Status Summary

HB 2877 was heard and passed in Ways and Means, pulled in Rules, and passed by the Senate. It was amended by the Ways and Means committee so will go back to the House for concurrence/dispute. The House refused to concur and asked that Senate to recede from their amendments. They did and the bill has been signed into law by the Governor.

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HB 2877 would mandate that DSHS must expand the dates it distributes supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits from the first through the tenth of every month to the first through the twenty-fifth of every month. It would further require new program benefit distribution dates within the expanded period until recipient distribution is reasonably equal through the range of distribution dates.

Ways and Means amendment: Eliminates the requirement to extend the distribution of SNAP benefits to the first 20 days of the month and instead requires the department to recommend an option to extend distribution of SNAP benefits that minimizes state costs and disruption for recipients. The department may implement the recommended option if it can do so within appropriated funds.