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Introduced in House (03/01/1995)

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Title I: Retailer Integrity

Title II: Recipient Integrity

Title III: Implementation and Effective Dates

Title I: Retailer Integrity - Amends the Food Stamp Act of 1977 to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) to establish specific time periods for: (1) retail food stores and wholesale food concerns (stores) to apply for food stamp program (program) participation; and (2) prohibition of program participation based on lack of business integrity.

(Sec. 103) Includes income and sales tax information among the types of eligibility verification information which may be requested.

(Sec. 104) Establishes a six-month reapplication waiting period for a store that does not meet participation requirements.

(Sec. 106) Authorizes suspension of a store pending administrative and judicial review. (States that the Secretary shall not be liable for lost sales during such period.)

(Sec. 107) Provides for disqualification of a store that is disqualified from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

(Sec. 108) Provides for permanent disqualification of a store that knowingly submits a falsified application.

(Sec. 109) Expands civil and criminal forfeiture for specified violations of the Act.

(Sec. 110) Amends the Social Security Act as amended by the Social Security Administrative Reform Act of 1994, and the Internal Revenue Code as added to by the Social Security Administrative Reform Act of 1994, to authorize information sharing with State WIC enforcement instrumentalities.

(Sec. 111) Amends the Act to expand the definition of "coupon."

Title II: Recipient Integrity - Amends the Act to increase ineligibility penalties for program violations.

(Sec. 202) Makes the collection of overissuance of coupons from Federal pay or Federal tax refunds (as authorized by this section) mandatory.

Title III: Implementation and Effective Dates - Makes the provisions of this Act effective upon enactment unless otherwise provided for.