S. 766: A bill to amend section 520 of the Housing Act of 1949 to revise the census data and population requirements for areas to be considered as rural areas for purposes of such Act.

Apr 18, 2013
Referred to Committee on Apr 18, 2013
13% chance of being enacted
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Apr 18, 2013
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Passed Senate
Passed House
Signed by the President
Tim Johnson
Senior Senator from South Dakota
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Last Updated
Apr 18, 2013
2 pages
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Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 22, 2013


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47% chance of getting past committee.
13% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

5 cosponsors (4R, 1D) (show)

Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

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Amends the Housing Act of 1949 to extend certain requirements for consideration as a rural area with respect to assistance for farm housing.
Declares that any area classified as "rural" or a "rural area" before October 1, 1990, and determined not to be one as a result of data received from or after the 2010 decennial census, and any area deemed to be a "rural area" for purposes of the Act under any other provision of law at any time between January 1, 2000, and December 31, 2010, shall continue to be so classified until the receipt of data from the decennial census in the year 2020, if that area has a population of between 10,000 and 35,000 (currently, between 10,000 and 25,000), is rural in character, and has a serious lack of mortgage credit for lower and moderate-income families.

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