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H. R. 169
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
February 11, 1999
February 22, 1999
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and
To amend the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921, to expand the pilot
investigation for the collection of information regarding prices paid
for the procurement of cattle and sheep for slaughter and of muscle
cuts of beef and lamb to include swine and muscle cuts of swine.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. EXPANSION OF MANDATORY DOMESTIC REPORTING PILOT
INVESTIGATION UNDER THE PACKERS AND STOCKYARDS ACT, 1921.
(a) Inclusion of Swine; Reference to Forward Contracting.--Section
416 of the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921 (7 U.S.C. 229a), as added
by section 1127 of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug
Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999 (as
contained in section 101(a) of division A of Public Law 105-277), is
amended in both paragraphs (1) and (2)--
(1) by striking ``beef, or'' and inserting ``beef,''; and
(2) by inserting after ``lamb,'' the following: ``or
domestic or imported swine for immediate slaughter and fresh
muscle cuts of swine,''.
(b) Technical Corrections.--Such section is further amended by
redesignating paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) as subsections (a), (b), and
(c) Duration of Swine Pilot Investigation.--Such section is further
amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
``(d) Possible Extension of Pilot Investigation.--If the pilot
investigation required by this section is implemented before the date
on which the pilot investigation is expanded to include swine, the
Secretary of Agriculture shall continue the pilot investigation beyond
the 12-month period referred to in subsection (a) so that price
information regarding the procurement of domestic or imported swine for
immediate slaughter and fresh muscle cuts of swine is collected under
the pilot investigation for 12 months.''.
Passed the House of Representatives February 9, 1999.
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