TJC tracks state and federal legislation that impacts Tennesseans' access to food. Stay up to date and get involved in passing legislation to end hunger in Tennessee.
FARM BILL 2023
The Farm Bill is an "omnibus" legislation that is reauthorized every 5 years. An omnibus is a bill that includes many separate bills passed as one piece of legislation, and the Farm Bill is the omnibus where programs like SNAP (Food Stamps) come from, among other things. While this is federal legislation, we have separated it out because it is up for renewal this year. Every time the Farm Bill is up for reauthorization, federal legislators have the opportunity to make changes to it by introducing bills like the ones in this section.
OTHER SNAP LEGISLATION
This section contains bills up for consideration that affect the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, previously known as "Food Stamps") in some way, but that are not associated with the Farm Bill 2023.
WIC (WOMEN, INFANTS, AND CHILDREN)
This section contains bills up for consideration that affect the Special Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program in some way.
This section contains bills up for consideration that affect programs that feed children during school hours, such as the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).
SUMMER AND AFTER SCHOOL MEALS
This section contains bills up for consideration that affect the programs that feed children outside of school hours, such as Summer EBT, the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), and others.
TENNESSEE STATE LEGISLATION
The Tennessee state General Assembly adjourned the 2023 legislative session for the year on April 21. Stay tuned for future updates as we get closer to the 2024 legislative session, set to reconvene on January 9th, 2024.