|128th MAINE LEGISLATURE
|Resolve, To Alleviate Hunger in Rural Maine in Areas of High Unemployment
|Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
|Committee: Health and Human Services
|Fiscal Note Required: Yes
|Contingent current biennium cost increase - General Fund
Contingent current biennium cost increase - Federal Expenditures Fund
|Fiscal Detail and Notes
|This resolve requires the Department of Health and Human Services to submit a request to the United States Department of Agriculture to waive the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits time limit for able-bodied adults without dependents in areas designated as labor surplus areas by the United States Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. If this waiver is accepted, the change would necessitate modifications to the Automated Client Eligibility System, which would incur Office of Information Technology costs for testing and implementation. These contingent costs are estimated to be $24,567, with 50%, or $12,284, being an appropriation from the General Fund and 50% being an allocation to the Federal Expenditures Fund.