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Text of the Agriculture Export Relief Act of 1998

This bill was introduced on July 14, 1998, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jul 14, 1998 (Introduced).

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HR 4195 IH

105th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4195

To amend the Arms Export Control Act, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 14, 1998

Mr. SMITH of Oregon (for himself, Mr. NETHERCUTT, Mr. COMBEST, Mr. STENHOLM, Mr. BEREUTER, Mr. BARRETT of Nebraska, Mr. BOEHNER, Mr. EWING, Mr. POMBO, Mr. POMEROY, Mr. LUCAS of Oklahoma, Mr. HOLDEN, Mrs. EMERSON, Mr. JOHN, Mr. MORAN of Kansas, Mr. BOSWELL, Mr. BOB SCHAFFER, Mr. THUNE, Mr. MINGE, Mrs. CHENOWETH, and Mr. HAMILTON) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on International Relations


A BILL

To amend the Arms Export Control Act, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Agriculture Export Relief Act of 1998’.

SEC. 2. SANCTIONS EXEMPTIONS.

    (a) EXEMPTION REGARDING FOOD AND OTHER AGRICULTURAL COMMODITY PURCHASES- Section 102(b)(2)(D) of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2799aa-1(b)(2)(D)) is amended as follows:

      (1) In clause (i) by striking ‘or’ at the end.

      (2) In clause (ii) by striking the period and inserting ‘, or’.

      (3) By inserting after clause (ii) the following new clause:

        ‘(iii) to any credit, credit guarantee, or financial assistance provided by the Department of Agriculture to support the purchase of food or other agricultural commodity.’.

    (b) DESCRIPTION OF AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES- Section 102(b)(2)(F) of such Act is amended by striking the period at the end and inserting ‘, which includes fertilizer.’.

    (c) OTHER EXEMPTIONS- Section 102(b)(2)(D)(ii) of such Act is further amended by inserting after ‘to’ the following: ‘medicines, medical equipment, and’.

    (d) APPLICATION OF AMENDMENTS- The amendment made by subsection (a)(3) shall apply to any credit, credit guarantee, or other financial assistance provided by the Department of Agriculture before, on, or after the date of enactment of this Act through September 30, 1999.

    (e) EFFECT ON EXISTING SANCTIONS- Any sanction imposed under section 102(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act before the date of the enactment of this Act shall cease to apply upon that date with respect to the items described in the amendments made by subsections (b) and (c). In the case of the amendment made by subsection (a)(3), any sanction imposed under section 102(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act before the date of the enactment of this Act shall not be in effect during the period beginning on that date and ending on September 30, 1999, with respect to the activities and items described in the amendment.