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 et seq.
    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 subsection (a).

    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) card.
        (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 basis.
    (c) This SECTION expires December 31, 2013.

    SECTION 3. An emergency is declared for this act.


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