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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session


Posted: December 12, 2022 02:06 PM
From: Senator David G. Argall and Sen. Patrick J. Stefano
To: All Senate members
Subject: Establishing a Uniform Timeframe for the Distribution of SNAP Benefits in Pennsylvania
In the near future, we will introduce legislation to establish a uniform, statewide time period for the distribution of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.

Food retailers testified at a hearing of the Senate Majority Policy Committee that it would be better to spread out payments over a fixed period to help provide consistent product availability and effectively meet the needs of customers who receive and use SNAP benefits.

This legislation would create a uniform schedule of distribution over a 20-day period rather than the current archaic system distributed on a county-by-county basis and which sometimes ranges from a single day of distribution to distribution over a 10-day period.

Please join us in support of this legislation.

Introduced as SB242