Senate File 389 S-3038 Amend Senate File 389 as follows: 1 1. By striking everything after the enacting clause and 2 inserting: 3 < Section 1. PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAM OVERSIGHT —— 4 REPORTING. 5 1. The department of human services shall continue to 6 undertake strategies to ensure that only eligible persons 7 receive the correct amount of public assistance as efficiently 8 as possible. In doing so, the department shall do all of the 9 following: 10 a. Proceed in securing consulting services for a business 11 process redesign regarding public assistance eligibility to 12 be implemented beginning July 1, 2021, to thoroughly assess 13 the state’s current public assistance determination process 14 and identify strategies to reduce food assistance payment 15 errors and increase efficiencies across all public assistance 16 programs under the department’s purview. The department shall 17 determine, through the contractor’s technical assistance, 18 information technology modifications needed to increase such 19 efficiencies and to assist the department in navigating changes 20 necessitated by shifting federal requirements. 21 b. Participate in the national accuracy clearinghouse, as 22 required pursuant to the federal Agriculture Improvement Act 23 of 2018, Pub. L. No. 115-334, following issuance of the final 24 rule by the food and nutrition service of the United States 25 department of agriculture to implement this provision. The 26 department shall continue to be involved in planning efforts 27 with federal partners for the roll out of the national accuracy 28 clearinghouse to other states. 29 c. Collect robust data to help in calculating the return 30 on investment based on the use of an income verification 31 product through participation in a no-cost trial of an income 32 verification product pilot project. 33 2. The department shall not implement any changes related 34 to public assistance eligibility if such implementation 35 -1- SF389.788 (2) 89 pf/rh 1/ 2 #1.
conflicts with the receipt of, or places at risk the acceptance 1 of, federal funding related to public assistance programs, 2 including funding provided during the national public health 3 emergency through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and 4 Economic Security Act, Pub. L. No. 116-136. 5 3. The department shall report progress relating to the 6 efforts specified under this section to the governor and the 7 general assembly on a periodic basis. > 8 ______________________________ LIZ MATHIS -2- SF389.788 (2) 89 pf/rh 2/ 2