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S. 2316: Native American Livestock Assistance Act of 2018

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 17, 2018 (Introduced).


II

115th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2316

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 17, 2018

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 make available to Native Americans who own horses for noncommercial use livestock indemnity payments and payments under the livestock forage disaster program, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Native American Livestock Assistance Act of 2018.

2.

Supplemental agricultural disaster assistance

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

(1)

in paragraph (1)(A)—

(A)

by striking means an individual and inserting the following: “means—

(i)

an individual

;

(B)

in clause (i) (as so designated), by striking the period at the end and inserting ; and; and

(C)

by adding at the end the following:

(ii)

in the case of a payment under subsection (b) or (c), a member of an Indian tribe (as defined in section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 5304)), as certified to the Secretary by the Chairperson of that Indian tribe (or a designee).

; and

(2)

in paragraph (3)(F), by inserting (including, in the case of a payment under subsection (b) or (c), horses owned by an eligible producer on a farm described in paragraph (1)(A)(ii) that are not used for commercial agricultural purposes) before ; and.

3.

Pasture, rangeland, and forage policy of insurance

Section 523(i)(4)(B) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 1523(i)(4)(B)) is amended—

(1)

by striking The premium subsidy and inserting the following:

(i)

In general

Subject to clause (ii), the premium subsidy

; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following:

(ii)

Pasture, rangeland, and forage policy for members of Indian tribes

With respect to a policy or plan of insurance established under this subsection for producers of livestock commodities the source of feedstock of which is pasture, rangeland, and forage, the premium subsidy for a member of an Indian tribe (as defined in section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 5304)), as certified to the Secretary by the Chairperson of that Indian tribe (or a designee), shall be—

(I)

90 percent for the first purchase of that policy or plan of insurance by that member of an Indian tribe; and

(II)

determined under clause (i) for any subsequent purchase of that policy or plan of insurance by that member of an Indian tribe.

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