HB 1798-FN-LOCAL - AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL 1798-FN-LOCAL
AN ACT relative to eligibility for food stamps/supplemental nutrition assistance.
SPONSORS: Rep. Morrison, Rock. 9; Rep. Vose, Rock. 9; Rep. M. McCarthy, Hills. 29; Rep. Horn, Merr. 2; Rep. Binford, Graf. 15; Sen. Avard, Dist 12
COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs
This bill prohibits the state from waiving the federal work requirement for able-bodied adults without dependents who receive food stamp benefits.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
161:10-a Food Stamp Program; Work Requirement for Certain Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents. The department of health and human services shall ensure that the work requirement provision for able-bodied adults who are 18 years of age or older and under 50 years of age with no dependents found in Section 6(o) of the federal Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 are in full effect and not waived.
HB 1798-FN-LOCAL- FISCAL NOTE
FISCAL IMPACT: [ X ] State [ ] County [ X ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
[ ] General [ ] Education [ ] Highway [ X ] Other - Federal funds from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
This bill prohibits the state from waiving the federal work requirement for able-bodied adults without dependents who receive food stamp benefits. As of October 2017, there were a total of 38 unique households for which work requirements were waived under the current waiver, which applies to 14 towns identified by the U.S. Census Bureau as having high unemployment rates and few employment opportunities. As the food stamp program is 100% federally-funded, the bill will result in an indeterminable decrease in expenditures of federal funds received through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The current waiver is effective through September 30, 2018. The Department of Health and Human Services notes that, to the extent that individuals apply for benefits through local welfare agencies because they are ineligible for food stamp benefits, there may be an indeterminable increase in local expenditures.
Department of Health and Human Services
|Jan. 24, 2018||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 20, 2018||House||Exec Session|
|March 6, 2018||House||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 3, 2018||Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs HJ 1 P. 24|
|Jan. 24, 2018||Public Hearing: 01/24/2018 02:15 PM LOB 205|
|Feb. 20, 2018||Executive Session: 02/20/2018 LOB 205|
|Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 15-5; RC)|
|March 6, 2018||Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/06/2018 (Vote 15-5; RC) HC 9 P. 42|
|March 6, 2018||Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 03/06/2018 HJ 6 P. 94|