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AB 177 - Limits Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Purchases - Wisconsin Key Vote

John Jagler voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (60-35) - (Key vote)
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Title: Limits Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Purchases

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that limits the types of foods individuals receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits are able to purchase.

Highlights:
  • Requires an individual to use at least 67 percent of his or her monthly SNAP benefits to purchase certain items, including but not limited to, the following items (Sec. 2):
    • Food items on the Department of Health Services list regardless of brand, size, or packaging;
    • Food items of beef, pork, chicken, and fish; and
    • All types of dairy.
  • Prohibits an individual from using SNAP benefits to purchase crab, lobster, shrimp, or any other shellfish (Sec. 2).
  • Requires the department to publish a list of foods for which a recipient must use at least 67 percent of the benefits amount they receive in a month (Sec.2). 
  • Authorizes a retailer or grocer to swipe an individual’s benefit card before scanning any items to be purchased (Sec. 2).

 

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Limits Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Purchases

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