SB 522
Modifies the eligibility requirements for food stamp assistance
LR Number:
Last Action:
1/5/2012 - Second Read and Referred S General Laws Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2012

Current Bill Summary

SB 522 - 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, either:

(1) Successfully participates in, is accepted for treatment and is on a waiting list for, or has satisfactorily completed a substance abuse treatment program approved by the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse;

(2) Has been determined by a division-certified treatment provider to not need substance abuse treatment; or

(3) Complies with all obligations imposed by the court, Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse and the Division of Probation and Parole.

The individual must all meet all other factors for foods stamps eligibility.

This act is identical to HB 1238 (2012) and to HB 74 (2011).