A big thank-you to those who responded to our Action Alert last week regarding the food stamp ban! Your actions made a difference!
As many of you requested, this week Speaker Tim Jones assigned SB 680 to the House Government Oversight Committee. Sponsored by Sen. Kiki Curls (D-Kansas City), SB 680 would lift the lifetime food stamp ban for former drug offenders while still mandating certain requirements like drug treatment programs. Missouri is one of only nine states that have still not opted out of the requirement in the 1996 welfare reform bill.
A hearing on SB 680 is scheduled for Monday, May 5th. With only two weeks left in the session, we may need to alert the network again to get this bill across the finish line.
Posted: May 2, 2104