Text: H.R.6510 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/14/2020)


116th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6510


To require the Secretary of Agriculture to expand for all the States during the COVID–19 public health emergency declared under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act, the program to approve retail food stores to accept through on-line transactions supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits provided under the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 14, 2020

Ms. Omar (for herself, Mr. Lowenthal, Ms. Pingree, Ms. Tlaib, Mr. Langevin, Mr. Espaillat, Mr. García of Illinois, Mr. Cuellar, Mrs. Napolitano, Ms. Pressley, Mr. Blumenauer, Ms. Wild, Mr. Neguse, and Mrs. Hayes) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture


A BILL

To require the Secretary of Agriculture to expand for all the States during the COVID–19 public health emergency declared under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act, the program to approve retail food stores to accept through on-line transactions supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits provided under the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008.

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 “SNAP Online Purchasing Flexibility Act of 2020”.

SEC. 2. Expansion of SNAP online purchasing program for all States during the COVID–19 public health emergency.

Notwithstanding section 7(k)(4)(A) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2016(k)(4)(A)), during the period in which the COVID–19 public health emergency declared under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 247d) is in effect, the Secretary of Agriculture shall implement section 7(k)(1) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2016(k)(1)) for all the States (as defined in section 3 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2012)) that participate in the supplemental nutrition assistance program under such Act.


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