Summary: H.R.12559 — 95th Congress (1977-1978)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to House with amendment(s) (08/17/1978)

(Reported to House from the Committee on Science and Technology with amendment, H. Rept. 95-1512)

Native Latex Commercialization Act - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to coordinate and carry out research culminating in the commercialization of latex from Parthenium or other hydrocarbon containing plants. Establishes a National Advisory Committee to assist the Secretary. Requires the Secretary to maintain a bank of research data on native latex. Directs the Secretary to conduct, promote, and sponsor basic and applied research and technology to develop methods for large scale culturing of plantations and the production of latex from such crops. Authorizes the Secretary to enter into cooperative projects with the Government of Mexico to accomplish the purposes of this Act.

Authorizes the Secretary to conduct specified activities to promote the development of native latex.

Authorizes appropriations to carry out the purposes of this Act.