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SNAP Legislation

Food Stamp Act of 1977
As Amended Through PL 108–269    (July 2, 2004)
Food and Nutrition Act of 2008
As Amended Through PL 110-246    (Oct. 1, 2008)
A Short History of SNAP
Legislative Timeline (full report)
  History (by decade)
--  pre 1950 --  1960 --  1980 --  2000

--  1950

--  1970 --  1990  
  Key Legislation (summaries)
1964 The Food Stamp Act (text)
1971 Amendments to The Food Stamp Act  
1973 Agriculture and Consumer Protection Act of  
1977 The Food Stamp Act (text)
1980  Amendments to the Food Stamp Act  
1981 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act  
1981 Food Stamp and Commodity Distribution Amendments  
1982 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
1985 Food Security Act  
1988 Hunger Prevention Act  
1990 Mickey Leland Memorial Domestic Hunger Relief Act  
1991 Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act Amendments of 1991  
1993 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act;
Chapter 3, Mickey Leland Childhood Hunger Relief Act
1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (text)
1997 The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (text)
2000 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2001 (text)

Last modified: 01/08/2013