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(Ag Suppliers Lien)
SB 157 establishes an
agricultural supplier's lien and to provide for its grant, content, filing,
priority, and effect. This bill is for businesses that furnish "Agricultural
supplies," such as, pesticides, fertilizer, soil amendments, and animal
feed, together with the furnishing of services in delivering or applying the
agricultural supplies; for the production of agricultural property is
entitled to an agricultural supplier's lien upon the “agricultural property”
(agricultural supplies, and livestock and their products, including milk.)
The term does not include real property. Click
for the bill brief.
was deferred to the 41st day, essentially killing
American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009
a.k.a: Climate Change Legislation; Cap and Trade
Bill; Global Warming Bill
What it does: To create clean energy
jobs, achieve energy independence, reduce global warming pollution and
transition to a clean energy economy.
Status: This bill
never became law.
/ S. 560-DEAD
Employee Free Choice Act of 2009
a.k.a: Card Check
What it Does:
A bill to amend the National Labor Relations Act to establish an efficient
system to enable employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to
provide for mandatory injunctions for unfair labor practices during the
organizing efforts, and for other purposes.
bills never became law.
Federal regulators appointed by
the Obama administration at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and
Department of Labor have proposed two new regulations that threaten
employers’ ability to seek and retain legal counsel and properly discuss
union organizing drives with employees. The effect will be to make a mockery
of real elections and impose “card check” by regulation.
Combined, these proposed rules
Dramatically decrease the
time employers have to speak with their employees about union
representation, potentially shortening the entire arcane election
process to just 10 days from current median of 38 days;
Effectively block small
businesses from obtaining legal and other advice about how to talk to
employees during a union organizing drive;
Ensure many attorneys will be
unwilling to assist employers under new rules that could force both
client and counsel toward disclosing vast amounts of private financial
and other data;
Unfairly tip the scale toward
union organizers and leave employees without enough information or time
to make a real decision in a real election.
Please take a brief moment to
voice your opinion and tell these regulators to stop pushing “card check.”
At the same time, you can tell your legislators about these harmful proposed
regulations and other pending attacks on business, such as decisions that
would allow for swarms of micro-unions (which are designed to let organizers
cherry pick pro-union employees but disenfranchise those who may vote to
remain union-free) and ask them to support legislation that would prevent
NLRB from telling private employers where they can operate or create jobs.
Only a forceful reply by America’s job creators can convince the
administration to put away these costly, bureaucratic, and unfair rules so
that we can return to focusing on our companies and creating jobs.
Please click here to take
Clean Water Restoration Act
What it does: A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control
Act to clarify the jurisdiction of the United States over waters of the
bill never became law.
The U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) on July 27 published a proposed rule that would require most
animal feed manufacturing facilities to implement specified management
practices and standards to minimize emissions of chromium compounds and
manganese compounds if such products are used within their operations.
Among other things, the proposed rule would require affected
manufacturers to: 1) implement specific housekeeping measures to minimize
excessive dust; 2) use specified control devices and practices to minimize
potential emissions, and 3) establish, maintain and submit to EPA, as
required, designated records that demonstrate the facility’s compliance to
the rule. Although this proposed rule could have a very significant impact
on feed manufacturers, EPA provided only a 30-day period - ending on Aug. 26
- to provide comments on the proposed rule.
This rule is final, and took
effect November 2, 2010
Click here for a copy of the
United States Congressional Offices
Senator Tim Johnson
United States Senate
136 Hart Building
Washington, DC 20510
Senator John Thune
United States Senate SR-493
Washington, DC 20510
Representative Kristi Noem
United States House of Representatives
226 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Fax : 202/225-5823