Liberty for Our Agricultural Land Act

October 13, 2022

TOPLINE POINTS

  • The purpose of this act is to ban the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) from owning agricultural land in the United States. Our agricultural land is a strategic asset allowing us food security and independence, and farmers are an essential part of the fabric of our Nation. China is an adversarial nation with the stated goal of overtaking the United States. Securing and dominating world food supply chains is an integral part of China‚Äôs Belt and Road Initiative, which also sees them hoarding computer chips, minerals, and other sensitive commodities. Americans have a right to determine which foreign countries may purchase U.S. farmland, and countries spreading malign influence at all levels of our society to undermine us.


Neither the CCP, its members, nor any company or development owned or controlled by a company that is owned, in whole or in part, by, or is a subsidiary of the People’s Republic of China or the CCP or whose principal place of business is located within the People’s Republic of China may own, in whole or in part, or lease, possess, or exercise any control over any agricultural land in this state.

Furthermore, a deed for any such real estate conveyance in which the CCP or its members are the recipients is deemed invalid.

This model legislation is based on parts of the following bills. This South Carolina bill is thorough in its exhaustive list of entities related or subsidiary to the CCP:

South Carolina H 4845 Session 124 (2021-2022)[1]

A bill to amend the code of laws of South Carolina, 1976, by adding section 27-1-80 so as to provide that certain companies owned, in whole or in part, by the People’s Republic of China or the Chinese Communist Party may not own, lease, possess, or exercise any control over more than one hundred acres of real estate in this state.

SECTION    1.    Chapter 1, Title 27 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

    “Section 27-1-80.    (A)    Any company or development owned or controlled by a company that is owned, in whole or in part, by, or is a subsidiary of, a company that is owned by the People’s Republic of China or the Chinese Communist Party or whose principal place of business is located within the People’s Republic of China may not own, lease, possess, or exercise any control over more than one hundred acres of real estate in this State.

    (B)    For purposes of this section:

  1. ‘Chinese Communist Party’ includes all agencies, institutions, and instrumentalities of the Chinese Communist Party.
  2. ‘Company’ or ‘development’ means a sole proprietorship, organization, association, corporation, partnership, trust, venture, group, subgroup, or any other entity or organization, its subsidiary or affiliate that exists for-profit-making purposes or to otherwise secure economic advantage.

     (3)   ‘People’s Republic of China’ includes all agencies, institutions, instrumentalities, and political subdivisions of the People’s Republic of China.

This Arizona bill specifies that past transactions are also covered retroactively:

Arizona SB 1342[2]

A deed for any real estate conveyance in which the Chinese communist party or its members are the recipients is deemed invalid.