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S.679: Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013
About this Bill
|You can||read the bill|
|Sponsor||Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio|
|Total Cosponsors||20 (18 Democrats, 2 Independents)|
|Introduced||April 9, 2013|
|Latest Major Action||April 9, 2013|
|See it on||GovTrack|
|See it on||C-SPAN|
- Bill introduced in the Senate
- Bill passed in the Senate
- Bill passed in the House
- Bill signed into law
Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013 - Amends the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 regarding the supplemental food assistance program (SNAP, formerly known as the food stamp program) to include as a retail store an agricultural producer marketing agricultural products directly to consumers.
Requires participating retailers to pay 100% of the costs of acquiring, and arranging for the implementation of, electronic benefit transfer (EBT) point-of-sale equipment and supplies. Allows exemptions, including for farmers' markets, direct farmer-to-consumer marketing outlets, military commissaries, nonprofit food buying cooperatives, and group living arrangements. Ends manual vouchers, except as necessary.
Establishes a pilot program to test mobile technologies for SNAP transactions.
Permits using benefits to purchase a community-supported agriculture share.
Provides for a five-state grant pilot program to purchase locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables for ...
(Source: Congressional Research Service)
|April 9, 2013||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.|