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SA 1023. Mr. DURBIN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1082, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to reauthorize and amend the prescription drug user fee provisions, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

At the appropriate place, insert the following:
SEC. __. STUDY ON FOOD INSPECTION AND SAFETY USER FEES.
(a) In General.--The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall conduct a study to determine the feasibility of instituting a user fee program for food inspections and food safety that incorporates lessons learned from the user fee program for prescription drugs under chapter VII of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 371 et seq.) and that is designed to increase the resources and capabilities of the Food and Drug Administration to safeguard the food supply of the
United States.
(b) Report to Congress.--Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall submit to Congress a report that--
(1) describes the findings of the study conducted under subsection (a); and
(2) includes--
(A) any recommendations for legislation related to such findings; and
(B) provides details, with respect to such recommended legislation, regarding--
(i) the expected revenues for the Food and Drug Administration;
(ii) the expected costs to the private sector, categorized by industry; and
(iii) any other relevant information.


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on May 2, 2007.)