7 U.S. Code § 6201 - Findings, purposes, and limitations
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Findings, purposes, and limitations
(a) FindingsCongress finds that—
(b) PurposesThe purposes of this chapter are—
(1) to authorize the establishment of an orderly procedure for the development and financing (through an adequate assessment) of an effective and coordinated program of research, promotion, and consumer information regarding limes designed—
to strengthen the position of the lime industry in domestic and foreign markets, and
to treat domestically produced and imported limes equitably.
Short Title of 1993 Amendment
“This subtitle [subtitle D (§§ 1951–1963) of title XIX of Pub. L. 101–624, enacting this chapter] may be cited as the ‘Lime Research, Promotion, and Consumer Information Act of 1990’.”
Legislative Findings and Purpose of Pub. L. 103–194
“(a)Findings.—Congress finds the following:
The LimeResearch, Promotion, and Consumer Information Act of 1990 [7 U.S.C. 6201 et seq.] was enacted on November 28, 1990, for the purpose of establishing an orderly procedure for the development and financing of an effective and coordinated program of research, promotion, and consumer information to strengthen the domestic and foreign markets for limes.
Although the intent of such Act was to cover seedless limes, the definition of the term ‘lime’ in section 1953(6) of such Act [7 U.S.C. 6202(6)] applies to seeded limes. Therefore, the Act and the order need to be revised before a research, promotion, and consumer information program on seedless limes can go into effect.
Since the enactment of the LimeResearch, Promotion, and Consumer Information Act of 1990, the United States production of fresh market limes has plummeted and the volume of imports has risen dramatically. The drop in United States production is primarily due to damage to lime orchards in the State of Florida by Hurricane Andrew in August 1992. United States production is not expected to reach pre-Hurricane Andrew levels for possibly two to three years because a majority of the United States production of limes is in Florida.
“(b)Purposes.—The purpose of this Act [see Short Title of 1993 Amendment note above] is—
to increase the exemption level;
to delay the initial referendum date; and
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