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H.R. 7004 - Agricultural Trucking Relief Act of 2018

Sponsor: Austin Scott (R)
Introduced: 2018-09-28
Bill Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 7004


    To amend the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 with respect to the definition of agricultural commodities, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 28, 2018

    Mr. Austin Scott of Georgia introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


A BILL

    To amend the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 with respect to the definition of agricultural commodities, 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.

This Act may be cited as the “Agricultural Trucking Relief Act of 2018”.

SEC. 2. Agricultural commodities.

Section 229(e)(7) of the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 (49 U.S.C. 31136 note) is amended to read as follows:

“(7) AGRICULTURAL COMMODITY.—The term ‘agricultural commodity’ includes—

“(A) agricultural, aquacultural, horticultural, and floricultural commodities;

“(B) fruits;

“(C) vegetables;

“(D) any non-human living animal and the products thereof; and

“(E) other agriculture products that are—

“(i) sensitive to temperature or climate; and

“(ii) at risk of perishing in transit.”.


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