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Introduced in Senate (06/27/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 2025


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


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 27, 2019

Mr. Perdue (for himself, Mr. Merkley, Mr. Cassidy, Mrs. Hyde-Smith, Mr. Isakson, Mr. Wyden, Mr. Rubio, and Mr. Inhofe) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation


A BILL

To amend the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 to modify 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) of the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 (49 U.S.C. 31136 note; Public Law 106–159) is amended by striking paragraph (7) and inserting the following:

“(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 of that animal; and

“(E) other agriculture products that are—

“(i) sensitive to temperature or climate; and

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