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Relating to a study on streamlining public safety net programs to reduce costs and improve outcomes for recipients under the programs.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
HB 1886 would require the Legislative Budget Board to study safety net programs available in the State of Texas during the five-year period preceding the effective date of this act. This study is designed to streamline program eligibility requirements, resources, and benefits; improve outcomes for recipients; and reduce costs to taxpayers.
Safety net programs refer to any needs-based state or federal program that provides food, medical or financial assistance to a recipient, including:
HB 1886 proposes a very broad study to examine every aspect of the welfare system in Texas. It is designed to ensure that the services and benefits provided by the state are cost-effective, productive, fair, and reduce waste. HB 1886 therefore benefits the principles of individual liberty and limited government. Texas Action supports HB 1886.