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Introduced in House (10/11/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 4020


To amend the Emergency Food Assistance Act of 1983 relating to the distribution of food; and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 11, 2017

Ms. Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico (for herself and Mr. Rodney Davis of Illinois) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture


A BILL

To amend the Emergency Food Assistance Act of 1983 relating to the distribution of food; and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Food Bank Assistance Act of 2017”.

SEC. 2. Food Distribution Under the Emergency Food Assistance Act of 1983.

(a) Amendment.—The 1st sentence of section 204(a)(1) of the Emergency Food Assistance Act of 1983 (7 U.S.C. 7508(a)(1)) is amended by striking “and donated wild game” and inserting “, donated wild game, and any other donated foods”.

(b) Appropriation.—There is hereby appropriated $100,000,000 for each of the fiscal years that begins on or after the effective date of this Act, to carry out section 204(a)(1) of the Emergency Food Assistance Act of 1983 (7 U.S.C. 7508(a)(1)).

SEC. 3. Availability of commodities for the emergency food assistance program.

Section 27(a)(2) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2036(a)(2)) is amended—

(1) in subparagraph (C) by striking “2018” and inserting “2017”,

(2) in subparagraph (D)—

(A) by striking “through 2018” and inserting “and 2017”,

(B) in clause (i) by adding “and” at the end,

(C) in clause (ii) by adding “and” at the end, and

(D) by striking clauses (iii) and (iv), and

(3) by amending subparagraph (E) to read as follows:

    “(E) (i) for fiscal year 2018, $500,000,000; and

    “(ii) for each subsequent fiscal year, the amount specified in clause (i) adjusted by the percentage by which the thrifty food plan has been adjusted under section 3(u)(4) to reflect changes between June 30, 2016, and June 30 of the immediately preceding fiscal year.”.

SEC. 4. Effective date.

This Act and the amendments made by this Act shall take effect on the 1st day of the 1st fiscal year that begins after the date of the enactment of this Act.