|HB3343 Enrolled||LRB101 06806 KTG 51835 b|
AN ACT concerning public aid.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by
adding Section 12-4.13c as follows:
(305 ILCS 5/12-4.13c new)
SNAP Restaurant Meals Program.
(a) The Department of Human Services shall establish a
Restaurant Meals Program as part of the federal Supplemental
Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Under the Restaurant
Meals Program, households containing elderly or disabled
members, and their spouses, as defined in 7 U.S.C. 2012(j), or
homeless individuals, as defined in 7 U.S.C. 2012(l), shall
have the option in accordance with 7 U.S.C. 2012(k) to redeem
their SNAP benefits at private establishments that contract
with the Department to offer meals for eligible individuals at
concessional prices subject to 7 U.S.C. 2018(h). The Restaurant
Meals Program shall be operational no later than January 1,
(b) The Department of Human Services shall adopt any rules
necessary to implement the provisions of this Section.
This Act takes effect upon