Farm Labor Contractor Registration Act
|Long title||An Act to provide for the registration of contractors of migrant agricultural workers, and for other purposes.|
|Nicknames||Farm Labor Contractor Registration Act of 1963|
|Enacted by||the 88th United States Congress|
|Effective||January 1, 1965|
|Statutes at Large||78 Stat. 920|
|Titles amended||7 U.S.C.: Agriculture|
|U.S.C. sections created||7 U.S.C. ch. 52 § 2041 et seq.|
The Farm Labor Contractor Registration Act (FLCRA) — P.L. 88-582 (September 7, 1964, as amended) — regulated the activities of farm labor contractors, that is, agents who recruit and are otherwise engaged in the transport, housing, and employment of migratory agricultural workers. Under FLCRA, farm labor contractors were required to secure certification through the U.S. Department of Labor.
Strengthened by amendment in 1974, the Act became a target of grower criticism and, in 1983, was repealed and replaced with the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Workers Protection Act (P.L. 97-470).
Amendment to 1963 Act
U.S. Congressional amendment to the Farm Labor Contractor Registration Act of 1963.
|Date of Enactment||Public Law Number||U.S. Statute Citation||U.S. Legislative Bill||U.S. Presidential Administration|
|December 9, 1974||P.L. 93-518||88 Stat. 1652||S
||Gerald R. Ford|
- This article incorporates public domain material from the Congressional Research Service document "Report for Congress: Agriculture: A Glossary of Terms, Programs, and Laws, 2005 Edition" by Jasper Womach.
- Peters, Gerhard; Woolley, John T. "Lyndon B. Johnson: "Annual Message to the Congress: The Manpower Report of the President.," March 5, 1965". The American Presidency Project. University of California - Santa Barbara.
- Peters, Gerhard; Woolley, John T. "Gerald R. Ford: "Veto of Farm Labor Contractor Registration Legislation Containing Personnel Reclassification Rider.," October 29, 1974". The American Presidency Project. University of California - Santa Barbara.
- Peters, Gerhard; Woolley, John T. "Gerald R. Ford: "Statement on Signing the Farm Labor Contractor Registration Act Amendments of 1974.," December 9, 1974". The American Presidency Project. University of California - Santa Barbara.