Date Requested:January 13, 2011
Time Requested:03:22 PM
Agency: Health and Human Resources, Department of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2011R1343 Introduced HB2081
CBD Subject: OPT-OUT OF FEDERAL LAW RESTRICTIONS
FUND(S)
8722 - Cons Federal Funds Div Human Services Gen Admn Fund
Sources of Revenue
Other Fund Federal
Legislation creates:
Neither Program nor Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.

    The purpose of this bill is to permit the state to opt out of federal statute that would otherwise not allow an individual living in the state who has been convicted of a felony involving a controlled substance from receiving certain benefits provided by the Social Security Act and the Food Stamp Act. As written, the proposed legislation will have no impact on the Department of Health and Human Resources.
    As written, the proposed legislation will have no impact on the Department of Health and Human Resources.
    Title 21 United States Code (d)(1)(A) states that - "A state may, by specific references in a law enacted after August 22, 1996, exempt any or all individuals domiciled in the State from the application of subsection (a) of this section", allowing states to limit or remove ban of those denied due to certain drug-related convictions.
    

Fiscal Note Detail
Over-all effect
Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2011
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2012
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 0 0
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    This bill would remove prohibitions on eligibility for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, expanding the number of persons eligible. However, the program is federally funded so no additional General Revenue funds will be needed.
    


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Michael J. Lewis, M.D., Ph.D.
Email Address:
dhhrbudgetoffice@wv.gov
    This will bring West Virginia law into line with the majority of states with regards to this issue.