H.R. 4252 (98th): A bill to repeal the noncash benefit requirement for the Puerto Rico nutrition assistance program.

Oct 31, 1983 (98th Congress, 1983–1984)
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 98-204.
Baltasar Corrada-del Río
Resident Commissioner for Puerto Rico At Large
New Progressive
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Last Updated
Dec 02, 1983

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 2, 1983.

Introduced Oct 31, 1983
Reported by Committee Nov 08, 1983
Passed House Nov 15, 1983
Passed Senate with Changes Nov 17, 1983
Signed by the President Dec 02, 1983

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5 cosponsors (3D, 2R) (show)

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11/17/1983--Passed Senate amended.
(Measure passed Senate, amended) Amends the Food Stamp Act of 1977 to repeal as of January 1, 1984, the requirement that nutrition assistance in Puerto Rico be made available in noncash form.
Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to:
(1) study the cash food assistance program in Puerto Rico, including assessments of expenditure levels and nutritional adequacy; and
(2) report to the appropriate congressional committees by March 1, 1985.
Authorizes six-month minimum and 12-month maximum certification periods to be waived for certain elderly and disabled households.
Authorizes prospective budgeting for households that are exempt or waived from monthly reporting requirements.
Authorizes periodic reporting requirements to be satisfied by in-person interviews, as well as by written forms.
Reduces specified reporting form requirements.
Permits States to use specified sources of information for wage matching in addition to Social Security data.

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