Summary: S.1800 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (10/27/1999)

Food Stamp Outreach and Research for Kids Act of 1999 - Title I: Food Stamp Program - Amends the Food Stamp Act of 1977 to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to (temporarily) carry out mandatory annual onsite inspections of State food stamp program agencies.

(Sec. 103) Directs the Secretary to carry out a caseworker training demonstration program.

(Sec. 104) Provides for Food and Nutrition Service studies to measure food stamp program impacts on nutrition policy formulation.

(Sec. 105) Directs the Secretary to establish a program of grants to qualifying organizations for community partnerships and innovative outreach programs.

(Sec. 106) Directs the Secretary to conduct online and telephone program participation demonstration programs.

(Sec. 107) Directs the Secretary to facilitate partnerships with State, local, private, and public entities to provide information on nutrition programs, and maintain a toll-free information number. Makes an entity maintaining a toll-free number eligible for a specified Internal Revenue Code business tax credit.

(Sec. 108) Directs the Comptroller General to conduct a study of State outreach programs.

Title II: Medicaid and Food Stamp Information Through TANF Program and Tax Credit - Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop a model application for receiving benefits under a State TANF program (Social Security Act block grants to States for temporary assistance to needy families). Requires the application to provide Medicaid and food stamp program eligibility information, for which the Secretary shall develop a model notice. Declares that State use of the application and notice shall be voluntary unless the Secretary determines that a State is not adequately providing food stamp information.

(Sec. 202) Amends the Internal Revenue Code to establish a business credit for establishment of the toll-free number under title I of this Act.