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H.R. 3010 (114th): Preserving Welfare for Needs Not Weed Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 9, 2015 (Introduced).


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114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3010

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 9, 2015

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

A BILL

To prohibit assistance provided under the program of block grants to States for temporary assistance for needy families from being accessed through the use of an electronic benefit transfer card at any store that offers marijuana for sale.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Preserving Welfare for Needs Not Weed Act.

2.

Prohibition on use of electronic benefit transfer card to access TANF assistance at any store that offers marijuana for sale

(a)

Prohibition

Section 408(a)(12)(A) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 608(a)(12)(A)) is amended—

(1)

by striking or at the end of clause (ii);

(2)

by striking the period at the end of clause (iii) and inserting ; or; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following:

(iv)

any establishment that offers marihuana (as defined in section 102(16) of the Controlled Substances Act) for sale.

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(b)

Effective date

The amendments made by subsection (a) shall take effect on the date that is 2 years after the date of the enactment of this Act.