2004 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5001 (Conference Report)

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Food Stamp Outreach for Legal Immigrants (language only)

Item 354 #2c

Item 354 #2c

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 their children, who are United States citizens, of their eligibility for federal food stamps and ensure that they have access to benefits under the food stamp program.  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 addresses concerns about the impact of food stamp receipt on their immigration sponsors and status."

(This amendment requires the Department to conduct a food stamp outreach campaign in multiple languages for qualified aliens and their children, who are U.S. citizens, to the extent permitted under federal law.)