Idaho Food Stamp Distribution Bill Heads Back to Committee
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation that would spread food stamp distribution across 10 days each month has been pulled from the Senate and is headed back to committee for reconsideration. Republican Sen.
Lee Heider of Twin Falls asked fellow senators to return the bill earlier this month — just days in fact after the Senate Health and Welfare Committee approved it on a 6-3 vote. Heider says the review will focus on making sure the fiscal costs are accurate. The legislation — similar to a bill that failed last year — has the support of big grocers.
Supporters say issuing food stamps just one day each months creates chaos, long lines and inventory problems at stores across the state. The bill would spread the issuance of food stamps across the first 10 days.