Text: S.1698 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 114-241 (10/07/2016)
[114th Congress Public Law 241]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]
[[Page 130 STAT. 976]]
Public Law 114-241
To exclude payments from State eugenics compensation programs from
consideration in determining eligibility for, or the amount of, Federal
public benefits. <<NOTE: Oct. 7, 2016 - [S. 1698]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Treatment of
Certain Payments in Eugenics Compensation Act.>>
SECTION 1. <<NOTE: 42 USC 18501 note.>> SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Treatment of Certain Payments in
Eugenics Compensation Act''.
SEC. 2. <<NOTE: 42 USC 18501.>> EXCLUSION OF PAYMENTS FROM STATE
EUGENICS COMPENSATION PROGRAMS FROM
CONSIDERATION IN DETERMINING ELIGIBILITY FOR,
OR THE AMOUNT OF, FEDERAL PUBLIC BENEFITS.
(a) In General.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law,
payments made under a State eugenics compensation program shall not be
considered as income or resources in determining eligibility for, or the
amount of, any Federal public benefit.
(b) Definitions.--For purposes of this section:
(1) Federal public benefit.--The term ``Federal public
(A) any grant, contract, loan, professional license,
or commercial license provided by an agency of the
United States or by appropriated funds of the United
(B) any retirement, welfare, health, disability,
public or assisted housing, postsecondary education,
food assistance, unemployment benefit, or any other
similar benefit for which payments or assistance are
provided to an individual, household, or family
eligibility unit by an agency of the United States or by
appropriated funds of the United States.
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(2) <<NOTE: 42 USC 1320b-7 note.>> State eugenics
compensation program.--The term ``State eugenics compensation
program'' means a program established by State law that is
intended to compensate individuals who were sterilized under the
authority of the State.
Approved October 7, 2016.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 1698:
HOUSE REPORTS: No. 114-418 (Comm. on Oversight and Government Reform).
Vol. 161 (2015):
Nov. 30, considered and passed
Vol. 162 (2016):
Sept. 27, considered and passed