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Introduced in Senate (05/19/2009)


111th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1076


To improve the accuracy of fur product labeling, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 19, 2009

Mr. Menendez (for himself, Ms. Cantwell, Mr. Levin, and Mr. Feingold) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation


A BILL

To improve the accuracy of fur product labeling, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Truth in Fur Labeling Act of 2009”.

SEC. 2. Elimination of exemption to fur product labeling requirements for products containing relatively small quantities or values of fur.

(a) In general.—Section 2(d) of the Fur Products Labeling Act (15 U.S.C. 69(d)) is amended by striking “; except that” and all that follows through “contained therein”.

(b) Effective date.—The amendment made by subsection (a) shall take effect on the date that is 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.

SEC. 3. Revision of Fur Products Name Guide.

Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Federal Trade Commission shall initiate a rulemaking to revise the Fur Products Name Guide (16 C.F.R. 301.0) in accordance with section 553 of title 5, United States Code.

SEC. 4. State authority to regulate labeling of fur products.

(a) In general.—Section 12 of the Fur Products Labeling Act (15 U.S.C. 69j) is amended—

(1) by striking “The provisions of” and inserting “(a) The provisions of”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following:

“(b) Nothing in this Act shall preclude or deny any right of any State or political subdivision thereof to adopt or enforce any provision of State or local law that provides more restrictive labeling requirements for fur products than what is provided for in this Act.”.

(b) Effective date.—The amendments made by subsection (a) shall take effect on the date that is 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.