Bill Summary for S 268 (2019-2020)
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AN ACT TO EXTEND THE DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR THE HURRICANE FLORENCE AGRICULTURAL DISASTER PROGRAM OF 2018 FOR CERTAIN COUNTIES THAT RECEIVED A PRESIDENTIAL OR SECRETARIAL DISASTER DECLARATION AS A RESULT OF EXCESSIVE RAIN AND FLOODING THAT OCCURRED DURING MAY 15, 2018, THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2018, AFTER THE ORIGINAL DEADLINE.Intro. by Edwards.
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Deems eligible for financial assistance set out in Section 5.11 of SL 2018-136 (Hurricane Florence Agricultural Disaster Program of 2018) persons who experienced a verifiable loss of agricultural commodities as a result of excessive rain and flooding that occurred during May 15, 2018, through December 31, 2018, whose farm is located in a county that received a Presidential or Secretarial disaster declaration, as specified, between January 31, 2019, and February 15, 2019. Directs the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to accept applications from eligible persons for no more than 10 consecutive business days on which the federal government is not partially or fully shut down, beginning on the date the act becomes law. Sunsets the act on the date the Department has processed all applications validly received during the prescribed period.