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H.R. 3841: SNAP Vitamin and Mineral Improvement Act of 2017

The text of the bill below is as of Sep 26, 2017 (Introduced).


I

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3841

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 26, 2017

(for himself, Ms. Sinema, Mrs. Love, and Mr. Cárdenas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture

A BILL

To amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to make certain multivitamin-mineral dietary supplements eligible for purchase with supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the SNAP Vitamin and Mineral Improvement Act of 2017.

2.

Multivitamin-mineral dietary supplements eligible for purchase with supplemental nutrition assistance benefits

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

(1)

in subsection (k), by—

(A)

striking and (9) and inserting (9); and

(B)

inserting before the period at the end the following: , and (10) a multivitamin-mineral dietary supplement for home consumption;

(2)

by inserting after subsection (m) the following:

(m–1)

Multivitamin-mineral dietary supplement means a substance that—

(1)

provides at least half of the vitamins and minerals for which the National Academy of Medicine establishes dietary reference intakes, at 50 percent or more of the daily value for the intended life stage per daily serving as determined by the Food and Drug Administration; and

(2)

does not exceed the tolerable upper intake levels for those nutrients for which an established tolerable upper intake level is determined by the National Academy of Medicine.

; and

(3)

in subsection (q)(2), by striking and spices and inserting spices, and multivitamin-mineral dietary supplements.