H.R. 1983 (106th): Agricultural Credit Act of 1999

May 27, 1999 (106th Congress, 1999–2000)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Eva Clayton
Representative for North Carolina's 1st congressional district
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May 27, 1999
6 pages
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H.R. 2653 (107th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

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Last Action: Jul 26, 2001


This bill was introduced on May 27, 1999, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 27, 1999
Referred to Committee May 27, 1999
Full Title

To amend the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act to improve the agricultural credit programs of the Department of Agriculture, and for other purposes.


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10 cosponsors (9D, 1R) (show)

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Agricultural Credit Act of 1999 - Amends the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act to exclude from "debt forgiveness": (1) loan rescheduling, consolidation, deferral, or reamortization; (2) a write-down due to natural disaster or family medical condition; or (3) a write-down as part of the resolution of a discrimination complaint against the Secretary of Agriculture.
Section 3 -
Increases the number of occasions of permitted loan or loan guarantee debt forgiveness per borrower from one to two. Includes as an exception to such limitation an operating loan or loan guarantee to an individual whose payments are current under a specified reorganization plan.
Section 4 -
Eliminates capital item replacement expenses in determinations of farmer program loan guarantee eligibility.
Section 5 -
Permits excess funds obligated for socially disadvantaged farmers to be reallocated for such use in another State (currently limited to intrastate reallocation).
Section 6 -
Permits direct operating loans and loan guarantees to be made to persons in areas: (1) affected by a natural disaster or designated emergency; or (2) determined to be suffering from an economic emergency.
Section 7 -
Revises (shared appreciation arrangement) recapture percentage provisions.

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