Summary of Food Stamp Provisions Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996
The following is a general summary of the provisions of the welfare reform bill (H.R. 3734) which affect the food stamp program. The summary is not intended to represent a legal interpretation of the various provisions summarized and may not include all provisions that may have a food stamp impact. The provisions are effective upon enactment unless stated otherwise in the summary.
The summaries of provisions pertaining to aliens (Sec. 401 through 432) are intended to reflect the effect of these provisions on the Food Stamp Program only, not on all programs affected by the various provisions.