Week ending March 24, 2017
H.R.1029 – Pesticide Registration Enhancement Act of 2017
The bill claims ‘To amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act to improve pesticide registration and other activities under the Act, to extend and modify fee authorities’
cbo – “H.R. 1029 would modify the Federal Insecticide,Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), the law that regulatesthe distribution, sale, and use of pesticides, with the aim of strengthening the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s)ability to evaluate and regulate pesticides. Under FIFRA, theEPA is required to evaluate the safety of new pesticides entering the market by conducting risk assessments and must periodically reevaluate the health and environmental effects of pesticides. The EPA charges fees to pesticide manufacturers and distributors to cover the agency’s costs of performing those registration and reregistration activities.
The legislation would extend the agency’s authority to charge those fees–currently set to expire in 2018–and also would increase the total amount of fees that the agency is allowed to charge.”
(Full text of H.R. 1029 at congress.gov)
Sponsor: Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13] (Introduced 02/14/2017)
Status: Passed House /
VOTES and FLOOR ACTION
On Passage: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote
Motion to recommit:
Text of the motion:
COST AND IMPACT
Cost to the taxpayers:
Additional fees would lead to a net reduction in spending over the next five years of $1 million for related activities; such spending is subject to appropriation. CBO estimates that enacting the bill would reduce direct spending by $24 million over the 2018-2022 period, but would have no significant net effect on direct spending over the 2018-2027 period.
Because enacting the bill would affect direct spending, pay-as-you-go procedures apply. Enacting the bill would not affect revenues. CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 1029 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.
Regulatory and Other Impact:
The bill would impose intergovernmental and private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA). CBO estimates that the cost of those mandates would fall below the annual thresholds for intergovernmental and private-sector mandates established in UMRA ($78 million and $156 million in 2017, respectively, adjusted annually for inflation).
Dynamic Scoring: Data not available
Tax Complexity: Not applicable to this bill.
Earmark Certification: Data not available
Duplication of programs:
This bill does not establish or reauthorize a program of the Federal Government known to be duplicative of another Federal program
The Committee does not believe that the legislation directs an executive branch official to conduct any specific rule making proceedings within the meaning of 5 U.S.C. 551
Advisory Committee Statement:
No advisory committee within the meaning of section 5(b) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act was created by this legislation.
Budget Authority: Data not available
Constitutional Authority: Assumed.
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