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2004 Florida Statutes

Public assistance policy simplification.
Section 414.14, Florida Statutes 2004

414.14  Public assistance policy simplification.--To the extent possible, the department shall align the requirements for eligibility under this chapter with the food stamp program and medical assistance eligibility policies and procedures to simplify the budgeting process and reduce errors. If the department determines that s. 414.075, relating to resources, or s. 414.085, relating to income, is inconsistent with related provisions of federal law which govern the food stamp program or medical assistance, and that conformance to federal law would simplify administration of the WAGES Program or reduce errors without materially increasing the cost of the program to the state, the secretary of the department may propose a change in the resource or income requirements of the program by rule. The secretary shall provide written notice to the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the chairpersons of the relevant committees of both houses of the Legislature summarizing the proposed modifications to be made by rule and changes necessary to conform state law to federal law. The proposed rule shall take effect 14 days after written notice is given unless the President of the Senate or the Speaker of the House of Representatives advises the secretary that the proposed rule exceeds the delegated authority of the Legislature.

History.--s. 6, ch. 89-334; s. 18, ch. 96-175.

Note.--Former s. 409.186.