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H.R. 5740: To amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to permit the State agency to disclose personal identifying information of a household member to a law enforcement officer who provides such member’s household electronic benefit transfer card number for the purpose of apprehending such member who is fleeing to avoid prosecution, or custody or confinement after conviction, for a crime.

Sponsor and status


May 9, 2018


Introduced on May 9, 2018

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on May 9, 2018. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


David Joyce

Representative for Ohio's 14th congressional district



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May 9, 2018

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Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 5740 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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