Bill Text: TX HB251 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the exclusion of certain resources in determining eligibility for the supplemental nutrition assistance program.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-26 - Left pending in committee [HB251 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB251-Introduced.html
  86R1877 LED-F
 
  By: Farrar H.B. No. 251
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the exclusion of certain resources in determining
  eligibility for the supplemental nutrition assistance program.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter A, Chapter 33, Human Resources Code,
  is amended by adding Section 33.021 to read as follows:
         Sec. 33.021.  EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN RESOURCES IN DETERMINING
  SNAP ELIGIBILITY. In determining the eligibility of an applicant
  for or recertifying the eligibility of a recipient of supplemental
  nutrition assistance benefits, the commission may not consider as
  resources:
               (1)  any liquid resources of the applicant or recipient
  or a member of the applicant's or recipient's household, including
  the total amount of assets held in a school-based account or bond
  described by Section 28.0024(b)(2), Education Code, that are
  considered liquid resources, notwithstanding Section 33.0291(b) of
  this code; or
               (2)  any motor vehicle in which the applicant or
  recipient or a member of the applicant's or recipient's household
  has an ownership interest.
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies to an
  initial determination or recertification of eligibility of a person
  for the supplemental nutrition assistance program under Chapter 33,
  Human Resources Code, that is made on or after the effective date of
  this Act.
         SECTION 3.  If before implementing any provision of this Act
  a state agency determines that a waiver or authorization from a
  federal agency is necessary for implementation of that provision,
  the agency affected by the provision shall request the waiver or
  authorization and may delay implementing that provision until the
  waiver or authorization is granted.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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