Text: S.2153 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (10/29/2009)


111th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 2153


To suspend temporarily the duty on grocery bags of nonwoven fabric wholly of polypropylene.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

October 29, 2009

Mr. Specter (for himself and Mr. Casey) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance


A BILL

To suspend temporarily the duty on grocery bags of nonwoven fabric wholly of polypropylene.

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

SECTION 1. Grocery bags of nonwoven fabric wholly of polypropylene.

(a) In general.—Subchapter II of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is amended by inserting in numerical sequence the following new heading:



9902.01.00 Grocery bags of nonwoven fabric wholly of polypropylene, of which the fabric comprising the outer surface of the bag is at least 70 grams per square meter and does not exceed 110 grams per square meter, with handles of nonwoven fabric wholly of polypropylene sewn on, with a capacity not to exceed 23 liters each, of a type used to carry food or beverages purchased in grocery stores, supermarkets or pharmacies or the like (provided for in subheading 4202.92.30) Free No change No change On or before 12/31/2011 ”.

(b) Effective date.—The amendment made by subsection (a) applies to goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after the 15th day after the date of the enactment of this Act.