Public Law 116-127, last modified Mar.18, 2020. This bill responds to the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) outbreak by providing paid sick leave, tax credits, and free COVID-19 testing; expanding food assistance and unemployment benefits; and increasing Medicaid funding.
Public Law 116-136, last modified Mar. 27, 2020. This bill responds to the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) outbreak and its impact on the economy, public health, state and local governments, individuals, and businesses.
P.L. 116-142, last modified June 5, 2020. Amends the Small Business Act and the CARES Act to modify certain provisions related to the forgiveness of loans under the paycheck protection program and allows recipients of loan forgiveness under the paycheck protection program to defer payroll taxes.
This bill expands authority in FY2020 for the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide assistance under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the food stamp program) during a public health emergency based on COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019).
Specifically, the bill authorizes USDA to approve state agency plans to provide SNAP benefits to households that include at least one eligible child and may or may not be participating in SNAP. An eligible child is a child who would be receiving free or reduced-price school meals if the child's school had not been closed for at least five consecutive days due to the public health emergency based on COVID-19.
SNAP benefits provided must be no less than the value of school meals at the federal free rate over the course of five school days for each eligible child in the household.
A state agency may provide SNAP benefits in accordance with the bill through the electronic benefits transfer card system
This bill directs the Department of Agriculture to reimburse each school food authority and local educational agency participating in the National School Lunch Program or the School Breakfast Program for unpaid meal fees owed to the authority or agency as of the date of the enactment of this bill.
This bill directs the Department of Agriculture to authorize all states to participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the food stamp program) online purchasing program during the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) public health emergency.
This bill modifies food and nutrition programs of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to allow certain waivers and deferments of requirements under the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) during public health emergencies, such as the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) outbreak.
grant waivers allowing participants under WIC to get certified or recertified without being physically present at a WIC clinic;
defer anthropometric and bloodwork requirements necessary to determine nutritional risk; and
grant waivers from administrative requirements for WIC if it determines that the requirement cannot be met by a state due to COVID-19, and the waiver is necessary to provide assistance under WIC.
USDA authority under this bill expires on July 31, 2020.
This bill revises the requirements for calculating income under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the food stamp program) to exclude from income and resources emergency federal pandemic unemployment compensation paid to an individual under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act due to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019).
This bill provides $50 billion in FY2020 supplemental appropriations for the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support agricultural producers impacted by the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic.
Appropriates $50 million from the general fund to a newly established Crisis Contingency and Safety Net Fund. The fund will provide economic assistance for housing, the homeless, small businesses, and food bank operations during the coronavirus public health emergency.
Proposes to expand paid sick leave for farmworkers, provide supplemental hazard pay, extend a tax credit to farmers who offer overtime work to their workers, fund an outreach campaign to educate workers on personal protection practices, and help expedite temporary housing to mitigate overcrowding and allow for social distancing.
The bill appropriates $200 million from the general fund into a newly created "COVID-19 Minnesota Fund." Other appropriations include, $6.2 million to COVID-19 related veteran assistance; $9 million for food shelves and food bank programs; $11 million for tribal nation grants; $26.5 million for emergency service grants; and transfers $40 million to the small business loan programs.
This act defines shelf stable packaged food as any food that can be safely stored in a sealed package at room temperature for a usefully long shelf life, including packaged venison that has been processed by heat or dried to destroy foodborne microorganisms. Additionally, this act protects a good faith donor or a charitable or not-for-profit organization from criminal or civil liability arising from an injury or death due to shelf stable packaged food, including venison, if such food was received in good faith.
To amend section 4123.68 of the Revised Code to make COVID-19 contracted by an employee of a retail food establishment or food processing establishment an occupational disease under the Workers' Compensation Law under certain circumstances and to declare an emergency.
California Assemblymembers Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) and Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) introduced legislation to protect the health, safety, and economic security of agricultural workers and prevent disruptions to the nation’s food supply.