PUBLIC ASSISTANCE AND WELFARE
PUBLIC ASSISTANCE LAW
56-227D. Federal food stamps, also known as supplemental nutrition assistance program — Unauthorized use — Exception — Definition. (1) It is a misdemeanor for any person to buy, receive, sell, give away, dispose of, exchange or barter any federal food stamp benefits of a value less than one hundred dollars ($100).
(2) It is a felony for any person to buy, receive, sell, give away, dispose of, exchange or barter any federal food stamp benefits of a value of one hundred dollars ($100) or more.
(3) This section does not apply to any person buying, receiving, selling, giving away, disposing of, exchanging or bartering any federal food stamp benefits subsequent to the redemption of such stamps in the manner provided by state or federal law.
(4) As used in this section, federal food stamp benefits refers to food stamp benefits issued in any form by the United States department of agriculture or its duly authorized agent for the sole purpose of purchasing food.
(5) This section shall be enforced by the director of the department of health and welfare in cooperation with local law enforcement and prosecuting agencies. Such enforcement shall not be the responsibility of the medicaid fraud control unit as provided in section 56-226, Idaho Code.
[56-227D, added 1981, ch. 193, sec. 1, p. 342; am. 2007, ch. 341, sec. 8, p. 1010.; am. 2011, ch. 193, sec. 1, p. 554; am. 2012, ch. 260, sec. 1, p. 722.]