House File 846 - Enrolled

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  1  1                                             HOUSE FILE 846
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  1  3                             AN ACT
  1  4 PROVIDING FOR AN IOWA FARMERS' MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM.
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  1  6 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
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  1  8    Section 1.  NEW SECTION.  175B.1  SHORT TITLE.
  1  9    This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Iowa
  1 10 Farmers' Market Nutrition Program Act".
  1 11    Sec. 2.  NEW SECTION.  175B.2  DEFINITIONS.
  1 12    As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise
  1 13 requires:
  1 14    1.  "Department" means the department of agriculture and
  1 15 land stewardship.
  1 16    2.  "Federal program" means the WIC farmers' market
  1 17 nutrition program and the senior farmers' market nutrition
  1 18 program.
  1 19    3.  "Iowa farmers' market nutrition program" means one or
  1 20 both of the federal programs as established and administered
  1 21 by the department pursuant to section 175B.3.
  1 22    4.  "Senior farmers' market nutrition program" means the
  1 23 federal senior farmers' market nutrition program as authorized
  1 24 by the federal Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002,
  1 25 7 U.S.C. } 3007, and provided for in 7 C.F.R., pt. 249.
  1 26    5.  "WIC farmers' market nutrition program" means the
  1 27 federal women, infants, and children farmers' market nutrition
  1 28 program as authorized by the federal Child Nutrition Act of
  1 29 1966, 42 U.S.C. } 1786, and as regulated by 7 C.F.R., pt. 248.
  1 30    Sec. 3.  NEW SECTION.  175B.3  IOWA FARMERS' MARKET
  1 31 NUTRITION PROGRAM == ESTABLISHMENT AND ADMINISTRATION.
  1 32    An Iowa farmers' market nutrition program is established.
  1 33    1.  The department shall administer the Iowa farmers'
  1 34 market nutrition program as a state agency approved by the
  1 35 United States department of agriculture to participate in the
  2  1 federal programs.  The department may apply to and submit a
  2  2 state plan for approval by the United States department of
  2  3 agriculture as required to administer the Iowa farmers' market
  2  4 nutrition program.
  2  5    2.  The department and any other state agency, local
  2  6 government agency, or nonprofit entity participating in the
  2  7 federal programs shall cooperate as necessary in order to
  2  8 carry out the federal programs, including by entering into
  2  9 written agreements.  The department and any other state agency
  2 10 shall cooperate under the auspices of the governor.
  2 11    Sec. 4.  NEW SECTION.  175B.4  OTHER PROGRAMS.
  2 12    Nothing in this chapter restricts the department from
  2 13 providing for programs which promote the purposes of the
  2 14 federal programs.
  2 15    Sec. 5.  NEW SECTION.  175B.5  ADMINISTRATIVE RULES.
  2 16    The department shall adopt rules in order to administer the
  2 17 Iowa farmers' market nutrition program.  If another state
  2 18 agency is involved in the administration of this chapter, the
  2 19 other state agency shall cooperate with the department in
  2 20 adopting its rules.
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  2 23                                                             
  2 24                               PATRICK J. MURPHY
  2 25                               Speaker of the House
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  2 28                                                             
  2 29                               JOHN P. KIBBIE
  2 30                               President of the Senate
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  2 32    I hereby certify that this bill originated in the House and
  2 33 is known as House File 846, Eighty=second General Assembly.
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  3  2                               MARK BRANDSGARD
  3  3                               Chief Clerk of the House
  3  4 Approved                , 2007
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  3  8 CHESTER J. CULVER
  3  9 Governor