Text: H.R.3599 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/28/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3599


To prevent States and local jurisdictions from interfering with the production and distribution of agricultural products in interstate or foreign commerce.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 28, 2017

Mr. King of Iowa introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture


A BILL

To prevent States and local jurisdictions from interfering with the production and distribution of agricultural products in interstate or foreign commerce.

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 “Protect Interstate Commerce Act”.

SEC. 2. Prohibition against interference by State and local governments with production or manufacture of items in other States.

(a) In general.—Consistent with article I, section 8, clause 3 of the Constitution of the United States, the government of a State or locality therein shall not impose a standard or condition on the production or manufacture of any agricultural product sold or offered for sale in interstate commerce if—

(1) such production or manufacture occurs in another State; and

(2) the standard or condition is in addition to the standards and conditions applicable to such production or manufacture pursuant to—

(A) Federal law; and

(B) the laws of the State and locality in which such production or manufacture occurs.

(b) Agricultural product defined.—In this section, the term “agricultural product” has the meaning given such term in section 207 of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1626).