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2011 Senate Bill 712: Ban welfare for big lottery winners

Public Act 78 of 2012

  1. Introduced by Sen. Michael Green (R) on September 28, 2011, to include money won in lottery or other gambling as part of a “countable assets” cap for purposes of determining eligibility for food stamps; and to include money won in lottery or other gambling as part of “countable income” for purposes of determining eligibility for other state welfare benefits. The bill also would explicitly authorize in statute an asset cap for food stamp eligibility.
    • Referred to the Senate Families, Seniors & Human Services Committee on September 28, 2011.
      • Reported in the Senate on February 7, 2012, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-4) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on February 28, 2012. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 28, 2012.
  2. Passed 26 to 10 in the Senate on March 1, 2012.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on March 1, 2012.
    • Referred to the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee on March 1, 2012.
      • Reported in the House on March 27, 2012, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on March 28, 2012, to adopt a version of the bill that recognizes the food stamp asset cap authorization is now in House Bill 5033. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 28, 2012.
  4. Passed 109 to 1 in the House on March 29, 2012, to include money won in lottery or other gambling as part of a “countable assets” cap for purposes of determining eligibility for food stamps; and to include money won in lottery or other gambling as part of “countable income” for purposes of determining eligibility for other state welfare benefits.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on March 29, 2012.
  6. Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on March 29, 2012, to concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on April 11, 2012.

Comments

Re: 2011 Senate Bill 712 (Ban welfare for big lottery winners )  by pita262 on September 11, 2012 

Sorry so late to the party - just signed up on this site this last week.  I would guess we need even MORE stupid laws because the government can't put 2 and 2 together.  The government has data showing who is on assistance, the government also has data on who has won the lottery (or should I must add).  From a simple data analyst's perspective you simply match the two pieces of data and "OMG" you should get a match!  You then get the person on the government dole to repay to the government the assistance they have received and immediately cut off any future assistance.  If our government does NOT already have this capability then we are paying way too much taxes as they are way behind the times with regards to technology.  I am suspecting that is the real case and that is why we should not let government run anything more than they have to!  Can't wait to see how they bungle health care . . . Be ready for more beauracracy and more inept management of something that should never be in the hands of any government!



Re: 2011 Senate Bill 712 (Ban welfare for big lottery winners )  by josephinesanchez on September 6, 2012 
"2011 Senate Bill 712: Ban welfare for big lottery winners"
huh? I still don't understand this and that is why I need to really clarrify with this one. excess electrical

Re: 2011 Senate Bill 712 (Ban welfare for big lottery winners )  by Freerider on March 1, 2012 

Honestly, anyone who won the mega-millions and still had the audacity to collect a welfare check ought to be locked up!  Kind of surprised this bill was even necessary. 



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