First Regular Session 118th General Assembly (2013)
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SENATE ENROLLED ACT No. 530
AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning human services.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SECTION 1. IC 12-14-30 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW
CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2013]:
Chapter 30. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "SNAP" refers to the federal
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program under 7 U.S.C. 2011
Sec. 2. (a) Beginning January 1, 2014, the division shall
implement a schedule for the distribution of benefits to an
approximately evenly distributed number of SNAP recipients
during the fifth through the twenty-third day of each month.
(b) The division may prorate benefits for a SNAP recipient for
the first month the division begins to use the schedule described in
SECTION 2. [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE] (a) As used in this
SECTION, "SNAP" refers to the federal Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program under 7 U.S.C. 2011 et seq.
(b) The legislative council shall assign as an interim study
committee topic during the 2013 legislative interim a study of the
following concerning the SNAP program:
(1) Whether Indiana should require a photograph of a SNAP
recipient on the recipient's electronic benefits transfer (EBT)
(2) Whether Indiana should require a SNAP recipient to show
the recipient's photo identification issued by a federal, state,
or local unit when the recipient uses the recipient's electronic
benefits transfer (EBT) card.
(3) Whether Indiana should seek approval to allow the
distribution of SNAP benefits to a recipient on a bimonthly
(c) This SECTION expires December 31, 2013.
SECTION 3. An emergency is declared for this act.
SEA 530 _ CC 1
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