Status Summary

Referred to Senate Committee for Law & Justice on 1.23.19, but not yet scheduled for a hearing. As of mid-March, the bill is dead. However, it could “come back" during the 2019 session as an amendment on another bill or other mechanisms, or next year (since bills technically stay alive for the full 2019-20 biennium). (updated 4.5.19)

Legislative Session

2019

Status

Died

Sponsor

Padden

This act amends language in RCW 9.91.140 from “food stamps” to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.

This bill adds a new section the RCW Chapter 9.91 to read:

§  A person who knowingly uses, presents, transfers, acquires, or possesses unauthorized SNAP benefits is guilty of:

       oA class C felony if the face value of the benefits exceeds $750;

         oA gross misdemeanor if the face value of the benefits is $750 or less.