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S. 1309 (96th): Food Stamp Act Amendments of 1980

An act to amend the Food Stamp Act of 1977 to improve food stamp program fiscal accountability through reductions in inaccurate eligibility and benefit determinations; to improve the system of deductions; to increase the specific dollar limitations on appropriations for the fiscal years 1980 and 1981 food stamp programs; and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

Jun 11, 1979
96th Congress (1979–1980)

Enacted — Signed by the President on May 26, 1980

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on May 26, 1980.

Pub.L. 96-249

Herman Talmadge

Senator for Georgia



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Last Updated: May 26, 1980



Jun 11, 1979

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Jul 6, 1979
Ordered Reported

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Jul 23, 1979
Passed Senate (House next)

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May 8, 1980
Passed House with Changes (back to Senate)

The House passed the bill with changes not in the Senate version and sent it back to the Senate to approve the changes.

May 26, 1980
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

May 26, 1980
Text Published

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S. 1309 (96th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1309. This is the one from the 96th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 96th Congress, which met from Jan 15, 1979 to Dec 16, 1980. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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