Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Country of Origin Label, Webcasted Sound Recordings, Death in Custody of Law Enforcement & Additional Leave: September 29, 2008

Another COOL (country of origin label) bill. I definitely like the idea of seeing where products we eat are being produced.

By Mrs. CLINTON (D-NY) (for herself, Mr. FEINGOLD (D-WI), and Mr. BROWN (D-PA)):
S. 3653. A bill to amend the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to provide for country of origin labeling for dairy products; to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. Source: GPO [S10069]

The next bill will require reading of the legislative language, but looks to provide agreements for webcasting 'sound recordings'.

By Mr. WYDEN (D-OR) (for himself and Mr. BROWNBACK (R-KS)):
S. 3649. A bill to amend section 114 of title 17, United States Code, to provide for agreements for the reproduction and performance of sound recordings by webcasters; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Source: GPO [S10069]

Here is a bill with a good idea for providing oversight to deaths of those in custody of law-enforcement, but wish it would do more than 'encourage':

By Mr. SCOTT (D-VA):
H.R. 7227. A bill to encourage States to report to the Attorney General certain information regarding the deaths of individuals in the custody of law enforcement agencies, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary. Source: GPO [H10642]

And here is a good bill to let parents use leave for handling parental duties for their kid's and/or grandkid's educational and extracurricular activities, and to take care of family medical needs to assist elderly relatives.

H.R. 7233. A bill to amend the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 to allow employees to take, as additional leave, parental involvement leave to participate in or attend their children's and grandchildren's educational and extracurricular activities and to clarify that leave may be taken for routine family medical needs and to assist elderly relatives, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, and House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Source: GPO [H10642]

No comments: