Text: H.R.3610 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/28/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3610


To amend the Food Security Act of 1985 to permit the donation of hay harvested under the conservation reserve program to certain disaster areas, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 28, 2017

Mrs. Noem introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture


A BILL

To amend the Food Security Act of 1985 to permit the donation of hay harvested under the conservation reserve program to certain disaster areas, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Donations in Rough Years (DRY) Act”.

SEC. 2. Donation of hay to certain areas.

Section 1233 of the Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3833) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(e) Donation of hay to certain areas.—The Secretary shall permit the donation of hay harvested in the course of an activity authorized under, and conducted in accordance with the requirements of, this section, to the owner or operator of a farm or ranch that is located in—

“(1) the State in which the hay was harvested; and

“(2) a county—

“(A) that, as determined by the United States Drought Monitor, is experiencing a drought—

“(i) of an intensity classified as D2 that has existed for a period of 8 weeks or more; or

“(ii) of an intensity classified as D3 or higher; or

“(B) with respect to which the President has issued a declaration under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act that a major disaster exists due to a fire.”.