2003 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Committee Approved)

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Semi-annual Food Stamp Reporting Requirements (language only)

Item 352 #1h

Item 352 #1h

Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of

Page 348, strike lines 19 through 25 and insert:
"G.  As a condition of this appropriation, effective July 1, 2003, the Department of Social Services shall, to the extent permitted by federal law, implement semi-annual reporting.  Households subject to semi-annual reporting shall have 12-month certification periods; however, if a household subject to semi-annual reporting includes (i) able-bodied adults without dependents who are subject to the food stamp time limit, (ii) homeless persons, or (iii) migrants, it may be assigned to a shorter certification period.  Households not included in semi-annual reporting shall have certification periods based on guidelines from federal regulations."

(This amendment allows reporting on food stamp eligibility every six months instead of every time income changes, a new federal option under the Food Stamp Reauthorization Act of 2002 (Title IV of Public Law 107-171)).