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Text of the Active Reservists and National Guard Farm Loan Relief Act of 2003

This bill was introduced on October 15, 2003, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Oct 15, 2003 (Introduced).

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HR 3298 IH

108th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3298

To provide relief to mobilized military reservists from certain Federal agricultural loan obligations.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 15, 2003

Mr. JANKLOW (for himself and Mr. BISHOP of Utah) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture


A BILL

To provide relief to mobilized military reservists from certain Federal agricultural loan obligations.

    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 ‘Active Reservists and National Guard Farm Loan Relief Act of 2003’.

SEC. 2. RELIEF FOR MOBILIZED MILITARY RESERVISTS FROM CERTAIN FEDERAL AGRICULTURAL LOAN OBLIGATIONS.

    Subtitle D of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1981-2009dd-7) is amended by inserting after section 331F the following:

‘SEC. 332. RELIEF FOR MOBILIZED MILITARY RESERVISTS FROM CERTAIN AGRICULTURAL LOAN OBLIGATIONS.

    ‘(a) FORGIVENESS OF INTEREST PAYMENTS DUE WHILE BORROWER IS A MOBILIZED MILITARY RESERVIST- Any requirement that a borrower of a direct loan made under this title make any interest payment on the loan that would otherwise be required to be made while the borrower is a mobilized military reservist is hereby rescinded.

    ‘(b) DEFERRAL OF PRINCIPAL PAYMENTS DUE WHILE OR AFTER BORROWER IS A MOBILIZED MILITARY RESERVIST- The due date of any payment of principal on a direct loan made to a borrower under this title that would otherwise be required to be made while or after the borrower is a mobilized military reservist is hereby deferred for a period equal in length to the period for which the borrower is a mobilized military reservist.

    ‘(c) MOBILIZED MILITARY RESERVIST- In this section, the term ‘mobilized military reservist’ means an individual who--

      ‘(1) is on active duty under section 688, 12301(a), 12301(g), 12302, 12304, 12306, or 12406, or chapter 15 of title 10, United States Code, or any other provision of law during a war or during a national emergency declared by the President or Congress, regardless of the location at which the active duty service is performed; or

      ‘(2) in the case of a member of the National Guard, is on full-time National Guard duty (as defined in section 101(d)(5) of title 10, United States Code) under a call to active service authorized by the President or the Secretary of Defense for a period of more than 30 consecutive days under section 502(f) of title 32, United States Code, for purposes of responding to a national emergency declared by the President and supported by Federal funds.’.