Amendment #15 to S.1806

Increasing Penalties for Trafficking Benefits

Ms. Andrews of Orange move that the bill be amended by striking out section 7 and inserting in place thereof the following section:

“SECTION 7. Section 5L of said chapter 18, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following subsection:-

(f) An individual who traffics food stamp benefits, as described in subsection (b) and on 1 prior occasion has been convicted of trafficking food stamp benefits pursuant to said subsection (b) or conspiracy to traffic food stamp benefits shall be punished by imprisonment in a state prison for not more than 10 years or by a fine of not more than $25,000 or both.”.