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116th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 7102

To amend the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 with respect 
  to exemptions from certain motor carrier regulations, to direct the 
      Secretary of Transportation to issue regulations related to 
           agricultural commodities, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              June 4, 2020

  Mr. Joyce of Pennsylvania introduced the following bill; which was 
     referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

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                                 A BILL


 
To amend the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 with respect 
  to exemptions from certain motor carrier regulations, to direct the 
      Secretary of Transportation to issue regulations related to 
           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 ``Fixing America's Regulatory Mess To 
Facilitate Agricultural Byproducts and Livestock Expedited Delivery 
Act'' or the ``FARM to TABLE Delivery Act''.

SEC. 2. TRANSPORTATION OF AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES AND FARM SUPPLIES.

    Section 229 of the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 (49 
U.S.C. 31136 note) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)(1) by striking ``during planting and 
        harvest periods, as determined by each State,''; and
            (2) in subsection (e)(8) by striking ``during the planting 
        and harvesting seasons within each State, as determined by the 
        State, and livestock feed at any time of the year'' and 
        inserting ``and livestock feed''.

SEC. 3. DEFINITION OF AGRICULTURAL COMMODITY.

    (a) In General.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Transportation shall issue such 
regulations as are necessary to amend the definition of agricultural 
commodity consistent with this section.
    (b) Definition of Agricultural Commodity.--In this section, the 
term ``agricultural commodity'' means--
            (1) any product planted or harvested for food, feed, fuel, 
        or fiber;
            (2) any non-human living animals (including fish, insets, 
        and livestock as defined in section 602 of the Emergency 
        Livestock Feed Assistance Act of 1988 (7 U.S.C. 1471)) and the 
        products thereof, including milk, eggs, and honey;
            (3) agricultural aquacultural, forestry, horticultural, and 
        floricultural commodities;
            (4) fruits and vegetables;
            (5) other agricultural products that are sensitive to 
        temperature and climate and at the risk of perishing in 
        transit;
            (6) animal feed (including ingredients of such feed);
            (7) products used during harvest and packaging prior to 
        processing, including bins, boxes, jars, and cans; and
            (8) products of preservation.
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