S.1543 - A bill to amend the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938 to release and protect the release of tobacco production and marketing information.106th Congress (1999-2000)
Summary: S.1543 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)
Introduced in Senate (08/05/1999)
Amends the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938 to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to release tobacco production and marketing information to State trusts or similar organizations engaged in the distribution of national trust funds to tobacco producers and other related persons, to the extent that such release is: (1) in the interest of tobacco producers; and (2) to a State trust or other organization engaged in the distribution of funds to tobacco producers or other parties with an interest in tobacco production or farms under a national or State trust or settlement.
Directs the Secretary, prior to release of such information, to allow at least 15 days for persons whose release consent would otherwise be required to elect to be exempt from such release.
Requires a person obtaining released information to maintain records and not to use such information for other than permitted purposes. Provides penalties for knowing violations of the provisions of this Act.
Exempts from the provisions of this Act: (1) cigarette manufacturer production records; (2) tobacco quota purchase intention records; and (3) buyer aggregate purchase records.