SENATE BILL 129
53rd legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - second session, 2018
Cliff R. Pirtle
RELATING TO NUTRITION; NARROWING THE DEFINITION OF "FOOD" IN THE DEDUCTION FROM GROSS RECEIPTS FOR THE SALE OF FOOD AT A RETAIL FOOD STORE; ESTABLISHING GUIDELINES TO RESTRICT PURCHASES UNDER THE FEDERAL SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM TO THOSE FOODS AVAILABLE UNDER THE FEDERAL SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR WOMEN, INFANTS, AND CHILDREN.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. Section 7-9-92 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 2004, Chapter 116, Section 5) is amended to read:
"7-9-92. DEDUCTION--GROSS RECEIPTS--SALE OF FOOD AT RETAIL FOOD STORE.--
A. Receipts from the sale of food at a retail food store that are not exempt from gross receipts taxation and are not deductible pursuant to another provision of the Gross Receipts and Compensating Tax Act may be deducted from gross receipts. The deduction provided by this section shall be separately stated by the taxpayer.
B. For the purposes of this section:
(1) "food" means:
(a) any food or food product for home consumption that [meets the definition of food in 7 USCA 2012(g)(1) for purposes of the federal food stamp program] is approved by the department of health pertaining to the federal special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children;
(b) flour tortillas, including flour tortillas with enriched wheat flour or bleached enriched wheat flour as the first ingredient; or
(c) unprocessed meat, poultry and fish; and
(2) "retail food store" means an establishment that sells food for home preparation and consumption and that meets the definition of retail food store in 7 USCA [2012(k)(1)] 2012(o)(1) for purposes of the federal [food stamp] supplemental nutrition assistance program, whether or not the establishment participates in the [food stamp] supplemental nutrition assistance program."
SECTION 2. [NEW MATERIAL] SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM--LIMITATION.--
A. The secretary of human services shall seek a waiver of requirements under the federal supplemental nutrition assistance program to establish a restriction on purchases under the federal supplemental nutrition assistance program to:
(1) those items to which recipients of benefits under the special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children are restricted; and
(2) purchases of meat.
B. As used in this section:
(1) "meat" means the edible flesh of poultry, birds or animals sold for human consumption and includes livestock, poultry and livestock and poultry products;
(2) "supplemental nutrition assistance program" means the federal program, commonly known as "SNAP" and formerly known as "food stamps", established pursuant to Section 4 of the federal Food and Nutrition Act of 2008; and
(3) "special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children" means the program authorized by Section 17 of the federal Child Nutrition Act of 1966, as amended.
SECTION 3. EFFECTIVE DATE.--The effective date of the provisions of this act is July 1, 2018.
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