Bill Text: CT HB06616 | 2017 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: An Act Requiring Able-bodied Recipients Of Supplemental Nutritional Assistance To Seek Employment.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 5-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-01-24 - Referred to Joint Committee on Human Services [HB06616 Detail]

Download: Connecticut-2017-HB06616-Introduced.html

General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 6616

 

January Session, 2017

 

LCO No. 2084

 

*02084*

Referred to Committee on HUMAN SERVICES

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. KLARIDES, 114th Dist.

REP. CANDELORA, 86th Dist.

REP. HOYDICK, 120th Dist.

REP. O'DEA, 125th Dist.

REP. O'NEILL, 69th Dist.

 

AN ACT REQUIRING ABLE-BODIED RECIPIENTS OF SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITIONAL ASSISTANCE TO SEEK EMPLOYMENT.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That section 17b-105a of the general statutes be amended to (1) prohibit the Commissioner of Social Services from seeking a federal waiver allowing able-bodied adults without dependents to receive supplemental nutrition assistance without meeting work requirements prescribed in 7 CFR 273.24, and (2) require the commissioner to immediately cease applying an exemption permissible under federal law allowing such adults to receive such assistance.

Statement of Purpose:

To require able-bodied persons receiving food assistance to seek employment.

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