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Federal/State:West Virginia
Bill:WV SB 262 - Restricts SNAP benefits for nonfoods
Summary:Would prohibit certain purchases of nonfood items by SNAP recipients, Nonfood items include sugary soft drinks or carbonated drinks, candy, cookies, snack crackers or ice cream.
Sponsor(s):Senator Cookman (WV - D)
Status:
As of 1/14/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature’s website.

Federal/State:West Virginia
Bill:WV HB 2060 - SSB Tax
Summary:Would increase the soft drinks tax, and dedicate the increase in funds to construction, maintenance and improvements of state parks.
Sponsor(s):Delegate Manypenney (D - WV)
Status:
As of 1/14/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature’s website.