, Ms. McCarthy of Missouri, Ms. Norton, Mr. Romero- Barcelo, Mr. Metcalf, Mrs. Capps, Mr. Oberstar, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Lampson, Mr. Shows, Ms. Millender-McDonald, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, Mr. Frost, Ms. Danner, Mr. Roemer, Mr. Cannon, Mr. Hoyer, Mr. Cramer, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Hill of Indiana, Mr. Wynn, Mrs. Clayton, Mr. Menendez, Mr. Clyburn, Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, Mr. DeFazio, Mr. Callahan, Mrs. Thurman, Mr. Horn, Ms. Waters, Mr. Brown of California, Mr. Davis of Illinois, Mr. Weygand, Mr. Berry, Mr. Baldacci, Mr. Borski, and Mr. George Miller of California) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To ensure that the volume of steel imports does not exceed the average monthly volume of such imports during the 36-month period preceding July 1997. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. REDUCTION IN VOLUME OF STEEL IMPORTS. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, within 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the President shall take the necessary steps, by imposing quotas, tariff surcharges, negotiated enforceable voluntary export restraint agreements, or otherwise, to ensure that the volume of steel products imported into the United States during any month does not exceed the average volume of steel products that was imported monthly into the United States during the 36-month period preceding July 1997. SEC. 2. ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY. Within 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Treasury, through the United States Customs Service, and the Secretary of Commerce shall implement a program for administering and enforcing the restraints on imports under section 1. The Customs Service is authorized to refuse entry into the customs territory of the United States of any steel products that exceed the allowable levels of imports of such products. SEC. 3. APPLICABILITY. (a) Categories.--This Act shall apply to the following categories of steel products: semifinished, plates, sheets and strips, wire rods, wire and wire products, rail type products, bars, structural shapes and units, pipes and tubes, iron ore, and coke products. (b) Volume.--Volume of steel products for purposes of this Act shall be determined on the basis of tonnage of such products. SEC. 4. EXPIRATION. This Act shall expire at the end of the 3-year period beginning 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act. <all>