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HCR 35 85-0 (2017) Author: Metcalf, Will | et. al. Urging Congress to amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to limit the types of food items eligible for purchase under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. House: State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
HB 493 84-0 (2015) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to prohibiting the purchase of energy drinks under the supplemental nutrition assistance program. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 570 84-0 (2015) Author: Allen, Alma Relating to the eligibility of certain persons for the supplemental nutrition assistance program. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 523 83-0 (2013) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to prohibiting the purchase of energy drinks under the supplemental nutrition assistance program. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 751 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to prohibiting the purchase of certain food items under the supplemental nutrition assistance program. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 947 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Susan | et. al. Relating to fraud, waste, and abuse in the supplemental nutrition assistance program. House: Public Health Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 948 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Susan | et. al. Relating to the operation and administration of the supplemental nutrition assistance program. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1072 83-0 (2013) Author: Allen, Alma | et. al. Relating to the eligibility of certain persons for the supplemental nutrition assistance program. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3171 83-0 (2013) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to the drug testing of certain persons seeking and receiving financial assistance or supplemental nutrition assistance benefits. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3434 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to incentives for using supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits to purchase nutritious foods. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Left pending in committee
HB 3734 83-0 (2013) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the administration and funding of and eligibility for the child health plan, medical assistance, and other programs; authorizing a fee. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
SB 879 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the eligibility of certain persons for the supplemental nutrition assistance program. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 474 82-0 (2011) Author: Lewis, Tryon Relating to eligibility requirements for certain public benefits programs. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 710 82-0 (2011) Author: Walle, Armando | et. al.
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to verification of identity of applicants for benefits under and prevention of duplicate participation in the financial assistance and supplemental nutrition assistance programs. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 1151 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena Relating to prohibiting the purchase of certain food items under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. House: Human Services Considered in Calendars
HCR 87 82-0 (2011) Author: Veasey, Marc | et. al. Urging Congress to expand the Healthy Incentives Pilot for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients to communities across the country. House: Human Services Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
SB 1446 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to modifications of eligibility criteria, processes, and systems used in certain state benefits programs designed to improve efficiency. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SCR 9 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Urging the United States Congress to amend the list of allowable foods under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to eliminate sweetened drinks and snack foods of minimal nutritional value. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SCR 26 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Urging Congress to ensure that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits are adequate for the purchase of a healthy diet. Senate: Health & Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 354 81-0 (2009) Author: Brown, Fred Relating to the eligibility and drug testing of certain persons seeking food stamp benefits. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 612 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al. Relating to the eligibility of certain persons for the food stamp program. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 613 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to periodic food stamp eligibility recertification requirements. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 886 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to an exemption from the food stamp employment and training program requirement for certain persons. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1625 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the exclusion of certain resources in determining eligibility for the financial assistance, medical assistance, and food stamp programs. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 1626 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the eligibility of certain persons for the food stamp program. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 1627 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al. Relating to Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program payments to assist certain households receiving food stamp benefits. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 4024 81-0 (2009) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to eligibility for certain nutritional assistance programs and certain nutritional and supportive services. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
SB 344 81-0 (2009) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Gonzalez Toureilles, Yvonne
Relating to the establishment of an advisory committee to study the acceptance at farmers markets of food stamps and benefits under the women, infants, and children supplemental food program. House: Public Health
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1088 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot | et. al. Relating to the use of food stamp benefits at farmers markets. House: Human Services
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
HB 854 80-0 (2007) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the eligibility of and requirements applicable to certain persons for food stamps. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 420 79-0 (2005) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the eligibility of certain persons for the food stamp program. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 102 77-0 (2001) Author: Maxey, Glen | et. al.
