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FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 463

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 85, VOLUME 66, LAWS OF DELAWARE, BEING HOUSE BILL NO. 350 OF THE 134TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AND BEING AN ACT ENTITLED, "AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE EXPENSE OF THE STATE GOVERNMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1988; SPECIFYING CERTAIN PROCEDURES, CONDITIONS AND LIMITATIONS FOR THE EXPENDITURE OF SUCH FUNDS; AND AMENDING CERTAIN PERTINENT STATUTORY PROVISIONS", BY MAKING ADDITIONS, DELETIONS AND ADJUSTMENTS.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Chapter 85, Volume 66, Laws of Delaware, being House Bill No. 350 of the 134th General Assembly, by making the following adjustments to General Funds in Section

Page Line Organization/Item From To Increase(Decrease)

8 30 (10-02-04 Budget Office-

Contingencies

8 32 Contingency-Salaries and

Other Employment Costs $2,430.1 $2,170.1 ($260.0)

57 1 (65-00-00) Department of

Agriculture

57 2 (65-01-00) Office of the

Secretary

57 3 (65-01-01) Office of the

Secretary

57 New Multi-Peril Crop Insurance -0- 260.0 260.0

Section 2. Amend Chapter 85, Volume 66, Laws of Delaware, being House Bill NO. 350 of the 134th General Assembly, by adding thereto a new section to read as follows:

"Section 285. Section 1 of this Act provides an appropriation of $260.0 to the

Department of Agriculture, Office of the Secretary (65-01-01) for Multi-Peril Crop Insurance. The Department of Agriculture Is hereby authorized to expend a sum not to exceed $260.0 for the purpose of matching the federal subsidy on policy premiums for Multi-Peril Crop Insurance that is Insured or reinsured by the Federal Crop Insurance

Corporation (FCIC). This expenditure Is authorized only for insurance obtained to cover

crops that are to be harvested during calendar year 1988. This program shall operate as

follows:

(a) Any farmer of Delaware acreage who has already purchased or who shall

purchase, prior to the appropriate crop sales closing date, a Level 1, (50%),

Multi-Peril Crop Insurance policy shall be eligible to receive a state subsidy of up to 30% of the total cost of the premium. This subsidy shall be in addition to the 30% subsidy provided by the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation.

(a) Any farmer of Delaware acreage who has already purchased or who shall purchase prior to the appropriate crop sales closing date, a Level 2, (65%), Multi-Peril Crop Insurance policy shall be eligible to receive a State subsidy of up to 30% of the total cost of the premium. This subsidy shall be in addition to the 30% subsidy provided by
the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation.

(a) Any farmer of Delaware acreage who has already purchased or who shall purchase prior to the appropriate crop sales closing date, a Level 3 (75%), Multi-Peril Crop Insurance policy covering a grain crop(s) shall be eligible to receive a State subsidy of 16.9% of the total cost of the premium. This subsidy shall be in addition to the
16.9% subsidy provided by the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation.

(a) Any farmer of Delaware acreage who has already purchased or who shall purchase prior to the appropriate crop sales closing date, a Level 3, (75%), Multi-Peril Crop Insurance policy covering a vegetable crop(s) shall be eligible to receive a state subsidy of 19.7% of the total cost of the premium. This subsidy shall be in addition to the 19.7% subsidy provided by the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation.

(a) In no event shall the total amount expended pursuant to the provisions

enumerated herein exceed the amount of $260.0. Should the appropriation herein, as a

result of higher than projected utilization, be insufficient to fully subsidize based on the percentages set forth above, said percentages shall be reduced on an equally proportionate basis.

(a) In order to participate in the subsidy program, a farmer must register with the Department of Agriculture prior to June 1, 1988. Such registration shall include

the name and address of the insured, the number of acres covered, the type of crop and the name and address of the policy Issuer.

(a) Disbursement made under this program shall be made directly to the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation."

Section 3. Amend Section 1 of Chapter 85, Volume 66, Laws of Delaware, being House Bill No. 350 of the 134th General Assembly, by recomputing all subtotals and totals accordingly, as a result of this Act.

Approved April 8, 1988