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H.R.1012: Safety And Fraud Enforcement for Seafood Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about agriculture and food
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Sponsor Edward J. Markey, D-Mass.
Total Cosponsors 28 (26 Democrats, 2 Republicans)
Introduced March 6, 2013
Latest Major Action April 2, 2013
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

Safety And Fraud Enforcement for Seafood Act - Requires the Secretaries of Commerce and Health and Human Services (HHS) to execute a memorandum of understanding to improve interagency cooperation on seafood safety and fraud prevention, building upon any prior agreement, including those under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

Includes in such a memorandum processes concerning efficient use of inspection personnel, intergovernmental cooperation, use of data, and utilization of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Seafood Inspection Program as a third-party auditor to inspect imported seafood.

Establishes coordination requirements for: (1) the use of the national sea grant college program for outreach activities, and (2) the collection of information to prevent seafood fraud. Defines "seafood fraud" as the mislabeling or misrepresentation of seafood information required under this Act or other applicable federal laws and regulations. (Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 2, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Livestock, Rural Development, and Credit.
March 12, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs.
March 12, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade.
March 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade.
March 6, 2013 Referred to House Ways and Means
March 6, 2013 Referred to House Natural Resources
March 6, 2013 Referred to House Agriculture
March 6, 2013 Referred to House Energy and Commerce