S.1733: An Act to amend the Food Stamp Act of 1977 to require food stamp State agencies to take certain actions to ensure that food stamp coupons are not issued for deceased individuals, to require the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct a study of options for the design, development, implementation, and operation of a national database to track participation in Federal means-tested public assistance programs, and for other purposes.

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 105th Congress
  • This bill is primarily about congress
  • Introduced March 10, 1998
  • Latest Major Action Nov. 12, 1998

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Bill Summary

Amends the Food Stamp Act of 1977 to require each State agency to: (1) enter into a cooperative arrangement with the Commissioner of Social Security to obtain information on deceased individuals; and (2) use the information to verify and otherwise ensure that benefits are not issued to them. Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to: (1) report to specified congressional committees and the Secretary of the Treasury on the progress and...

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Bill Actions

Date Description
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture.
Senate Committee on Agriculture discharged by Unanimous Consent.
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
Received in the House.
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Held at the desk.
Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
Considered under suspension of the rules.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate.
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 5, rule I, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
Considered as unfinished business.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 386 - 1 (Roll No. 533).
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Cleared for White House.
Presented to President.
Signed by President.
Became Public Law No: 105-379.
March 10, 1998

Introduced in the Senate by Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind.)

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