CHARLESTON, W.Va.¬†—¬†There are four public hearings scheduled for Monday and Tuesday in the House of Delegates on bills being considered by House committees.

The two Monday morning hearings will be held in the House Chamber and two Tuesday afternoon hearings in the House Government Organization Committee’s committee room in the capitol’s East Wing.

Public comments will be taken beginning at 8:30 a.m. on a bill (HB 4001) that would place work requirements on recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) beginning in October. Someone would be able to seek a volunteer opportunity if the state Department of Health and Human Resources deems there are enough opportunities.

The would also require the Department of Health and Human Resources to redesign or establish a verification system for identifying eligibility in an effort to minimize waste. The system would also affect those under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.

At 10:00 a.m., HB 4140 will be up for public comment. It calls for the transfer of certain powers and programs of the West Virginia Affordable Housing Trust Fund to the West Virginia Housing Development Fund.

A 2 p.m. Tuesday public hearing will be hosted by the House Health and Human Resources Committee on HB 4366, which has to do with the approval of additional beds for intermediate care facilities.

At 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, the same committee will hear comments on HB 4390 which is connected to provisionally licensed social workers with the Department of Health and Human Resources.

The House of Delegates floor session begins at 11 a.m. Monday.

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