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                                                       Calendar No. 296

106th CONGRESS

  1st Session

                                S. 1672

                          [Report No. 106-168]

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL

To amend the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to establish a program 
 of mandatory market reporting for certain meat packers regarding the 
 prices, quantities, and terms of sale for the procurement of cattle, 
swine, lambs, and products of such livestock, to improve the collection 
  of information regarding the marketing of cattle, swine, lambs, and 
          products of such livestock, and for other purposes.

_______________________________________________________________________

                           September 30, 1999

                 Read twice and placed on the calendar





                                                       Calendar No. 296
106th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                S. 1672

                          [Report No. 106-168]

To amend the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to establish a program 
 of mandatory market reporting for certain meat packers regarding the 
 prices, quantities, and terms of sale for the procurement of cattle, 
swine, lambs, and products of such livestock, to improve the collection 
  of information regarding the marketing of cattle, swine, lambs, and 
          products of such livestock, and for other purposes.


_______________________________________________________________________


                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                           September 30, 1999

Mr. Lugar, from the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, 
 reported the following original bill; which was read twice and placed 
                            on the calendar

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL


 
To amend the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to establish a program 
 of mandatory market reporting for certain meat packers regarding the 
 prices, quantities, and terms of sale for the procurement of cattle, 
swine, lambs, and products of such livestock, to improve the collection 
  of information regarding the marketing of cattle, swine, lambs, and 
          products of such livestock, 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; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

    (a) In General.--This Act may be cited as the ``Livestock Mandatory 
Reporting Act of 1999''.
    (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents of this Act is as 
follows:

Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.
                 TITLE I--LIVESTOCK MANDATORY REPORTING

Sec. 101. Livestock mandatory reporting.
              ``Subtitle B--Livestock Mandatory Reporting

                   ``Chapter 1--Purpose; Definitions

        ``Sec. 211. Purpose.
        ``Sec. 212. Definitions.
                     ``Chapter 2--Cattle Reporting

        ``Sec. 221. Definitions.
        ``Sec. 222. Mandatory reporting for live cattle.
        ``Sec. 223. Mandatory packer reporting of boxed beef sales.
                      ``Chapter 3--Swine Reporting

        ``Sec. 231. Definitions.
        ``Sec. 232. Mandatory reporting for swine.
                      ``Chapter 4--Lamb Reporting

        ``Sec. 241. Mandatory reporting for lambs.
                      ``Chapter 5--Administration

        ``Sec. 251. General provisions.
        ``Sec. 252. Unlawful acts.
        ``Sec. 253. Enforcement.
        ``Sec. 254. Fees.
        ``Sec. 255. Recordkeeping.
        ``Sec. 256. Voluntary reporting.
        ``Sec. 257. Publication of information on retail purchase 
                            prices for representative meat products.
        ``Sec. 258. Suspension authority regarding specific terms of 
                            price reporting requirements.
        ``Sec. 259. Federal preemption.
Sec. 102. Unjust disqualification.
Sec. 103. Conforming amendments.
              TITLE II--RELATED BEEF REPORTING PROVISIONS

Sec. 201. Beef export reporting.
Sec. 202. Export certificates for meat and meat food products.
Sec. 203. Imports of beef, beef variety meats, and cattle.
Sec. 204. Authorization of appropriations.
             TITLE III--RELATED SWINE REPORTING PROVISIONS

Sec. 301. Improvement of Hogs and Pigs Inventory Report.
Sec. 302. Barrow and gilt slaughter.
Sec. 303. Average trim loss correlation study and report.
Sec. 304. Swine packer marketing contracts.
Sec. 305. Authorization of appropriations.
                        TITLE IV--IMPLEMENTATION

Sec. 401. Regulations.
Sec. 402. Termination of authority.

                 TITLE I--LIVESTOCK MANDATORY REPORTING

SEC. 101. LIVESTOCK MANDATORY REPORTING.

    The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621 et seq.) is 
amended--
            (1) by inserting before section 202 (7 U.S.C. 1621) the 
        following:

                  ``Subtitle A--General Provisions'';

        and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:

              ``Subtitle B--Livestock Mandatory Reporting

                   ``CHAPTER 1--PURPOSE; DEFINITIONS

``SEC. 211. PURPOSE.

    ``The purpose of this subtitle is to establish a program of 
information regarding the marketing of cattle, swine, lambs, and 
products of such livestock that--
            ``(1) provides information that can be readily understood 
        by producers, packers, and other market participants, including 
        information with respect to the pricing, contracting for 
        purchase, and supply and demand conditions for livestock, 
        livestock production, and livestock products;
            ``(2) improves the price and supply reporting services of 
        the Department of Agriculture; and
            ``(3) encourages competition in the marketplace for 
        livestock and livestock products.

``SEC. 212. DEFINITIONS.

