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Introduced Version House Bill 2599 History

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H. B. 2599


          (By Delegates Ellem and Householder)
          [Introduced February 22, 2013; referred to the
Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.]



A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §9-5-22, relating to prohibiting recipients of state assistance under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program from purchasing sugary soft drinks or carbonated beverages with such funds.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
     That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §9-5-22, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 5. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS.
§9-5-22. Recipient of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program __prohibited from certain purchases.
_____Notwithstanding any other provision in this code to the contrary, recipients of assistance under the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program administered by the state may not purchase sugary soft drinks or carbonated drinkswith such funds.



     NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to prohibit recipients of public assistance under the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program from the purchase of sugary soft drinks or carbonated beverages.

     This section is new; therefore, it has been completely underscored.
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