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S. 2515: EATS Act of 2021


The text of the bill below is as of Jul 28, 2021 (Introduced).


II

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 2515

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 28, 2021

(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

A BILL

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.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Enhance Access To SNAP Act of 2021 or EATS Act of 2021.

2.

Treatment of attendance at an institution of higher education for purposes of SNAP eligibility

(a)

In general

Section 6 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2015) is amended—

(1)

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

(2)

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,.

(b)

Effective date

This section and the amendments made by this section shall take effect on January 2, 2022.