H.R. 2051, Mandatory Price Reporting Act of 2015

Bill Text

Description
H.R. 2051, the Mandatory Price Reporting Act of 2015, would reauthorize the Livestock Mandatory Price Reporting Act of 1999. The Act has been reauthorized three times and the latest reauthorization expires September 30, 2015. The Livestock Mandatory Price Reporting Act of 1999 was enacted in October 1999 as part of the FY2000 agriculture appropriations act. The law mandated price reporting for live cattle, boxed beef, and live swine, and allowed USDA to establish mandatory price reporting for lamb sales. The law authorized appropriations as necessary and required USDA to implement regulations no later than 180 days after the law was enacted.

Sponsors
Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX), Rep. Rod Blum (R-IA), Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D-MN), Rep. David Rouzer (R-NC)

Status
Introduced on April 28, 2015 and referred to the House Committee on Agriculture. Passed through the House Agriculture Committee (voice vote) on April 30, 2015. Passed the House floor (voice vote) on June 9, 2015. Received in the Senate and read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry on June 10, 2015. Passed in the Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent on September 28, 2015.  Approved by the House on September 28, 2015. Became Public Law September 30, 2015.

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