.................... moves to amend H. F. No. 605, the delete everything amendment
(H0605DE1), as follows:
Page 7, after line 22, insert:
"Sec. .... [256D.0516] EXPIRATION OF FOOD SUPPORT BENEFITS AND
1.6 Subdivision 1. Expiration of food support benefits. Food support benefits shall
1.7not be stored off line or expunged from a recipient's account unless the benefits have not
1.8been accessed for 12 months after the month they were issued.
1.9 Subd. 2. Food support reporting requirements. The Department of Human
1.10Services shall implement simplified reporting as permitted under the Food Stamp Act of
1.111977, as amended, and the food stamp regulations at Code of Federal Regulations, title
1.127, part 273. Food support recipient households required to report periodically shall not
1.13be required to report more often than one time every six months. The provision shall
1.14not apply to households receiving food benefits under the provisions of the Minnesota
1.15family investment program waiver.
Page 36, after line 16, insert:
"Sec. .... Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 256J.77, is amended to read:
AGING EXPIRATION OF CASH BENEFITS.
Cash benefits under chapters 256D, 256J, and 256K, except food stamp benefits
1.20under chapter 256D,
by warrants or electronic benefit transfer that have not been accessed
within 90 days of issuance shall be canceled. Cash benefits may be replaced after they are
canceled, for up to one year after the date of issuance, if failure to do so would place the
client or family at risk. For purposes of this section, "accessed" means cashing a warrant or
making at least one withdrawal from benefits deposited in an electronic benefit account."
Page 36, after line 31, insert:
"Sec. .... MINNESOTA FOOD SUPPORT PROGRAM SIMPLIFIED
2.3 The Department of Human Services shall create a simplified application for the
2.4Minnesota Food Support program for persons over the age of 60 and persons with
2.5disabilities. The application must be no longer than three pages in length.