    ``In this subtitle:
            ``(1) Base price.--The term `base price' means the price 
        paid for livestock, delivered at the packing plant, before 
        application of any premiums or discounts, expressed in dollars 
        per hundred pounds of carcass weight.
            ``(2) Basis level.--The term `basis level' means the 
        agreed-on adjustment to a future price to establish the final 
        price paid for livestock.
            ``(3) Current slaughter week.--The term `current slaughter 
        week' means the period beginning Monday, and ending Sunday, of 
        the week in which a reporting day occurs.
            ``(4) F.O.B.--The term `F.O.B.' means free on board, 
        regardless of the mode of transportation, at the point of 
direct shipment by the seller to the buyer.
            ``(5) Livestock.--The term `livestock' means cattle, swine, 
        and lambs.
            ``(6) Lot.--The term `lot' means a group of 1 or more 
        livestock that is identified for the purpose of a single 
        transaction between a buyer and a seller.
            ``(7) Marketing.--The term `marketing' means the sale or 
        other disposition of livestock, livestock products, or meat or 
        meat food products in commerce.
            ``(8) Negotiated purchase.--The term `negotiated purchase' 
        means a cash or spot market purchase by a packer of livestock 
        from a producer under which--
                    ``(A) the base price for the livestock is 
                determined by seller-buyer interaction and agreement on 
                a day; and
                    ``(B) the livestock are scheduled for delivery to 
                the packer not later than 14 days after the date on 
                which the livestock are committed to the packer.
            ``(9) Negotiated sale.--The term `negotiated sale' means a 
        cash or spot market sale by a producer of livestock to a packer 
        under which--
                    ``(A) the base price for the livestock is 
                determined by seller-buyer interaction and agreement on 
                a day; and
                    ``(B) the livestock are scheduled for delivery to 
                the packer not later than 14 days after the date on 
                which the livestock are committed to the packer.
            ``(10) Prior slaughter week.--The term `prior slaughter 
        week' means the Monday through Sunday prior to a reporting day.
            ``(11) Producer.--The term `producer' means any person 
        engaged in the business of selling livestock to a packer for 
        slaughter (including the sale of livestock from a packer to 
        another packer).
            ``(12) Reporting day.--The term `reporting day' means a day 
        on which--
                    ``(A) a packer conducts business regarding 
                livestock committed to the packer, or livestock 
                purchased, sold, or slaughtered by the packer;
                    ``(B) the Secretary is required to make information 
                concerning the business described in subparagraph (A) 
                available to the public; and
                    ``(C) the Department of Agriculture is open to 
                conduct business.
            ``(13) Secretary.--The term `Secretary' means the Secretary 
        of Agriculture.
            ``(14) State.--The term `State' means each of the 50 
        States.

                     ``CHAPTER 2--CATTLE REPORTING

``SEC. 221. DEFINITIONS.

    ``In this chapter:
            ``(1) Cattle committed.--The term `cattle committed' means 
        cattle that are scheduled to be delivered to a packer within 
        the 7-day period beginning on the date of an agreement to sell 
        the cattle.
            ``(2) Cattle type.--The term `cattle type' means the 
        following types of cattle purchased for slaughter:
                    ``(A) Fed steers.
                    ``(B) Fed heifers.
                    ``(C) Fed Holsteins and other fed dairy steers and 
                heifers.
                    ``(D) Cows.
                    ``(E) Bulls.
            ``(3) Formula marketing arrangement.--The term `formula 
        marketing arrangement' means the advance commitment of cattle 
        for slaughter by any means other than through a negotiated 
        purchase or a forward contract, using a method for calculating 
        price in which the price is determined at a future date.
            ``(4) Forward contract.--The term `forward contract' 
        means--
                    ``(A) an agreement for the purchase of cattle, 
                executed in advance of slaughter, under which the base 
                price is established by reference to--
                            ``(i) prices quoted on the Chicago 
                        Mercantile Exchange; or
                            ``(ii) other comparable publicly available 
                        prices; or
                    ``(B) such other forward contract as the Secretary 
                determines to be applicable.
            ``(5) Packer.--The term `packer' means any person engaged 
        in the business of buying cattle in commerce for purposes of 
        slaughter, of manufacturing or preparing meats or meat food 
        products from cattle for sale or shipment in commerce, or of 
        marketing meats or meat food products from cattle in an 
        unmanufactured form acting as a wholesale broker, dealer, or 
        distributor in commerce, except that--
                    ``(A) the term includes only a cattle processing 
                plant that is federally inspected;
                    ``(B) for any calendar year, the term includes only 
                a cattle processing plant that slaughtered an average 
                of at least 125,000 head of cattle per year during the 
                immediately preceding 5 calendar years; and
                    ``(C) in the case of a cattle processing plant that 
                did not slaughter cattle during the immediately 
                preceding 5 calendar years, the Secretary shall 
                consider the plant capacity of the processing plant in 
                determining whether the processing plant should be 
                considered a packer under this chapter.
            ``(6) Packer-owned cattle.--The term `packer-owned cattle' 
        means cattle that a packer owns for at least 14 days 
        immediately before slaughter.
            ``(7) Terms of trade.--The term `terms of trade' includes, 
        with respect to the purchase of cattle for slaughter--
                    ``(A) whether a packer provided any financing 
                agreement or arrangement with regard to the cattle;
                    ``(B) whether the delivery terms specified the 
                location of the producer or the location of the 
                packer's plant;
                    ``(C) whether the producer is able to unilaterally 
                specify the date and time during the business day of 

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