Bill Text: NH SB7 | 2017 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Relative to eligibility for food stamps and establishing the Granite Workforce pilot program.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 10-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2017-11-01 - Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 01/03/2018 (Vote 20-0; Consent Calendar) [SB7 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2017-SB7-Introduced.html

SB 7-FN-LOCAL - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0920

05/10

 

SENATE BILL 7-FN-LOCAL

 

AN ACT relative to eligibility for food stamps.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Avard, Dist 12; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Morse, Dist 22; Sen. Birdsell, Dist 19; Sen. Giuda, Dist 2; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Rep. Kotowski, Merr. 24; Rep. LeBrun, Hills. 32; Rep. Jasper, Hills. 37; Rep. K. Rice, Hills. 37

 

COMMITTEE: Health and Human Services

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill:

 

I.  Provides that the department of health and human services shall not seek, accept, or renew a waiver of the federal work requirements for food stamp eligibility.

 

II.  Requires the department to use the federal resource limits for food stamp eligibility.

 

III.  Requires the department to use federal income limits for food stamp eligibility rather than categorical eligibility standard.

 

IV.  Requires individuals to cooperate with the division of child support services as a condition of eligibility for food stamps.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0920

05/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to eligibility for food stamps.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  New Section; Food Stamp Program.  Amend RSA 161 by inserting after section 10 the following new section:

161:10-a  Food Stamp Program; Program Eligibility and Administration.

I.  The department of health and human services shall not seek, apply for, accept, or renew any waiver of requirements established under 7 U.S.C. section 2015(o).

II.  In no case shall the resource limit standards of the food stamp program exceed the standards specified in 7 U.S.C. section 2014(g)(1), unless expressly required by federal law.  In no case shall categorical eligibility exempting households from these resource limits be granted for any non-cash, in-kind or other benefit, unless expressly required by federal law.

III.  The department of health and human services shall not apply gross income standards for food assistance higher than the standards specified in 7 U.S.C. section 2014(c) unless expressly required by federal law.  In no case shall categorical eligibility exempting households from this income standard be granted for any non-cash, in-kind or other benefit, unless expressly required by federal law.

IV.  The department of health and human services shall require individuals to cooperate with the division of child support services as a condition of eligibility, pursuant to 7 C.F.R. section 273.11(o) and 7 C.F.R. section 273.11(p).

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

LBAO

17-0920

1/31/17

 

SB 7-FN-LOCAL- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to eligibility for food stamps.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

The Office of Legislative Budget Assistant is unable to complete a fiscal note for this bill as it is awaiting information from the Department of Health and Human Services who was originally contacted on January 4, 2017, with followup contacts on January 17, 2017 and January 27, 2017 for a fiscal note worksheet, which has not been received as of January 31, 2017.  When completed, the fiscal note will be forwarded to the Senate Clerk's Office.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Health and Human Services

 

 

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