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H.R. 7088 - Crop Insurance Fairness Act of 2018

Introduced: 2018-10-23
Bill Status: Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 7088


    To amend the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 to require that the Secretary of Agriculture to require a notice period with respect to certain modifications of assigned yields under the noninsured crop disaster assistance program.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 23, 2018

    Ms. Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico (for herself and Mr. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture


A BILL

    To amend the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 to require that the Secretary of Agriculture to require a notice period with respect to certain modifications of assigned yields under the noninsured crop disaster assistance program.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Crop Insurance Fairness Act of 2018”.

SEC. 2. Assigned yield notifications.

Section 196(e) of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 (7 U.S.C. 7333(e)) is amended—

(1) in paragraph (3), by striking “If” and inserting “Subject to paragraph (7), if”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following:

“(7) MODIFICATION OF METHOD OF DETERMINING ASSIGNED YIELD.—If the Secretary modifies the method of determining assigned yield under paragraph (3), such method may not apply to the determination of assigned yield with respect to a producer under such paragraph unless—

“(A) the Secretary—

“(i) provides public notice of such modified method; and

“(ii) such modified method applies to a crop year not earlier than the first crop year that is at least 1 crop year after the notice described in clause (i) is made; or

“(B) such modified method will increase the payment amount such producer receives under this section.”.


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