Legislation Archive December 2016

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

IN S.B. 9 (Indiana)
Title: Supplemental nutrition assistance program and drug convictions
Prefiled December 29, 2016
Sponsor: Senator Merritt (R)
Summary: This bill specifies that Indiana would elect to opt out of the federal law prohibiting individuals convicted of certain drug offenses from receiving supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) assistance.
 
NM S.B. 5 (New Mexico)
Title: Restrict Certain SNAP Food Purchases
Prefiled December 15, 2016
Sponsor: Senator Pirtle (R)
Summary: This bill would establish guidelines to restrict purchases under the Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to those foods available under the Federal Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Assistance Program.
 
NY S.B. 8077 (New York)
Title: Provides that participants in the special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children may receive foods from any vendor approved by such program, including formula.
Adopted December 31, 2016
Sponsor: Senator Klein (D)
Summary: This bill provides that participants in the special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children may receive foods from any vendor approved by such program, including formula.