SB 696 Modifies the eligibility requirements for food stamp assistance
Sponsor: Wilson Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number: 2545S.01I Fiscal Note: 2545-01
Committee: Seniors, Families and Public Health
Last Action: 4/24/2007 - Voted Do Pass S Seniors, Families and Public Health Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2007

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Current Bill Summary

SB 696 - This act provides that pursuant to the option granted under the federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996, an individual who has a conviction under federal or state law of a felony involving possession, use, or distribution of a controlled substance shall be eligible for food stamp benefits if such person, as determined by the department of social services, successfully participates in or has satisfactorily completed a substance abuse treatment program approved by the division of alcohol and drug abuse or complies with all obligations imposed by the court, divisions of alcohol and drug abuse and the division of probation and parole. The individual must all meet all other factors for foods stamps eligibility.