Text of the Eliminate Auto Test (EAT) Act of 2011

This bill was introduced on October 14, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Oct 14, 2011 (Introduced).

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1st Session

H. R. 3233


October 14, 2011

(for himself, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Israel, Mr. Kildee, Mr. Dingell, Mr. Ellison, Ms. Tsongas, Mr. Stark, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Olver, Mr. Andrews, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Levin, Mr. Moran, Mr. Carson of Indiana, Mr. Deutch, Mr. Jackson of Illinois, Ms. Kaptur, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Watt, Mr. Van Hollen, Mr. Ackerman, Mr. Boswell, Mr. Connolly of Virginia, Ms. DeLauro, Ms. Edwards, Mr. Holt, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Tonko, Ms. Pingree of Maine, Ms. Richardson, Mr. Schiff, Mr. Scott of Virginia, Mr. Courtney, Mr. Welch, Ms. Woolsey, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Perlmutter, Mr. Carnahan, and Mr. Luján) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture


To amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to exclude the value of vehicles used for household transportation, or to obtain or continue employment, from the resource limitation applicable to determine eligibility to receive supplemental nutrition assistance.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Eliminate Auto Test (EAT) Act of 2011.



Section 5(g)(2) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2014(g)(2)) is amended—


in subparagraph (B)—


in clause (iii) by adding and at the end,


by striking clause (iv), and


by redesignating clause (v) as clause (iv), and


in subparagraph (C)—


in clause (ii) by striking or at the end,


in clause (iii) by striking the period at the end and inserting , or, and


by adding at the end the following:


used for household transportation or to obtain or continue employment.