Status Summary

Referred to Human Services & Early Learning on 1.29.16. Public hearing in the House Committee on Human Services & Early Learning on 1.30.19. Executive action in the House Committee on Human Services & Early Learning on 2.1.19; passed. Referred to Appropriations on 2.5.19. Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations on 2.20.19. Executive action in the House Committee on Appropriations on 2.26.19; 1st substitute bill passed. Referred to Rules 2 Review on 2.28.19. Placed on second reading by Rules Committee on 3.1.19. 1st substitute bill substituted. Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading. Passed on third reading on 3.4.19. In the Senate: First reading, referred to Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 3.6.19. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 3.14.19. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 3.21.19; majority pass and refer to Ways & Means. Referred to Ways & Means on 3.22.19. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means on 4.5.19. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means on 4.9.19; Majority pass with amendment(s). Passed to Rules Committee for second reading on 4.9.19. In the House: House concurred in Senate amendments. Passed final passage on 4.18.19. Speaker signed on 4.23.19. In the Senate: President signed on 4.24.19. Other than legislative action: Delivered to Governor on 4.25.19. Governor signed on 4.29.19. Chapter 168, 2019 Laws. Effective date: 7/28/2019. (updated 5.3.19)

Legislative Session

2019

Status

Passed

Sponsor

Rep. Riccelli

HB1587 establishes a state fruit and vegetable incentives program to benefit people who are food insecure, our agriculture industry, and retailers across the state.  The incentive program would provide the recipient with extra food benefits to purchase fruits and vegetables at farmers markets and authorized grocery stores.  Vouchers that were provided by a health care provider, health educator, community health worker, or other health professional could be used at an authorized farmers market or grocery store.

DSHS would administer the program.  A number of requirements are specified in the bill related to the development and implementation of the program.  They are also required to evaluate the program’s effectiveness.

Subject to the availability of amounts appropriated, the department would also distribute a fruit and vegetable benefit of no less than $30 per summer farmers market season to each eligible participant in the women, infant, and children farmers market nutrition program.  To the extent federal funds are available they must be used to pay the benefit.

 *Companion to SB5583

Amendments:

Updated on 4.12.19:

1st substitute:

  • Recommended the removal of the requirement of a $30 fruit and vegetable benefit to participants in the Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Farmers' Market Nutrition Program.

Senate Committee Amendments (Updated on 4.12.19):

The progress report and program evaluation to the Governor and the Legislature are made subject to available funds.