H.R. 6518 (112th): State Nutrition Assistance Flexibility Act of 2012

Sep 21, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
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H.R. 6567 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Oct 02, 2012

Tim Huelskamp
Representative for Kansas's 1st congressional district
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Last Updated
Sep 21, 2012
17 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1355 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 21, 2013

H.R. 6567 (Related)
State Nutrition Assistance Flexibility Act of 2012

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Oct 02, 2012


This bill was introduced on September 21, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Sep 21, 2012
Referred to Committee Sep 21, 2012
Full Title

To replace certain Federal nutrition programs with a block grant to the States, and for other purposes.


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4 cosponsors (4R) (show)

House Agriculture

Nutrition and Horticulture

House Education and the Workforce

House Ways and Means

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State Nutrition Assistance Flexibility Act of 2012 - States that the purpose of this Act is to provide federal financial assistance to the states in the form of a single grant to allow the states flexibility in providing, and in financing the provision of, supplemental food and nutrition assistance.
Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to provide each qualifying state with a specified quarterly grant for each of FY2013-FY2022.
Requires a state to certify that such supplemental food and nutrition assistance will include specified work and benefits use requirements.
Authorizes states to: (1) set aside funds to be used during periods of unexpectedly high unemployment or program enrollment, and (2) use up to 30% of funds for other welfare-related programs.
Prohibits supplemental food and nutrition assistance from being provided to aliens not residing legally in the United States.
Requires annual state audits.
Repeals: (1) the supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP, formerly known as the food stamp program); (2) the emergency food assistance program; (3) community food projects; (4) the commodity supplemental food program; (5) the senior farmers' market nutrition program; and (6) the fresh fruit and vegetable program.

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