Week ending November 3, 2017
H.R.2521 – South Carolina Peanut Parity Act of 2017
“H.R. 2521 would amend the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to include South Carolina as part of the Virginia-Carolina peanut producing region for purposes of appointing members to the Peanut Standards Board. That 18-member Board advises the Secretary of Agriculture on quality and handling standards for domestically-produced and imported peanuts.” – cbo
‘The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (2002 Farm Bill) requires the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a Peanut Standards Board (Board) for the purpose of advising the Secretary on quality and handling standards for domestically produced and imported peanuts. The Board is comprised of 18 members equally divided between producers and industry representatives by region.
‘The Secretary appoints members to the Board, but is required to select three producers from each of the three regions (Southeast, Southwest, and Virginia/Carolina). As it is currently written, only the states of Virginia and North Carolina are considered a part of the Virginia/Carolina region.
‘H.R. 2521, the South Carolina Peanut Parity Act of 2017 would amend the 2002 Farm Bill to add South Carolina to the Virginia/Carolina region for purposes of appointments to the Peanut Standards Board.
(Full text of H.R. 2521 congress.gov)
Sponsor: Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2] (Introduced 05/18/2017)
Status: Passed House /
VOTES and FLOOR ACTION
On Passage: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 394 – 1 (Roll no. 591)
Motion to recommit:
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COST AND IMPACT
Cost to the taxpayers: Because the bill would not affect the number of board members or the duties of the board, CBO estimates that including South Carolina as a part of the Virginia-Carolina peanut producing region would have no effect on federal spending.
Pay-as-you-go requirements: Enacting the bill would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
Regulatory and Other Impact: H.R. 2521 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.
Dynamic Scoring: CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 2521 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.
Tax Complexity: Not applicable to this bill.
Earmark Certification: H.R. 2521 does not contain any congressional earmarks, limited tax benefits, or limited tariff benefits as defined in clause 9(e), 9(f), or 9(g) of rule XXI of the Rules of the House Representatives.
Duplication of programs: This bill does not establish or reauthorize a program of the Federal Government known to be duplicative of another Federal program,
Direct Rule-Making: The Committee does not believe that the legislation directs an executive branch official to conduct any specific rule making proceedings within the meaning of 5 U.S.C. 551.
Advisory Committee Statement: No advisory committee within the meaning of section 5(b) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act was created by this legislation.
Budget Authority: Data not available
Constitutional Authority: Assumed.
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