SENATE BILL 373
55th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2021
Cliff R. Pirtle
RELATING TO PUBLIC ASSISTANCE; ESTABLISHING GUIDELINES TO RESTRICT PURCHASES UNDER THE FEDERAL SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM TO THOSE FOODS AVAILABLE UNDER THE FEDERAL WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. [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.
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