SB 283

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2013-2014 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Feb 14, 2013
  • Passed Senate May 29, 2013
  • Assembly
  • Governor

CalFresh eligibility.

Bill Subjects

Calfresh Eligibility.

Abstract

Existing federal law provides for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) , known in California as CalFresh, formerly the Food Stamp Program, under which supplemental nutrition assistance benefits allocated to the state by the federal government are distributed to eligible individuals by each county. Under existing law, a person convicted of specified drug offenses, including transporting, selling, furnishing, administering, giving away, possessing for sale, purchasing for purpose of sale, or manufacturing a controlled substance, is ineligible to receive CalFresh benefits. Existing law authorizes the payment of CalFresh benefits to other convicted drug felons who have participated in, or are on the waiting list for, a drug treatment program, or who can show other evidence that the illegal use of controlled substances has ceased. This bill would authorize CalFresh benefits to be paid to an individual who is convicted in state or federal court after December 31, 1997, of any offense classified as a felony that has as an element the possession, use, or distribution of a controlled substance, as defined. If the person is on supervised release, he or she would be ineligible for CalFresh benefits during any period of revocation of that supervised release where the revocation results in the individual's incarceration. The bill would authorize implementation and administration of these provisions by all-county letters or similar instructions from the Director of Social Services, developed in consultation with specified entities, and would, thereafter, require the State Department of Social Services to adopt regulations by January 1, 2015. Because counties administer CalFresh, this bill would increase county duties by potentially expanding the eligible population, and would thereby impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to these statutory provisions.

Bill Sponsors (1)

Votes


Actions


Nov 30, 2014

Assembly

From Assembly without further action.

Assembly

From committee without further action.

Aug 30, 2013

Assembly

Set, second hearing. Held in committee and under submission.

Aug 14, 2013

Assembly

Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR. suspense file. APPR

Aug 05, 2013

Assembly

Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-2
  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Jul 03, 2013

Assembly

From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 2.) (July 2).

Jun 18, 2013

Assembly

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on HUM. S.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-2
  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HUM. S.

Jun 14, 2013

Assembly

Referred to Com. on HUM. S.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HUM. S.

May 30, 2013

Assembly

In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.

May 29, 2013

Senate

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 26. Noes 8. Page 1173.) Ordered to the Assembly.

May 28, 2013

Senate

Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.

May 24, 2013

Senate

From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 5. Noes 2. Page 1010.) (May 23).

May 17, 2013

Senate

Set for hearing May 23.

Apr 29, 2013

Senate

Placed on APPR. suspense file.

Apr 19, 2013

Senate

Set for hearing April 29.

Apr 17, 2013

Senate

Hearing postponed by committee.

Apr 12, 2013

Senate

Set for hearing April 22.

Apr 10, 2013

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 4. Noes 1. Page 485.) (April 9). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
Com. on APPR.

Mar 12, 2013

Senate

Set for hearing April 9.

Feb 28, 2013

Senate

Referred to Com. on HUMAN S.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HUMAN S.

Feb 15, 2013

Senate

From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 17.

Feb 14, 2013

Senate

Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

Bill Text

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SB283 HTML
02/14/13 - Introduced PDF
05/28/13 - Amended Senate PDF
06/18/13 - Amended Assembly PDF
08/05/13 - Amended Assembly PDF

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