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 Bill Status of SB1742  98th General Assembly


Short Description:  PUB AID-SNAP-PROHIBITED FOODS

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Chapin Rose

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2015SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
305 ILCS 5/12-4.4a new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that the Secretary of Human Services shall seek a waiver from the United States Department of Agriculture to allow the State to specify certain foods that may and may not be purchased in Illinois with the benefits funded by the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly known as the Food Stamp Program), including a general ban on the use of SNAP benefits to purchase foods of minimal nutritional value such as carbonated soft drinks, snack cakes, candies, chewing gum, flavored ice bars, and fried, high-fat chips. Requires the Secretary to consult with members of the General Assembly in developing the waiver and to obtain approval from the General Assembly before implementing the waiver.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/15/2013SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Chapin Rose
  2/15/2013SenateFirst Reading
  2/15/2013SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/27/2013SenateAssigned to Human Services
  3/5/2013SenateTo Subcommittee on Special Issues (HS)
  3/19/2013SenatePostponed - Human Services
  3/22/2013SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  1/13/2015SenateSession Sine Die

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