Rep. Austin Scott, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology and Foreign Agriculture, held a public hearing to review the impact of enforcement activities by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on specialty crop growers. Specifically, Subcommittee Members addressed growing concerns that DOL is using the "Hot Goods" provision under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) in an arbitrary manner against producers of perishable agricultural commodities without regard for the inevitable destruction of the product and significant economic hardship inflicted on farmers and their employees.
H.R. 2682, Business Risk Mitigation and Price Stabilization Act of 2011
To provide end user exemptions from certain provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and for other purposes.
Reps. Michael Grimm (R-NY), Gary Peters (D-MI), Austin Scott (R-GA), and Bill Owens (D-NY)
All amendments below adopted by voice vote:
Peterson Amendment to the Lucas Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute
Roll Call Votes
Advanced out of the Committee by voice vote on January 25, 2012.
Publication: Section by Section of H.R. 2682
Passed by the House on March 26, 2012.