Some good news for low-income families in California. California authorities has approved a bill scrapping fingerprinting as a condition for receiving food subsidies. Democratic California governor Jerry Brown officially signed the law scrapping fingerprinting on Thursday.
It was learned that fingerprinting which had been practised in California for the the past decade will finally end on January 1. The government in California signed the bill into law in order to increase the number of poor residents who can receive state-administered CalFresh benefits, up to $526 each month for a family of three to help put food on their table. State Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes, a Los Angeles Democrat who sponsored the legislation signed by the Democratic governor said the new law will give food to some seven million Californians who go hungry each and every day.
Data taken from California state that in August nearly 3.8 million Californians were receiving aid from CalFresh, which represents about 10 percent of the 37.3 million residents of California. Fuentes hoped that now his bill is officially signed hungry families in California will finally have food to eat in their tables.