A 1992 law prohibits people with drug felonies from recieving benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), sometimes referred to as "food stamps".  This prohibition does not exist for any other felony, and prior to this bill 47 other states had already waived out of this law. This bill requires WV to seek a waiver in the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), waiving the lifetime ban for individuals with drug felonies, except for individuals whose drug felonies also resulted in death or injury  or misuse of SNAP benefits.

Sponsors

Shott, Capito, Kessinger, Mandt, Fleischauer, Pushkin, Byrd, Robinson, S. Brown, Lovejoy

Status

Signed by governor

Session

2019

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