SB 1017 Modifies provisions relating to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Sponsor: Wieland
LR Number: 6482S.01I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Seniors, Families and Children
Last Action: 3/7/2018 - Hearing Conducted S Seniors, Families and Children Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2018

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SB 1017 - Under this act, the Department of Social Services shall, when calculating Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, consider biological, step, adoptive, and unborn children as part of a household and foster children may also be included at the request of the household providing foster care. Subject to federal approval, individuals residing at or who are clients of domestic violence shelters, maternity homes, pregnancy resource centers, and public or private nonprofit agencies operated to assist victims of human trafficking shall be eligible for expedited service of benefits. Finally, when determining if residents or clients of such entities are exempt from SNAP work requirements, the Department shall consider factors such as homelessness, displacement, fleeing violence or abuse, postpartum complications, physical or psychological trauma, and similar conditions.