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S. 2190: Livestock and Honey Bee Disaster Assistance Act of 2017

The text of the bill below is as of Dec 4, 2017 (Introduced).


II

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 2190

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

December 4, 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 Act of 2014 to remove a limitation on funding for emergency assistance for livestock, honey bees, and farm-raised fish, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Livestock and Honey Bee Disaster Assistance Act of 2017.

2.

Emergency assistance for livestock, honey bees, and farm-raised fish

Section 1501(d) of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (7 U.S.C. 9081(d)) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (1), by striking not more than $20,000,000 and inserting such sums as are necessary; and

(2)

by striking paragraph (3).

3.

Cost-share payments under emergency conservation program during extreme drought

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

403A.

Cost-share payments under emergency conservation program during extreme drought

The maximum cost-share percentage under section 701.126(a) of title 7, Code of Federal Regulations (or successor regulations), shall be 90 percent in the case of an area that has been identified by the United States Drought Monitor as experiencing extreme or exceptional drought.

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