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Text of the SNAP Improvement Act of 2013

This bill was introduced on April 11, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Apr 11, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1510

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 11, 2013

(for himself, Mr. Austin Scott of Georgia, Mr. Goodlatte, and Mr. Williams) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture

A BILL

To improve and extend certain nutrition programs.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the SNAP Improvement Act of 2013 .

2.

Restoring program integrity to categorical eligibility for the supplemental nutrition assistance program

(a)

In general

The second sentence of section 5(a) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 ( 7 U.S.C. 2014(a) ) is amended by striking receives benefits under a State program and inserting receives assistance (as defined in section 260.31 of title 45, Code of Federal Regulations, as in effect on January 1, 2013) under a State program.

(b)

Resources

Section 5(j) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 ( 7 U.S.C. 2014(j) ) is amended by striking receives benefits under a State program and inserting receives assistance (as defined in section 260.31 of title 45, Code of Federal Regulations, as in effect on January 1, 2013) under a State program.

3.

Eliminating the low-income home energy assistance loophole

(a)

In general

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

(1)

in subsection (d)(11)(A), by striking (other than and all that follows through et seq.)) and inserting (other than payments or allowances made under part A of title IV of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) or any payments under any other State program funded with qualified State expenditures (as defined in section 409(a)(7)(B)(i) of that Act ( 42 U.S.C. 609(a)(7)(B)(1) )));

(2)

in subsection (e)(6)(C), by striking clause (iv); and

(3)

in subsection (k)

(A)

in paragraph (2)

(i)

by striking subparagraph (C);

(ii)

by redesignating subparagraphs (D) through (G) as subparagraphs (C) through (F), respectively; and

(iii)

by striking paragraph (4).

(b)

Conforming amendments

Section 2605(f) of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981 ( 42 U.S.C. 8624(f) ) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (1), by striking (1); and

(2)

by striking paragraph (2).

4.

Eliminating inflation adjustments for countable resources

Section 5(g)(1) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2014) is amended—

(1)

by striking (1) Total amount.— and all that follows through The Secretary in subparagraph (A) and inserting the following:

(1)

Total amount

The Secretary

;

(2)

by striking (as adjusted in accordance with subparagraph (B)) both places it appears; and

(3)

by striking subparagraph (B).

5.

Ending supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits for lottery or gambling winners

(a)

In general

Section 6 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2015) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(r)

Ineligibility for benefits due to receipt of substantial lottery or gambling winnings

(1)

In general

Any household in which a member receives substantial lottery or gambling winnings, as determined by the Secretary, shall lose eligibility for benefits immediately upon receipt of the winnings.

(2)

Duration of ineligibility

A household described in paragraph (1) shall remain ineligible for participation until the household meets the allowable financial resources and income eligibility requirements under subsections (c), (d), (e), (f), (g), (i), (k), (l), (m), and (n) of section 5.

(3)

Agreements

As determined by the Secretary, each State agency, to the maximum extent practicable, shall establish agreements with entities responsible for the regulation or sponsorship of gaming in the State to determine whether individuals participating in the supplemental nutrition assistance program have received substantial lottery or gambling winnings.

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(b)

Conforming amendments

Section 5(a) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2014(a)) is amended in the second sentence by striking sections 6(b), 6(d)(2), and 6(g) and inserting subsections (b), (d)(2), (g), and (r) of section 6 .

6.

Eliminating State bonuses

(a)

In general

Section 16 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2025) is amended by striking subsection (d).

(b)

Conforming amendments

Section 16 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2025) is amended—

(1)

in subsection (c)

(A)

in the first sentence of paragraph (4), by striking payment error rate and all that follows through subsection (d) and inserting liability amount or new investment amount under paragraph (1) or payment error rate; and

(B)

in the first sentence of paragraph (5), by striking payment error rate and all that follows through subsection (d) and inserting liability amount or new investment amount under paragraph (1) or payment error rate; and

(2)

in subsection (i)(1), by striking subsection (d)(1) and inserting subsection (c)(2) .

7.

Eliminating duplicative employment and training

(a)

Funding of employment and training programs

Section 16 of Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2025) is amended by striking subsection (h).

(b)

Administrative cost-Sharing

(1)

In general

Section 16(a) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2025(a)) is amended in the first sentence, in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by inserting (other than a program carried out under section 6(d)(4)) after supplemental nutrition assistance program.

(2)

Conforming amendments

(A)

Section 17(b)(1)(B)(iv)(III)(hh) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2026(b)(1)(B)(iv)(III)(hh)) is amended by striking (g), (h)(2), or (h)(3) and inserting or (g).

(B)

Section 22(d)(1)(B)(ii) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2031(d)(1)(B)(ii)) is amended by striking , (g), (h)(2), and (h)(3) and inserting and (g).

(c)

Workfare

(1)

In general

Section 20 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2029) is amended by striking subsection (g).

(2)

Conforming amendment

Section 17(b)(1)(B)(iv)(III)(jj) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2026(b)(1)(B)(iv)(III)(jj)) is amended by striking or (g)(1).

8.

Eliminating the nutrition education grant program

Section 28 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2036a) is repealed.

9.

Terminating an increase in benefits

Section 101(a) of division A of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111–5; 123 Stat. 120; 124 Stat. 2394; 124 Stat. 3265) is amended by striking paragraph (2) and inserting the following:

(2)

Termination

The authority provided by this subsection shall terminate on the date of the enactment of the SNAP Improvement Act of 2013 or after October 31, 2013, whichever occurs first.

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