S. 1120 (109th): Hunger-Free Communities Act of 2006

Introduced:
May 25, 2005 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Status:
Died (Passed Senate) in a previous session of Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on December 8, 2006 but was never passed by the House.

Introduced
May 25, 2005
Passed Senate
Dec 08, 2006
 
Sponsor
Richard Durbin
Senator from Illinois
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Dec 08, 2006
Length
16 pages
Related Bills
S. 1172 (110th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 19, 2007

H.R. 2717 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 26, 2005

 
Full Title

An act to reduce hunger in the United States, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
44 cosponsors (33D, 10R, 1I) (show)
Committees

Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

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12/8/2006--Passed Senate amended.
Hunger-Free Communities Act of 2006 -
TitleI - National Commitment to End Hunger
Section101 -
Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct a study of major matters relating to the problem of hunger in the United States. Includes in such study: (1) data on hunger and food insecurity; and (2) federal, state, and local measures to achieve domestic hunger goals and hunger-free communities goals.
Requires the Secretary to report to the President and Congress respecting such study.
TitleII - Strengthening Community Efforts
Section201 -
Directs the Secretary to use up to 90% of funds made available under title III of this Act for grants to eligible entities (as defined by this section) to pay the federal share (not to exceed 80%) of the costs of:
(1) community hunger assessments;
(2) food distribution, community outreach, or food access improvement;
(2) developing new resources and strategies to help reduce hunger;
(3) establishing a program to achieve a hunger-free communities goal, and
(4) establishing a program to provide food and nutrition services as part of a coordinated community-based comprehensive service.
Gives grant priority to entities meeting specified criteria.
Section202 -
Directs the Secretary to use up to 10% of funds made available under title III of this Act for grants to eligible entities (as defined by this section) to pay the federal share (not to exceed 80%) of the training and technical assistance costs of organizations that: (1) work to achieve a domestic hunger goal; (2) work to achieve a hunger-free communities goal; or (3) were recipients of a grant under section 201 of this Act.
Gives grant priority to entities meeting specified criteria.
Section203 -
Directs the Secretary to report to Congress by September 30, 2011, respecting grants made under this title.
TitleIII - Authorization of Appropriations
Section301 -
Authorizes FY2006-FY2011 appropriations.

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