H. R. 3875
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 28, 2017
Mr. Lawson of Florida (for himself, Mr. Evans, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Ms. Wilson of Florida, Mr. McGovern, Ms. Moore, Mr. Payne, Mr. Correa, Mr. Hastings, and Mr. Nadler) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture
To amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to expand the eligibility of students to participate in the supplemental nutrition assistance program.
This Act may be cited as the
College Student Hunger Act of 2017.
Eligibility of students to participate in the supplemental nutrition assistance program
Section 6(e) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2015(e)) is amended—
in paragraph (7) by striking
or at the end;
in paragraph (8) by striking the period at the end and inserting a semicolon; and
by adding at the end the following:
has an expected family contribution of zero, as determined by the procedures established in part F of title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1087kk–1087vv); or
is determined to be ‘independent’ based on one of the criteria specified in subparagraphs (B), (C), (D), (G), and (H) of section 480(d)(1) of the Higher Education Act (20 U.S.C. 1087vv).
This Act and the amendments made by this Act shall take effect on October 1, 2018.