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PUBLIC LAW 99-000—MMMM. DD, 1985

PUBLIC LAW 99-198—DEC. 23, 1985

99 STAT. 1567

(2) inserting before the semicolon at the end of paragraph (3) the following: "or receives disability retirement benefits from a governmental agency because of a disability considered permanent under section 221(i) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 421(i))"; (3) inserting "or non-service-connected" after "service-connected" in paragraph (4)(A); (4) striking out "or" at the end of paragraph (5); (5) striking out the period at the end of paragraph (6) and inserting in lieu thereof "; or"; and (6) adding at the end thereof the following: "(7) is an individual receiving an annuity under section 2(a)(l)(iv) or 2(a)(l)(v) of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1974 (45 U.S.C. 231a(a)(l)(iv) or 231a(a)(l)(v)), if the individual's service as an employee under the Railroad Retirement Act of 1974, after December 31, 1936, had been included in the term 'employment' as defined in the Social Security Act, and if an application for 42 USC 1305. disability benefits had been filed.". STATE AND LOCAL SALES TAXES

SEC. 1505. (a) Section 4(a) of the Food Stamp Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 2013(a)) is amended by inserting before the period at the end of the first sentence the following: ", except that a State may not participate in the food stamp program if the Secretary determines that State or local sales taxes are collected within that State on purchases of food made with coupons issued under this Act". (b)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), the amendment made by subsection (a) shall take effect with respect to a State beginning on the first day of the fiscal year that commences in the calendar year during which the first regular session of the legislature of such State is convened following the date of enactment of this Act. (2) Upon a showing by a State, to the satisfaction of the Secretary, that the application of paragraph (1), without regard to this paragraph, would have an adverse and disruptive effect on the administration of the food stamp program in such State or would provide inadequate time for retail stores to implement changes in sales tax policy required as a result of the amendment made by subsection (a), the Secretary may delay the effective date of subsection (a) with respect to such State to a date not later than October 1, 1987.

Effective date. 7 USC 2013 note.


SEC. 1506. Section 4(b) of the Food Stamp Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 2013(b)) is amended by— (1) striking out the first sentence; and (2) striking out "also" in the second sentence. CATEGORICAL ELIGIBILITY

SEC. 1507. (a)(1) Section 5(a) of the Food Stamp Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 2014) is amended by inserting after the first sentence the following: "Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Act except sections 6(b), 6(d)(2), and 6(g) and the third sentence of section 3(i), and during the period beginning on the date of the enactment of the Food Security Act of 1985 and ending on September 30, 1989, households in which each member receives benefits under a State plan approved under part A of title IV of the Social Security Act,

Blind persons. Disabled Persons. Post, pp. 1572, 1573; an^, p. 1566. 42 USC 601.