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2007 Senate Bill 120: Distribute food stamps on twice-a-month basis

Public Act 107 of 2008

Introduced by Sen. Martha G. Scott (D) on January 30, 2007 To distribute food stamps to individuals on a twice-a-month basis, instead of monthly. Note: Some grocery stores have complained of monthly "boom/bust" cycles related to when food stamps are distributed.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Families and Human Services Committee on January 30, 2007
Reported in the Senate on February 27, 2008 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on March 6, 2008 To lower from $150 to $100 the level of monthly food stamps that would allows a recipient's monthly food stamp grant to be split into two twice-per-month grants.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 6, 2008
Passed 35 to 2 in the Senate on March 12, 2008.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To distribute food stamps to individuals on a twice-a-month basis, instead of monthly.
Received in the House on March 12, 2008
Referred to the House Families and Childrens Services Committee on March 12, 2008
Reported in the House on March 19, 2008 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 87 to 19 in the House on April 8, 2008.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To distribute food stamps to individuals on a twice-a-month basis, instead of monthly.
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on April 24, 2008

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