Sponsor: Moncrief, Mike
Relating to the electronic imaging program of the Texas Department of Human Services. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 474 77-0 (2001) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to eligibility recertification requirements for certain recipients of food stamps. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 475 77-0 (2001) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to eligibility requirements for certain persons under the food stamp program. House: Human Services Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1008 77-0 (2001) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to applying penalties to recipients of financial and nutritional assistance for certain drug- and alcohol-related convictions. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1959 77-0 (2001) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to eligibility for and allotment under the food stamp program for certain persons. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Placed on intent calendar
HB 2251 77-0 (2001) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to resource requirements under the temporary assistance for needy families program and the food stamp program. House: Human Services Considered in Calendars
HB 2252 77-0 (2001) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to categorical eligibility for food stamps of certain recipients of temporary assistance for needy families. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
SB 44 77-0 (2001) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to the creation of a work group on office standards to assist the Texas Department of Human Services in improving the delivery of certain services. Senate: Health & Human Services Co-author authorized
SB 184 77-0 (2001) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to eligibility requirements for certain persons under the food stamp program. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 1008 77-0 (2001) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to resource requirements under the temporary assistance for needy families program and the food stamp program. Senate: Health & Human Services No action taken in committee
SB 1448 77-0 (2001) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to eligibility for and allotment under the food stamp program for certain persons. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 703 76-0 (1999) Author: Wilson, Ron
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Relating to the purchase and sale of lottery tickets. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 875 76-0 (1999) Author: Maxey, Glen
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to increasing collections for cases of fraud in the Medicaid, financial assistance, and food stamp programs. House: Public Health
Senate: Human Services
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 1161 70-0 (1987) Author: Evans, Larry Relating to exempting certain items purchased with food stamps from sales and use taxes. House: Ways & Means Withdrawn from calendar
SB 1292 70-0 (1987) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Sponsor: Evans, Larry
Relating to exempting certain items purchased with food stamps from sales and use taxes. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
HB 2036 68-0 (1983) Author: Toomey, Mike Relating to the establishment of a food stamp workfare program. House: Human Services Referred to Committee on Human Services
SB 192 68-0 (1983) Author: Leedom, John Relating to handling charges to cover the cost of distribution of commodities and food stamps. Senate: State Affairs No action taken
HB 1945 66-0 (1979) Author: Crawford, Bo Relating to food stamps. House: Human Services Scheduled for future calendar placement
SB 1150 66-0 (1979) Author: Meier, Bill
Sponsor: Crawford, Bo
Relating to food stamps; defining offenses and providing penalties and relating to a source of funds for enforcement. House: Human Services
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 259 65-0 (1977) Author: Jones, Luther Relating to penalties for certain unauthorized uses of food stamp coupons and authorizations to purchase food stamp coupons. House: Health & Welfare Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
SB 87 65-0 (1977) Author: Traeger, John
Sponsor: Jones, Luther
Relating to certain unauthorized alteration, transfer, redemption, use, or possession of food stamp coupons and of authorizations to purchase food stamp coupons; providing for aggregation of amounts in determining the grade of an offense; providing penalties. House: Health & Welfare
Senate: Human Resources
Effective immediately
SB 379 65-0 (1977) Author: Hance, Kent Relating to penalties for certain unauthorized uses of food stamp coupons and authorizations to purchase food stamp coupons. Senate: Human Resources Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1971 64-0 (1975) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to certain unauthorized use of food stamp coupons and of authorizations to purchase food stamps coupons; providing penalties. House: Health & Welfare Referred to Committee on Health and Welfare
SB 931 64-0 (1975) Author: Traeger, John
Sponsor: Uher, D.R.
Relating to unauthorized possession and certain unauthorized uses of food stamp coupons and of authorization to purchase food stamp coupons. House: Health & Welfare
Senate: Jurisprudence
Postponed
HB 1094 63-0 (1973) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to the establishment of a state food stamp program. House: Human Resources
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 390 63-0 (1973) Author: Brooks, Chet Establishing a statewide "Food Stamp Program" to be administered by the State Department of Public Welfare; authorizing the State Department to accept and expend funds, authoring assessments; authorizing research and demonstration projects; authorizing a method of deducting funds from money payments of recipients for the purchase of food stamps, providing for personnel in accordance with a merit system; providing for the promulgation of reasonable rules and regulations for determining eligibility for Food Stamps; by adding a new Section 7-C providing for the detection and prosecution of fraud and for recovery of losses; by adding a new Section 7-D authorizing the bonding of employees, providing for indemnification against losses, and authorizing the State Department to take steps necessary to operate the the Programs, safeguarding confidentiality of records and adherence to the Civil Rights Act of 1964; providing a repealing clause, a savings clause. Senate: State Affairs Reported favorably
HB 853 62-0 (1971) Author: Heatly, W.S. "Bill"
Sponsor: Aikin, Jr., A.M.
Relating to providing for the establishment of a Food Stamp Program.
HB 1470 62-0 (1971) Author: Blythe, W.J. "Bill" Relating to the determination of eligibility for participation in the food stamp program.
SB 423 62-0 (1971) Author: Aikin, Jr., A.M. Relating to providing for the establishment of a Food Stamp Program.
SB 431 62-0 (1971) Author: Bernal, Joe J. Relating to the authorization of the State Department of Public Welfare to establish a statewide food stamp program.
HB 307 59-0 (1965) Author: Alaniz, John C. | et. al. Relating to authorizing the State Department of Public Welfare to establish a food stamp plan and to participate in and implement the federal food stamp program.
SB 43 57-0 (1961) Author: Herring, Charles Relating to repealing Articles of a certain Statute to regulate the sale and manufacture of foods, drugs, devices and cosmetics for the protection of public health; defining adulteration and misbranding; prescribing penalties.
HB 201 47-0 (1941) Author: Hoyo, John C. | et. al. Relating to amending the Revised Civil Statutes relative to pertaining to the powers and duties of Commissioners Courts by adding a provision authorizing the Commissioners Court to appropriate money not exceeding Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000), out of the General Fund, to lend to aid and assist in carrying out the purposes and provisions of an Act of Congress of the United States pertaining to the distribution of surplus agricultural commodities under the direction of the Department of Agriculture of the United States.

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