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H.R.4157: Farmer Identity Protection Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about environmental protection
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Sponsor Rick Crawford, R-Ark.
Total Cosponsors 15 (2 Democrats, 13 Republicans)
Introduced March 6, 2014
Latest Major Action April 1, 2014
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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

Farmer Identity Protection Act - Prohibits the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), or any EPA contractor or cooperator, from disclosing the information of any owner, operator, or employee of a livestock operation provided to EPA by a livestock producer or a state agency in accordance with the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) or any other law, including: (1) names; (2) telephone numbers; (3) e-mail addresses; (4) physical addresses; (5) global positioning system coordinates; or (6) other information regarding the location of the owner, operator, livestock, or employee.

Prescribes criteria for such a disclosure, however, in a statistical or aggregate form without specifically identifying information.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 1, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Livestock, Rural Development, and Credit.
March 11, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
March 7, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
March 7, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy.
March 6, 2014 Referred to House Science, Space, and Technology
March 6, 2014 Referred to House Agriculture
March 6, 2014 Referred to House Transportation and Infrastructure
March 6, 2014 Referred to House Energy and Commerce