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