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H.R.1892 – Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018

115th Congress (2017-2018)
Sponsor: Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] (Introduced 04/04/2017)
Committees: House – Judiciary | Senate – Judiciary
Committee Reports: H. Rept. 115-119
Latest Action: 02/09/2018 Became Public Law No: 115-123. (All Actions)
Roll Call Votes: There have been 6 roll call votes
Notes: Continuing appropriations through 3/23/2018.

Congressional Bills 115th Congress
From the U.S. Government Publishing Office
H.R. 1892 Enrolled Bill (ENR)

H.R.1892

One Hundred Fifteenth Congress

of the

United States of America

AT THE SECOND SESSION

Begun and held at the City of Washington on Wednesday,
the third day of January, two thousand and eighteen

An Act

To amend title 4, United States Code, to provide for the flying of the
flag at half-staff in the event of the death of a first responder in the
line of duty.

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 “Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018”.

DIVISION A–HONORING HOMETOWN HEROES ACT

SECTION 10101. SHORT TITLE.
This division may be cited as the “Honoring Hometown Heroes Act”.
SEC. 10102. PERMITTING THE FLAG TO BE FLOWN AT HALF-STAFF IN THE EVENT
OF THE DEATH OF A FIRST RESPONDER SERVING IN THE LINE OF DUTY.
(a) Amendment.–The sixth sentence of section 7(m) of title 4,
United States Code, is amended–
(1) by striking “or” after “possession of the United
States” and inserting a comma;
(2) by inserting “or the death of a first responder working in
any State, territory, or possession who dies while serving in the
line of duty,” after “while serving on active duty,”;
(3) by striking “and” after “former officials of the
District of Columbia” and inserting a comma; and
(4) by inserting before the period the following: “, and first
responders working in the District of Columbia”.
(b) First Responder Defined.–Such subsection is further amended–
(1) in paragraph (2), by striking “, United States Code; and”
and inserting a semicolon;
(2) in paragraph (3), by striking the period at the end and
inserting “; and”; and
(3) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
“(4) the term `first responder’ means a `public safety
officer’ as defined in section 1204 of title I of the Omnibus Crime
Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (34 U.S.C. 10284).”.
(c) Effective Date.–The amendments made by this section shall
apply with respect to deaths of first responders occurring on or after
the date of the enactment of this Act.

DIVISION B–SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS, TAX RELIEF, AND MEDICAID
CHANGES RELATING TO CERTAIN DISASTERS AND FURTHER EXTENSION OF
CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS

Subdivision 1–Further Additional Supplemental Appropriations for
Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2018

The following sums in this subdivision are appropriated, out of
any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the fiscal
year ending September 30, 2018 and for other purposes, namely:

TITLE I

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMS

Processing, Research and Marketing

Office of the Secretary

For an additional amount for the “Office of the Secretary”,
$2,360,000,000, which shall remain available until December 31, 2019,
for necessary expenses related to crops, trees, bushes, and vine losses
related to the consequences of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, and
other hurricanes and wildfires occurring in calendar year 2017 under
such terms and conditions as determined by the Secretary: Provided,
That the Secretary may provide assistance for such losses in the form
of block grants to eligible states and territories: Provided further,
That the total amount of payments received under this heading and
applicable policies of crop insurance under the Federal Crop Insurance
Act (7 U.S.C. 1501 et seq.) or the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance
Program (NAP) under section 196 of the Federal Agriculture Improvement
and Reform Act of 1996 (7 U.S.C. 7333) shall not exceed 85 percent of
the loss as determined by the Secretary: Provided further, That the
total amount of payments received under this heading for producers who
did not obtain a policy or plan of insurance for an insurable commodity
for the 2017 crop year, or 2018 crop year as applicable, under the
Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 1501 et seq.) for the crop
incurring the losses or did not file the required paperwork and pay the
service fee by the applicable State filing deadline for a noninsurable
commodity for the 2017 crop year, or 2018 crop year as applicable,
under NAP for the crop incurring the losses shall not exceed 65 percent
of the loss as determined by the Secretary: Provided further, That
producers receiving payments under this heading, as determined by the
Secretary, shall be required to purchase crop insurance where crop
insurance is available for the next two available crop years, and
producers receiving payments under this heading shall be required to
purchase coverage under NAP where crop insurance is not available in
the next two available crop years, as determined by the Secretary:
Provided further, That, not later than 90 days after the end of fiscal
year 2018, the Secretary shall submit a report to the Congress
specifying the type, amount, and method of such assistance by state and
territory and the status of the amounts obligated and plans for further
expenditure and include improvements that can be made to Federal Crop
Insurance policies, either administratively or legislatively, to
increase participation, particularly among underserved producers, in
higher levels of coverage in future years for crops qualifying for
assistance under this heading: Provided further, That such amount is
designated by the Congress as being for an emergency requirement
pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

Office of Inspector General

For an additional amount for “Office of Inspector General”,
$2,500,000, to remain available until expended, for oversight and audit
of programs, grants, and activities funded by this subdivision and
administered by the Department of Agriculture: Provided, That such
amount is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency
requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

Agricultural Research Service

buildings and facilities

For an additional amount for “Buildings and Facilities”,
$22,000,000, to remain available until expended, for necessary expenses
related to the consequences of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria:
Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for
an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

