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Full Text of SB0351  100th General Assembly


Sen. Julie A. Morrison

Filed: 10/18/2017





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 351 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by
5adding Section 12-4.13b as follows:
6    (305 ILCS 5/12-4.13b new)
7    Sec. 12-4.13b. College student eligibility for
8supplemental nutrition assistance benefits.
9    (a) For the purposes of Section 273.5(b)(11)(ii) of Title 7
10of the Code of Federal Regulations, an educational program
11offered at a community college under the Carl D. Perkins Career
12and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 (Public Law
13109-270) that could be a component of a SNAP Employment and
14Training (E&T) program, as identified by the Department of
15Human Services, shall be considered an employment and training
16program under Section 273.7 of Title 7 of the Code of Federal



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1Regulations, unless prohibited by federal law.
2    (b) The Department of Human Services, in consultation with
3representatives of the Illinois Community College Board, ISAC,
4the Illinois Workforce Investment Board, and advocates for
5students and SNAP recipients, shall establish a protocol to
6identify and verify all potential exemptions to the eligibility
7rule described in Section 273.5(a) of Title 7 of the Code of
8Federal Regulations, and to identify and verify a student's
9participation in educational programs, including, but not
10limited to, self-initiated placements, that would exempt a
11student from the eligibility rule described in Section 273.5(a)
12of Title 7 of the Code of Federal Regulations. To the extent
13possible, this consultation shall take place through existing
14workgroups convened by the Department of Human Services.
15    (c) If the United States Department of Agriculture requires
16federal approval of the exemption designation established
17pursuant to subsection (a) and the protocol established
18pursuant to subsection (b), the Department of Human Services
19shall seek and obtain that approval before publishing the
20guidance or regulation required by subsection (e).
21    (d)(1) This Section does not require the Department of
22Human Services to offer a particular component, support
23services, or workers' compensation to a college student found
24eligible for an exemption pursuant to this Section.
25    (2) This Section does not restrict or require the use of
26federal funds for the financing of SNAP E&T programs.



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1    (3) This Section does not require an institution of higher
2education to verify eligibility for SNAP.
3    (e) The Department of Human Services shall adopt any rules
4necessary to implement the provisions of subsections (a), (b),
5(c), and (d) on or before January 1, 2018.
6    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
7becoming law.".