H.R.3867 - Long-Term Economic Assistance for Farmers Act105th Congress (1997-1998)
Summary: H.R.3867 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)
Introduced in House (05/14/1998)
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Subtitle A (sic): Tobacco Community Revitalization Trust
Subtitle B: Agricultural Market Transition Assistance
Subtitle C: Farmer and Worker Transition Assistance
Subtitle D: Immunity
Long-Term Economic Assistance for Farmers Act or the LEAF Act - Subtitle A (sic): Tobacco Community Revitalization Trust Fund - Establishes in the Treasury the Tobacco Community Revitalization Trust Fund to be used for: (1) payments for lost tobacco quota revenue; (2) industry payments for Department of Agriculture tobacco-related costs; (3) tobacco community development grants; (4) tobacco worker transition assistance; and (5) education opportunity grants.
(Sec. 1012) Sets forth tobacco manufacturer and importer Fund assessment provisions.
Subtitle B: Tobacco Market Transition Assistance - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to make payments to: (1) eligible tobacco quota holders, lessees, and tenants for lost tobacco quota resulting from decreased domestic tobacco production; (2) reimburse the Department for tobacco program-related costs; and (3) States for tobacco community economic development grants.
(Sec. 1024) Amends the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938 to replace flue-cured marketing quotas with a system of production permits for quota holders who are active principal producers.
Amends the Agricultural Act of 1949 to eliminate the tobacco producer, purchaser, or importer marketing assessment.
Subtitle C: Farmer and Worker Transition Assistance - Sets forth group eligibility requirements under the tobacco worker transition program. Authorizes through a certain date the use of specified Fund amounts for such program.
(Sec. 1032) Amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to authorize through a certain date a higher education farmer opportunity grant program for qualifying tobacco farm families.
Subtitle D: Immunity - Grants tobacco producers, growers associations, or warehouse owners and employees immunity from any action resulting from a tobacco product manufacturer's, distributor's, or retailer's noncompliance with the National Tobacco Policy and Youth Smoking Reduction Act.