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[Congressional Bills 104th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H.R. 1687 Introduced in House (IH)]

  1st Session
                                H. R. 1687

 To terminate the agricultural price support and production adjustment 
                          programs for sugar.



                              May 23, 1995

Mr. Miller of Florida (for himself, Mr. Schumer, Mr. Armey, Mr. Berman, 
Mr. Borski, Mr. English of Pennsylvania, Mr. Foglietta, Mr. Forbes, Mr. 
  Gibbons, Mr. Hancock, Mr. Hansen, Ms. Harman, Mr. Kennedy of Rhode 
 Island, Mr. Kolbe, Mr. Markey, Mr. Meehan, Mr. Owens, Mr. Porter, Mr. 
 Royce, Mr. Rush, Mr. Serrano, Mr. Shays, Mr. Studds, Mr. Waxman, Mr. 
  Zimmer, Mr. Shaw, Mr. Rohrabacher, Mr. Frank of Massachusetts, Ms. 
Eshoo, Mr. Kasich, Mr. Dornan, Mr. Walker, Mr. Solomon, Mr. Visclosky, 
 Mr. Jacobs, Mr. Davis, Mr. Petri, Mr. Fawell, Mr. Sensenbrenner, Mrs. 
  Lowey, Mrs. Schroeder, Mr. Barrett of Wisconsin, Mr. Lipinski, Mr. 
  Hoekstra, Mr. Torkildsen, Mr. Klug, Mr. Wolf, Mr. Zeliff, Mr. Hyde, 
  Mrs. Roukema, Mr. Cox, Mr. Blute, Mr. Chabot, Mr. Young of Florida, 
Mrs. Collins of Illinois, Mr. Talent, Mr. Wamp, Mr. Packard, Mr. Bass, 
Mr. Gejdenson, Mr. Yates, Mr. Franks of New Jersey, Mr. Hoke, Mr. Lewis 
   of Georgia, Mr. Boucher, Mr. Wynn, Mr. McIntosh, Mr. Smith of New 
 Jersey, Mr. Portman, Mr. Ney, Mr. Frelinghuysen, Mrs. Seastrand, Mr. 
    Gekas, Mr. Largent, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Goodling, Mr. Franks of 
 Connecticut, Mr. Ensign, Mr. Manzullo, Mr. Kennedy of Massachusetts, 
Mr. Brown of Ohio, Ms. Velazquez, Mr. Gutierrez, Mrs. Myrick, Mr. Goss, 
 and Mr. Souder) introduced the following bill; which was referred to 
                      the Committee on Agriculture


                                 A BILL

 To terminate the agricultural price support and production adjustment 
                          programs for sugar.
    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

    (a) Termination of Price Support Program.--
            (1) Price support levels for designated nonbasic 
        agricultural commodities.--Section 201(a) of the Agricultural 
        Act of 1949 (7 U.S.C. 1446(a)) is amended by striking ``milk, 
        sugar beets, and sugarcane'' and inserting ``and milk''.
            (2) Sugar price support.--Section 206 of such Act (7 U.S.C. 
        1446g) is repealed.
            (3) Benefits.--Section 401(e) of such Act (7 U.S.C. 
        1421(e)) is amended--
                    (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``(1)''; and
                    (B) by striking paragraph (2).
            (4) Personal liability of producers for deficiencies.--
        Section 405 of such Act (7 U.S.C. 1425) is amended--
                    (A) in subsection (a), by striking ``(a)''; and
                    (B) by striking subsection (b).
            (5) Powers of commodity credit corporation.--Section 5(a) 
        of the Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act (7 U.S.C. 
        714c(a)) is amended by inserting ``(except for sugar beets and 
        sugarcane)'' after ``agricultural commodities''.
    (b) Termination of Acreage Allotments and Marketing Quotas.--
            (1) Termination.--Part VII of subtitle B of title III of 
        the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938 (7 U.S.C. 1359aa-
        1359jj) is repealed.
            (2) Conforming Amendment.--Section 344(f)(2) of such Act (7 
        U.S.C. 1344(f)(2)) is amended by striking ``sugar cane for 
        sugar, sugar beets for sugar,''.
    (c) Conforming Amendment Regarding Prevention of Government 
Accumulation of Sugar.--Section 902 of the Food Security Act of 1985 (7 
U.S.C. 1446g note) is amended--
            (1) by striking subsection (a); and
            (2) by redesignating subsections (b) and (c) as subsections 
        (a) and (b), respectively.
    (d) Conforming Amendment Regarding Section 32 Activities.--The 
second sentence of the first paragraph of section 32 of the Act of 
August 24, 1935 (7 U.S.C. 612c), is amended by inserting ``(other than 
sugar beets and sugarcane)'' after ``commodity'' the last place it 
    (e) Prohibition on Subsequent Provision of Price Support.--
            (1) Prohibition.--After the effective date of this Act, the 
        Secretary of Agriculture may not make price support available, 
        whether in the form of loans, payments, purchases, or other 
        operations, for crops of sugar beets or sugarcane by using the 
        funds of the Commodity Credit Corporation or under the 
        authority of any law.
            (2) Exception.--Notwithstanding paragraph (1), the 
        Secretary shall settle any outstanding loans under section 206 
        of the Agricultural Act of 1949 (7 U.S.C. 1446g) made before 
        the effective date of this Act.
    (f) Effect on Existing Liability.--The amendments made by this 
section shall not affect the liability of any person under any 
provision of law as in effect before the effective date of this Act.
    (g) Effective Date.--This section and the amendments made by this 
section shall take effect on October 1, 1996.