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114th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2393


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 11, 2015

Received


AN ACT

To amend the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to repeal country of origin labeling requirements with respect to beef, pork, and chicken, 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 “Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act of 2015”.

SEC. 2. Repeal of country of origin labeling requirements for beef, pork, and chicken.

(a) Definitions.—Section 281 of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1638) is amended—

(1) by striking paragraphs (1) and (7);

(2) by redesignating paragraphs (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (8), and (9) as paragraphs (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), and (7), respectively; and

(3) in paragraph (1)(A) (as so redesignated)—

(A) by striking clause (i) and inserting the following new clause:

“(i) muscle cuts of lamb and venison;”;

(B) by striking clause (ii) and inserting the following new clause:

“(ii) ground lamb and ground venison;”;

(C) by striking clause (viii); and

(D) by redesignating clauses (ix), (x), and (xi) as clauses (viii), (ix), and (x), respectively.

(b) Notice of country of origin.—Section 282 of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1638a) is amended—

(1) in subsection (a)(2)—

(A) in the heading, by striking “beef, lamb, pork, chicken,” and inserting “lamb,”;

(B) by striking “beef, lamb, pork, chicken,” and inserting “lamb,” each place it appears in subparagraphs (A), (B), (C), and (D); and

(C) in subparagraph (E)—

(i) in the heading, by striking “Ground beef, pork, lamb, chicken,” and inserting “Ground lamb,”; and

(ii) by striking “ground beef, ground pork, ground lamb, ground chicken,” each place it appears and inserting “ground lamb,”; and

(2) in subsection (f)(2)—

(A) by striking subparagraphs (B) and (C); and

(B) by redesignating subparagraphs (D) and (E) as subparagraphs (B) and (C), respectively.

Passed the House of Representatives June 10, 2015.

    Attest: karen l. haas,   
    Clerk