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Federal/State:Louisiana
Bill:LA HB 464 - Pilot initiative that trains and educates SNAP recipients
Summary:Establishes a pilot initiative for training and education to serve certain recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits. Creates a workforce training and education initiative with the purpose of improving employment opportunities for nonworking SNAP recipients and enhancing workforce readiness. The goals of the pilot initiative include 1) providing incentives that are effective in helping SNAP beneficiaries achieve financial self-sufficiency, 2) connecting employers to job candidates who
Sponsor(s):Representative Chris Broadwater (R)
Status:
As of 6/24/2014: Adopted June 12, 2014

Federal/State:Louisiana
Bill:LA HB 1213 - Nutritional benefits for retirees
Summary:Would provide for continuance of nutrition assistance (SNAP) for certain retirees and authorize sources of funding for special nutrition assistance benefits.
Sponsor(s):Representative Patrick O. Jefferson (D)
Status:
As of 4/29/2014: For status updates, visit the legislature's website.

Federal/State:Louisiana
Bill:LA HB 1176 - Restrictions on EBT cards (SNAP and TANF)
Summary:Would provide for restrictions on use of TANF cash assistance and electronic benefits transfer (EBT) cards, particularly restrictions and prohibitions on retailers and other businesses participating in the electronic benefits transfer system.
Sponsor(s):Representative Chris Broadwater (R)
Status:
As of 4/29/2014: For status updates, visit the legislature's website.

Federal/State:Louisiana
Bill:LA SCR 20 - WIC vouchers at farmers' markets
Summary:Directs Department of Health and Hospitals to submit a state plan amendment to the federal government that will permit WIC cash value vouchers to be used at farmers' markets.
Sponsor(s):Senator David Heitmeier (D)
Status:
As of 6/3/2014: Adopted May 29, 2014
As of 3/18/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.

Federal/State:Louisiana
Bill:LA HB 1062 - Task force concerning SNAP benefits
Summary: Provides for a task force to make recommendations concerning electronic issuance of SNAP benefits. The task force would make recommendations concerning electronic benefits disbursement by the Department of Children and Family Services.
Sponsor(s):Representative Frank Hoffmann (R)
Status:
As of 6/13/2014: Adopted June 5, 2014
As of 4/3/2014: For status updates, please visit the legislator's website.

Federal/State:Louisiana
Bill:LA SCR 57 - Clear deceased SNAP recipients from eligibility list
Summary:Requests that DHH and DCFS work to streamline the process of clearing the names of deceased recipients from the list of those eligible for SNAP benefits.
Sponsor(s):Senator Dale Erdey (D)
Status:
As of 5/28/2014: Adopted May 20, 2014