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S. 1698 (114th): Treatment of Certain Payments in Eugenics Compensation Act


The text of the bill below is as of Sep 30, 2016 (Passed Congress).


One Hundred Fourteenth Congress of the United States of America

2d Session

S. 1698

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

AN ACT

To exclude payments from State eugenics compensation programs from consideration in determining eligibility for, or the amount of, Federal public benefits.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Treatment of Certain Payments in Eugenics Compensation Act.

2.

Exclusion of payments from State eugenics compensation programs from consideration in determining eligibility for, or the amount of, Federal public benefits

(a)

In general

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, payments made under a State eugenics compensation program shall not be considered as income or resources in determining eligibility for, or the amount of, any Federal public benefit.

(b)

Definitions

For purposes of this section:

(1)

Federal public benefit

The term Federal public benefit means—

(A)

any grant, contract, loan, professional license, or commercial license provided by an agency of the United States or by appropriated funds of the United States; and

(B)

any retirement, welfare, health, disability, public or assisted housing, postsecondary education, food assistance, unemployment benefit, or any other similar benefit for which payments or assistance are provided to an individual, household, or family eligibility unit by an agency of the United States or by appropriated funds of the United States.

(2)

State eugenics compensation program

The term State eugenics compensation program means a program established by State law that is intended to compensate individuals who were sterilized under the authority of the State.

Speaker of the House of Representatives

Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate