H.R.3623 - To amend the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 to provide funding for successful claimants following a determination on the merits of Pigford claims related to racial discrimination by the Department of Agriculture.111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Davis, Artur [D-AL-7] (Introduced 09/22/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary; Agriculture|
|Latest Action:||10/19/2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties.|
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Summary: H.R.3623 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/22/2009)
Amends the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 to make it unlawful for a person to knowingly commit specified fraudulent acts relating to a Pigford claim (relating to racial discrimination by the Department of Agriculture). Subjects a violator to criminal fine and/or up to five years in prison.
Provides for: (1) access to the permanent judgment fund for additional claims payments or debt relief after the expenditure of amounts otherwise made available for claims payments; and (2) reasonable attorney fees, administrative costs, and expenses to be paid from such fund.