H.R. 1268 (96th): A bill to amend the Food Stamp Act of 1977 to provide that individuals who participate in psychiatric residential treatment programs shall be eligible to receive food stamps.


Jan 22, 1979
96th Congress, 1979–1980

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 22, 1979, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


W. Bill Young

Representative for Florida's 6th congressional district


About the bill

Summary (CRS)

1/22/1979--Introduced.Amends the Food Stamp Act of 1977 to grant eligibility to receive food stamps to individuals who participate in psychiatric residential treatment programs conducted by a private nonprofit organization or ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 22, 1979

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 1268”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


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Related Bills

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H.R. 12926 (95th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 1, 1978

H.R. 1780 (97th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 5, 1981

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