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116th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 7162

 To amend the Federal Meat Inspection Act to allow the interstate sale 
            of State-inspected meat, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             June 11, 2020

Ms. Cheney (for herself, Mrs. Miller, and Mr. McKinley) introduced the 
   following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture

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                                 A BILL


 
 To amend the Federal Meat Inspection Act to allow the interstate sale 
            of State-inspected meat, 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 ``Expanding Markets for State-
Inspected Meat Processors Act of 2020''.

SEC. 2. STATE-INSPECTED MEAT.

    Section 301 of the Federal Meat Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. 661) is 
amended--
            (1) by striking the section designation and inserting the 
        following:

``SEC. 301. SALE OF INSPECTED MEAT AND MEAT FOOD PRODUCTS.'';

            (2) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) by striking ``In furtherance of this policy'' 
                in the matter preceding paragraph (1) and all that 
                follows through ``(1) The Secretary'' in paragraph (1) 
                and inserting the following:
                    ``(B) State programs.--
                            ``(i) In general.--The Secretary'';
                    (B) by striking ``(a) It is'' and inserting the 
                following:
    ``(a) State Meat Inspection Program.--
            ``(1) In general.--
                    ``(A) Policy.--It is''; and
                    (C) in paragraph (1)(B) (as so designated)--
                            (i) in clause (i) (as so designated), by 
                        striking ``solely for distribution within such 
                        State'' and inserting ``for distribution''; and
                            (ii) by adding at the end the following:
                            ``(ii) Interstate commerce.--
                                    ``(I) In general.--Notwithstanding 
                                any other provision of this Act, the 
                                Secretary may allow the shipment in 
                                interstate commerce of carcasses, parts 
                                of carcasses, meat, and meat food 
                                products inspected under the State meat 
                                inspection program described in clause 
                                (i).
                                    ``(II) Acceptance of interstate 
                                shipments of meat and meat food 
                                products.--Notwithstanding any 
                                provision of State law, a State or 
                                local government shall not prohibit or 
                                restrict the movement or sale of meat 
                                or meat food products that have been 
                                inspected and passed in accordance with 
                                this Act for interstate commerce.'';
            (3) in subsection (b), by striking ``(b) The appropriate'' 
        and inserting the following:
    ``(b) Cooperation of State Agency.--The appropriate'';
            (4) in subsection (c)--
                    (A) by striking ``(c)(1) If the Secretary'' and 
                inserting the following:
    ``(c) Enforcement of Federal Requirements.--
            ``(1) Designation of states.--
                    ``(A) In general.--If the Secretary'';
                    (B) in paragraph (1) (as so designated)--
                            (i) in subparagraph (A) (as so 
                        designated)--
                                    (I) in the first sentence, by 
                                striking ``solely for distribution 
                                within such State'' and inserting ``for 
                                distribution''; and
                                    (II) in the second sentence, by 
                                striking ``If the Secretary'' and 
                                inserting the following:
                    ``(B) Designation of states.--
                            ``(i) In general.--Except as provided under 
                        clause (ii), if the Secretary'';
                            (ii) in subparagraph (B) (as so 
                        designated)--
                                    (I) in clause (i) (as so 
                                designated)--
                                            (aa) in the first sentence, 
                                        by striking ``wholly''; and
                                            (bb) by striking ``State; 
                                        Provided, That if'' and 
                                        inserting the following: 
                                        ``State.
                            ``(ii) Exception.--If''; and
                                    (II) in clause (ii) (as so 
                                designated)--
                                            (aa) in the first 
                                        sentence--

                                                    (AA) by striking 
                                                ``such designation'' 
                                                and inserting ``a 
                                                designation made under 
                                                clause (i)''; and

                                                    (BB) by striking 
                                                ``he'' each place it 
                                                appears and inserting 
                                                ``the Secretary''; and

                                            (bb) in the second 
                                        sentence, by striking ``The 
                                        Secretary shall'' and inserting 
                                        the following:
                    ``(C) Publication of designation.--The Secretary 
                shall'';
                            (iii) in subparagraph (C) (as so 
                        designated)--
                                    (I) in the first sentence--
                                            (aa) by striking ``if 
                                        such''; and
                                            (bb) by striking ``were'' 
                                        after ``transactions''; and
                                    (II) in the second sentence, by 
                                striking ``Thereafter, upon request'' 
                                and inserting the following:
                    ``(D) Revocation of designation.--On request'';
                            (iv) in subparagraph (D) (as so 
                        designated)--
                                    (I) in the first sentence, by 
                                striking ``such designation'' and 
                                inserting ``a designation made under 
                                subparagraph (B)(i)''; and
                                    (II) by striking ``title IV of this 
                                Act: And provided further, That, 
                                notwithstanding''; and inserting the 
                                following: ``title IV.
                    ``(E) Adulterated meat or meat food product.--
                            ``(i) In general.--Notwithstanding''; and
                            (v) in subparagraph (E) (as so 
                        designated)--
                                    (I) in clause (i) (as so 
                                designated)--
                                            (aa) in the first 
                                        sentence--

                                                    (AA) by striking 
                                                ``within such State''; 
                                                and

                                                    (BB) by striking 
                                                ``section 301 of the 
                                                Act'' and inserting 
                                                ``this section''; and

                                            (bb) in the second 
                                        sentence, by striking ``If the 
                                        State'' and inserting the 
                                        following:
                            ``(ii) Enforcement.--If the State''; and
                                    (II) in clause (ii) (as so 
                                designated), by striking ``as though 
                                engaged in commerce'';
                    (C) in paragraph (2), by striking ``(2) The 
                provisions'' and inserting the following:
            ``(2) Exceptions to inspection.--The provisions'';
                    (D) in paragraph (3)--
                            (i) by striking ``(3) Whenever'' and 
                        inserting the following:
            ``(3) Termination of designation.--If''; and
                            (ii) by striking ``he'' and inserting ``the 
                        Secretary''; and
                    (E) in paragraph (4), by striking ``(4) The 
                Secretary'' and inserting the following:
            ``(4) Report.--The Secretary''; and
            (5) in subsection (d), by striking ``(d) As used in'' and 
        inserting the following:
    ``(d) Definition of State.--In''.
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