7 U.S.C. § 223

Current through P.L. 116-344 (01/13/2021)
Section 223 - Responsibility of principal for act or omission of agent

When construing and enforcing the provisions of this chapter, the act, omission, or failure of any agent, officer, or other person acting for or employed by any packer, any swine contractor, and any live poultry dealer, stockyard owner, market agency, or dealer, within the scope of his employment or office, shall in every case also be deemed the act, omission, or failure of such packer, any swine contractor, and any live poultry dealer, stockyard owner, market agency, or dealer, as well as that of such agent, officer, or other person.

7 U.S.C. § 223

Aug. 15, 1921, ch. 64, title IV, §403, 42 Stat. 168; Aug. 15, 1921, ch. 64, title V, §503, as added Aug. 14, 1935, ch. 532, 49 Stat. 649; amended Pub. L. 100-173, §6, Nov. 23, 1987, 101 Stat. 918; Pub. L. 107-171, title X, §10502(b)(2)(C), May 13, 2002, 116 Stat. 510.

AMENDMENTS2002- Pub. L. 107-171 inserted "any swine contractor, and" after "packer," in two places. 1987- Pub. L. 100-173 substituted ", any live poultry dealer," for "or any live poultry dealer or handler," in two places.1935-Act Aug. 15, 1921, title V, §503, as added Aug. 14, 1935, inserted "or any live poultry dealer or handler" after "packer" wherever appearing.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1987 AMENDMENT Amendment by Pub. L. 100-173 effective 90 days after Nov. 23, 1987, see section 12 of Pub. L. 100-173 set out as a note under section 182 of this title.

live poultry dealer
The term "live poultry dealer" means any person engaged in the business of obtaining live poultry by purchase or under a poultry growing arrangement for the purpose of either slaughtering it or selling it for slaughter by another, if poultry is obtained by such person in commerce, or if poultry obtained by such person is sold or shipped in commerce, or if poultry products from poultry obtained by such person are sold or shipped in commerce; and
person
The term "person" includes individuals, partnerships, corporations, and associations;