Category: Social Issues
HB 1798 (2018) relative to eligibility for food stamps/supplemental nutrition assistance.
House/Senate Bill: House
Description: Prohibits the state from waiving the federal work requirement for able-bodied adults without dependents who receive food stamp benefits. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, the state waives the work requirement for households in 14 towns identified by the U.S. Census Bureau as having high unemployment rates and few employment opportunities. As of October 2017, there were a total of 38 unique households for which work requirements were waived.
Bill Sponsor: Sean D. Morrison
Bill Co Sponsor: Click the "Link to Full Bill" for information
Next Hearing Date: Wed, 01/24/2018
Next Voting Date: Tue, 03/06/2018