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S.429: Concrete Masonry Products Research, Education, and Promotion Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about commerce
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Sponsor Bill Nelson, D-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 22 (16 Democrats, 6 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 28, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 12, 2014
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Bill Summary

Concrete Masonry Products Research, Education, and Promotion Act of 2013 - (Sec. 4) Directs the Secretary of Commerce to issue orders applicable to manufacturers of concrete masonry products (concrete).

(Sec. 5) Requires any such order to provide for establishment of a Concrete Masonry Products Board to carry out a program of generic promotion, research, and information regarding concrete products.

Prohibits the Board from engaging in any action, nor using any funds received under this Act, to: (1) influence legislation or governmental action, or (2) engage in an action that would be a conflict of interest or in advertising that is false or misleading.

Requires an order to require manufacturers to:

  • maintain records sufficient to ensure compliance with it and regulations;
  • submit to the Board any required information to carry out its responsibilities; and
  • make these records available, during normal business hours, for inspecti...

    (Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 12, 2014 By Senator Rockefeller from Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation filed written report. Report No. 113-319.
Dec. 8, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 617.
Dec. 8, 2014 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Rockefeller with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
April 9, 2014 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
Feb. 28, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.