LD 268 LR 811(02)
An Act To Restrict Cash Access for Electronic Benefit Transfer Cards
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Health and Human Services
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
Potential current biennium savings - Federal Block Grant Fund
FY 2017-18 FY 2018-19 Projections  FY 2019-20 Projections  FY 2020-21
Federal Block Grant Fund $73,936 $151,811 $156,792 $160,732
Federal Block Grant Fund $73,936 $151,811 $156,793 $160,732
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The bill includes Federal Block Grant Fund allocations to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) of $73,936 in fiscal year 2017-18 and $151,811 in fiscal year 2018-19 for 2 Eligiblity Specialist positions to perform the audits of recipients of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.

The TANF program may realize savings from amounts deducted from recipients' benefits. DHHS may not be able to deduct the full amount of an improper transaction the following month from a recipient's benefits due to current TANF recoupment rules that allow DHHS to only deduct 10% of the maximum TANF benefit or 30% if the recipient is receiving less than the maximum. DHHS would need to develop a process that adheres to a client's right for due process.