Summary: H.R.1354 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/29/1995)

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Title I: Elimination of USDA and Transfer of Certain

Functions

Title II: Agribusiness Block Grant Program

Title III: Elimination of Certain Agricultural Programs

Subtitle A: Elimination of Price Support Programs

Subtitle B: Elimination of Other Programs

Title IV: Effective Date

Agriculture Modernization Act of 1995 - Title I: Elimination of USDA and Transfer of Certain Functions - Transfers specified Department of Agriculture functions to: (1) the Secretary of Commerce; (2) the Secretary of Health and Human Services; (3) the Secretary of the Interior; (4) the Secretary of State; (5) the Secretary of the Treasury; and (6) the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Provides for related transfer of appropriations and personnel.

(Sec. 114) Amends Federal law to repeal statutory authority for the Department of Agriculture.

Title II: Agribusiness Block Grant Program - Directs the Secretary of Commerce to establish: (1) an agribusiness block grant program; and (2) the position of Under Secretary of Commerce for Agribusiness Affairs. Authorizes appropriations.

Title III: Elimination of Certain Agricultural Programs - Subtitle A: Elimination of Price Support Programs - Eliminates specified agricultural price support and related programs.

Subtitle B: Elimination of Other Programs - Amends the Agricultural Trade Act of 1978 to eliminate the market promotion program.

(Sec. 322) Amends the Agricultural Trade Act of 1978 to eliminate the export enhancement program.

(Sec. 323) Amends the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 to eliminate the rural electric and telephone programs.

(Sec. 324) Amends the Rural Development, Agriculture, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1986 to eliminate certain nuisance animal control authority of the Secretary of Agriculture.

Title IV: Effective Date - Sets forth the effective date for amendments made by this Act.