SB 34 Modifies the eligibility requirements for food stamp assistance
Sponsor: Wilson
LR Number: 0055S.01I Fiscal Note: 0055-01
Committee: Health, Mental Health, Seniors and Families
Last Action: 4/28/2009 - Voted Do Pass S Health, Mental Health, Seniors and Families Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2009

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SB 34 - 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 felony conviction under federal or state law involving possession or use 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, Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse and the Division of Probation and Parole. In addition, the individual shall be subject to random drug testing. Such individual shall be permanently disqualified for such benefits following any positive drug test, except for those controlled substances validly prescribed by a licensed health care provider. The individual must all meet all other factors for foods stamps eligibility.

This act is identical to SB SS/SB 764 (2008).

ADRIANE CROUSE