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Text of the SNAP Fraud Prevention Act of 2012

This bill was introduced on July 31, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jul 31, 2012 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6239

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 31, 2012

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture

A BILL

To amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to prevent the payment of cash to recipients of supplemental nutrition assistance for the return of empty bottles and cans used to contain food purchased with benefits provided under such Act.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the SNAP Fraud Prevention Act of 2012.

2.

Amendments

Section 3(k)(1) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2012(k)(1)) is amended—

(1)

by striking and hot foods and inserting hot foods, and

(2)

by adding at the end the following:

and any deposit fee in excess of amount of the State fee reimbursement (if any) required to purchase any food or food product contained in a returnable bottle or can, regardless of whether such fee is included in the shelf price posted for such food or food product,

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3.

Effective date

This Act and the amendments made by this Act shall take effect 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.