IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
July 28, 2021
Mrs. Gillibrand (for herself, Mr. Van Hollen, Ms. Smith, Mr. Leahy, Mr. Booker, and Mr. Sanders) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
To amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to treat attendance at an institution of higher education the same as work for the purpose of determining eligibility to participate in the supplemental nutrition assistance program.
This Act may be cited as the
Enhance Access To SNAP Act of 2021 or
EATS Act of 2021.
Treatment of attendance at an institution of higher education for purposes of SNAP eligibility
Section 6 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2015) is amended—
in subsection (e)(4), by striking
employed and inserting
attending an institution of higher education (as defined in section 102 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1002)) or employed, in the aggregate,; and
in subsection (o)(2)(A), by striking
work and inserting
attend an institution of higher education (as defined in section 102 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1002)) or work, in the aggregate,.
This section and the amendments made by this section shall take effect on January 2, 2022.