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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0078 Administrative and Judicial Review

Any firm may request administrative and judicial review, if it is aggrieved by any of the actions described in SNAP regulations. The Administrative Review Branch ensures that FNS follows the provisions of the Food and Nutrition Act, SNAP regulations, and agency retailer policy, and that the agency's administrative actions are equitable and consistent.

Policy Memorandum 2021-01
07/30/2021
Resource | Proposed Rule Proposed Rule: Taking Administrative Actions Pending Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Processing

The Food and Nutrition Service seeks to prevent firms authorized to participate in SNAP from delaying administrative actions, such as disqualification or civil money penalties, through submission of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests or appeals. As such, FNS is proposing that FOIA requests and FOIA appeals be processed separately from administrative actions FNS takes against retail food stores. This proposed rule would ensure that retail food stores can no longer use the FOIA process to delay FNS' administrative actions to sanction a retail food store for SNAP violations.

02/19/2019
Resource | Final Rule Final Rule: FSP Revisions to Bonding Requirements for Violating Retail and Wholesale Food Concerns

This final rule  revises the current bonding requirements imposed against participating retailers and wholesalers who have violated the Food Stamp Program rules and regulations.

12/30/2008
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0058 Clarification of Farm Bill Certification Provisions of SNAP - Questions and Answers #3

Attached are additional questions and answers in response to issues raised by state agencies on SNAP certification and eligibility provisions of the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008.

11/20/2008
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0048 Q&As on Certification Issues from the 2008 Farm Bill #2

Questions and answers on the certification issues in the 2008 Farm Bill. 

08/29/2008
Resource | Proposed Rule Proposed Rule: FSP Revisions to Bonding Requirements for Violating Retail and Wholesale Food Concerns

This action proposes to revise the current bonding requirements imposed against participating retailers and wholesalers who have violated the Food Stamp Program rules and regulations.

03/13/2007
Resource | Legislation PL 103-66 - Mickey Leland Childhood Hunger Relief Act - SNAP Summary

To amend the Food Stamp Act of 1977 to respond to the hunger emergency afflicting American families and the children, to attack the causes of hunger among all Americans, to ensure an adequate diet for low-income people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness because of the shortage of affordable housing, to promote self-sufficiency among food stamp recipients, to assist families affected by adverse economic conditions, to simplify food assistance programs' administration, and for other purposes.

PL 103-66
08/10/1993
Resource | Legislation Mickey Leland Memorial Domestic Hunger Relief Act

To amend the Food Stamp Act of 1977 to respond to the hunger emergency afflicting American families and children, to attack the causes of hunger among all Americans, to ensure an adequate diet for low-income people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness because of the shortage of affordable housing, to promote self-sufficiency among food stamp recipients, to simplify the Food Stamp Program's administration, to reauthorize the Food Stamp and Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Programs, to codify and reauthorize other nutrition programs, and for other purposes.

11/28/1990
Resource | Legislation PL 100-435 - Hunger Prevention Act of 1988

Hunger Prevention Act of 1988; PL 100-435, 102 Stat. 1645-1677 - Sept. 19, 1988

09/19/1988
Resource | Legislation Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1982

Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1982 (PL 97-253, 96 Stat. 763-807 - Sept. 8, 1982)

09/08/1982
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