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Introduced in Senate (01/30/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 282


To amend the market name of genetically altered salmon in the United States, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 30, 2019

Ms. Murkowski (for herself, Mr. Sullivan, Ms. Cantwell, and Mr. Merkley) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions


A BILL

To amend the market name of genetically altered salmon in the United States, 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 “Genetically Engineered Salmon Labeling Act”.

SEC. 2. Purposes.

It is the purpose of this Act to ensure that consumers in the United States can make informed decisions when purchasing salmon.

SEC. 3. Market name for genetically engineered salmon.

(a) In General.—Notwithstanding subtitle E of title II of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1639 et seq.), or any other provision of law, for purposes of applying the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 301 et seq.), the acceptable market name of any salmon that is genetically engineered shall include the words “Genetically Engineered” or “GE” prior to the existing acceptable market name.

(b) Definition.—For purposes of this section, salmon is genetically engineered if it has been modified by recombinant DNA (rDNA) techniques, including the entire lineage of salmon that contain the rDNA modification.