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H.R. 3875 (115th): College Student Hunger Act of 2017

The text of the bill below is as of Sep 28, 2017 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3875

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 28, 2017

(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

A BILL

To amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to expand the eligibility of students to participate in the supplemental nutrition assistance program.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the College Student Hunger Act of 2017.

2.

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—

(1)

in paragraph (7) by striking or at the end;

(2)

in paragraph (8) by striking the period at the end and inserting a semicolon; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following:

(9)

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

(10)

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).

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3.

Effective date

This Act and the amendments made by this Act shall take effect on October 1, 2018.