[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 124, 111th Congress, 2nd Session]
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Public Law 111-239
111th Congress

An Act


 
To amend the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to improve the reporting
on sales of livestock and dairy products, and for other
purposes. <>

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, <>
SECTION 1. <> SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Mandatory Price Reporting Act of
2010''.
SEC. 2. LIVESTOCK MANDATORY REPORTING.

(a) Extension of Authority.--
(1) In general.--Section 260 of the Agricultural Marketing
Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1636i) is amended by striking ``September
30, 2010'' and inserting ``September 30, 2015''.
(2) Conforming amendment and extension.--Section 942 of the
Livestock Mandatory Reporting Act of 1999 (7 U.S.C. 1635 note;
Public Law 106-78) is amended by striking ``September 30, 2010''
and inserting ``September 30, 2015''.

(b) Wholesale Pork Cuts.--
(1) Reporting.--Chapter 3 of subtitle B of the Agricultural
Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1635i et seq.) is amended by
adding at the end the following new section:
``SEC. 233. <> MANDATORY REPORTING OF
WHOLESALE PORK CUTS.

``(a) Reporting.--The corporate officers or officially designated
representatives of each packer shall report to the Secretary information
concerning the price and volume of wholesale pork cuts, as the Secretary
determines is necessary and appropriate.
``(b) Publication.--The Secretary shall publish information reported
under subsection (a) as the Secretary determines necessary and
appropriate.''.
(2) Negotiated <> rulemaking.--The
Secretary of Agriculture shall establish a negotiated rulemaking
process pursuant to subchapter III of chapter 5 of title 5,
United States Code, to negotiate and develop a proposed rule to
implement the amendment made by paragraph (1).
(3) Negotiated rulemaking committee.--
(A) Representation.--Any negotiated rulemaking
committee established by the Secretary of Agriculture
pursuant to paragraph (2) shall include representatives
from--
(i) organizations representing swine
producers;

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(ii) organizations representing packers of
pork, processors of pork, retailers of pork, and
buyers of wholesale pork;
(iii) the Department of Agriculture; and
(iv) among interested parties that participate
in swine or pork production.
(B) Inapplicability of federal advisory committee
act.--Any negotiated rulemaking committee established by
the Secretary of Agriculture pursuant to paragraph (2)
shall not be subject to the Federal Advisory Committee
Act (5 U.S.C. App.).
(4) Timing of proposed and final rules.--In carrying out the
negotiated rulemaking process under paragraph (2), the Secretary
of Agriculture shall ensure that--
(A) any <>  recommendation
for a proposed rule or report is provided to the
Secretary of Agriculture not later than 180 days after
the date of the enactment of this Act; and
(B) a final rule is promulgated not later than one
and a half years after the date of the enactment of this
Act.

(c) Pork Export Reporting.--Section 602(a)(1) of the Agricultural
Trade Act of 1978 (7 U.S.C. 5712(a)(1)) is amended by striking
``cotton,'' and inserting ``cotton, pork,''.
SEC. 3. DAIRY MANDATORY REPORTING.

(a) Electronic Reporting Required.--Subsection (d) of section 273 of
the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1637b) is amended to
read as follows:
``(d) Electronic Reporting.--
``(1) Electronic reporting system required.--The Secretary
shall establish an electronic reporting system to carry out this
section.
``(2) Publication.--Not later than 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time on
the Wednesday of each week, the Secretary shall publish a report
containing the information obtained under this section for the
preceding week.''.

(b) Implementation.--Not <>  later than one
year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of
Agriculture shall implement the electronic reporting system required by
subsection (d) of section 273 of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946
(7 U.S.C. 1637b), as amended by subsection (a). Until the electronic
reporting system is implemented, the Secretary shall continue to conduct
mandatory dairy product information reporting under the authority

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of such section, as in effect on the day before the date of enactment of
this Act.

Approved September 27, 2010.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 3656:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 156 (2010):
Aug. 5, considered and passed Senate.
Sept. 15, considered and passed House.