2004 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5001 (Committee Approved)

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Food Stamp Outreach for Legal Immigrants (language only)

Item 354 #2h

Item 354 #2h

Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of

Page 281, after line 16, insert:
"I.  The Department of Social Services shall develop a multi-lingual outreach campaign to inform qualified aliens and citizen children living in immigrant families who are eligible for federal food stamps about the food stamp program and ensure that they have access to benefits.  To the extent permitted by federal law, the Department shall administer the food stamp program in a way that minimizes the procedural burden on qualified aliens and allays their concerns about the impact of food stamp receipt on their immigration sponsors and status."

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)