H.R.1029 – Pesticide Registration Enhancement Act of 2017

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H.R.1029 – Pesticide Registration Enhancement Act of 2017

Brief

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

HOUSE

On Passage: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote

House Amendments:

Motion to recommit:

Text of the motion:

SENATE

On Passage:

Procedural Actions:

Senate Amendments:

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.

Pay-as-you-go requirements:

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

Direct Rule-Making:

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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