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Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY SB 241 - Regarding finger imaging of SNAP recipients
Summary:Would ensure that SNAP recipients are not subjected to finger imaging to receive benefits.
Sponsor(s):Senator Daniel L. Squadron (D)
Status:
As of 12/6/2012: Prefiled, referred to Committee on Social Services

Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY HB 2666 - Regarding finger imaging of SNAP recipients
Summary:Would ensure that SNAP recipients are not subjected to finger imaging to receive benefits.
Sponsor(s):Assemblyman Keith L. T. Wright (D)
Status:
As of 5/31/2013: Reported out of Committee on Social Services, referred to Committee on Ways and Means
As of 5/28/2013: Committee meeting set for May 30, 2013
As of 1/22/2013: Introduced, first reading, referred to Committee on Social Services

Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY HB 5218 - Authorize school districts to donate excess food
Summary:Would allow school districts and institutions of higher education to donate excess food to local voluntary food assistance programs; requires the Commissioner of Education to establish guidelines for food donation.
Sponsor(s):Assemblyman Felix Ortiz (D)
Status:
As of 2/25/2013: Introduced, read once, referred to Committee on Education

Federal/State:New York
Bill:NY SB 2332 - Donating excess school food to food assistance programs
Summary:Would direct the commissioner of education to establish guidelines providing for donation of excess, unused, edible food from school meals to food assistance programs.
Sponsor(s):Senator Jeffrey Klein (D)
Status:
As of 1/28/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature’s website.