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TITLE 470 DIVISION OF FAMILY RESOURCES

Economic Impact Statement
LSA Document #12-551


IC 4-22-2.1-5 Statement Concerning Rules Affecting Small Businesses
Summary of the Rule Amendment
This memo is submitted in accordance with IC 4-22-2.1, and formalizes Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) Division of Family Resources' (DFR) analysis of the small business impact of the attached rule amendment. This rule amendment changes to 470 IAC 10.3-1-1 adding a definition of "mailed" to include e-mail, and 470 IAC 10.3-10-1 exempting recently resettled refugees from the IMPACT program.
The intent of the TANF assistance is to provide a monthly benefit while the adult recipient seeks employment. The rule amendment will have no adverse affect upon individuals receiving or applying for TANF assistance who cooperate with the program. The proposed rule's overall affect on Indiana taxpayers is to increase cost efficiencies by allowing notifications to be sent via e-mail and allow for a smoother transition to benefits for recently arrived refugees eligible for TANF.

Impact on Small Business
The following section provides responses to the following questions outlined in IC 4-22-2.1-5:
1. An estimate of the number of small businesses, classified by industry sector that will be subject to the proposed rule.
IC 5-28-2-6 defines a small business as a business entity that satisfies the following requirements:
(1) On at least fifty percent (50%) of the working days of the business entity occurring during the preceding calendar year, the business entity employed not more than one hundred fifty (150) employees.
(2) The majority of the employees of the business entity work in Indiana.
The program estimates that there are no small businesses impacted by the rule amendment.
2. An estimate of the average annual reporting, record keeping, and other administrative costs that small business will incur to comply with the proposed rule.
This rule amendment imposes no administrative costs on small businesses.
3. An estimate of the total annual economic impact that compliance will have on small businesses subject to the rule.
This rule amendment imposes no economic impact on small businesses.
4. A statement justifying any requirement or cost that is imposed by the rule and not expressly required by law. The statement must reference any data, studies, or analyses relied upon by the agency in determining imposition of the requirement or cost is necessary.
This rule amendment imposes no requirement or cost on small businesses.
5. Any regulatory flexibility analysis that considers any less intrusive or less costly alternative methods of achieving the same purpose.
Other factors considered:
A. Establishment of less stringent compliance or reporting requirements for small businesses.
This rule amendment has no impact on compliance or reporting requirements for small businesses.
B. Establishment of less stringent schedules or deadlines for compliance or reporting requirements for small businesses.
This rule amendment has no impact on schedules or deadlines for compliance or reporting requirements for small businesses.
C. Consolidation or simplification of compliance or reporting requirements for small businesses.
This rule amendment has no impact on compliance or reporting requirements for small businesses.
D. Establishment of performance standards for small businesses instead of design or operational standards imposed on other regulated entities by the rule.
This rule amendment has no impact on performance or operational standards for small businesses.
E. Exemption of small businesses from part or all of the requirements or costs imposed by the rule.
This rule amendment imposes no additional requirements or cost on small businesses.

If there are any programmatic or fiscal questions, please contact James Dunn at (317) 232-4908 or at james.dunn@fssa.in.gov. Questions regarding any other aspect of the proposed changes should be addressed to Kim Crawford at (317) 232-1244 or at kim.crawford@fssa.in.gov.

Please contact Kim Crawford at (317) 232-1244 or at kim.crawford@fssa.in.gov regarding IEDC's comments about this rule amendment. The public hearing will be scheduled after receiving authorization from Legislative Services Agency to do so. Ms. Crawford will then contact you to provide the date of the hearing for your convenience.

Posted: 01/09/2013 by Legislative Services Agency

DIN: 20130109-IR-470120551EIA
Composed: Sep 20,2014 12:32:37PM EDT
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