CHICAGO (Fox 32 News) – Food vouchers could be used in restaurants in Illinois if a bill proposed by the House became law.
The bill called "Dining Program at the Restaurant" – Bill 3343 – allow recipients to eat in certain restaurants that allow the use of food stamps.
Only recipients of food vouchers who are disabled, elderly or homeless – or their spouses – would be eligible for the "Restoration Program."
Currently, recipients in Illinois can only use food vouchers in grocery stores and not in restaurants.
After being passed in the House, the bill is now being considered by the Illinois Senate.
The law would come into effect on January 1, 2020 if the bill was passed by Governor JB Pritzker.