Summary: S.1733 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (10/14/1998)

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 effectiveness of such cooperative arrangements; and (2) study and report to the Congress on options for the design, development, implementation, and operation of a national database to track participation in Federal means-tested public assistance programs. Provides funding for such study.