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Federal/State:New Jersey
Bill:NJ HB 3608 - Extension of the Good Samaritan Act
Summary:Would provide immunity to institutions of higher education for food donations
Sponsor(s):Assemblyman Upendra J. Chivukula (D)
Status:
As of 11/28/2011: Reported out of committee, second reading
As of 11/28/2011: December 13, 2010 - Introduced and referred to Committee on Higher Education

Federal/State:New Jersey
Bill:NJ HB 486 - Transferring School Nutrition Programs to Department of Agriculture
Summary:Would transfer primary administration of the WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program, Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program and Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children from the Department of Health and Senior Services to the Department of Agriculture.
Sponsor(s):Assemblyman Nelson T. Albano (D)
Status:
As of 1/18/2012: Introduced, referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources

Federal/State:New Jersey
Bill:NJ SB 1715 - Food donations
Summary:Would require retail food establishments to donate surplus unused baked goods and surplus canned and packaged goods close to retail sale date to local nonprofits and charities.
Sponsor(s):Senator Anthony R. Bucco (R)
Status:
As of 3/2/2012: Introduced, referred to Committee on Health, Human Services, and Senior Citizens

Federal/State:New Jersey
Bill:NJ HR 187 - Regarding SNAP funding
Summary:Would oppose efforts by Congress to reduce funding for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Sponsor(s):Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (D)
Status:
As of 6/26/2013: Introduced, referred to Committee on Human Services

Federal/State:New Jersey
Bill:NJ SB 2929 - Concerning SNAP eligibility
Summary:Would prohibit incarcerated individuals from receiving Medicaid, Work First New Jersey, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.
Sponsor(s):Senator Jeff Van Drew (D)
Status:
As of 7/31/2013: Introduced, referred to Committee on Health, Human Services, and Senior Citizens

Federal/State:New Jersey
Bill:NJ SB 1368 - Would prohibit incarcerated indivudals from receiving SNAP benefits
Summary:Would prohibit incarcerated individuals from receiving Medicaid, Work First New Jersey, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.
Sponsor(s):Jeff Van Drew (D)
Status:
As of 3/6/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.

Federal/State:New Jersey
Bill:NJ AB 2838 - Photo required SNAP cards
Summary:Would require beneficiary photo to be included on State-issued benefit debit cards for SNAP.
Sponsor(s):Michael Patrick Carroll (R) (co-sponsor: Anthony Bucco)
Status:
As of 3/25/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.

Federal/State:New Jersey
Bill:NJ AB 2896 - Incareated individuals cannot receive SNAP benefits
Summary:Would prohibit incarcerated individuals from receiving Medicaid, Work First New Jersey, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.
Sponsor(s):Joseph A. Lagana (D)
Status:
As of 3/25/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.

Federal/State:New Jersey
Bill:NJ AB 2956 - State funding Heat & Eat Program
Summary:Relates to the Heat & Eat program cuts under the 2014 Food Bill. This bill would provide $21 minimum annual energy assistance to qualified families and qualify families to receive additional nutritional assistance (SNAP).
Sponsor(s):Gabriela Mosquera (D) (co-sponsors: Vincent Prieto, Gary Schaer)
Status:
As of 4/3/2014: For status updates, please visit the legislator's website.