All Information (Except Text) for S.2270 - Rural Energy Investment Act of 2012112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Harkin, Tom [D-IA] (Introduced 03/29/2012)|
|Committees:||Senate - Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/29/2012 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. (All Actions)|
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Actions Overview (1)
|03/29/2012||Introduced in Senate|
03/29/2012 Introduced in Senate
All Actions (1)
|03/29/2012||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.|
Action By: Senate
03/29/2012 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
|Sen. Franken, Al [D-MN]*||03/29/2012|
|Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN]*||03/29/2012|
|Sen. Conrad, Kent [D-ND]*||03/29/2012|
|Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH]||04/16/2012|
|Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL]||04/18/2012|
|Committee / Subcommittee||Date||Activity||Reports|
|Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry||03/29/2012||Referred to|
Subject — Policy Area:
One Policy Area term, which best describes an entire measure, is assigned to every public bill or resolution.
- Agricultural conservation and pollution
- Agricultural practices and innovations
- Agricultural research
- Alternative and renewable resources
- Economic performance and conditions
- Electric power generation and transmission
- Energy efficiency and conservation
- Energy research
- Forests, forestry, trees
- Government information and archives
- Government lending and loan guarantees
- Government studies and investigations
- Minority and disadvantaged businesses
- Public contracts and procurement
- Research administration and funding
- Research and development
- Rural conditions and development
- Small business
Latest Summary (1)
Introduced in Senate (03/29/2012)
Rural Energy Investment Act of 2012 - Amends the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 regarding the biobased markets program to: (1) extend program funding through FY2017, (2) increase the number of categories of biobased products designated and individual biobased products eligible for preferred purchasing, and (3) provide for a program of biobased product education and promotion activities.
Amends the Rural Energy for America Program to: (1) extend Program funding through FY2017; (2) make nonprofit organizations eligible for assistance; (3) provide loan guarantees and grants to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy system purchases, with a tiered loan and grant application process that reflects project size; and (4) permit the combined amount of a grant and a loan guarantee to cover all eligible activity costs.
Extends funding through FY2017 for: (1) biorefinery assistance, (2) the biodiesel fuel education program, (3) biomass research and development, (4) the Rural Energy Self-Sufficiency Initiative, (5) the biomass crop assistance program, (6) the forest biomass for energy program, and (7) the community wood energy program.