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H.R. 3392 (98th): A bill to amend the Agricultural Act of 1949.


The text of the bill below is as of Jul 25, 1983 (Passed Congress).


97 STAT. 296                     PUBLIC LAW 98-59—JULY 25, 1983

                  Public Law 98-59
                  98th Congress
                                                    A n Act
 July 25, 1983
                                      To amend the Agricultural Act of 1949.
  [H.R. 3392]
                    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
Tobacco price     United States of America in Congress assembled, That, effective for
support levels.   the 1983 crop of tobacco, section 106 of the Agricultural Act of 1949
                  (7 U.S.C. 1445) is amended by adding at the end thereof the following
                  new subsection:
                     "(e) Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this section, for
                  the 1983 crop of any kind of tobacco for which marketing quotas are
                  in effect or for which marketing quotas are not disapproved by
                  producers, the support level in cents per pound shall be the support
                  level in cents per pound at which the respective 1982 crop was
                  supported.".
                     SEC. 2. Section 319 of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938 (7
                  U.S.C. 1314e) is amended b y -
                          CD in the second sentence of subsection (c), striking out "5 per
                       centum" and inserting in lieu thereof "10 per centum"; and
                          (2) in the fourth sentence of subsection (e), striking out "95
                       per centum" and inserting in lieu thereof "90 per centum".
Review.              SEC. 3. The Secretary of Agriculture shall review, pursuant to
7 u s e 625.      section 22 of the Agricultural Adjustment Act, as amended, the
7 u s e 624.
                  effects of imports of Burley tobacco on the Department of Agricul-
                  ture's Burley tobacco price-support program whenever (1) the level
                  of price support for any crop of Burley tobacco is increased by less
                  than 65 per centum of the amount that it would have otherwise been
                  increased if the level of price support would have been determined
7 u s e 1445.     in accordance with section 106(b) of the Agricultural Act of 1949, or
                  (2) stocks of Burley tobacco held by producer-owned cooperative
                  marketing associations having loan agreements with the Commodity
                  Credit Corporation exceed 20 per centum of the national marketing
                  quota proclaimed by the Secretary for any such crop of Burley
                  tobacco.
                    Approved July 25, 1983.




                  LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 3392:
                  HOUSE REPORT No. 98-288 (Comm. on Agriculture).
                  CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 129 (1983):
                      July 11, considered and passed House.
                      July 13, considered and passed Senate, amended; House concurred in Senate
                        amendment with an amendment.
                      July 14, House receded from original amendment to Senate amendment and
                        concurred in Senate amendment with an amendment; Senate concurred in
                        House amendment.