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AB 6 - Repeals Fingerprinting Requirement for CalFresh Benefits - Key Vote

California Key Votes

Brian Nestande voted Nay (Concurrence Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (50-26) - (Key vote)

Title: Repeals Fingerprinting Requirement for CalFresh Benefits

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and pass a bill that establishes a utility assistance program for low-income families and repeals the fingerprinting requirement for food stamp benefits.

Highlights:
  • Repeals the fingerprinting requirement for eligibility for CalFresh benefits (Sec. 1).
  • Establishes a utility assistance program for recipient households of CalFresh benefits, and requires that the program be implemented by January 1, 2013 (Sec. 21).
  • Appropriates funds from the federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program block grant for a nominal service benefit to be distributed to all CalFresh recipient households under the utility assistance program (Sec. 21).
  • Specifies that if the demand for nominal service benefits exceeds funds available from the block grant, the Department of Social Services and the Department of Community Services and Development shall report to the legislature and develop a plan to maintain the program (Sec. 21).
  • Specifies that any unused funds appropriated for the utility assistance program shall be reinvested in the program (Sec. 21).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (27-11) - (Key vote)

Title: Repeals Fingerprinting Requirement for CalFresh Benefits

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes a utility assistance program for low-income families and repeals the fingerprinting requirement for food stamp benefits.

Highlights:
  • Repeals the fingerprinting requirement for eligibility for CalFresh benefits (Sec. 1).
  • Establishes a utility assistance program for recipient households of CalFresh benefits, and requires that the program be implemented by January 1, 2013 (Sec. 21).
  • Appropriates funds from the federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program block grant for a nominal service benefit to be distributed to all CalFresh recipient households under the utility assistance program (Sec. 21).
  • Specifies that if the demand for nominal service benefits exceeds funds available from the block grant, the Department of Social Services and the Department of Community Services and Development shall report to the legislature and develop a plan to maintain the program (Sec. 21).
  • Specifies that any unused funds appropriated for the utility assistance program shall be reinvested in the program (Sec. 21).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (49-27) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Repeals Fingerprinting Requirement for CalFresh Benefits

Sponsors

  • Felipe Fuentes (CA - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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