Letter to the Editor: Explanation
BY Sean Roberts, Hominy
Saturday, March 16, 2013
3/16/13 at 7:27 AM
Your March 1 "Food Stamps" editorial did not fully explain the contents of House Bill 2014, which would not take away food stamps, also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP, from any children.
House Bill 2014 would disqualify individuals who have been convicted of a drug felony from participating in SNAP, but the parents would still receive the assistance for their children.
My bill would bring Oklahoma law in line with Texas, Arkansas, Missouri and 10 other states, and would include individuals who have been convicted of any offense classified as a felony that includes the possession, use or distribution of a controlled substance.
Editor's note: Roberts is state representative for the 36th District.
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