2014 Senate Bill 841

Senate Roll Call 672: Passed

To revise a law that bans having or using a false or doctored food stamp debit card (“bridge card”), reducing the threshold for criminal penalties from getting $250 worth of merchandise to $100, and increasing the penalty from 93 days in jail to one year, and potentially up to five years in prison, or 20 years if the value has exceeded $250,000. The bill also authorizes the seizure and forfeiture of the proceeds from this crime, and any property (including real estate) used to “facilitate” it.

26 Yeas / 10 Nays
Republican (24 Yeas / 0 Nays)
Democrat (2 Yeas / 10 Nays)
Excused or Not Voting (2)