Text: H.R.1298 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/20/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1298


To amend the Export Apple Act to permit the export of apples to Canada in bulk bins without certification by the Department of Agriculture.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 20, 2013

Mr. Owens (for himself and Mr. Hanna) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture


A BILL

To amend the Export Apple Act to permit the export of apples to Canada in bulk bins without certification by the Department of Agriculture.

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

SECTION 1. Bulk shipments of apples to canada.

(a) Bulk shipment of apples to canada.—Section 4 of the Export Apple Act (7 U.S.C. 584) is amended—

(1) by striking “Apples in” and inserting “(a) Apples in”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following new subsection:

“(b) Apples may be shipped to Canada in bulk bins without complying with the provisions of this Act.”.

(b) Definition of bulk bin.—Section 9 of the Export Apple Act (7 U.S.C. 589) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

“(5) The term ‘bulk bin’ means a bin that contains a quantity of apples weighing more than 100 pounds.”.

(c) Regulations.—Not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Agriculture shall issue regulations to carry out the amendments made by this section.