Okla. panel to consider food stamp restrictions
|Updated: 4/01/2013 10:29 am
||Published: 4/01/2013 7:04 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma legislative panel is slated to consider a proposal to make it a felony to share food stamps with people who aren't authorized to receive them.
The measure is set to go before the Oklahoma House Human Services Committee on Monday.
The proposal would make sharing $500 in food stamps or less would be a misdemeanor. Sharing more would become a felony punishable by up to five years in prison. The measure was authored by Republicans Sen. Rob Standridge and Sen. David Holt.
Oklahoma's Senate already passed the bill without opposition. Nearly all of the chamber's Democrats abstained from the vote.
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