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H.R. 1599 - Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015

Bill Text

  • Rules Committee Print 114-24 PDF XML

    Showing the text of the bill as ordered reported by the Committee on Agriculture

  • Text of H.R. 1599 PDF XML

    Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 (as introduced) 

  • H. Rept. 114-208 Part 1 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Agriculture

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 9-4 on Tuesday, July 21, 2015.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 369: 
Adopted by record vote of 242-175, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 239-167, on Wednesday, July 22, 2015.  

MANAGERS: Byrne/McGovern

1. Structured rule for H.R. 1599.

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Makes in order as original text for purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114-24, modified by the amendment printed in part A of the Rules Committee report, and provides that it shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.

6. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part B of the report.

8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

9. Structured rule for H.R. 1734.

10. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

11. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

12. Provides that the bill shall be considered as read.

13. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.

14. Makes in order only those amendments printed in part C of the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

15. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part C of the report.

16. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
5Version 1Blumenauer (OR), Polis (CO), DeFazio (OR)DemocratStates that nothing in the Act shall limit a State or local jurisdiction from implementing requirements regarding the use of pesticides (including with respect to genetically engineered crops) that are more protective of human health and the environment than Federal law. Submitted
9Version 1DeFazio (OR), Gabbard (HI), Takai (HI), Polis (CO)DemocratStrikes section of the bill that preempts state and local regulation of genetically engineered plants and clarifies that nothing in the bill would preempt state or local regulation pertaining to the cultivation of genetically engineered plants.Submitted
10Version 1DeFazio (OR)DemocratEstablishes that if a U.S. company or their subsidiary labels their product as containing GMOs in any foreign country they must label the equivalent product the same way in the U.S.Made In Order
11Version 1DeFazio (OR)DemocratRequires mandatory labeling of genetically engineered fishSubmitted
12Version 1DeFazio (OR)DemocratPreserves state and local ability to regulate genetically engineered (GE) crops to prevent cross contamination between GE crops and non-GE crops when contamination leads to negative economic impacts on farmers including organic certified operations and those serving non-GE export markets.Submitted
13Version 1DeFazio (OR)DemocratStrikes all sections of the bill that preempt state and local laws and regulations.Submitted
2Version 1DeLauro (CT)DemocratProhibits the use of the term “natural” on food when a food consists of a genetically engineered plant.Made In Order
8Version 1Gabbard (HI), Takai (HI), Blumenauer (OR)DemocratEstablishes agriculture buffer zones near schools for the application or use of pesticides, including on genetically engineered plants. Submitted
14Version 1Huffman (CA), Polis (CO), McCollum (MN), Grijalva (AZ), Ruiz (CA)DemocratLate Ensures tribal sovereignty to prohibit or restrict the cultivation of genetically engineered plants on tribal lands.Made In Order
4Version 1Lowey (NY)DemocratExempts baby food and infant formula that is labeled, marketed, or advertised for consumption by children under the age of two from the provisions of this bill.Submitted
3Version 2Pingree (ME), Blumenauer (OR), DeFazio (OR)DemocratRevised This amendment allows for the Secretary of Agriculture to create a farmer restitution competitive grants program to compensate eligible farmers for damages incurred due to the unauthorized release of a genetically engineered plant or contamination resulting from herbicide drift applied to fields containing genetically engineered plants.Submitted
7Version 1Pingree (ME), DeFazio (OR), Polis (CO)DemocratSUBSTITUTE Strikes the entire bill and adds back the section that creates a non-GMO certification program and label at USDA.Made In Order
1Version 2Pompeo (KS)RepublicanMANAGER’S AMENDMENT Revised Makes technical and conforming changes to text of the legislation and includes revisions to the operative sections of the bill to make it abundantly clear that the preemption applies only to the sale of GE plants for use in food. Further clarifies that it is not the intent that livestock fed GE feed are themselves GE, that the due process rights of GE/Non-GE marketing program participants are included for clarification, and further clarifies that the marketing program is designed to be voluntary and that funding for the bill is subject to appropriations. Considered As Adopted
6Version 1Welch (VT), DeFazio (OR), DeLauro (CT), Pingree (ME)DemocratStrikes Section 203(b), which would preempt state GMO labeling efforts.Submitted