Status Summary

First reading, referred to Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation 1.15.2020. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 1.22.2020. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 1.28.2020; 1st substitute adopted and passed to Ways & Means. Referred to Ways & Means on 1.30.2020. Hearing in Ways & Means on 2.10.2020. Executive action taken in Ways & Means on 2.11.2020; 2nd substitute bill passed and passed onto Rules for second reading. Placed on second reading consent calendar on 2.13.2020. 2nd substitute bill substituted.  Rules suspended. Placed and passed on Third Reading on 2.14.2020. IN THE HOUSE: Public hearing scheduled In the House Committee on Human Services & Early Learning on 2.21.2020 at 8:00 a.m.(updated 2.21.2020)


Legislative Session



In Progress


Sen. Lovelett

The Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program will be expanded by increasing fruit and vegetable benefits. This benefit shall be of no less than $32 per summer farmer’s market season. To the extent that they are available, federal funds must be used to pay for this benefit.


1st Substitute:

  • Expands the Farmer's Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) for Women, Infants, and Children program participants.
  •  Increases the FMNP benefit from $28 to $32 for the summer season, subject to appropriations.
  • Clarifies that to the extent federal funds are available, DOH will use federal funds up to the maximum benefit allowable under federal law.
  • Sets the minimum fruit and vegetable benefit at the current level of $28 per individual.


Companion Bill