January 2018 Special Session
2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
ASSEMBLY AMENDMENT 1,
TO ASSEMBLY BILL 6
February 15, 2018 - Offered by Representative Zimmerman.
20.005 (3) (schedule) of the statutes: at the appropriate place, 5
insert the following amounts for the purposes indicated:
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20.435 (4) (bt) of the statutes is created to read:
(bt) Healthy eating incentive pilot program.
As a continuing 2
appropriation, the amounts in the schedule to contract with an entity to administer 3
the healthy eating incentive program under s. 49.79 (7r). No moneys may be 4
expended under this paragraph after December 31, 2019, except for moneys 5
encumbered on or before that date.”.
49.79 (7r) of the statutes is created to read:
49.79 (7r) Healthy eating incentive pilot program.
(a) The department shall 9
establish and implement a 10-month pilot program to provide 2,000 households that 10
are eligible for food stamp program benefits in both urban and rural areas with 11
discounts on fresh produce and other healthy foods at the point-of-sale at 12
(b) The department shall obtain and review proposals to administer the 14
program under par. (a) in accordance with the department's request-for-proposal 15
procedures and according to criteria developed by the department. After reviewing 16
the applications submitted, the department shall select an applicant and enter into 17
a contract with that applicant to administer the program under this subsection. In 18
administering the program, the selected applicant shall do at least all of the 19
1. Manage all financial transactions between and among participants, 21
retailers, food manufacturers, and the department.
2. Establish an adequate network of participating retailers to effectively 23
conduct the pilot.
(c) The department shall contract with an independent research entity to 2
conduct a study of the program established under this subsection. The department 3
shall identify a statistically significant number of participants in the pilot program 4
to provide food purchase, nutritional, and health data to the independent research 5
entity. The research entity shall analyze the efficacy of the pilot program in affecting 6
food purchases and the health of participating families.”.