SB 138
Modifies the law relating to work requirements for participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Sponsor:
LR Number:
0864S.02C
Last Action:
4/19/2021 - Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection w/SCS
Journal Page:
Title:
SCS SB 138
Calendar Position:
Effective Date:
August 28, 2021

Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 138 - This act requires individuals participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to comply with the work requirements described in federal statute and regulations. Any nonexempt participant who refuses or fails without good cause to comply with the work requirements shall be ineligible to participate in the program for the duration of the disqualification period as follows: (1) for the first occurrence of noncompliance, the individual shall be disqualified for three months; (2) for the second occurrence of noncompliance, the individual shall be disqualified for six months; and (3) for the third occurrence of noncompliance, the individual shall be disqualified permanently.

Except in cases of permanent disqualification, an individual may resume participation in SNAP at the end of a disqualification period if the individual applies again and is in compliance with the work requirements. A disqualified individual may be permitted to resume participation during a disqualification period by becoming exempt from the work requirements.

An individual disqualified under the provisions of this act shall be entitled to a fair hearing under applicable federal and state law.

This act is substantially similar to SB 611 (2020), SB 4 (2019), and SB 561 (2018).

SARAH HASKINS

Amendments

No Amendments Found.