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Text of the Military Family Nutrition Protection Act of 2009

This bill was introduced on March 12, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Mar 12, 2009 (Introduced).

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111th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 581

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 12, 2009

(for himself, Mr. Casey, Mr. Johanns, and Mr. Sanders) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

A BILL

To amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act and the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 to require the exclusion of combat pay from income for purposes of determining eligibility for child nutrition programs and the special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Military Family Nutrition Protection Act of 2009.

2.

Income eligibility

(a)

Child nutrition programs

Section 9(b) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1758(b)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(14)

Combat pay

(A)

Definition of combat pay

In this paragraph, the term combat pay means any additional payment under chapter 5 of title 37, United States Code, or otherwise designated by the Secretary to be appropriate for exclusion under this paragraph, that is received by or from a member of the United States Armed Forces deployed to a designated combat zone, if the additional pay—

(i)

is the result of deployment to or service in a combat zone; and

(ii)

was not received immediately prior to serving in a combat zone.

(B)

Exclusion

Combat pay shall not be considered to be income for the purpose of determining the eligibility for free or reduced price meals of a child who is a member of the household of a member of the United States Armed Forces.

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(b)

Special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children

Section 17(d)(2) of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1786(d)(2)) is amended—

(1)

by redesignating subparagraph (C) as subparagraph (D); and

(2)

by inserting after subparagraph (B) the following:

(C)

Combat pay

For the purpose of determining income eligibility under this section, a State agency shall exclude from income any additional payment under chapter 5 of title 37, United States Code, or otherwise designated by the Secretary to be appropriate for exclusion under this subparagraph, that is received by or from a member of the United States Armed Forces deployed to a designated combat zone, if the additional pay—

(i)

is the result of deployment to or service in a combat zone; and

(ii)

was not received immediately prior to serving in a combat zone.

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