Summary: S.2173 — 97th Congress (1981-1982)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (03/04/1982)

Shrimp Research, Quality, and Consumer Information Act of 1982 - Title I: Shrimp Industry Councils - Directs the Secretary of Commerce to identify the shrimp marketers and harvesters within the warm water and cold water shrimp industries and to conduct a referendum regarding the establishment of a Shrimp Industry Council in each of the respective industries.

Sets forth the membership, functions, and powers of such Industry Councils including the duty to implement programs concerning the promotion, research, and quality enhancement of shrimp.

Describes contract and other discretionary authority granted to such Industry Councils.

Title II: Assessments - Requires shrimp marketers to pay an assessment to the Council based on the number of pounds of shrimp purchased by each marketer.

Sets forth procedures concerning refunds of such assessments and dissolution of the Industry Councils.

Title III: Review and Enforcement - Grants jurisdiction to review rulings by the Secretary under this Act to the U.S. district courts.

Specifies civil penalties for violations of this Act.

Title IV: Regulations and Appropriations - Authorizes the Secretary to prescribe regulations to carry out the provisions of this Act.

Authorizes appropriations.