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S.220: Citrus Disease Research and Development Trust Fund Act of 2013

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Sponsor Bill Nelson, D-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 2 (All Democrats)
Introduced Feb. 4, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 4, 2013
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Bill Summary

Citrus Disease Research and Development Trust Fund Act of 2013 - Amends the Trade Act of 1974 to establish the Citrus Disease Research and Development Trust Fund, consisting of revenues from duties paid on imported citrus or citrus products, to support scientific research, technical assistance, and development activities to combat both domestic and invasive citrus diseases and pests harming the United States.

Establishes the Citrus Disease Research and Development Trust Fund Advisory Board.

Makes Fund amounts available to the Secretary of Agriculture to develop a coordinated program of research and product development relating to: (1) scientific research of both domestic and invasive diseases and pests afflicting the citrus industry; and (2) support for the dissemination and commercialization of relevant information, techniques, and technologies discovered through Fund research or other research projects intended to solve problems caused by citrus production diseas...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 4, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.