S. 2270 (112th): Rural Energy Investment Act of 2012

Introduced:
Mar 29, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

H.R. 5955 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Jun 18, 2012

Sponsor
Thomas “Tom” Harkin
Junior Senator from Iowa
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Mar 29, 2012
Length
25 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 5955 (Related)
Rural Energy Investment Act of 2012

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 18, 2012

S. 2225 (Related)
A bill to amend the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to ...

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 22, 2012

 
Status

This bill was introduced on March 29, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Mar 29, 2012
Referred to Committee Mar 29, 2012
 
Full Title

A bill to amend the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to improve energy programs.

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Cosponsors
5 cosponsors (5D) (show)
Committees

Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

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3/29/2012--Introduced.
Rural Energy Investment Act of 2012 - Amends the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 regarding the biobased markets program to: (1) extend program funding through FY2017, (2) increase the number of categories of biobased products designated and individual biobased products eligible for preferred purchasing, and (3) provide for a program of biobased product education and promotion activities.
Amends the Rural Energy for America Program to: (1) extend Program funding through FY2017; (2) make nonprofit organizations eligible for assistance; (3) provide loan guarantees and grants to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy system purchases, with a tiered loan and grant application process that reflects project size; and (4) permit the combined amount of a grant and a loan guarantee to cover all eligible activity costs.
Extends funding through FY2017 for: (1) biorefinery assistance, (2) the biodiesel fuel education program, (3) biomass research and development, (4) the Rural Energy Self-Sufficiency Initiative, (5) the biomass crop assistance program, (6) the forest biomass for energy program, and (7) the community wood energy program.

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