2 food-stamp measures pass House committee
BY MICHAEL MCNUTT NewsOK.com
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
2/26/13 at 6:31 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY - People with felony drug convictions no longer would be able to receive food stamps in Oklahoma, according to a bill approved Monday by a legislative committee.
The House of Representatives Human Services Committee voted 6-2 to pass House Bill 2014, which would prohibit those convicted of a drug felony from being eligible for food stamps.
Rep. Sean Roberts, the bill's author, said children and others in a household would be able to qualify for food stamps.
Roberts, R-Hominy, said his bill would make the state reverse a 1997 decision to opt out of a federal law that disqualified individuals who have been convicted of a felony drug offense from qualifying for the food stamp program.
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