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Introduced in House (12/09/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 5362


To amend the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 to authorize spittlebug research and extension grants, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 9, 2019

Ms. Gabbard (for herself and Mr. Case) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture


A BILL

To amend the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 to authorize spittlebug research and extension grants, 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 “Spittlebug Act”.

SEC. 2. Spittlebug research and extension.

(a) In General.—Section 1672(d) of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 5925(d)) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

“(21) SPITTLEBUG RESEARCH AND EXTENSION.—Research and extension grants may be made under this section for the purposes of—

“(A) developing and disseminating science-based tools and treatments to combat the spittlebug (Cercopoidea); and

“(B) establishing an areawide integrated pest management program in areas affected by, or areas at risk of being affected by, the spittlebug.”.

(b) Technical Amendment.—Section 1672(d)(9)(B) of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 5925(d)(9)(B)) is amended by striking the comma after “at risk of” and inserting a comma after “being affected by”.


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