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Child food security

Senate Bill Number: 

Senate Bill 65 nullifies certain administrative regulations and has the effect of taking away food assistance (SNAP benefits) from 6,000 Kentucky children in households with a parent who is behind in making child support payments.

This means more food insecurity for children and other members of that family, plus several hundred thousands of dollars in administrative costs. See an analysis from Kentucky Policy.

Bill Sponsor(s): 
Sens. Steven West, Ralph Alvarado

SB 65 was approved by the Senate State & Local Government Committee on February 10 and the full Senate, 30-6, on February 23. In the House, SB 65 was approved by the Licensing & Occupations Committee on March 11. It passed the full House on March 16, 68-23. 

SB 65 was vetoed by Gov. Beshear on March 23. The House (71-23) and the Senate (30-7) voted to override the governor's veto of SB 65 on March 29.

See how legislators voted on SB 65.

KFTC's Position: 
KFTC Opposes