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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1987

PUBLIC LAW 100-173—NOV. 23, 1987

101 STAT. 917

Public Law 100-173 100th Congress An Act To amend the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921, to provide financial protection to poultry growers and sellers, and to clarify Federal jurisdiction under such Act.

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

This Act may be cited as the "Poultry Producers Financial Protection Act of 1987". SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.

Section 2(a) of the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921 (7 U.S.C. 182), is amended— (1) in paragraph (5) by striking "and" at the end; (2) by redesignating paragraph (6) as paragraph (11); and (8) by inserting after paragraph (5) the following: "(6) The term 'poultry' means chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, and other domestic fowl; "(7) The term 'poultry product' means any product or byproduct of the business of slaughtering poultry and processing poultry after slaughter; "(8) The term 'poultry grower' means any person engaged in the business of raising and caring for live poultry for slaughter by another, whether the poultry is owned by such person or by another, but not an employee of the owner of such poultry; "(9) The term poultry growing arrangement' means any growout contract, marketing agreement, or other arrangement under which a poultry grower raises and cares for live poultry for delivery, in accord with another's instructions, for slaughter; "(10) The term 'live poultry dealer' means any person engaged in the business of obtaining live poultry by purchase or under a poultry growing arrangement for the purpose of either slaughtering it or selling it for slaughter by another, if poultry is obtained by such person in commerce, or if poultry obtained by such person is sold or shipped in commerce, or if poultry products from poultry obtained by such person are sold or shipped in commerce; and". SEC. 3. UNLAWFUL PRACTICES.

Section 202 of the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921 (7 U.S.C. 192), is amended— (1) by striking "It shall be unlawful with respect to livestock, meats, meat food products, livestock products in unmanufactured form, poultry or poultry products for any packer or any live poultry dealer or handler to:" and inserting "It shall be unlawful for any packer with respect to livestock, meats, meat food products, or livestock products in unmanufactured form, or for any live poultry dealer with respect to live poultry, to:"; and (2) in subdivision (c) by striking 'Sell or otherwise transfer to or for any other packer or any live poultry dealer or handler, or

Nov. 23, 1987 [H.R. 3457] Poultry Producers Financial Protection Act of 1987. 7 USC 181 note.