Senate Bill 4054
116th Congress(2019-2020)
United States Grain Standards Reauthorization Act of 2020
Became Law
Amendments
Became Law
Became Public Law 116-216 on Dec 11, 2020
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jun 24, 2020
Latest Action
Dec 16, 2020
Origin Chamber
Senate
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
4054
Congress
116
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
Kansas
Passed
November 16, 2020
Type
Voice Vote
Voice Vote
A vote in which the presiding officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say "Yea" or "Nay," respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of senators voting on each side are not recorded.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.(text: CR S6715-6716)
Summary

United States Grain Standards Reauthorization Act of 2020

This bill reauthorizes through FY2025 the United States Grain Standards Act, which authorizes the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to establish official marketing standards for grains, and to provide procedures for grain inspection and weighing.

Additionally, the bill

  • requires a state agency to notify customers or applicants for weighing or inspection services if it intends to temporarily discontinue the services;
  • extends the authority of USDA to collect fees to fund official inspections and provide official weighing services through FY2025;
  • extends the cap on the administrative and supervisory costs through FY2025;
  • requires USDA to publish quarterly reports describing data from the tests and inspections for intrinsic quality factors (including protein, oil, and starch) and food safety factors;
  • requires USDA to publish quarterly reports including the number of certain waivers and exceptions that were requested and granted;
  • prohibits the use of user fees for activities related to the development or maintenance of grain standards, or for any activity that is not directly related to the performance of an official inspection or weighing service;
  • provides that members of the advisory committee with respect to the act may serve up to two consecutive terms and extends the authorization of the committee through FY2025; and
  • requires USDA to conduct a comprehensive nationwide review of the official agency geographical areas.
Text (3)
Amendments (1)
Nov 16, 2020
Agreed to in Senate
1
Sponsorship
Senate Amendment 2686
To modify an authorization of appropriations.
Agreed To
Actions (19)
12/16/2020
By Senator Roberts from Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry filed written report. Report No. 116-334.
12/11/2020
Became Public Law No: 116-216.
12/11/2020
Signed by President.
12/08/2020
Presented to President.
12/02/2020
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12/02/2020
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H6028-6029)
12/02/2020
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H6028-6029)
12/02/2020
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 4054.
12/02/2020
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H6028-6031)
12/02/2020
Mr. Peterson moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
11/17/2020
Held at the desk.
11/17/2020
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
11/17/2020
Received in the House.
11/16/2020
Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote. (text: CR S6715-6716)
11/16/2020
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.(text: CR S6715-6716)
11/16/2020
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S6715-6716)
06/24/2020
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 484.
06/24/2020
Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. Original measure reported to Senate by Senator Roberts. Without written report.
06/24/2020
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jun 25, 2020 4:42:10 AM
Updated
Feb 16, 2021 8:41:45 PM