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Short Titles as Introduced

Genetically Engineered Pharmaceutical and Industrial Crop Safety Act of 2003

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Official Title as Introduced

To prohibit the open-air cultivation of genetically engineered pharmaceutical and industrial crops, to prohibit the use of common human food or animal feed as the host plant for a genetically engineered pharmaceutical or industrial chemical, to establish a tracking system to regulate the growing, handling, transportation, and disposal of pharmaceutical and industrial crops and their byproducts to prevent human, animal, and general environmental exposure to genetically engineered pharmaceutical and industrial crops and their byproducts, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
07/25/2003Introduced in House

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Date
08/07/2003Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Rural Development and Research.
Action By: Committee on Agriculture
07/25/2003Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/25/2003Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Agriculture07/25/2003 Referred to
House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Rural Development, and Research08/07/2003 Referred to

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Introduced in House (07/25/2003)

Genetically Engineered Pharmaceutical and Industrial Crop Safety Act of 2003 - Prohibits: (1) a pharmaceutical crop or industrial crop to be grown, raised, or otherwise cultivated until the final regulations and tracking system required by this Act are in effect; and (2) cultivation of a pharmaceutical crop or industrial crop in an open air environment, or in a food commonly used for human food or domestic animal feed.

Directs: (1) the United States Department of Agriculture to establish a tracking system to regulate the growing, handling, transportation, and disposal of all pharmaceutical and industrial crops and their byproducts to prevent contamination; and (2) the Secretary of Agriculture to issue related regulations.

Authorizes the Secretary to assess civil penalties for violations of such provisions.

Directs the National Academy of Sciences to report on alternative methods to produce pharmaceuticals or industrial chemicals that may be conducted in controlled production facilities without the risk of contamination.

Defines: (1) genetically engineered plant; (2) genetically engineered material; (3) genetically engineered seed; (4) pharmaceutical crop; and (5) industrial crop.