HB 1047; 3R - Welfare Reform/Food and Nutrition Benefits

This bill would require winners of state lottery games to report their winnings to the state department of health and human services if they are receiving food benefits. The purpose is to ensure that people who are in far less need of government assistance due to lottery winnings are transparent about their financial status. Civitas Action supports efforts to reduce welfare fraud.

The conservative vote is yes. (74-39)