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S 838

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 838

To amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to clarify the jurisdiction of the Environmental Protection Agency with respect to certain sporting good articles, and to exempt those articles from a definition under that Act.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 14, 2011

Mr. TESTER (for himself, Mr. THUNE, Mr. NELSON of Nebraska, Mr. BEGICH, and Mr. BOOZMAN) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works


A BILL

To amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to clarify the jurisdiction of the Environmental Protection Agency with respect to certain sporting good articles, and to exempt those articles from a definition under that Act.

    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 `Hunting, Fishing, and Recreational Shooting Protection Act'.

SEC. 2. MODIFICATION OF DEFINITION.

    Section 3(2)(B) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (15 U.S.C. 2602(2)(B)) is amended--

      (1) in clause (v), by striking `, and' and inserting `, or any component of any such article including, without limitation, shot, bullets and other projectiles, propellants, and primers,';

      (2) in clause (vi) by striking the period at the end and inserting `, and'; and

      (3) by inserting after clause (vi) the following:

      `(vii) any sport fishing equipment (as such term is defined in subparagraph (a) of section 4162 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986) the sale of which is subject to the tax imposed by section 4161(a) of such Code (determined without regard to any exemptions from such tax as provided by section 4162 or 4221 or any other provision of such Code), and sport fishing equipment components.'.

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