1999 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Conference Report)

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Study of Food Stamp Processing (language only)

Item 398 #2c

Item 398 #2c

Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of

Page 300, delete lines 41 through 56 and insert:
"D.  The Department of Social Services, in cooperation with the Department of Planning and Budget, shall work with the Virginia Municipal League, the Virginia Association of Counties, and the Virginia League of Social Services Executives, Inc., to develop recommendations for providing timely and accurate processing of applications for food stamps and for reducing the error rate below the national average.  The work group shall examine the appropriate resources, as required by the Department of Social Services and local departments of social services, to meet the federal requirements for processing food stamp applications.  Among, but not limited to, the items examined shall be staffing in the central and regional offices and local departments of social services, automation, and office space.  The results of the study shall be reported to the Governor and the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees by October 1, 1999."

(This amendment provides revised language for a study of the timeliness and accuracy of food stamp applications processed by local departments of social services.)