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Text of the Improve Nutrition Program Integrity and Deficit Reduction Act of 2013

This bill was introduced on March 5, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Mar 5, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 458

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 5, 2013

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

A BILL

To improve and extend certain nutrition programs.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Improve Nutrition Program Integrity and Deficit Reduction 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 strikingreceives benefits under a State programand insertingreceives assistance (as defined insection 260.31of 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 strikingreceives benefits under a State programand insertingreceives assistance (as defined insection 260.31of 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 thanand all that follows throughet 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 throughThe Secretaryin 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 theSecretary, 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 strikingsections 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 strikingpayment error rateand all that follows throughsubsection (d)and insertingliability amount or new investment amount under paragraph (1) or payment error rate; and

(B)

in the first sentence of paragraph (5), by strikingpayment error rateand all that follows throughsubsection (d)and insertingliability amount or new investment amount under paragraph (1) or payment error rate; and

(2)

in subsection (i)(1), by strikingsubsection (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))aftersupplemental 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 insertingor (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 insertingand (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 strikingor (g)(1).

8.

Eliminating inflation adjustments for emergency food assistance resources

Section 27(a) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2036(a)) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (1), by striking2008 through 2012and inserting2014 through 2018; and

(2)

by striking paragraph (2) and inserting the following:

(2)

Amounts

TheSecretaryshall use to carry outparagraph (1) $260,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2014 through 2018.

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9.

Eliminating the nutrition education grant program

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

10.

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 after February 1, 2013.

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