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Senate Bill 571 Printer's Number 607

PENNSYLVANIA, April 16 - PRINTER'S NO. 607

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA

SENATE BILL

No.

571

Session of

2021

INTRODUCED BY ARGALL, STEFANO, SCAVELLO, REGAN, YAW, PITTMAN AND

PHILLIPS-HILL, APRIL 16, 2021

REFERRED TO HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, APRIL 16, 2021

AN ACT

Amending the act of June 13, 1967 (P.L.31, No.21), entitled "An

act to consolidate, editorially revise, and codify the public

welfare laws of the Commonwealth," in fiscal provisions

relating to public assistance, providing for distribution of

SNAP benefits.

The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

hereby enacts as follows:

Section 1. The act of June 13, 1967 (P.L.31, No.21), known

as the Human Services Code, is amended by adding a section to

read:

Section 476. Distribution of SNAP Benefits.--Within six

months of the effective date of this section, the department

shall develop and implement guidelines that require each county

to distribute benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition

Assistance Program (SNAP) on a monthly basis using a uniform

twenty-five-day distribution schedule.

Section 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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