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S. 2049 (115th): A bill to amend the Agricultural Credit Act of 1978 to increase support for conservation practices under the emergency conservation program, and for other purposes.


The text of the bill below is as of Nov 1, 2017 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 2049

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

November 1, 2017

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

A BILL

To amend the Agricultural Credit Act of 1978 to increase support for conservation practices under the emergency conservation program, and for other purposes.

1.

Payments for emergency conservation program

(a)

In general

The Agricultural Credit Act of 1978 is amended by inserting after section 403 (16 U.S.C. 2203) the following:

403A.

Payments for emergency conservation program

The maximum cost-share payment under section 701.127 of title 7, Code of Federal Regulations (or successor regulations), shall be equal to the maximum amount under section 701.226(b) of title 7, Code of Federal Regulations (as in effect on the date of enactment of this section).

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(b)

Administration

Until the date on which any regulations necessary to carry out section 403A of the Agricultural Credit Act of 1978 (as added by subsection (a)) are fully implemented, the Secretary shall continue to carry out sections 401, 402, and 403 of that Act (16 U.S.C. 2201, 2202, 2203) in the same manner as on the day before the date of enactment of this Act, except that payments made under those sections shall be consistent with section 403A of that Act (as added by subsection (a)).