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S. 2757: SNAP Tribal Food Sovereignty Act of 2021


The text of the bill below is as of Sep 20, 2021 (Introduced).


II

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 2757

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 20, 2021

(for herself, Mr. Rounds, Ms. Cortez Masto, Mrs. Gillibrand, Ms. Warren, Ms. Baldwin, Mrs. Feinstein, and Mr. Wyden) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs

A BILL

To amend the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act to allow the Secretary of Agriculture to enter into self-determination contracts with Indian Tribes and Tribal organizations to carry out supplemental nutrition assistance programs.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the SNAP Tribal Food Sovereignty Act of 2021.

2.

Self-determination for SNAP

Title I of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 5321 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:

112.

Self-determination for SNAP

(a)

Agriculture Self-Determination authorized

The Secretary of Agriculture shall enter into self-determination contracts, in accordance with subsection (b), with Indian Tribes and Tribal organizations, on the request of any Indian Tribe by Tribal resolution, to plan, conduct, and administer any function, service, or activity of the supplemental nutrition assistance program established under the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2011 et seq.) for the Indian Tribe.

(b)

Self-Determination contract

A self-determination contract entered into under subsection (a) shall have the same terms and conditions, and be subject to the same procedures, regulations, and requirements, as a self-determination contract entered into under section 102, except that the Secretary of Agriculture and the Department of Agriculture shall be the appropriate Secretary and agency for purposes of a self-determination contract under this section.

(c)

Technical assistance

The Office of Self-Governance of the Bureau of Indian Affairs shall provide technical assistance regarding the self-determination contracts authorized under this section to—

(1)

the Secretary of Agriculture; and

(2)

Indian Tribes and Tribal organizations that request that assistance.

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