H.R.1510: SNAP Improvement Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about agriculture and food
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Sponsor Randy Neugebauer, R-Texas
Total Cosponsors 5 (All Republicans)
Introduced April 11, 2013
Latest Major Action May 3, 2013
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Bill Summary

SNAP Improvement Act of 2013 - Amends the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to make households in which each member receives state assistance under the temporary assistance to needy families program (TANF), the supplemental security income program (SSI), or aid to the aged, blind, or disabled program (AABD) eligible for the supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP, formerly the food stamp program). (Current law bases categorical SNAP eligibility upon state benefits received rather than assistance.)

States that any household in which a member receives substantial lottery or gambling winnings shall lose SNAP eligibility immediately upon receipt of such winnings and shall remain ineligible until the household meets the allowable financial resources and income eligibility requirements.

Eliminates: (1) the exclusion of low-income home energy assistance from SNAP household income determinations, (2) bonuses for states that demonstrate high or most improved performance...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 3, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, and Nutrition.
April 11, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.