H.R. 3457 (98th): Soil Conservation Act of 1984


Jun 29, 1983
98th Congress, 1983–1984

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 8, 1984 but was never passed by the Senate.


Ed Jones

Representative for Tennessee's 8th congressional district


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to prohibit the payment of certain agricultural incentives to persons who produce certain agricultural commodities on highly erodible land; to allow farmers who plant perennial grasses and legumes as a means of building soil quality, rotating crops or protecting land from wind and water erosion to enter a Certified Voluntary Set-Aside Program; and to allow the Secretary of Agriculture to enter into long-term contracts with farmers to remove certain erosion-prone lands from cultivation.

Summary (CRS)

5/8/1984--Passed House amended.(Measure passed House, amended) Soil Conservation Act of 1984 - Title I - Defines specified terms for purposes of this Act. Title II - Declares that any person ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jun 29, 1983

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Apr 4, 1984
Reported by Committee

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May 8, 1984
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 3457”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


34 cosponsors (26D, 8R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 2262 (97th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 3, 1981

H.R. 2108 (99th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 18, 1985

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