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107 STAT. 2294 PUBLIC LAW 103-194—DEC. 14, 1993 Public Law 103-194 103d Congress An Act To amend the Lime Research, Promotion, and Consumer Information Act of 1990 Dec. 14, 1993 to cover seedless and not seeded limes, to increase the exemption level, to delay [S. 1766] the initial referendum date, and to alter the composition of the Lime Board, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of Lime Research, the United States of America in Congress assembled, Promotion, and Consumer SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. Information mi• * i•t i «T. -r. i -n. Improvement This Act may be cited as the Lime Research, Promotion, and Act. Consumer Information Improvement Act". 7 USC 6201 note. ^ 7 USC 6201 note. SEC. 2. FINDINGS AND PURPOSE. (a) FINDINGS. —Congress finds the following: (1) The Lime Research, Promotion, and Consumer Information Act of 1990 was enacted on November 28, 1990, for the purpose of establishing an orderly procedure for the development and financing of an effective and coordinated program of research, promotion, and consumer information to strengthen the domestic and foreign markets for limes. (2) The lime research, promotion, and consumer information order required by such Act became effective on January 27, 1992. (3) Although the intent of such Act was to cover seedless limes, the definition of the term "lime" in section 1953(6) of such Act applies to seeded limes. Therefore, the Act and the order need to be revised before a research, promotion, and consumer information program on seedless limes can go into effect. (4) Since the enactment of the Lime Research, Promotion, and Consumer Information Act of 1990, the United States production of fresh market limes has plummeted and the volume of imports has risen dramatically. The drop in United States production is primarily due to damage to lime orchards in the State of Florida by Hurricane Andrew in August 1992. United States production is not expected to reach pre-Hurricane Andrew levels for possibly two to three yesirs because a majority of the United States production of limes is in Florida. (b) PURPOSES. —The purpose of this Act is— (1) to revise the definition of the term 'lime" in order to cover seedless and not seeded limes; (2) to increase the exemption level; (3) to delay the initial referendum date; and (4) to alter the composition of the Lime Board.