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H.R.979: Forest Products Fairness Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about agriculture and food
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Sponsor Glenn Thompson, R-Pa.
Total Cosponsors 61 (21 Democrats, 40 Republicans)
Introduced March 6, 2013
Latest Major Action March 13, 2013
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Bill Summary

Forest Products Fairness Act of 2013 - Amends the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to include in the definition of "biobased product" forest products that meet biobased content requirements, notwithstanding the market share the product holds, the product's age, or whether the market for the product is new or emerging.

Defines "forest product" as a product made from materials derived from the practice of forestry or the management of growing timber, including: (1) pulp, paper, paperboard, pellets, and wood products; and (2) any recycled products derived from forest materials.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 13, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry.
March 6, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.