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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 221

 

January Session, 2017

 

LCO No. 3045

 

*03045*

Referred to Committee on HUMAN SERVICES

 

Introduced by:

 

SEN. LARSON, 3rd Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING REQUIRING ABLE-BODIED ADULTS TO MEET WORK REQUIREMENTS IN ORDER TO RECEIVE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM BENEFITS.

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 require able-bodied adults without dependents to meet federal requirements to work not less than twenty hours a week or participate in authorized job training or volunteer services in order to continue receiving benefits from the federal supplemental nutrition assistance program.

Statement of Purpose:

To ensure able-bodied adults without dependents receiving supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits are working or training to become self-sufficient.