S.427 - Agriculture Security Assistance Act108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Akaka, Daniel K. [D-HI] (Introduced 02/24/2003)|
|Committees:||Senate - Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry|
|Latest Action:||02/26/2004 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.427 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Agriculture Security Assistance Act - Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to: (1) assist States to develop agricultural disease response plans, including regional and national plans; (2) conduct a related modeling and statistical analysis study; (3) provide State grants for epidemiological assessment use of geographic information and statistical analysis models in the event of agricultural disease emergencies; (4) implement a biosecurity awareness program for farmers and ranchers, including on-farm biosecurity guidelines and discretionary education programs; and (5) establish a farm and ranch biosecurity grant and loan pilot program.
Introduced in Senate (02/24/2003)
Authorizes the Secretary of Homeland Security to provide grants for State and local animal health care officials to participate in community emergency planning.