House Bill 5609
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Cattle Contract Library Act of 2021
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Passed House on Dec 8, 2021
Overview
Text
Introduced
Oct 19, 2021
Latest Action
Dec 9, 2021
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
5609
Congress
117
Policy Area
Agriculture and Food
Agriculture and Food
Primary focus of measure is agricultural practices; agricultural prices and marketing; agricultural education; food assistance or nutrition programs; food industry, supply, and safety; aquaculture; horticulture and plants. Measures concerning international trade in agricultural products may fall under Foreign Trade and International Finance policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
House Votes (2)
Senate Votes (0)
Passed
December 8, 2021
Type
Final Passage Under Suspension Of The Rules Results
House Roll Call Votes
Summary

Cattle Contract Library Act of 2021

This bill directs the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to establish and maintain a library or catalog of each type of contract offered by packers to producers for the purchase of all or part of the production of fed cattle (including cattle that are purchased or committed for delivery), including any schedules of premiums or discounts associated with the contract.

USDA must make the library or catalog publicly available in a user-friendly format and provide weekly or monthly reports as applicable.

The bill makes it unlawful for any packer to willfully fail or refuse to provide USDA with accurate contractual information or to comply with any other requirements under the bill.

The Agricultural Marketing Service must provide competitive grants to state agricultural experiment stations, universities, national laboratories, and other entities for producer outreach and education efforts on best uses of cattle market information, including information made available through the livestock mandatory reporting program and the library or catalog.

Text (4)
December 9, 2021
December 8, 2021
December 7, 2021
October 19, 2021
Actions (15)
12/09/2021
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
12/08/2021
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12/08/2021
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 411 - 13 (Roll no. 409). (text: CR H7487-7488)
12/08/2021
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 411 - 13 (Roll no. 409).(text: CR H7487-7488)
12/08/2021
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H7530-7531)
12/08/2021
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
12/08/2021
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5609.
12/08/2021
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H7487-7490)
12/08/2021
Mr. Scott, David moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
12/07/2021
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 145.
12/07/2021
Reported by the Committee on Agriculture. H. Rept. 117-203.
10/21/2021
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
10/21/2021
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
10/19/2021
Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.
10/19/2021
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Created
Oct 20, 2021 12:57:16 PM
Record Updated
Mar 4, 2022 1:12:23 AM