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PUBLIC LAW 94-000—MMMM. DD, 1976

PUBLIC LAW 94-339—JULY 5, 1976 and (e), respectively, and inserting new subsections (b) and (c) as follows: "(b)(1) The Secretary shall by regulation develop an appropriate procedure for determining and monitoring the level of coupon inventories in the hands of coupon vendors for the purpose of insuring that such inventories are at proper levels (taking into consideration the historical and projected volume of coupon distribution by such vendors). Any such regulations shall contain procedures to insure that coupon inventories in the hands of coupon vendors are not in excess of the reasonable needs of such vendors taking into consideration the ease and feasibility of resupplying such coupon inventories. The Secretary may, at his discretion, require periodic reports from such coupon vendors respecting the level of such inventories. "(2) Any coupon vendor, or any officer, employee, or agent thereof, convicted of failing to provide a report required under paragraph (1) of this subsection shall be fined not more than $3,000, or imprisoned not more than one year, or both. "(3) Any coupon vendor, or any officer, employee, or agent thereof, who knowingly provides false information in any report required under paragraph (1) of this subsection shall be fined not more than $10,000, or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both. "(c)(1) The Secretary shall by regulation prescribe appropriate procedures for the delivery of coupons to coupon vendors and for the custody, care, control, and storage of coupons in the hands of coupon vendors in order to secure such coupons against theft, embezzlement, misuse, loss, or destruction. "(2) Any coupon vendor, or any officer, employee, or agent thereof, convicted of violating any regulations issued under paragraph (1) of this subsection shall be fined not more than $3,000, or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.". SEC. 4. Section 3 of the Food Stamp Act of 1964, as amended, is amended by adding at the end thereof a new subsection (o) as follows: "(o) The term 'coupon vendor' means any person, partnership, corporation, organization, political subdivision, or other entity with which a State agency has contracted for, or to which it has delegated administrative responsibility in connection with, the issuance of coupons to households.". Approved July 5, 1976.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: HOUSE REPORT No. 94-1282 (Comm. on Agriculture). SENATE REPORT No. 94-714 (Comm. on Agriculture and Forestry). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 122 (1976): Apr. 8, considered and passed Senate. June 22, considered and passed House. WEEKLY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS, Vol. 12, No. 28: July 6, Presidential statement.

90 STAT. 801

Coupon inventories.

Reports to Secretary. Penalty.

Procedures.

Penalty.

"Coupon vendor." 7 USC 2012.