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H 4717 - Creates the South Carolina Farm Aid Fund

Tracking Level: Passed
Sponsor: Brian White (R)
Last Action: 5/24/2016 - Act No. 174
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

03.15.2016 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment makes the board an advisory board and dissolves in two years. It also requires the SC Department of Agriculture to use existing resources to administer the grants.
03.15.2016 The Senate Finance Natural Resources and Economic Development subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.
02.10.2016 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendments require the governor’s declaration of a state of emergency to grant application eligibility and it adds that a grant must be used for agricultural production expenses and losses but not new equipment.
01.28.2016 The House Ways and Means Revenue Policy subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report with an amendment. The amendment makes only technical changes.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Creates a fund to assist farmers who have suffered at least a 40 percent loss of agricultural commodities as a result of a natural disaster. 


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H*4717 (Rat #0182, Act #0174 of 2016) General Bill, By White, Lucas, Hiott, Simrill, G.M. Smith, Lowe, Whitmire, Taylor, George, V.S. Moss, J.E. Smith, M.S. McLeod, Bowers, Corley, Parks, McKnight, Douglas, Knight, Erickson, Sandifer, Willis, Kirby, Clary, Cobb-Hunter, Hardee, Duckworth, Johnson, Limehouse, Clyburn, Bales, Horne, Stavrinakis, Hayes, Yow, Neal, Kennedy, Newton, Tinkler, Riley, Howard, King, Henegan, Williams, Anthony, Clemmons, Crosby, Cole, Daning, Dillard, Forrester, Funderburk, Gambrell, Herbkersman, Hixon, Hosey, Loftis, Long, Pitts, Rivers, Rutherford, Ryhal, G.R. Smith, Wells, W.J. McLeod, Ridgeway, G.A. Brown, Bamberg, Hodges, Alexander, Thayer, McEachern, Gagnon, Whipper, R.L. Brown, Jefferson, Anderson, Spires and Hicks
Summary: S.C. Farm Aid Fund
    AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 46-1-160 SO AS TO CREATE THE "SOUTH CAROLINA FARM AID FUND" TO ASSIST FARMERS WHO HAVE SUFFERED AT LEAST A FORTY PERCENT LOSS OF AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES AS A RESULT OF THE OCTOBER 2015 FLOOD, TO PROVIDE THAT THE FUND MUST BE ADMINISTERED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, TO CREATE A FARM AID ADVISORY BOARD TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS, TO SPECIFY ELIGIBILITY AND GRANT AMOUNTS, TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FROM THE CAPITAL RESERVE FUND TO THE FUND, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISSOLUTION OF THE FUND. - ratified title
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01/21/16House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 5)
01/21/16House Referred to Committee on Ways and Means (House Journal-page 5)
01/21/16House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: W.J.McLeod
01/27/16House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Ridgeway, G.A.Brown, Bamberg, Hodges, Alexander
02/02/16House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Thayer, McEachern, Gagnon
02/03/16House Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: Huggins
02/04/16House Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: Merrill
02/11/16House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Ways and Means (House Journal-page 86)
02/23/16House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Whipper, R.L.Brown
02/23/16House Requests for debate-Rep(s). White, Bamberg, Ott, Hill, Herbkersman, Hiott, Dillard, Felder, Alexander, Anderson, Henegan, Kirby, RL Brown, VS Moss (House Journal-page 43)
02/25/16House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Jefferson, Anderson, Spires, Hicks
02/25/16House Amended (House Journal-page 43)
02/25/16House Read second time (House Journal-page 43)
02/25/16House Roll call Yeas-95 Nays-6 (House Journal-page 62)
03/02/16House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 44)
03/03/16Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 4)
03/03/16Senate Referred to Committee on Finance (Senate Journal-page 4)
03/17/16Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Finance (Senate Journal-page 18)
03/18/16 Scrivener's error corrected
04/06/16Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 28)
04/27/16Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 45)
04/28/16Senate Amended
04/28/16Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments (Senate Journal-page 26)
04/28/16Senate Roll call Ayes-33 Nays-3 (Senate Journal-page 26)
04/29/16 Scrivener's error corrected
05/04/16House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled (House Journal-page 20)
05/04/16House Roll call Yeas-85 Nays-2 (House Journal-page 22)
05/11/16 Ratified R 182
05/16/16 Vetoed by Governor
05/17/16House Veto overridden Yeas-112 Nays-2
05/18/16Senate Veto overridden Ayes-39 Nays-3 (Senate Journal-page 25)
05/24/16 Effective date See Act for Effective Date
05/24/16 Act No. 174



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