MODEL LEGISLATION, INTRASTATE COMMERCE ACT:
As understood at the time of the founding, the regulation of commerce was meant to empower Congress to regulate the buying and selling of products made by others (and sometimes land), associated finance and financial instruments, and navigation and other carriage, across state jurisdictional lines.
This interstate regulation of “commerce” did not include agriculture, manufacturing, mining, malum in se crime, or land use. Nor did it include activities that merely “substantially affected” commerce.
These bills attempt to reassert this original meaning of the commerce clause over wide areas of policy and effectively nullify federal laws and regulations that violate such limitations by regulating commerce and other activities that are solely intrastate.
Legend: Blue – Introduced. Yellow – Passed one or more houses.
Red – Became Law. Purple – Failed Vote.
2012 Legislation (scroll down for previous session activity)