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H.R. 421 (117th): Assuring You Uniform Dietary Assistance (AYUDA) Act of 2021


The text of the bill below is as of Jan 21, 2021 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 421

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 21, 2021

(for himself, Mr. McGovern, Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney of New York, Mr. Grijalva, Ms. Pingree, Ms. Norton, Mr. Butterfield, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Schrader, Ms. Moore of Wisconsin, Ms. Meng, Ms. Chu, Ms. Schakowsky, and Mr. Courtney) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture

A BILL

To amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to treat the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in the same manner as Guam is treated.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Assuring You Uniform Dietary Assistance (AYUDA) Act of 2021.

2.

Amendments

(a)

Definitions

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

(1)

in subsection (r) by inserting the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, after Guam, and

(2)

in subsection (u)(3) by inserting the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, after Guam,.

(b)

Eligibility standards

Section 5 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2014) is amended—

(1)

in subsection (b) by inserting the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, after Guam,, and

(2)

in subsection (c)—

(A)

in paragraph (1) by striking and Guam, and inserting Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands,, and

(B)

in the last sentence by striking or Guam and inserting Guam, or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and

(3)

in subsection (e)—

(A)

in paragraph (1)(B)—

(i)

in the heading by striking Guam. and inserting Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.,

(ii)

in clause (i) by inserting and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands after Guam, and

(iii)

in clause (ii) by inserting and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands after Guam, and

(B)

in paragraph (6)(B) by inserting the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, after Guam,.

3.

Effective date

This Act and the amendments made by this Act shall take effect on October 1, 2021.