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Introduced in House (03/11/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1673


To amend the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 with respect to the definition of agricultural commodities, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 11, 2019

Mr. Austin Scott of Georgia (for himself, Mr. Dunn, Mr. Lawson of Florida, and Mr. Schrader) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


A BILL

To amend the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 with respect to the definition of agricultural commodities, 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 “Agricultural Trucking Relief Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. Agricultural commodities.

Section 229(e)(7) of the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 (49 U.S.C. 31136 note) is amended to read as follows:

“(7) AGRICULTURAL COMMODITY.—The term ‘agricultural commodity’ includes—

“(A) agricultural, aquacultural, horticultural, and floricultural commodities;

“(B) fruits;

“(C) vegetables;

“(D) any non-human living animal and the products thereof; and

“(E) other agriculture products that are—

“(i) sensitive to temperature or climate; and

“(ii) at risk of perishing in transit.”.


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