H.R. 943: Crop Insurance Subsidy Reduction Act

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of Mar 04, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 943

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 4, 2013

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture

A BILL

To amend the Federal Crop Insurance Act to immediately reduce crop insurance premium subsidy rates from the higher subsidies provided since the Agricultural Risk Protection Act of 2000.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Crop Insurance Subsidy Reduction Act .

2.

Reduction in share of crop insurance premium paid by Federal Crop Insurance Corporation

Section 508(e)(2) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 1508(e)(2)) is amended—

(1)

in subparagraph (B)(i), by striking 67 and inserting 55;

(2)

by redesignating subparagraph (E) as subparagraph (G) and, in clause (i) of such subparagraph, by striking 55 and inserting 24;

(3)

by redesignating subparagraph (F) as subparagraph (H) and, in clause (i) of such subparagraph, by striking 48 and inserting 17;

(4)

by redesignating subparagraph (G) as subparagraph (I) and, in clause (i) in such subparagraph, by striking 38 and inserting 13; and

(5)

by striking subparagraphs (C) and (D) and inserting the following new subparagraphs:

(C)

In the case of additional coverage equal to or greater than 55 percent, but less than 60 percent, of the recorded or appraised average yield indemnified at not greater than 100 percent of the expected market price, or a comparable coverage for a policy or plan of insurance that is not based on individual yield, the amount shall be equal to the sum of—

(i)

46 percent of the amount of the premium established under subsection (d)(2)(B)(i) for the coverage level selected; and

(ii)

the amount determined under subsection (d)(2)(B)(ii) for the coverage level selected to cover operating and administrative expenses.

(D)

In the case of additional coverage equal to or greater than 60 percent, but less than 65 percent, of the recorded or appraised average yield indemnified at not greater than 100 percent of the expected market price, or a comparable coverage for a policy or plan of insurance that is not based on individual yield, the amount shall be equal to the sum of—

(i)

38 percent of the amount of the premium established under subsection (d)(2)(B)(i) for the coverage level selected; and

(ii)

the amount determined under subsection (d)(2)(B)(ii) for the coverage level selected to cover operating and administrative expenses.

(E)

In the case of additional coverage equal to or greater than 65 percent, but less than 70 percent, of the recorded or appraised average yield indemnified at not greater than 100 percent of the expected market price, or a comparable coverage for a policy or plan of insurance that is not based on individual yield, the amount shall be equal to the sum of—

(i)

42 percent of the amount of the premium established under subsection (d)(2)(B)(i) for the coverage level selected; and

(ii)

the amount determined under subsection (d)(2)(B)(ii) for the coverage level selected to cover operating and administrative expenses.

(F)

In the case of additional coverage equal to or greater than 70 percent, but less than 75 percent, of the recorded or appraised average yield indemnified at not greater than 100 percent of the expected market price, or a comparable coverage for a policy or plan of insurance that is not based on individual yield, the amount shall be equal to the sum of—

(i)

32 percent of the amount of the premium established under subsection (d)(2)(B)(i) for the coverage level selected; and

(ii)

the amount determined under subsection (d)(2)(B)(ii) for the coverage level selected to cover operating and administrative expenses.

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