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  • NJ A4786
  • Streamlines authorization for farmers market programs to participate in WIC and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Introduced
(5/11/2017)
In Committee
(12/4/2017)
Crossed Over
(6/29/2017)
Passed
(12/7/2017)
SignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill requires the WIC Services Unit in the Department of Health to authorize a vendor that is a farmers market to participate in the federal Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) if the applicant is approved to operate as a farmers market for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This bill is intended to streamline the application process for farmers markets to participate in federal and State nutrition programs. Specifically, the bill provides that the farmers market is only required to provide documentation to the WIC Services Unit that it is an approved farmers market for SNAP to be authorized as a WIC vendor. Currently, farmers markets are required to receive authorization separately from the State WIC Services Unit to participate in the WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program and the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program and from the federal Department of Agriculture to participate as an authorized SNAP farmers market vendor. This bill will allow the one federal application to serve as authorization for all three programs.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, 2nd Reading in the Senate, Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens, Passed Assembly, Passed both Houses, Women and Children
Passed Senate (Passed Both Houses) (38-0)  (on 12/7/2017)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
12/7/2017 S Passed Senate (Passed Both Houses) (38-0)
12/7/2017 S Substituted for S3402
12/4/2017 S Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
12/4/2017 Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Hearing (19:00 12/4/2017 *Revised 12/1/17 S-2420, S-3068/A-4567(1R) removed and S-3339/A-)
12/4/2017 Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Hearing (19:00 12/4/2017 )
6/29/2017 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee
6/29/2017 A Passed by the Assembly (77-0-0)
6/5/2017 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
6/5/2017 Assembly Women and Children Hearing (19:00 6/5/2017 A4906 (Lampitt) (pend intro & ref) Requires public and nonpublic)
5/11/2017 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 12/7/2017 Senate Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 36 0 2
Detail 12/7/2017 Senate Floor: Substitute For S3402 (Voice Vote) 0 0 0
Detail 12/4/2017 Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee: Reported Favorably 4 0 4
Detail 6/29/2017 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 77 0 3
Detail 6/5/2017 Assembly Women and Children Committee: Reported Favorably 6 0 0