Bill

SB 224

87(R) - 2021
Senate Health and Human Services
House Human Services
Senate Health and Human Services
House Human Services
Health & Human Services
Disabilities
Aging

Companion Bill

HB 701

Contact the Author

Charles Perry

Phone:

512-463-0128

Capitol Office:

E1.806

Email:

Vote Recommendation

Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral

Author(s)

Charles Perry
Royce West

Co-Author(s)

C├ęsar J Blanco
Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa
Eddie Lucio Jr.
Jose Menendez
Borris Miles

Sponsor(s)

Theresa Meza
Eddie Morales
Evelina Ortega
Armando Walle

Bill Caption

Relating to simplified certification and recertification requirements for certain persons under the supplemental nutrition assistance program. 

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

SB 224 would implement a simplified certification and recertification of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for people at least 60 years old or those with a disability. This simplification would utilize a shortened application form, making the certification easier, and would allow individuals to remain eligible for benefits for 36 months.  Individuals would be required to submit a change reporting form every 12 months during the 36-month period and report an increase in income. SNAP will use data matching to help enroll SNAP-eligible individuals in this section who are receiving Medicaid benefits. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

SB 224 would make administrative updates to certifying and recertifying eligible recipients of SNAP benefits. This does not appear to affect our liberty principles and Texas Action remains neutral on SB 224.

Contact the Author

Charles Perry

Phone:

512-463-0128

Capitol Office:

E1.806

Email: