Summary: S.3231 — 93rd Congress (1973-1974)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to House with amendment(s) (05/10/1974)

(LATEST SUMMARY)

Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to pay compensation for poultry, eggs, and poultry and egg products, including costs of disposal of such items to poultry and egg producers, growers, and processors: (1) who have been specifically advised, under the authority of the United States, after January 1, 1974, that their poultry, eggs, or poultry or egg products contained residues of chemicals registered and approved for use by the Federal Government at the time of such use; or (2) who suffered loss as a result of the quarantine ordered by the United States on December 30, 1971, for exotic Newcastle disease, except that no compensation shall be paid to any producer, grower, or processor who suffered loss as a result of his willful failure to follow provisions of law or procedures prescribed by the Federal Government in connection with the use of the chemicals or feed or other products containing the chemicals or in connection with the disposition of the contaminated poultry, eggs, or poultry or egg products, and no compensation shall be paid to any producer, grower, or processor to cover that portion of a loss for which he has been compensated by a third party.

Requires the Secretary of Agriculture to compensate employees of poultry and egg producers, growers, and processors for any lost wages as a result of the condition which qualifies the producer, grower, or processor for compensation under this Act.

Authorizes appropriations not to exceed $10,000,000 to carry out the purposes of this Act.

Provides that the authority granted by this Act shall expire on December 31, 1974.