THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

1269

THIRTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2023

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LOANS.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 155, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"155- Agricultural emergency loan revolving fund. (a) There is established in the state treasury the agricultural emergency loan revolving fund, to be administered and expended by the department of agriculture, into which shall be deposited:

(1) All payments received on account of principal from loans made by the fund; and

(2) Appropriations made by the legislature to the fund.

(b) Moneys in the agricultural emergency loan revolving fund shall be used to fund class D emergency loans made pursuant to section 155-9(e)."

SECTION 2. Section 155-14, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (b) to read as follows:

"(b) All payments received on account of principal shall be credited to the agricultural loan revolving fund[.] or the agricultural emergency loan revolving fund based on which fund provided the original funding for the loan."

SECTION 3. There is appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $2,500,000 or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2023-2024 to be deposited into the agricultural emergency loan revolving fund.

SECTION 4. There is appropriated out of the agricultural emergency loan revolving fund the sum of $2,500,000 or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2023-2024 for the purposes of the fund.

The sum appropriated shall be expended by the department of agriculture for the purposes of this Act.

SECTION 5. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 6. This Act, upon its approval, shall take effect on July 1, 2023.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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BY REQUEST


 


 

Report Title:

Agricultural Loans; Appropriation

 

Description:

Establishes the agricultural emergency loan revolving fund, to be administered by the Department of Agriculture, to fund Class D emergency loans. Provides a separate source of funding for agricultural emergency loans. Makes an appropriation.

 

 

 

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