2023 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hashmi
State Funded Supplemental SNAP Benefits for the Elderly

Item 346 #2s

Item 346 #2s

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Health and Human Resources
Department of Social Services FY2023 $0 FY2024 $20,400,000 GF
FY2023 $0 FY2024 $1,107,194 NGF

Page 434, line 44, strike "$205,257,450" and insert "$226,764,644".

Page 435, line 1, before "Out", insert "A."

Page 435, after line 6, insert:

"B. Effective July 1, 2023, $20,400,000 from the general fund the second year shall be provided for a state-funded supplemental Supplemental Food and Nutrition Program (SNAP) benefit for persons age 60 and older in the amount of $25 per month per person using eligibility criteria set forth for federal SNAP benefits."


(This amendment adds $20.4 million from the general fund and $1.1 million from nongeneral funds the second year for a temporary supplemental food benefit for individuals age 60 and older. Federal SNAP benefits that were enhanced during the Public Health Emergency for this population will return to pre-pandemic amounts in March 2023, resulting in a loss of $95 per month for this population.)