Farm Service Agency

emergency conservation program

For an additional amount for the “Emergency Conservation
Program”, for necessary expenses related to the consequences of
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and of wildfires occurring in
calendar year 2017, and other natural disasters, $400,000,000, to
remain available until expended: Provided, That such amount is
designated by the Congress as being for an emergency requirement
pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

Natural Resources Conservation Service

watershed and flood prevention operations

For an additional amount for “Watershed and Flood Prevention
Operations”, for necessary expenses for the Emergency Watershed
Protection Program related to the consequences of Hurricanes Harvey,
Irma, and Maria and of wildfires occurring in calendar year 2017, and
other natural disasters, $541,000,000, to remain available until
expended: Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as
being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i)
of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

Rural Housing Service

rural housing insurance fund program account

For an additional amount for “Rural Housing Insurance Fund Program
Account”, $18,672,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019,
for the cost of direct loans, including the cost of modifying loans as
defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, for the
rehabilitation of section 515 rental housing (42 U.S.C. 1485) in areas
impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria where owners were not
required to carry national flood insurance: Provided, That such amount
is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency requirement
pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

Rural Utilities Service

rural water and waste disposal program account

For an additional amount for the “Rural Water and Waste Disposal
Program Account”, $165,475,000, to remain available until expended,
for grants to repair drinking water systems and sewer and solid waste
disposal systems impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria:
Provided, That not to exceed $2,000,000 of the amount appropriated
under this heading shall be for technical assistance grants for rural
water and waste systems pursuant to section 306(a)(22) of the
Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act: Provided further, That
such amount is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency
requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

DOMESTIC FOOD PROGRAMS

Food and Nutrition Service

special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children
(wic)

For an additional amount for the “Special Supplemental Nutrition
Program for Women, Infants, and Children”, $14,000,000, to remain
available until September 30, 2019, for infrastructure grants to the
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to assist in
the repair and restoration of buildings, equipment, technology, and
other infrastructure damaged as a consequence of Hurricanes Irma and
Maria: Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as
being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i)
of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

commodity assistance program

For an additional amount for “Commodity Assistance Program” for
the emergency food assistance program as authorized by section 27(a) of
the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2036(a)) and section
204(a)(1) of the Emergency Food Assistance Act of 1983 (7 U.S.C.
7508(a)(1)), $24,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019,
for necessary expenses of those jurisdictions that received a major
disaster or emergency declaration pursuant to section 401 or 501,
respectively, of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency
Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5170, 5191) related to the consequences of
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria or due to wildfires in 2017:
Provided, That notwithstanding any other provisions of the Emergency
Food Assistance Act of 1983, the Secretary of Agriculture may provide
resources to Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands of the United States, and
affected States, as determined by the Secretary, to assist affected
families and individuals without regard to sections 204 and 214 of such
Act (7 U.S.C. 7508, 7515) by allocating additional foods and funds for
administrative expenses from resources specifically appropriated,
transferred, or reprogrammed: Provided further, That such amount is
designated by the Congress as being for an emergency requirement
pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

RELATED AGENCIES AND FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION

Department of Health and Human Services

food and drug administration

buildings and facilities

(including transfer of funds)

For an additional amount for “Buildings and Facilities”,
$7,600,000, to remain available until expended, for necessary expenses
related to the consequences of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria:
Provided, That such amount may be transferred to “Department of Health
and Human Services–Food and Drug Administration–Salaries and
Expenses” for costs related to repair of facilities, for replacement
of equipment, and for other increases in facility-related costs:
Provided further, That obligations incurred for the purposes provided
herein prior to the date of enactment of this subdivision may be
charged to funds appropriated by this paragraph: Provided further,
That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for an
emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

GENERAL PROVISION–THIS TITLE

Sec. 20101. (a) Section 1501(b) of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (7
U.S.C. 9081(b)) is amended–
(1) in paragraph (1), in the matter before subparagraph (A), by
inserting “sold livestock for a reduced sale price, or both”
after “normal mortality,”;
(2) in paragraph (2), by striking “applicable livestock on the
day before the date of death of the livestock, as determined by the
Secretary.” and inserting the following:
“affected livestock, as determined by the Secretary, on, as
applicable–
“(A) the day before the date of death of the livestock; or
“(B) the day before the date of the event that caused the
harm to the livestock that resulted in a reduced sale price.”;
and
(3) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
“(4) A payment made under paragraph (1) to an eligible
producer on a farm that sold livestock for a reduced sale price
shall–
“(A) be made if the sale occurs within a reasonable period
following the event, as determined by the Secretary; and
“(B) be reduced by the amount that the producer received
for the sale.”.
(b) Section 1501(d)(1) of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (7 U.S.C.
9081(d)(1)) is amended by striking “not more than $20,000,000 of”.
(c) Section 1501(e)(4)(C) of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (7 U.S.C.
9081(e)(4)(C)) is amended by striking “500 acres” and inserting
“1,000 acres”.
(d) Section 1501 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (7 U.S.C. 9081) is
amended–
(1) in subsection (e)(4)–
(A) by striking subparagraph (B); and
(B) by redesignating subparagraph (C), as amended by
subsection (c), as subparagraph (B); and
(2) in subsection (f)(2), by striking “subsection (e)” and
inserting “subsections (b) and (e)”.
(e) Section 1501 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (7 U.S.C. 9081),
as amended by this section, shall apply with respect to losses
described in such section 1501 incurred on or after January 1, 2017.
(f) The amounts provided by subsections (a) through (e) for fiscal
year 2018 are designated by the Congress as being for an emergency
requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

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