Republican Sen. Lee Heider of Twin Falls asked fellow senators to return the bill late last week — just days in fact after the Senate Health and Welfare Committee approved it on a 6-3 vote.
Heider says the review will focus on making sure the fiscal costs are accurate.
The legislation — similar to a bill that failed last year — has the support of big grocers. Supporters say issuing food stamps just one day each months creates chaos, long lines and inventory problems at stores across the state.
The bill would spread the issuance of food stamps across the first 10 days.