US HB498 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress


Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Engrossed on January 23 2019 - 50% progression
Action: 2019-01-23 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Pending: Senate Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Clean Up the Code Act of 2019 This bill repeals specified sections of the federal criminal code, including provisions that prohibit the following: interstate transport of alligator grass, water chestnut plants, or water hyacinth plants; fraudulent use of the 4-H club emblem (i.e., the green four-leaf clover with stem); unauthorized use of the Smokey Bear character or name; and unauthorized use of the Woodsy Owl character, name, or slogan.

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Clean Up the Code Act of 2019



2019-01-23SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
2019-01-22HouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2019-01-22HouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H967-968)
2019-01-22HouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 498.
2019-01-22HouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H967-970)
2019-01-22HouseMr. Johnson (GA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
2019-01-11HouseReferred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
2019-01-11HouseIntroduced in House


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