H.R.6518 - State Nutrition Assistance Flexibility Act of 2012112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Huelskamp, Tim [R-KS-1] (Introduced 09/21/2012)|
|Committees:||House - Agriculture; Ways and Means; Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||10/09/2012 Referred to the Subcommittee on Nutrition and Horticulture . (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6518 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/21/2012)
State Nutrition Assistance Flexibility Act of 2012 - States that the purpose of this Act is to provide federal financial assistance to the states in the form of a single grant to allow the states flexibility in providing, and in financing the provision of, supplemental food and nutrition assistance.
Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to provide each qualifying state with a specified quarterly grant for each of FY2013-FY2022.
Requires a state to certify that such supplemental food and nutrition assistance will include specified work and benefits use requirements.
Authorizes states to: (1) set aside funds to be used during periods of unexpectedly high unemployment or program enrollment, and (2) use up to 30% of funds for other welfare-related programs.
Prohibits supplemental food and nutrition assistance from being provided to aliens not residing legally in the United States.
Requires annual state audits.
Repeals: (1) the supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP, formerly known as the food stamp program); (2) the emergency food assistance program; (3) community food projects; (4) the commodity supplemental food program; (5) the senior farmers' market nutrition program; and (6) the fresh fruit and vegetable program.